DISCUSSION: Composers Daniel Schorno and John Dante Prevedini discuss creativity, innovation and re-invention with Maria Nockin, Mary Mogil, Giuseppe Pennisi and Roderic Dunnett in our hour-long April 2021 video.
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.
Hungarian teacher and composer Leó Weiner was born in Budapest on 16 April 1885, and studied music and piano initially with his elder brother. At the Academy of Music in Budapest, studying with János (Hans) Koessler, he won several composition prizes.
From 1908 he taught at the Budapest Academy of Music - music theory from 1908, composition from 1912 and chamber music from 1920, retiring in 1949 as emeritus professor. His students included Antal Doráti, Georg Solti and János Starker.
His compositions, which include several orchestral works and much chamber music, were conservative and Romantic, with elements of Hungarian folk music.
Leó Weiner died in Budapest on 13 September 1960.
CD Spotlight. Music of Wit and Charm - Works by Ernst von Dohnányi and Leó Weiner, heard by Geoff Pearce. '... fine and unfamiliar music, played to perfection by the ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra conducted by Roberto Paternostro.'
Ensemble. Showing the Wild Side - A clarinet and piano recital by Hannah Gobbett and Hugh Morris, entertains Mike Wheeler