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
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
New bands to check out from Brooklyn, Stockholm and Washington DC
Your weekend soundtrack from Nils Frahm, Emilie Levienaise-Farrouch, Elliot Smith, Kendra Morris, Júníus Meyvant, Natalie Prass, Arca and others
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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
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