Alexander Toradze: His approach was to ignore all the music’s invitations to prattle in predictable patterns

Shostakovich’s Second Piano Concerto turned 60 last year. The age matters, because it’s often described as the last piano concerto to have entered the(...)

Victor Malirsh: March 31st, 1928-July 15th,  2016.

Victor Malirsh, who has died at the age of 88, was a central figure in Irish music-making throughout the second half of the 20th century. Born in 192(...)