Iestyn Davies

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Christian Blackshaw: performing Schubert’s piano sonatas at Kilkenny Arts Festival

Schubert: Dreaming the Sublime Kilkenny Arts Festival, Friday August 11th to Sunday August 20th kilkennyarts.ie Kilkenny Arts Festival’s main compos(...)

Iestyn Davies: “Somebody sitting beside me said, ‘That sounds all right. You should do it more often.’ ” Photograph: Marco Borggreve

In one way it’s clear what a countertenor is: it’s a man who sings like a woman. But they are not exactly common, certainly not in Ireland. When I ask(...)

Soprano Ailish Tynan will perform the work of Schubert at the Kilkenny Arts Festival

The late masterpieces of Schubert, Handel in Ireland, and Oscar Wilde’s De Profundis with Stephen Rea are among the highlights of this year’s Kilkenny(...)

Your Tuneful Voice

Collections of arias from Handel oratorios don’t come much fresher than this. The concentration is on the alto voice, and although the star here is(...)

Stephen Layton’s performances of Bach’s Christmas Oratorio are an annual staple at St John’s Smith Square in London. His new recording, made in the ch(...)

This is Stephen Layton’s second disc devoted to the anthems Handel wrote for the Duke of Chandos, on terms unknown, for performance at his Palladian m(...)