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.
Michael Costa was born in Naples on 14 February 1808. He came into prominence as a conductor when he settled in London in 1829 and soon was directing the larger festivals and opera. Neither did he neglect composition, with four operas and three symphonies to his credit. He died in Hove, England, on 29 April 1884.