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.
Born in Berlin on 3 July 1930, conductor Carlos Luis Bonifacio Kleiber grew up in Argentina. He was the son of the Austrian-Argentinean conductor Erich Kleiber. Carlos began his conducting career in 1952 at the La Planta Theatre and was first introduced to European audiences with a 1953 appearance at Munich's Gärtnerplatz Theatre. He conducted some of the world's finest orchestras, and was considered to be one of the twentieth century's greatest conductors.
Carlos Kleiber, who lived near Munich, died on 13 July 2004, aged seventy-four, following a long illness. He was buried in Slovenia, his mother's native country.