VIDEO PODCAST: Women Composers - Our special hour-long illustrated feature on women composers includes contributions from Diana Ambache, Gail Wein, Hilary Tann, Natalie Artemas-Polak and Victoria Bond.
VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day Europe woke up to the news that Vladimir Putin's Russian forces had invaded Ukraine. A fifty minute video which also features Caitríona O'Leary and Eric Fraad discussing their new film Island of Saints, and pays tribute to Joseph Horovitz, Malcolm Troup and Maria Nockin.
The English conductor Adrian Boult was born in Chester on 8 April 1889 and died in London on 22 February 1983. He was championing British music early in his career, a cause for which his subsequent career gave him a unique opportunity: conductor of the BBC Symphony Orchestra for 20 years, and musical director of the BBC from 1930 to 1942.
Book review. Hugely Atmospheric - Jessica Duchen's new novel 'Ghost Variations', highly recommended by Alice McVeigh
CD Spotlight. Genuine Profundity - Annie Fischer plays Mozart and Bartók, appreciated by Béla Hartmann. 'Her phrasing makes even the most complex and profound passages instantly understandable ...'
CD Spotlight. Nostalgic and Enthralling - A Joan Sutherland portrait, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... a fitting tribute to the singing legend from Australia ...'
An Ever-Active Hive - Robert Anderson examines the latest score from Acuta Music
A Golden Treasury - Havergal Brian on European and American music, read by Patric Standford
CD Spotlight. Fifty Years - Celebrating Lyrita's recordings of British music, by George Balcombe. '... a meticulous reproduction of orchestral sound ...'
Ensemble. Perfectly Measured - Bill Newman listens to Aldo Ciccolini
A Stressful Collaboration - Gerard Schurmann describes his involvement with the music score for 'Lawrence of Arabia'
Rui dos Reis - Jennifer Paull interviews and investigates the Portuguese composer-pianist
A straight line career path - Conductor Kenneth Montgomery talks to Maria Nockin about his life, his music and upcoming events
Episodes from a memory bank - Basil Cameron. Bill Newman looks back at undeservedly neglected musicians.