Donnacha Dennehy: his approach to words and voices is reverential

Sometimes you really don’t end up where you thought you would. Last week the National Concert Hall presented Imagining Home, a series of concerts as (...)

Jörg Widmann. Photograph: Marco Borggreve

The Irish Chamber Orchestra has form when it comes to grappling with acoustic challenges. Back in the 1990s, the orchestra played a long game in tryi(...)

Rachmaninov’s Vigil suited the resonant acoustic of City Hall’s rotunda

Oskar von Riesemann published his biography of Rachmaninov based on interviews with the composer in 1934. The composer’s favourite was the cantata The(...)