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.
Jan Ladislav Dussek was born in Bohemia on 12 February 1760. He became a skilful pianist and studied composition with Carl Philip Emanuel Bach. A prolific composer, he left 28 piano sonatas and 15 piano concertos when he died on 20 March 1812 at Saint-Germain-en-Laye.
Ensemble. Extraordinary Artistic Freedom - The Francesco Siciliani Prize at Sagra Musicale Umbra, by Giuseppe Pennisi
Convincingly Handled - Tom Corfield plays the organ of Derby Cathedral, heard by Mike Wheeler
A dazzling recital - Misha Dacic plays Rachmaninoff with soul, admired by Lawrence Budmen
Record Box - Dussek in good light - Stylistic pleasures, with Basil Ramsey