Kilkenny’s 10-day immersion in Bach was a box-office success and provided a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity
A performance of JS Bach’s Mass in B Minor was the real highlight of the arts festival’s first weekend
This year the Kilkenny Arts Festival’s music strand focuses on the great composer. Here, five renowned interpreters reflect on his work
Classical music: The problem with HJ Lim’s in-your-face style is that, when nothing is normal, you can get to the point where nothing is abnormal either
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’
Having silenced a clutch of male critics, Erraught showed she has the X factor on stage at the NCH
The unique festival is spreading the word about its innovative approach to productions
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?
Doyle comes to the job as someone who knows how bruising the council can be to clients
Technical virtuosity was where it should be – a backdrop to effective communication with the audience
The principal conductor of the RTÉ Concert Orchestra fell in love with music in his high chair. He taught himself piano at a young age and formed a symphony orchestra at 16 before falling into the ‘terrifying business’ of conducting
Soloist, conductor, narrator, singer, composer
Dublin was treated to the world premiere of the orchestra’s new commission, by Jonny Greenwood
New surveys show that those over 35 years of age are not pivoting to streaming services for a range of reasons
Second in the Event Talks series shows how science can help event organisers
A high proportion of composers do not like writing about their work but listeners find such context invaluable
In the past 10 years, the grant to Wexford has crept up but OTC's has fallen fast. What’s the rationale?
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