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.
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.
Japanese baritone, choral conductor, composer, music critic, poet, teacher and writer Ryosuke Hatanaka was born in Moji City, Fukuoka Prefecture on 12 February 1922 and graduated from Tokyo Geidai in 1943.
He sang in the first Japanese performances of Mozart's operas The Magic Flute (as Papageno) and The Marriage of Figaro (in the title role) and was the first artistic director of Tokyo Nikikai Opera Foundation (from 1993-99).
He died in Mitaka City, Tokyo, on 24 May 2012, aged ninety.