VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day the world 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.
Award-winning American composer and pianist Allen Brings was born in New York City on 24 February 1934. He studied at Queens College, Columbia University and Boston University. His teachers have included Otto Luening and Gardner Read. In 1962 he was able to study with Roger Sessions at Princeton.
His published compositions, which include works for orchestra, band, chorus, a wide variety of chamber ensembles, piano, organ, harpsichord, guitar and voice, have been recorded on the Navona, Capstone, Centaur, Contemporary Record Society, North/South Consonance, Arizona University Recordings and Vienna Modern Masters labels.
CD Spotlight. Peace and Praise - Choral music from Queens College New York, heard by Gerald Fenech. '... beautifully performed, sumptuously recorded ...'
CD Spotlight. Filigree Textures - Contemporary music for orchestra, heard by Patric Standford. 'The orchestration is neatly balanced by an expert hand ...'