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: 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.
As 'the Russian Schoenberg', he invented a new system of organising sounds, based on 'synthetic chords' of between six and nine tones each.
Writing in a modernist, leftist style, he fell from grace and was forced to repent his 'political mistakes' in public, and from 1930 both he and his music were completely supressed by the Soviet authorities until his death in Moscow on 23 August 1944. His widow rescued some of his scores from an apartment ransacking and manuscript confiscation visit by former proletarian musicians, but it was not until the 1970s that his music was discovered in Western Europe and his name began to reappear, recovering from his 'non-person' status.