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.
VIDEO PODCAST: Slava Ukraini! - recorded on 24 February 2022, the day the world 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.
A Useful Survey - Thomas May's 'The John Adams Reader', reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Punchy and Informative - John Bell Young's survey of the Beethoven symphonies, read by Gerald Fenech
Enthusiastically Recommended - Howard Smith reads an 'owner's manual' of Sibelius orchestral works
Extremely Detailed - Daniel Felsenfeld's 'Tchaikovsky - A Listener's Guide', reviewed by Anna L Franco
A Comprehensive Overview - David Hurwitz on Dvorák, recommended by Ron Bierman
A Terrific Introduction - A guide to Mozart's instrumental music, recommended by Ron Bierman
Book review: Eloquent Insights - A listeners' guide to the music of Haydn, reviewed by Anna Franco
Precise and Lucid - M Owen Lee's book 'The Great Instrumental Works', enthusiastically recommended by Howard Smith
Recent Releases - Books, paintings and music at a writers' event, reviewed by Anna Franco
Useful insights - Daniel Felsenfeld's book 'Samuel Barber and Benjamin Britten. Their lives and their music', reviewed by Mike Wheeler