RIAM season: the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho

Waking the Feminists has inspired moves within the musical world to improve the lot for female composers. The Minister for Culture, Josepha Madigan, d(...)

The Lord Mayor’s Lounge at the Shelbourne is getting a revamp and so is its afternoon tea. You could win afternoon tea for six by designing a new pastry or cake for it

The Lord Mayor’s Lounge at Dublin’s Shelbourne hotel is currently being refurbished, with designer Guy Oliver, who has worked on No 10 Downing Street (...)

Rachmaninov: After his death in 1943, it was mainly his piano music that kept his name in concert repertoires, but even then critical opinion was polarised

It can be fascinating to trace the changing reputations of composers and their music. Take the case of Louis Spohr. Sixteen years before his death in (...)