Conor Kostick

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

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...
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...
The Criticism of Contemporary Music
Are there any objective standards by we can judge music or is it all a matter of individual taste?
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
Composer’s Choice: Jennifer Walshe', National Concert Hall, Dublin, 27 March 2002
Live Reviews: Horizons: John Buckley
Horizons – featuring the music of John Buckley, Henri Dutilleux and György Ligeti, National Concert Hall, Dublin, 29 January 2002, with the National Symphony Orchestra (Conductor: Colman Pearce) and soloist Peter Sweeney (organ)
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.
Live Reviews: Gig! – Crash Ensemble
Project Arts Centre, Dublin / 20th December 2001
Live Reviews: Corcoran, Ligeti, Leyendecker, and Hamel
Corcoran, Ligeti, Leyendecker, and Hamel – Hugh Lane Municipal Gallery, Dublin, 14 October 2001