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.
VIDEO INTERVIEW: Ona Jarmalavičiūtė talks to American choral conductor Donald Nally, director of The Crossing, in this fascinating, illustrated, one hour programme.
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.
Pierre Monteux the conductor was born in Paris on 4 April 1875. He conducted Stravinsky's Rite of Spring in the infamous Paris première in 1913 when associated with Diaghelev's Ballet Russe. He was eminent as a conductor of modern music, and had periods of residency in America with both the Boston Symphony and the San Francisco Symphony. He died in Hancock, Maine, USA, on 1 July 1964.
Malcolm Smith (1932-2011) - A celebration, not an obituary, by Bill Newman
Ensemble. Young Eroticism in the Third French Republic - Massenet's 'Manon' returns to Rome, reviewed by Giuseppe Pennisi