Prokofiev’s Fourth Symphony recycles material the composer had written for other purposes, in this case for the ballet The Prodigal Son. (...)

Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel was written in memory of his friend Mark Rothko, for performance at the non-denominational chapel the painter was pr(...)

Purcell said that his 1683 Sonatas of Three Parts “faithfully endeavour’d a just imitation of the most fam’d Italian Masters,” and that through his(...)

John Butt’s Dunedin Consort here offers a reconstruction of Bach’s first Christmas Vespers in Leipzig in December 1723. The major works, the Magnif(...)

Colm Toibin: ‘I was editor of Magill at 27. I wrote my first novel as a way of keeping the daily business of Garret Fitzgerald and Charlie Haughey and all those stories at bay.’ Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images for BFI

Colm Tóibín is not just famous; he has a public persona. The red-framed spectacles that hang round the writer’s neck are not quite so well known as(...)

Stravinsky went to his grave believing his early Piano Sonata in F sharp minor, his first work performed in public, to be “fortunately lost”. H(...)

Norman Garrett in Koanga. Photograph: Clive Barda

Koanga Wexford Festival Opera **   Wexford Festival Opera seems to be on something of a Delius crusade. The successful 2012 p(...)

It was Schumann’s idea that he, Brahms and Albert Dietrich should collaborate on violin sonata for the great violinist Joseph Joachim. The result r(...)

This carefully conceived Schubert recital, recorded in concert in May 2014, ventures well beyond the familiar and popular. Bostridge’s highly p(...)

Three distinctive Haydn symphonies, all in the key of D, all given taut, bracing, urgently propelled performances. Even the famous tick-tocking slow (...)