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
Future musical heroes to meet from Washington DC, California and Sydney
As high profile artists and streaming services continue to play footsie, exclusives are the latest music business battleground
Cellist Sol Gabetta, who will play with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Dublin, now appreciates why her teacher didn’t want her to learn the tricky concerto until she was 30
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra took a democratic path to choosing Daniele Gatti as chief conductor
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