March/April 2002

Adorno's Philosophy of Music

Adorno's Philosophy of Music

Adorno's Philosophy of Music

In the light of a recent weekend of music from the 2nd Viennese School, Conor Kostick looks at the ideas on music of philosopher Theodor Adorno.

Published on 1 March 2002

Conor Kostick is a writer and journalist. He is the author of Revolution in Ireland (1996) and, with Lorcan Collins, The Easter Rising (2000).

Letters: The Genom Celticum

Letters: The Genom Celticum

Dear Editor,I used to think it was the Genom Celticum, this continuing inability to tolerate art music in the arts-corner. One tactic is to refer to it as squeaky-gate music. Music as extended time-art. Time out.

Published on 1 March 2002

Since 1983 Frank Corcoran has been Professor of Composition and Theory in the Staatliche Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst, Hamburg. His CDs include Mad Sweeney (BBM 1026) and Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, & 4 (Marco Polo 8.225107).Frank Corcoran is guest composer and artistic director at the Sligo Contemporary Music Festival, full details of which appear on the back cover of The JMI. Since 1983 Frank Corcoran has been professor of composition and theory in the Staatliche Hochschule fur Musik und darstellende Kunst, Hamburg. His CDs include Mad Sweeney (BBM 1026) and Symphonies Nos. 2,3 & 4 (Marco Polo 8.225107)

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Folk Music Society of IrelandThe Folk Music Society of Ireland has published the latest issue of its journal Irish Folk Music Studies - Éigse Cheol Thíre vols 5-6, a double number containing articles, book reviews, record reviews, and a bib

Published on 1 March 2002

Scotland's Centre of Traditional Excellence

Scotland's Centre of Traditional Excellence

Steve McGrail reports on a ground-breaking project in Scotland to give youngsters in-depth traditional music tuition within an ordinary local school.

Published on 1 March 2002

Steve McGrail was a singer, musician and writer from Scotland. He wrote several articles for The Journal of Music and was a great supporter of the magazine from its very first issue. Steve sadly died on 11 May 2016, aged 69.

Live Reviews: Horizons: John Buckley

Live Reviews: Horizons: John Buckley

Horizons – featuring the music of John Buckley, Henri Dutilleux and György LigetiNational Concert Hall, Dublin, 29 January 2002, with the National Symphony Orcestra (Conductor: Colman Pearce) and soloist Peter Sweeney (organ)A new series of

Published on 1 March 2002

Conor Kostick is a writer and journalist. He is the author of Revolution in Ireland (1996) and, with Lorcan Collins, The Easter Rising (2000).

In Dreams Begins Responsibility: An Irish Academy for the Performing Arts?

In Dreams Begins Responsibility: An Irish Academy for the Performing Arts?

Richard Pine examines the issues surrounding the establishment of an Irish Academy for the Performing Arts.

Published on 1 March 2002

Richard Pine, Director of the Durrell School of Corfu, is a former Concerts Manager in RTÉ. He is the author and editor of books on Irish music history and of definitive studies of Oscar Wilde, Brian Friel and Lawrence Durrell.