She is sometimes said to live up to the prima donna billing, but after a cautious start she shone at the NCH
Freiburger Barockorchester pay no heed to modern approaches to concert structures
A lucky few can follow their favourite groups and repertoires around the world. The rest of us have to take our chances when we can
Despite the clear skill of last year’s Dublin International Piano Competition winner, something was missing at a recent concert
The Irish Chamber Orchestra has moved to the Mansion House’s Round Room, and there are challenges to overcome
The Russian, a giant among 20th century composers, deserved an NCH showcase of his distinctive style
Denk’s deep understanding of maths allows him to see the beauty of the musical patterns in Bach’s Goldberg Variations
Is there a gender or national bias in our high-profile music competitions? Sorry, conspiracy theorists, but no
The conductor and the RTÉ NSO show Haydn a good time; and Ó Riada’s score for Mise Éire leaves me cold
Two long-standing music series lose out as new events hit the jackpot, but the lack of continuity from year to year is mind-boggling
Veronica ‘Ronnie’ Dunne began teaching in 1962. At 88 her passion is still obvious and she is alarmingly direct in her opinions about what it takes to be a singer
Boulez was the last of a great avant-garde line. But was Gilbert Kaplan, another conductor who died last week, just faking it?
The Belfast man studied at Cambridge with the goal of becoming a composer, but the lure of conducting led him to a rewarding career in the US
That was the scene internationally, but what would a Dublin music lover have had to choose from?
Orchestra members fulfil vital extracurricular functions such as providing music education and road-testing new music
OTR is out of here
A new report makes some interesting findings about the sounds of Dublin when it comes to popular music
Ten years after I first heard of Wandelweiser, Louth Contemporary Music Society has brought it to Ireland
Sung in the city’s unmistakable twang, ‘Long Story Short: The Belfast Opera’ is fresh, contemporary and slightly daring
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