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.
FROM ROME: Keep in touch with the Italian opera and classical music scene by reading Giuseppe Pennisi's regular reports.
VIDEO PODCAST: John Dante Prevedini leads a discussion about Youth Involvement in Classical Music - this specially extended illustrated feature includes contributions from Christopher Morley, Gerald Fenech, Halida Dinova, Patricia Spencer and Roderic Dunnett.
English composer Christopher Gunning was born in Cheltenham on 5 August 1944 into a musical family - his father was the South African-born pianist and composer Alexis Gunning. Chris studied with Richard Rodney Bennett, Edmund Rubbra, James Gibb and Brian Trowell at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
He was best known for his music for film, TV and advertising campaigns, but was also a serious composer of works such as The Lobster, clarinet, oboe, piano and saxophone concertos, Storm and twelve symphonies.
Christopher Gunning died from renal cancer on 25 March 2023, aged seventy-eight.
CD Spotlight. Existential Uncertainty - Symphonic and chamber music by Christopher Gunning, recommended by Gerald Fenech. '... both performances are nothing short of exhilarating ...'