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.
Guild Music is a record label, founded in 1967 by Barry Rose and based in Surrey, UK. It has a big catalogue which includes first recordings of neglected music, plus recordings of music by Swiss composers and played by Swiss artists. It also runs the Guild Historical and Guild Light Music labels, plus its jazz and world music label Zah Zah.
Further information: guildmusic.com
CD Spotlight. An Additional Significance and Poignancy - Gerald Fenech listens to César Franck orchestral music, recorded in Ukraine. 'Francisco Varela draws the very best from the Lviv National Philharmonic Orchestra of Ukraine, and performances are consistently fresh, alive and often compelling.'
Ensemble. A Natural Stage Presence - Guild Music's concert to celebrate the launch of two new CDs, reviewed by Alice McVeigh
CD Spotlight. Rare indeed - The C minor Mass by Johann Simon Mayr, appreciated by Roderic Dunnett. '... spirited, alert and uplifting.'
Planning your collection - Global Fascinations and Sophistications - Che Originali! and Triumphal Music for Organ & Orchestra, with Bill Newman