Michael Dervan

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If you ever come across the music of a composer born in Finland during the 18th century it’s likely to be by Bernhard Crusell (1775-1838). And if you (...)

Scottish/Japanese guitarist Sean Shibe’s first solo CD celebrates works commissioned from English composers by the great Julian Bream. Shibe is a char(...)

The 18-year-old Shostakovich wrote of his First Symphony: “Not bad . . . although it really ought to be called a symphony-grotesque”. Valencia-born Gu(...)

Most music is a form of takeover, a takeover that banishes silence. But there is music that chooses to hover around the edge of inaudibility, repeated(...)

If you like baroque music that celebrates the sound of horns then this CD is for you. The music, mostly concerti grossi, is by Handel and a little-kno(...)

It’s fallen to a Franco-Swiss cellist, a French conductor and a German orchestra on a partly crowd-funded CD on a German label to bring the world a fi(...)

Cork cellist Brian O’Kane and Belfast pianist Michael McHale present the First Cello Sonata by Saint-Saëns and both of Fauré’s cello sonatas in the co(...)

Suzi Digby and her choir ORA believe that “we are in a second golden age of choral music”. Their new CD repeats the pattern of their first. Music spaw(...)

American violinist Rachel Barton Pine (born 1974) studied her first Paganini Caprice for solo violin at the age of 10, and she is brave enough to perf(...)

Time travellers visiting the past in science fiction always have to have an eye on how their actions might change the future. Time travellers in music(...)

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