Philip Glass

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The music of Philip Glass has always been a strong selling point for The Dublin Guitar Quartet. After all, the players’ enterprising arrangements rece(...)

In ‘The Invader’, the musical style might best be described as eclectic minimalist. Echoes of Philip Glass abound, but the musical material is much more varied

Ten years ago I interviewed Pierre Boulez in connection with the 2004 RTÉ Living Music Festival. I had to ask him about opera, given his famous 196(...)

Wide Open Opera has brought the work to Dublin. Australian baritone Barry Ryan (above) is a thoughtful Nixon

Who would have predicted that minimalism and opera would combine in a popular partnership? Back in the 1960s, the idea of operas from the likes of Phi(...)

The Kronos Quartet (left to right): John Sherba, Sunny Jungin Yang, Hank Dutt and David Harrington. Photograph: Jay Blakesberg.

David Harrington is in inspired mood, coming off the back of another concert celebrating the Kronos Quartet’s 40th anniversary. “We just had a concert(...)

La Belle et la Bête

Jean Cocteau’s extravagant 1946 fantasy reacquaints a familiar nursery tale – a beautiful young girl goes as a hostage for her father to live with a h(...)

From dive-bombing bats in Cork to blood-sucking mosquitoes in Colombia, the Dublin Guitar Quartet takes it all in its stride. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The ups and downs of the music business are all in a day’s work for the Dublin Guitar Quartet. We’re not just talking scales and arpeggios here; the e(...)

Class act overkill

A few years back I talked to the irrepressible Terence Davies about his film The Deep Blue Sea. I admired his decision to include Samuel Barber’s Conc(...)

HHHYou will be unsurprised to hear that this documentary on the trials of Tibet does not argue in favour of China’s continued occupation of that count(...)

Piano technician Martin Walsh is fully on the side of Hamburg Steinways over the New York-made version

The website and printed material for the new Dublin International Piano Festival & Summer Academy are emblazoned with a night-time image of the Co(...)

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