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.
VIDEO PODCAST: Women Composers - Our special hour-long illustrated feature on women composers includes contributions from Diana Ambache, Gail Wein, Hilary Tann, Natalie Artemas-Polak and Victoria Bond.
English composer Margaret Rizza was born in 1929. She studied in London at the Royal College of Music and at the National School of Opera, then in Siena and Rome. For twenty-five years she worked as an opera singer under her maiden name, Margaret Lensky, performing at many major operatic venues, and for conductors such as Bernstein, Britten and Stravinsky. She taught singing at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama from 1977 until 1994, and didn't begin to write music until 1997. Her music is predominantly choral.