Samuel Barber

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Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov:  ‘What he does with his hands is technically incredible,’ according to one of  the world’s greatest living pianists,  Martha Argerich

There was a real sense of special occasion for last week’s NCH debut by the of the 26-year-old Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov. And why not? Trifonov (...)

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(...)

David Heusel in rehearsals with the RTÉ Concert Orchestra last week. Photograph: RTÉ

The sudden death of American conductor David Heusel was announced on Saturday, less than an hour before he was due to conduct the RTÉ Concert Orchestr(...)

Mezzo soprano Carolyn Sprule. Photograph: Clive Barda

Vanessa Wexford Festival Opera ★★★★ Samuel Barber’s Vanessa, first heard at New York’s Metropolitan Opera in 1958 – when it was much feted – has n(...)

Liscannor in Co Clare is the perfect base for visiting the dramatic Cliffs of Moher
Eight car free Irish breaks
  • Travel
  • October 1, 2016, 00:00

When it feels like you spend half your day driving to work and the other half driving home, the prospect of hitting the road for a weekend break can (...)

Church of Ireland notes

The spring issue of the Church of Ireland journal, Search, edited by Canon Ginnie Kennerley, will be available this weekend. An excerpt from the late(...)

The opera house in Wexford generates opera on just 12 nights a year in a town with a population of about 20,000 in the southeastern corner of the country. Photograph: David Sleator

Spontaneous, unprovoked testimonials are always impressive. I witnessed a few at Wexford Festival Opera last week. Two stood out, both of them comi(...)

George Gershwin wrote his Concerto in F in 1925, in the middle of the decade in which American music began to assert itself as American. The work i(...)