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.
French composer and poet Guillaume de Machaut was born in about 1300 and died in April 1377. Often regarded as the most significant fourteenth century European composer, he is also one of the first European composers about whom we have significant biographical information. His pre-1365 Messe de Nostre Dame is the earliest surviving complete setting of the Ordinary of the Mass by a single identifiable composer.
Profile. Landmark Collaborations - A personal reminiscence of British conductor Lawrence Leonard, by Keith Bramich
Book Review. A Work of Profound Scholarship - Andrew Parrott's 'Composers' Intentions? Lost Traditions of Musical Performance', read by Roderic Dunnett
Ensemble. Soothing the Barons - Eleventh to fifteenth century vocal and instrumental music from Fleurs de Lys, enjoyed by Keith Bramich
Highly Characterful - Tom Corfield plays Whitlock, Howells, Messiaen, Bach and Peeters, heard by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Elemental Music - Malcolm Miller listens to music-theatre works by Harrison Birtwistle
CD Spotlight. Amorous Inclinations - Early music from England and France, enjoyed by Kelly Ferjutz
Fascinating and Rewarding - Machaut, O'Regan and Brumel from The Orlando Consort and Viva Voce, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Stylistically convincing - Malcolm Miller listens to Trio Lignum