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.
CENTRAL ENGLAND: Mike Wheeler's concert reviews from Nottingham and Derbyshire feature high profile artists on the UK circuit - often quite early on their tours.
ASV (Academy Sound and Vision) Records was a UK-based classical and jazz record label which was operational between 1981 and 2007. Based in London, the label was founded by Harley Usill, Kevin Daly and Jack Boyce. In 1999 the label was bought by Sanctuary Records.
Artists recording on ASV included Nikolai Demidenko, Robert Gibbs, John Lill, Julian Lloyd Webber, the Lindsey String Quartet, Gordon Fergus-Thompson, Emma Johnson, the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Festival Orchestra and conductors David Allinson, Ross Pople, Christoph Eschenbach, Jane Glover and Loris Tjeknavorian.
CD Spotlight. Unaffected Restraint - Halida Dinova plays music that tells stories, heard by Howard Smith. '... a mesmerising interpreter ...'
CD Spotlight. Many Levels - Chamber music by Mozart and Smetana, heard by Howard Smith. '... judged to perfection ...'
CD Spotlight. Matchless Artistry - The Wihan Quartet plays Dvorák, recommended by Howard Smith. '... the finest of bravura chamber performances.'
CD Spotlight. A Flowing Delivery - Bach Sonatas and Partitas for solo violin, heard by Howard Smith. '... vital technical flair ...'
CD Spotlight. Lurking romanticism? - Discovering British light music, with Ron Bierman. 'Sutherland and the Royal Ballet Sinfonia are ideal interpreters.'
CD Spotlight - Rocking the boat. Ex Novo play the chamber works of Casella, with Roderic Dunnett