There’s not much point in frowning on ‘ill-timed’ applause. What’s unusual today used to be the norm
The überflautist took the lifetime achievement award, while the soprano landed the Bernadette Greevy Bursary
The past week saw operatic premieres in Dublin by Raymond Deane and, of all people, Antonin Dvorak
How to soundtrack Felix Baumgartner’s extraordinary near-space skydive? Ed Bennett has an explosive idea
When Alma Mahler, the widow of composer Gustav Mahler, broke up with the artist Oskar Kokoschka, he made an anatomically accurate doll of her, and that's inspired Raymond Deane's third opera
Hadland brings new take on Norway’s greatest piano concerto
It is often said we outstrip expectations when it comes to producing talent. But is it true?
Dawn Upshaw has had a stellar opera career but she’s not in the business of making the music rarefied and is just as likely to be heard humming Beyoncé
Dublin International Piano Festival opened with an intimate look at – and inside – the instrument
From listening to Debussy to drowning, five performers from the recent Bantry festival share their ideas of life’s highs and lows
The bowing-out of one of RTÉ’s most experienced musical hands is a bombshell
Publicity can be misleading, as in the case of a fine trumpeter
In between making indie music and taking flying lessons, the renaissance woman has turned her hand to opera. Her working life is as hard to keep up with as her conversation
The idea that classical music ought to be ‘nice’ has gained an alarming currency. Thank goodness, then, for ‘uneasy listening’ numbers performed at the Summer Baroque Festival
Concerts by Resurgam and the RTÉ NSO and what operas producers want to put on
Tunes and tracks from McAlmont & Butler, Milk & Bone, The Chemical Brothers, Kamasi Washington, Jack J, Hudson Mohawke, Tranquility Bass and many more
Ahead of a hometown appearance, the Dublin author of an exceptional history of the record business talks about the process of history repeating itself
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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