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.
Danish composer, conductor, publisher and teacher Christian Frederik Emil Horneman was born in Copenhagen on 17 December 1840 into a highly musical family, and studied at the Leipzig Conservatory, where his teachers included Ignaz Moscheles.
He co-founded the Euterpe music institute to encourage new Danish music, and conducted the organisation's concerts. Later he co-founded Koncertforeningen, the Concert Association, and the Hornemans Konservatorium.
His best known works are the Gurre suite and the overture Aladdin (which he later expanded into a complete opera).
Horneman died in Copenhagen on 8 June 1906, aged sixty-five.
CD Spotlight. A Scintillating Operatic Rarity - Gerald Fenech's discovery of the year is possibly Danish composer Horneman's opera 'Aladdin'. 'Another stylish re-issue in a series that is experiencing a highly deserved renaissance.'