Magdalena Kozená

This year has been rich in turning points. There was the launch of Irish National Opera in January. March brought the news that David Agler, artistic (...)

Prof Gerard Gillen, lead organist at Dublin’s Pro Cathedral for 42 years,   with his six granddaughters Sarah, Aoife, Maeve, Aisling, Clodagh and Amy. Photograph: John Mc Elroy

Forty two years and seven months after he was appointed, leading organist of the Pro-Cathedral Gerard Gillen retired on Sunday with a liturgical fanfa(...)

The ConTempo Quartet: Their two programmes in the NCH’s International Concert Series feature  pieces by Jennifer Walshe and Linda Buckley

The first of the 13 concerts in the National Concert Hall’s new International Concert Series gets under way tonight with the Baltimore Symphony Orches(...)

The harpsichord recital in Mountjoy Square – given by Malcolm Proud – was the latest in a series of concerts organised by The Drawing Room project and its artistic director Áine Nic an Ríogh
Around the Georgian houses
  • Music
  • October 26, 2016, 06:00

In 1758, Jacques Duphly published several pieces of music for harpsichord. Some 38 years later, an elegant Georgian townhouse at No. 25 in Dublin’s Mo(...)

Henry Purcell’s opera Dido and Aeneas was performed on Sunday by Denmark’s Theatre of Voices with the National Chamber Choir under Paul Hillier (above). Photograph: Frank Miller

Can you name a composer who described his own music as “horrid”? We live in a world where classical music is often portrayed as relaxing, and in a cou(...)