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.
Antarctica, Earth's least populated and southernmost continent, has been the inspiration for various musical works, including Ralph Vaughan Williams' Sinfonia Antarctica, Peter Maxwell Davies' Antarctic Symphony, Howard Goodall's Shackleton's Cross, Nigel Westlake's Antarctic Suite, Alex Wurman's March of the Penguins, Josh Wynter's Antarctica and Simone Chiappi's Shackleton the Musical. There's also a Belgian record label called Antarctica Records.
DVD Spotlight. Blocks of Snow - 'Cavalleria rusticana' and 'Pagliacci', reviewed by Robert Anderson. '... not always marooned in frozen wastes.'
Ensemble. Indelible Magic - Hansel and Gretel in New Zealand, experienced by Howard Smith
CD Spotlight. An impressive achievement - 'Mirrors of Fire' by Tim Kain, reviewed by Malcolm Tattersall. 'Kain's playing is marvellous.'