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.
Humphrey Searle was born in Oxford on 26 August 1915, perhaps the only English composer of his generation to study with Webern in Vienna (1937-8). He was also an authority on Liszt, and wrote a book in consequence. His own music used a version of 12 tone technique, from which came three operas, five symphonies, two piano concertos and many shorter works. He died in London on 12 May 1982.
Echoes of Oblivion by Robert McCarney - From swerve of shore to bend of bay
CD Spotlight. Nobler in the Mind? - Giuseppe Pennisi finds Joseph Summer's 'Hamlet' a musical hodgepodge. '... almost in late Romantic style.'
CD Spotlight. Farrago of Fun - The Hoffnung Music Festival Concert, recommended by Howard Smith. '... though these show their age, the sound remains adequate.'