Tabea Zimmermann’s new collection of romantic pieces originated as an exercise in light relief during her recording of the complete viola works of (...)

‘Applause between movements? Whenever I hear it, I welcome it, because I take it to mean that there’s someone in the hall who probably hasn’t been to a classical concert before.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Do you remember the first time you went to a classical concert? And how you viewed its peculiar rituals and formalities? Nobody talks during the music(...)

Felix Baumgartner steps into his four-minute freefall from the stratosphere

Ed Bennett’s new Freefalling, an RTÉ commission which opened the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s season at the National Concert Hall on Friday, is (...)

This selection of 20th-century British works is mostly at the lighter end of the scale. The Sonatinas by Malcolm Arnold and Joseph Horovitz, wr(...)