The celebration of 100 years of Irish composition hits mid-century, revealing a dark age for orchestral music
Classical legend’s first concert kicks off all 141 of Bach’s solo works for keyboard
The festival unearthed fine compositions that were sadly neglected in the past 100 years
Opera has been particularly badly treated over the past 10 years and the latest reforms offer little hope
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra under Daniele Gatti delivered everything you could have asked for
Cellist Sol Gabetta, who will play with the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Dublin, now appreciates why her teacher didn’t want her to learn the tricky concerto until she was 30
The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra took a democratic path to choosing Daniele Gatti as chief conductor
The Mozart programme at Kilkenny Arts Festival featured compositions for mechanical organ and glass harmonica
Mozart is the focus of this year’s Kilkenny Arts Festival, and the English performer’s approach is unconventional
You might think that Brexit will not have much effect for music in Ireland. If only
And what does a composer have to do around here to get one of his works banned?
Dave Flynn’s Burren venture is an alternative to the massive 1916 centenary survey – but the fine print is bewildering
Mark Padmore’s singing is riveting, with an exceptional sense of intimacy and adaptability
West Cork Chamber Music Festival heard pieces by Deirdre Gribbin and Seán Doherty
Composing the Island festival is huge, but it neglects women and living composers under 30
Ten years after I first heard of Wandelweiser, Louth Contemporary Music Society has brought it to Ireland
Sung in the city’s unmistakable twang, ‘Long Story Short: The Belfast Opera’ is fresh, contemporary and slightly daring
While no longer strictly in houses, the Great Music in Irish Houses festival has found good new homes
The Brussels Philharmonic made a stylish debut at the NCH, but Mozart at Lismore Music Festival needed a lighter touch
As the principal conductors of the NSO and the CO finish up, the question arises: how best to deal with their succession?
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