VIDEO PODCAST: New Recordings - Find out about Adrian Williams, Andriy Lehki, African Pianism, Heinrich Schütz and Walter Arlen, and meet Stephen Sutton of Divine Art Recordings, conductor Kenneth Woods, composer Graham Williams and others.
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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.
Born on 19 November 1859 in Gachina, the Russian composer Mikhail Ippolitov-Ivanov studied with Rimsky-Korsakov in St Petersburg. After the Revolution he was appointed head of the Moscow Conservatoire, and later directed the Moscow Opera. He wrote much music including six operas. He died in Moscow on 28 January 1935. Today he is best remembered for his Caucasian Sketches.
CD Spotlight. Rich Sounds - Russian choral music, heard by Howard Smith. '... wholly satisfying and consistently worshipful.'
CD Spotlight. Elegaic Melancholy - A new recording from Jan Garbarek and the Hilliard Ensemble, exceeds Howard Smith's highest expectations. '... beyond criticism ...'