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.
French pianist, teacher, radio producer, musicologist and writer Rémy Stricker was born in Mulhouse on 3 January 1936. He studied piano with Yvonne Lefébure and then at the Conservatoire de Paris. He gave a series of Musigrains lecture-recitals at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées, was professor of musical aesthetics at the Conservatoire de Paris (1971-2001) and from 1962 until 1997 was a radio producer for France Musique and France Culture.
His publications include Musique du Baroque (1969), Mozart et ses opéras: fiction et vérité (1980), Franz Liszt, les ténèbres de la gloire (1993), Robert Schumann: Le Musicien et la Folie (1996), Les Mélodies de Duparc (1996), Le dernier Beethoven (2001) and Berlioz dramaturge (2003, which won a 2004 prize from the Prix des Muses).
Rémy Stricker died on 19 November 2019, aged eighty-three.