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NEW YEAR’S EVE Turning Pirate NYE Mix Tape Vicar Street, Dublin 7.30pm €36 ticketmaster.ie It didn’t take long, but this New Year’s Eve bash at Vi(...)

Korean pianist Sonya Bach has a name that might be either to die for or to dread when it comes to playing Bach. Her recordings of six of the compose(...)

Moments of silence and sadness . . . Hieroglyphs of the night . . . Echo of a waltz . . . Echo of a sarabande – the work and movement titles from this(...)

You’ll find Franz Xaver Richter (1709-89) in the history books as a member of the 18th-century Mannheim School. But his music is a rarity in the conce(...)

If you like easy-listening Mozart or have an affection for performances that are light or pretty in manner, then Francesco Piemontesi’s new coupling o(...)

At 91, György Kurtág is the grand old man of European music. He was born in the same decade as Boulez, Berio, Stockhausen and Xenakis, all of whom fou(...)

If you ever come across the music of a composer born in Finland during the 18th century it’s likely to be by Bernhard Crusell (1775-1838). And if you (...)

Scottish/Japanese guitarist Sean Shibe’s first solo CD celebrates works commissioned from English composers by the great Julian Bream. Shibe is a char(...)

The 18-year-old Shostakovich wrote of his First Symphony: “Not bad . . . although it really ought to be called a symphony-grotesque”. Valencia-born Gu(...)

Most music is a form of takeover, a takeover that banishes silence. But there is music that chooses to hover around the edge of inaudibility, repeated(...)

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