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: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
German composer, conductor, violinist and teacher Franz Ignaz Beck was born in Mannheim on 20 February 1734 and became an important composer of the Mannheim School's second generation. His twenty-four symphonies are striking and original. Beck spent most of his life in France and died in Bordeaux on 31 December 1809, aged seventy-five.
CD Spotlight. A Universal Happy Ending - Gerald Fenech reviews a new recording of Franz Ignaz Beck's opera 'L'isle déserte'. 'Michael Schneider and his La Stagione Frankfurt players give a pleasant and sprightly performance, but attention to detail is always of paramount importance.'
Ensemble. Baroque on the Bosphorus - David Wilkins visits the thirty second Istanbul Music Festival