Composer John Adams ‘didn’t really know’ what he was doing when he wrote his first opera – that hasn’t stopped ‘Nixon in China’, which does exactly what it says on its musical tin, travelling around the world
The personality of the ‘new’ Ruffatti organ at St Patrick’s College chapel is suave, full, luxuriant and finely balanced
The most frequently quoted number for piano students in China is 50 million. The implications are huge
The 31-year-old reveals how he keeps mind and fingers sharp for a gruelling schedule, and how he takes ideas from literature and painting, ahead of his Dublin show
A study nails the myth of the yawning gap between present instruments and those of the great masters
Traditional music is in fine, contemporary hands with Jack Talty and Neil O’Loghlen
There is nothing in Mozart’s early output to match the compositions Mendelssohn wrote aged 16 and 17
John O’Kane will have a better understanding of player issues than any previous head at RTÉ
It’s an impossible question: sitting in different parts of a music hall can alter the experience significantly
It is likely to be to everyone’s benefit if the two RTÉ orchestras are allowed to compete on the same terrain
New York’s Attacca Quartet are in Ireland to play the ‘humorous’ music of John Adams. The four friends talk about their complicated relationship
Between them the 12 men cover a choral spectrum of about four octaves. How?
Within the rampant fragmentation that’s been with us for so long, the victors have become much harder to identify
Adulterating Bach with Mendelssohn at a concert at the NCH was dreadfully misguided
An Irishwoman’s Diary: Why Thomas Hampson is more than a great American baritone
New sounds from London, Sweden and Sydney
Celebrate the 80th anniversary of the 1935 Public Dancehalls Act with some jazz dancing
O’Conor has done what many people thought impossible by putting Dublin on the piano map via the Dublin International Piano Competition. But now he worries for its future
Gilbert, conductor of the New York orchestra, will step down in 2017 after an innovative eight-season tenure that brought contemporary music to the fore. So, what next?
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