Michael Dervan

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Just in time for Thomas Adès’s appearances at the New Music Dublin Festival (Friday and Saturday) comes this survey of his works for orchestra: Asyla (...)

This new collection by Elisaveta Blumina, the resourceful Dublin-based Russian pianist, begins with Galina Ustvolskaya’s 1946 Concerto, a work of scor(...)

The four late chamber symphonies by Shostkavich’s close friend Mieczyslaw Weinberg were written between 1986 and 1992, and are all based on earlier mu(...)

Tchaikovsky wrote of his Fourth Symphony that “None of my earlier works for orchestra has given me such trouble, but on none have I lavished such lov(...)

Conductor Cristian Macelaru: a performance full of hustle, bustle and excitement

What does a conductor do with an orchestra? Well, according to the US-based Romanian conductor Cristian Macelaru, he finds a way to let the musicians (...)

Camille Saint-Saëns wrote two of the most popular pieces in the cello repertoire: his First Concerto in 1872 and The Swan in 1886. This luscious an(...)

Wolfgang Rihm: shares a characteristic with Mozart

Tennis legend Jimmy Connors once remarked that, “In an era of specialists, you’re either a clay court specialist, a grass court specialist, or a hard(...)

The works here by Christopher Fox (Sea to the West, Magnification), Linda Buckley (Númarímur), Gráinne Mulvey (Phonology Garden, Eternity Is Now) and(...)

French conductor Nathalie Stutzmann, newly announced principal guest conductor of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, rehearses with the orchestra at the National Concert Hall. Photograph: Maxwell Photography

An Bord Bia’s website includes a page on how to boil an egg. The instructions take up exactly three lines. Playwright Eugene Ionesco’s To Prepare a Ha(...)

German cellist Leonard Elschenbroich, who is playing Brahms with the NSO tonight, here gives an account of his deep immersion in the music of Alfred S(...)

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