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.
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.
American composer, cellist and conductor Victor Herbert was born in Guernsey on 1 February 1859. He studied in Germany.
He's best known for writing a series of musicals, including Babes in Toyland, Cyrano de Bergerac and It Happened in Nordland.
Victor Herbert died suddenly from a heart attack in New Haven, Connecticut on 26 May 1924, aged sixty-five.
CD Spotlight. Very Impressive - Christmas music from the Brass Band of Battle Creek, recommended by Keith Bramich. '... bewitchingly subtle touches of colour ...'
A Golden Treasury - Havergal Brian on European and American music, read by Patric Standford
Ensemble. Crystalline Lightness - A Symphony of the Americas concert, reviewed by Lawrence Budmen
Record Box. Craftsmanship and Spirit - Symphonies by James Cohn, heard by Patric Standford
Fishy Ripples? - Red Herrings Spawn in Rough Blogoon Waters, by Jennifer Paull
Profile - A man of vision. Victor Herbert, the first composer to write for film, investigated by Jennifer Paull