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.
The late Patric Standford may have written these short pieces deliberately to provoke our feedback. If so, his success is reflected in the rich range of readers' comments appearing at the foot of most of the pages.
French flautist Jean-Pierre Rampal was born in Marseille on 7 January 1922 and, from the age of twelve, studied flute with his father, Joseph Rampal.
Jean-Pierre gained a worldwide reputation as a player and editor of early music for the flute. He was for a time principal at the Paris Opera, and later Professor at the Paris Conservatoire. He founded various wind groups, besides extensive touring as a soloist. His book Ancient Music for the Flute from the late 1950s was a valuable resource tool.
Jean-Pierre Rampal died in Paris on 20 May 2000, aged seventy-eight.