FROM ROME: Keep in touch with the Italian opera and classical music scene by reading Giuseppe Pennisi's regular reports.
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: Discussion about Bernard Haitink (1929-2021), Salzburg, Roger Doyle's Finnegans Wake Project, the English Symphony Orchestra, the Chopin Competition Warsaw, Los Angeles Opera and other subjects in our hour-long November 2021 video.
Russian cellist, writer and conductor Alexander Ivashkin was born in Blagoveshchensk on 17 August 1948. He was the first performer of and dedicatee of much contemporary music, and actively collaborated with many of the composers. In addition to the cello, he played electric cello, piano, sitar and viola da gamba.
Ivashkin died in London on 31 January 2014, aged sixty-five.
Ensemble. A Special Aura - Malcolm Miller describes Goldsmith College's special tribute to Alexander Ivashkin
Profile. Uniquely Proactive - Howard Smith reviews the career of Alexander Ivashkin, who died in January 2014
Ensemble. A Notable Evening - Music by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Taneyev, reviewed by Malcolm Miller
Ensemble. The Journey Begins - Malcolm Tattersall is at the Australian Festival of Chamber Music 2006