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.
French conductor Jean Martinon was born in Lyons on 10 January 1910. He studied composition with Roussel and conducting with Munch, to whom he acted as Assistant with the London Philharmonic in 1946. Later he conducted many world-class orchestras, both in Europe, Israel, and USA. He was a composer with four symphonies and an opera to his credit, as well as concertos and chamber music. He died in Paris on 1 March 1976.