John Wilson: ‘takes the players of the RTÉCO to a new level of responsiveness. They sound like a better band when he is in charge’

There is nothing like competition to keep people on their toes. Or so we’re told. But when it comes to the larger end of the orchestral reperto(...)

You only have to look at Ireland’s Crash Ensemble (above) and Concorde to see how divergent programming patterns can be

History is written by the victors. And that applies to musical history, too: Mozart and Beethoven rather than Clementi; Wölfl or Steibelt; Wagner rath(...)

Francesco Turrisi: Grigio
  • Music
  • November 8, 2013, 00:00

European jazz musicians of recent generations have been keen to forge identities of their own, distinct from the blues-based American form . One of th(...)

Olwen Fouéré as El Duende in the Cork Opera House production of Maria De Buenos Aires. Photograph: Clare Keogh

THE key to tango dancing is “to listen to your partner and to be guided,” says American choreographer John Heginbotham. As part of the rehearsal proce(...)