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.
American composer Leslie Bassett was born on 22 January 1923 and studied composition with Homer Keller at Michigan University, where he was later the Albert A Stanley Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Composition.
Bassett's Variations for Orchestra won him the 1966 Pulitzer Prize for Music. His students include the American pianist and composer Gabriela Lena Frank.
He died on 4 February 2016, aged ninety-three, at home in Flowery Branch, Georgia.
CD Spotlight. Seldom Recorded - Music for horn and piano, recommended by Geoff Pearce. '... two superb musicians enjoying themselves in music which is not well-known ...'