Lang Lang: ‘Every night, onstage, you need to be in the same condition. That is very difficult for a lot of people’

The Michelin Guide’s new star ratings for restaurants were announced last week. And everyone who loves to hate the verdicts handed down by the anon(...)

George Enescu could play whole operas from memory and almost everything by Bach

Memory is suddenly in the air. Last Thursday in The Irish Times Siobhán Long discussed the Clare Memory Orchestra with its founder, composer and gu(...)

Engagement and the breaking down of conventional barriers is clearly high on ConTempo’s agenda

It’s a rare thing to find a classical concert without printed programme notes of some sort. Sometimes performers give spoken introductions to conce(...)

In all, 9,000 of the gull-winged DeLorean car were manufactured at the plant in southwest Belfast.

Barrie Wills, a former purchasing executive at the failed DeLorean car plant in southwest Belfast, has issued an appeal for surviving employees of th(...)

At the time of his death at the age of 77 in 1961, not a single work by York Bowen was listed in Gramophone magazine’s classical LP catalogue. The (...)

Soprano Ioana Pipelea: leads charismatically as Vixen
The Cunning Little Vixen
  • Music
  • January 17, 2014, 17:55

The Cunning Little VixenSamuel Beckett Theatre, TCD****Although inspired by simple cartoon pictures accompanying woodland stories in a local Czech new(...)

How do you assess the success of a musical career? By the fees commanded? The number of engagements? The prestige of the venues?

It’s an oft-heard contention: given the small size of the country, we punch above our weight when it comes to producing musicians. People usually poin(...)

Vadim Gluzman

To see why the West Cork Chamber Music Festival in Bantry is so special, and why it commands a listenership of more than seven million people via Euro(...)

Composer Igor Stravinsky  (right) and impresario Sergei Diaghilev in Seville during their Ballets Russes collaboration. Photograph:  Hulton Archive/Getty Images

There’s a scene in Arthur Penn’s 1967 film Bonnie and Clyde, where the two bank-robbers fruitlessly try to make out on a bed. Lots of rustling sheets,(...)