Portrait of Beethoven  by Joseph Karl Stieler

  ALFRED BRENDEL Pianist “Beethoven. Grand master of chamber music, sonata, variation and symphony. What other composer covered, w(...)

Shara Worden, aka My Brightest Diamond, who will be taking part in this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival, which begins on August 8th

Secret concerts, artists-in-residence, a grand ensemble finale and surprise guests are all in store for this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival (KAF), whi(...)

Alexej Gorlatch: expanding the scale of his music-making

The opportunity was too good to miss. When I was invited to spend a few days in Lucerne for its piano festival, I realised that the festival’s Debut s(...)

Siert Bruins, a suspected Nazi war criminal, stands in a courtroom at the start of his trial in the German city of Hagen. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

A 92-year-old former Nazi officer appeared in a German court yesterday, accused of murdering a Dutch resistance fighter 70 years ago.Siert Bruins, a D(...)

Benjamin Grosvenor displayed  admirable technical discipline, before  metamorphosing into the persona of an old-style relaxed sensualist and showman

Life isn’t always simple when you tell the truth. As a student, I gave a straight answer in a viva voce to a question about my favourite compos(...)