Alban Berg

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Claudia Boyle  who stars in The Last Hotel by Donnacha Dennehy

Opera plots tend to revolve around love and sex, power and death. The story of Donnacha Dennehy’s new opera, The Last Hotel, ticks at least one of (...)

Karl-Amadeus Hartmann (1905-63) did what so many others didn’t. When the Nazis took power in Germany, he prohibited performances of his work, but cont(...)

In ‘The Invader’, the musical style might best be described as eclectic minimalist. Echoes of Philip Glass abound, but the musical material is much more varied

Ten years ago I interviewed Pierre Boulez in connection with the 2004 RTÉ Living Music Festival. I had to ask him about opera, given his famous 196(...)

Why would anyone arrange Mahler’s Fourth Symphony – and Debussy’s Prélude à l’après-midi d’un faune – for chamber ensemble? To include them in the (...)