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
Norway’s top opera job is being taken up by Annilese Miskimmon. The post comes with its own dramatic history
Times have been hard, but the decision to cut funding to three musical organisations is unnecessarily damaging
New Music Dublin has suffered numerous abuses in its short life and has been postponed for 2016. Can it be fixed?
Only one living Irish composer is part of the NCH’s seven-concert series for the 1916 centenary
Many years ago I wrote about music for a while under a female pseudonym. It was a real eye-opener
New music to check out from Sydney, Birmingham and London
All the fun of the fair at the Dun Laoghaire festival over the August bank holiday weekend
A high proportion of composers do not like writing about their work but listeners find such context invaluable
In the past 10 years, the grant to Wexford has crept up but OTC's has fallen fast. What’s the rationale?
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