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.
By coincidence, various Classical Music Daily correspondents, including Halida Dinova, who was visiting Russia at the time, recorded a video programme on the same day, after the news had been announced in the world's media, and this programme appeared in the online magazine three days later.
One by-product of the invasion has been a flowering of interest, worldwide, in Ukrainian culture, including classical music, composers and performers. As John Dante Prevedini commented during the programme on 24 February 2022: '... this is an opportunity to really dive deeply into the rich and multi-dimensional history and heritage of Ukrainian music. I happen to know several wonderfully talented and productive Ukrainian composers who are living here in the States, and I would say that it's important to include them - to engage with them in an active ongoing dialogue, and to hear their perspectives and hear their stories ...'
On the same day, 24 February 2022, Andriy Lehki, a Ukrainian musicologist living in the USA, had been due to deliver a lecture in Ukraine on minimalism, but the lecture had to be cancelled due to the invasion. A month later, John Dante Prevedini was able to interview Lehki here about his particular take on minimalism.
Profile. Andriy Lehki - John Dante Prevedini interviews Ukrainian musicologist Andriy Lehki about his undelivered 24 February 2022 lecture, 'Minimalism - The Pathway to Success'
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