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 Danish composer Vagn Holmboe was born in Jutland on 20 December 1909 and lived until 1 September 1996. Following studies in Copenhagen and Berlin, he travelled in Romania, studying folk music, and the Romanian and Danish folk idioms are present in his music. Amongst his output are thirteen symphonies and twenty string quartets.
CD Spotlight. Imaginative Programming - Music for recorder and harpsichord from Denmark and the UK, recommended by Geoff Pearce. '... this partnership works very well musically ...'
CD Spotlight - Transparently colourful. '... chamber music for orchestra, beautifully made.' The Preludes for Sinfonietta of Vagn Holmboe, with Patric Standford