Alan Buribayev

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French conductor Nathalie Stutzmann, newly announced principal guest conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, rehearses with the orchestra at the National Concert Hall. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

An Bord Bia’s website includes a page on how to boil an egg. The instructions take up exactly three lines. Playwright Eugene Ionesco’s To Prepare a Ha(...)

RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra: “Post-recession attrition has been used to reduce the playing strength of the orchestra to a level of 82”

Imagine this. The government becomes so concerned at RTÉ’s management of its music groups that the minister for arts sets up a review group to prepar(...)

Daniele Gatti

Conductorships are in the air at the moment. The RTÉ NSO has not had a principal guest conductor since Hannu Lintu’s contract ended in 2013, and the (...)

If a way were found to appoint Simon Rattle (above), Mariss Jansons, Gustavo Dudamel or Bernard Haitink as principal conductor of the NSO, the standard would rise, as would attendances

The times they are a-changing. Both of RTÉ’s orchestras were in action last week in strong outings under their principal conductors. On Friday the RT(...)

The Vanbrugh Quartet

Order matters. Just ask yourself when you last began a meal with a dessert. Language has peculiarities that are not immediately obvious. There’s no r(...)

The clarity of definition that Danish conductor Thomas Dausgaard produced conjured up the idea of a Brahms who had been working out in gym, with all that implies

Thursday last brought the addition of a list of words to the Collins online dictionary. And that evening’s NCH concert by the Swedish Chamber Orche(...)

Tara Erraught: the Irish mezzo soprano of the moment gives recitals at Wexford Festival Opera, the NCH and in Galway. Photograph: Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images

The new concert season kicks off in earnest on Friday, with one of the most explosive works ever written. Stravinsky’s still awe-inspiring Rite of (...)

John Cage was happy to write in a letter of recommendation that Christian Wolff (above) ‘is not known as a student of mine for the reason that I learned more from him than he from me’

Heineken may not be brewed in Dundalk, but one of its most famous advertising slogans – about refreshing the parts other beers cannot reach – has m(...)

‘Kirkos’s playing was rather rough- edged, the ensemble not yet bedded in, the colours not quite true.’ Photograph: Tara Thomas

It’s turning out to be a good month for musical exploration. Last week I wrote about Kurtág’s Ghosts, in which Italian pianist Marino Formenti took(...)

‘Left Behind’ is a set of songs marking the Rising through poems by Simon O’Connor (above), which imagine 1916 and its fallout through the experiences of the wives of the rebel leaders. Photograph: Eric Luke

The landmark musical celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Easter Rising was a specially commissioned cantata. Brian Boydell’s A Terrible Beau(...)

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