The Whistleblast Quartet is made up of Mary Curran, Síle Daly, Conor Linehan and Ken Edge.
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  • Music
  • February 8, 2016, 06:00

(...) this, many of us are inclined to shy away from classical music or jazz believing them to be the more(...)

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(...) of live music that I can only describe as “classical”. Well, actually, there was also some jazz(...)

James Haskell is aware of the size of the task facing England in their Six Nations opener against Scotland. Photograph: Getty

(...) form that we see in classical games, but a win’s a win. It keeps everyone happy.” The Scots were(...)

Jeremy Denk: “My teachers thought I should have some extracurricular activity or other. Maybe today someone would give you a prescription.”Photograph: Hiroyuki Ito/Getty Images

The classical pianist Jeremy Denk is sitting in the window seat of a New York cafe. Outside the(...)

Powerscourt Gardens, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Carmel Byrne

(...) landowners, who then often wanted to display their sophistication by bringing back classical pieces from(...)

(...) and friezes with medallions of classical figures. The mahogany doors are from the family estate in(...)

Egyptian soprano Fatma Said:  first prize at the Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition

The award of the first prize in last week’s Veronica Dunne International Singing Competition to 24-year-old Egyptian soprano Fatma Said is a reminder(...)

 In 2013,  rogue National Security Agency employee Edward Snowden revealed that the US government was collecting data on all its citizens, abetted by the forced compliance of telecoms companies. Snowden’s leak stunned many into an awareness of the scale and power of the organisations seeking to monitor the data generated by our increasingly online lives.  Photograph:  AP Photo/The Guardian

(...) followed, and with it the classical era of espionage, when spies skulked about Europe muttering code words(...)

“I like the silhouettes best, the shapes are quite graphic. In some ways, when you can’t see the facial expressions the shadows accentuate the dancers’ form.” Prodanza Ballet School, Habana, Cuba. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney

(...) a great choreographer. He made me see dance in a different way. I always saw it in a classical way(...)

(...)’Grady, said Williams, who loved classical music and especially opera, “saw everything through an operatic lens(...)