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
The Arts Council insists that transparency is important, but it’s sadly lacking in its funding decisions
A hugely stimulating interpretation of Janacek’s opera, prodigiously imagined by an army of young creative minds
Cork had the first production of 2014, and features in two successful Arts Council funding applications
Several key vacancies persist at the top of RTÉ’s performing groups, and one man is currently covering three roles
The ‘AntiMidas’ cast of four double as a Greek chorus and the media, presented as a wild line-up of TV pundits
The stated aim of a new concert series is to create a new canon of Irish works and make them repertoire standards. Good luck with that
Perhaps it is time to revisit Music Network’s idea of a series of quartet residencies around the country
The tenor John Elwes met Benjamin Britten as a young chorister at Westminster Cathedral, the two sharing a penchant for schoolboy humour
In a single week, it was possible to hear two Dublin International Piano Competition winners playing Chopin’s ‘Études’
The great Norwegian pianist is focusing on Beethoven rather belatedly. ‘I haven’t been avoiding him,’ he says
Programme notes – or the lack thereof – at recent concerts have me lamenting sins of omission
After 63 years on the news-stands, the NME becomes a free publication from September
Technology knows the value of music when it comes to selling their wares, but what it will take for music-makers to regain the same leverage?
The Russian quartet have been performing in various incarnations for 70 years, which is no mean feat: it isn’t easy to find new players who can keep up with the demands
Yeats might well have appreciated the wordiness of William Brooks’s Everlasting Voices, which revisits the poet’s ideals of ‘chaunting’
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