Michael Dervan

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David Kempster as Don Giovanni in   in a new translation of  Mozart’s opera  by Roddy Doyle and the Opera Theatre Company, as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2016

Don Giovanni ★★★★ Gaiety Theatre Roddy Doyle’s new translation of Mozart’s Don Giovanni for Opera Theatre Company, his first full foray into the wo(...)

Michael McHale here offers two highly contrasted Irish piano concertos. One is forward-looking, John Field’s Third of 1811, the other backward-lookin(...)

The concert ended with Gerald Barry’s From the Intelligence Park (1986), a collage-like piece, sometimes calmly mono-linear, sometimes fiercely aggressive

The Composing the Island festival at the National Concert Hall, surveying the past 100 years of music in Ireland, has presented a lot of music that h(...)

Ed Bennett: “When I started composing over 20 years ago, the lesser spotted Irish composer seemed something of a rare creature”

We asked a range of Irish composers about the sounds that most evoke Ireland, about how their concerns and sounds have changed, and about the state of(...)

The distinctive style and sonic flavour of this disc’s decidedly non-mainstream approach to Gershwin stem from conductor Steven Richman’s interest in(...)

Manuel de Falla had harmonised some Greek folk songs before applying his techniques to his native Spanish music in his Siete canciones populares españ(...)

Dynamic Russian virtuoso Sergey Malov’s homage to Paganini stretches from the 17th century to the 21st, from Domenico Gabrielli and Locatelli through(...)

Tchaikovsky’s First (Winter Daydreams) and Second (Little Russian) Symphonies, written when he was 26 and 32, are minnows in the popularity stakes com(...)

Roman Catholic composer James MacMillan here follows his St John and St Luke Passions with a work that moves into the period after the Crucifixion. (...)

Geneva-born pianist Fabrizio Chiovetta has recorded music from the 19th and 20th centuries, likes to play Viennese repertoire on original instruments(...)

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