Music-making does not come much purer than in Masaaki Suzuki’s approach to Bach at the NCH
Sorrow and loss continue to hold us in greater thrall than the idea of a new order in the offing
Michael Dervan: Two evenings of music and words as part of Ireland 2016 got me thinking about the links that were missed
The NCH room - where the Treaty debates were held - has had a revamp. Will this fix the acoustic problems?
The Irish Chamber Orchestra’s second attempt at taming the Mansion House room’s intractable acoustic brought some progress
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
Olympic drug tests, sleep soundtracks, Jeff Buckley, hotels vs Airbnb, Starck Club, Simone Biles, children vs nature, Vincent Hogan on Michelle Smith, flying etc
A review of The Gloaming's weekend show in Galway
And what does a composer have to do around here to get one of his works banned?
Dave Flynn’s Burren venture is an alternative to the massive 1916 centenary survey – but the fine print is bewildering
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