VIDEO PODCAST: New Recordings - Find out about Adrian Williams, Andriy Lehki, African Pianism, Heinrich Schütz and Walter Arlen, and meet Stephen Sutton of Divine Art Recordings, conductor Kenneth Woods, composer Graham Williams and others.
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.
The mostly self-taught composer Bernard van Dieren, born in Rotterdam on 27 December 1887, settled in London. He became a cult figure with some leading intellectuals, whose advocacy mostly fell on deaf ears. This neglect has never changed, and we can only note that he left an opera, a symphony and chamber works. He was a distinctive writer, and there is a collection of his musical criticism. He died in London on 24 April 1936, aged forty-eight.
CD Spotlight. Benjamin Britten and James Joyce - Giuseppe Pennisi listens to two sets of English folk and other songs. '... very good listening ...'
DVD Spotlight. Engaging Integrity - Mark Dexter plays Peter Warlock, recommended by Robert Anderson. '... a triumphant success ...'
Transcending virtuosity - Alistair Hinton comments on points made in Gordon Rumson's recent Chopin review