Morton Feldman

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Xenia Pestova Bennett introduced Irish listeners to the sounds of the Magnetic Resonator Piano.  Photograph: Paul Hudson

Remember the National Concert Hall’s old Kevin Barry Room? The one which turned Earlsfort Terrace into a destination for experimental and offbeat musi(...)

Gerald Barry. Photograph: Alan Betson

There has been a lot of media kerfuffle about claims that going to the cinema counts as “a light workout”. The research was carried out by scientists (...)

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(...)

National Concert Hall Female Conductor  Finale: 12 young conductors gather on Wednesday. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Sunday, June 24th Paul McNamara Hugh Lane Gallery, Dublin; noon; free; hughlane.ie The Limerick tenor Paul McNamara, who is based in Germany, where h(...)

Máire Carroll

THURSDAY 21st Kirkoskammer – The Piano Bewley’s Café Theatre, Grafton Street, Dublin, 7pm, €10/€7, kirkoskammerpiano.eventbrite.ie  The latest(...)

What was it about Samuel Beckett? In addition to writing fiction and plays that continue to absorb audiences and tease the imagination, the Nobel Laur(...)

Tine Thing Helseth plays St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin

FRIDAY 6th RTÉ NSO/Håkan Hardenberger NCH, Dublin 7.30pm €15-€35/€13-€31 nch.ie The first celebrated Nordic brass player to visit Dublin this we(...)

In ‘Müntzers Stern’ by German composer Jakob Ullmann (above), the words of the text can be heard, but at a volume so low they cannot be readily deciphered

Ten years ago I interviewed the Paris-based American composer Tom Johnson before a concert he gave in one of Siobhán Cleary’s Ireland Promoting New M(...)

Morton Feldman’s Rothko Chapel was written in memory of his friend Mark Rothko, for performance at the non-denominational chapel the painter was pr(...)

Tara Erraught: The law of unintended consequences made her, for a while, ‘the most famous mezzo on Earth’. Photograph: Dieter Nagl/AFP/Getty Images

Mezzo soprano Tara Erraught’s first solo opera gala with the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra is easily summed up: she came, she sang, she conquered(...)

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