Criticism

Live Reviews: RTÉ Living Music Festival: Overview Barra Ó Séaghdha The RTÉ Living Music FestivalFeaturing the music of Lucian Berio, October 25-27 @ The HelixDecision time. It’s after nine o’clock on a cold, bright, windy, leaf-strewn, post-gale Sunday morning and you have to decide whether to cross half...
Live Reviews: RTÉ Living Music Festival: 25th October concert Roger Doyle The Living Music Festival, 25th OctoberMahony Hall, The HelixThe RTÉ Concert OrchestraFriedrich Goldmann, conductorMaurizio Barbetti, violaStockhausen — Formel (1951)Berio — Chemins II (1967)Hamilton — MAP (2002)Berio — Requies...
Live Reviews: RTÉ Living Music Festival: 26th October concert John McLachlan The Living Music Festival, 26th October Mahony Hall, The HelixLondon Sinfonietta and London Sinfonietta VoicesBirtwistle — Nenia: the Death of Orpheus (1970)Mauricio Kagel — Match (1965)Rob Canning — The Garden of Forking Paths (2002)Luciano...
Live Reviews: RTÉ Living Music Festival: 26th October late concert Conor Kostick RTÉ Living Music Festival, 26th October The Theatre, The HelixCrash EnsembleCond. Fergus SheilBerio — Sequenza III (voice) (1966)Andriessen — Dubbelspoor (1994)Berio — Thema (Omaggio a Joyce) (1958)McKay — Ice Etchings (2002)Berio...
Live Reviews: RTÉ Living Music Festival: 27th October concert Jürgen Simpson RTÉ Living Music Festival, 27 OctoberMahony Hall, The HelixNational Symphony OrchestraZsolt Nagy, conductorChritian Lindberg, tromboneBodley — Configurations (1967) L. Mozart — Concerto for Trombone and Orchestra (1755)Berio —...
Live Reviews: The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant Conor Kostick Gerald BarryThe Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant(Friday 27 September 2002, world premiere, RTÉ Music Commission)National Symphony OrchestraGerard Markson, conductorOrla Boylan, sopranoMary Plazas, sopranoOn Friday 27th September the National Symphony...
Live Reviews: Ronan Guilfoyle's Concerto for Piano and Orchestra Conor Kostick Ronan Guilfoyle’s Concerto for Piano and Orchestra, with Conor Linehan (piano) and the RTÉ Concert Orchestra (Laurent Wagner, conductor) on 16 August 2002. On Friday 16th August, the RTÉ Concert Orchestra played the world premier of Ronan...
Live Reviews: Imagination and Music Conor Kostick Composer’s Choice: Jennifer Walshe', National Concert Hall, Dublin, 27 March 2002One of the concerts during Composer’s Choice week at the National Concert Hall was that selected by Jennifer Walshe. Born in Dublin, Jennifer Walshe is currently...
Live Reviews: Horizons: John Buckley Conor Kostick 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 the...
Live Reviews: Gig! – Crash Ensemble Conor Kostick Project Arts Centre, Dublin20th December 2001The last concert given by Crash Ensemble as part of their residency at Project Arts Centre took place on Thursday 20th December. This concert programme epitomised the whole philosophy of Crash, combining Irish premiere...

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