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.
Italian opera composer Michele Enrico Francesco Vincenzo Aloisio Paolo Carafa de Colobrano was born in Naples on 17 November 1787. After going to war in the campaigns against Napoleon, he turned to music, studying with Luigi Cherubini in Paris and becoming professor of counterpoint at the Paris Conservatoire (1840-58), where his students included Achille Peri.
Michele Carafa died in Paris on 26 July 1872.