Baritone Gyula Nagy

Saturday, July 27th Didzis Kalnins King House, Boyle Latvian pianist Didzis Kalnins has been studying for a doctorate at the Royal Irish Academy of(...)

Kaija Saariaho

Kaija Saariaho, Finnish composer First intense musical memory? One I mention often, but it might not be the first, I was six years old and I was lis(...)

‘The approach to knowledge in art and science is different but complementary.’ File image: Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty Images

The idea that science and the humanities are separate, non-overlapping spheres of learning is widely assumed. There are “two cultures”, we are told, e(...)

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin are in Kilkenny on Saturday

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin Kilkenny Arts Festival Saturday August 11th 8pm €30/€35 €27/€31.50 kilkennyarts.ie  The Akademie für Alte Musik B(...)

Antique engraved portrait of Johann Sebastian Bach, the grand master of structural innovation and invention in music

The numerous connections between mathematics and music have long intrigued practitioners of both. For centuries scholars and musicians have used maths(...)

Adolf Hitler addressing a military parade at a Nazi Party Congress in Nuremberg. Xenophobia and nationalism are  coursing through the world’s veins. Photograph: Hulton Archive

In the spring of 2010 I received an unlikely invitation from a city in western Ukraine: the law faculty from the university in Lviv (also know as Lwów(...)

“You can have a great song, but if it has no magic in it, it’s just boring” : Nicolas Godin at the Red Bull Music Academy

It’s not the greatest start to an interview when your subject admits that the topic up for discussion is probably not the best idea he has e(...)

Along with Margaret Thatcher, Vladimir Putin – neither of them sterling role models – both claimed to subsist on four hours sleep a night. To lesser mortals that qualifies as chronic sleep deprivation

For such a life-changing procedure, the narcotomy is never explained in great detail. Revolutionary, untested, highly experimental, it’s an invasiv(...)

Portrait and landscape artist Mick O’Dea (centre) joined by some of the people he will paint for an evolving Kilkenny Arts Festival series, including (from left) actor Aisling O’Sullivan, Druid director Garry Hynes, actor  Derbhle Crotty  and Kilkenny Arts Festival director Eugene Downes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Kilkenny Arts Festival renews its classical focus in a new programme revealed today by festival director Eugene Downes. Dominated by the world’s l(...)

The Opera House in Leipzig
Wir lieben Leipzig

I knew almost nothing about Leipzig before my first visit last May, other than the fact that it was a showpiece for the German Democratic Republic (GD(...)

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