VIDEO PODCAST: Discussion about Bernard Haitink (1929-2021), Salzburg, Roger Doyle's Finnegans Wake Project, the English Symphony Orchestra, the Chopin Competition Warsaw, Los Angeles Opera and other subjects in our hour-long November 2021 video.
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.
Born in Prague on 1 May 1913, the pianist and conductor Walter Susskind became known in the thirties as an opera conductor in Europe. His postwar career was amongst symphony orchestras in Australia and Britain (where he became a naturalised citizen), then Canada and finally to the St Louis SO in America. He died on 25 March 1980.
CD Spotlight. Priceless Music-making - The horn playing of Dennis Brain, heard by the late Howard Smith. '... a sheer delight ...'
Ensemble. Love's Eternal Empire - Music by Janácek and Suk impresses Bill Newman