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.
German composer, conductor, pianist and teacher Carl Reinecke was born at Altona on 23 June 1824 and died in Leipzig on 10 March 1910. A member of the Mendelssohn-Schumann circle, Reinecke conducted the Leipzig Gewandhaus concerts for 35 years. His pupils included Grieg and Sullivan.
CD Spotlight. Persuasive Fluency - Music for flute, played by Samantha Chang, heard by the late Howard Smith. '... captivating performances ...'
A Standard-Bearer - Nicholas McCarthy plays Reinecke's Sonata for the left hand, reviewed by Mike Wheeler
Ensemble. Rare Provenance - Kristallnacht remembered, by Howard Smith