Criticism

CD Reviews: The McCarthys' Family Album Máire O'Keeffe The McCarthysThe Family AlbumMaree MusicThe Family Album is a collection of traditional dance music recordings put together by the McCarthys, one of the most respected and highly regarded families in Irish traditional music. Jacqueline, Marion, Bernadette...
CD Reviews: Niall and Cillian Vallely's Callan Bridge Ciarán Somers Niall and Cillian VallelyCallan BridgeCompass RecordsThe sleeve notes of this album, written by Don Meade, refer to the ‘near-telepathic musical understanding’ and ‘note for note synchronicity achieved in their duet selections’. The...
Live Reviews: Jennifer Walshe's Now Wash Your Hands Scott McLaughlin Now Wash Your HandsProgrammed by Jennifer Walshe Project Theatre, Dublin, 22 March 2003.Michael Maierhof – Splitting 5James Saunders – #220303Amnon Wolman – Peter and the WolfPeter Edwards – For a moment, windowsJennifer Walshe –...
Live Reviews: Composers' Choice – Gerald Barry John McLachlan NCH, 13th April 2003The Composers EnsembleStravinsky – La Marseillaise Barry – ‘______’ Ives – Sonata No. 4 / ‘Children’s Day at Camp Meeting’Barry – In the asylumLehár – Waltz from the Merry...
Live Reviews: Composers' Choice – Whispering Gallery John McLachlan NCH, 14th April 2003Elaine Clarke (vn), Malachy Robinson (db), Roy Holmes (pf), Ruth Hickey (b.cl), Kate Ellis (vc), and the Elysium TrioJürgen Simpson – Piano Piece I Simon O’Connor – Dedicated to Death Donnacha Costello – r.i.3.1...
Live Reviews: Composers' Choice – Elaine Agnew Rachel Holstead NCH, 15th April 2003Katherine Hunka (vn), Juliet Welchman (vc), Judith Mok (sop.), Sophia Rahman (pf)Stravinsky – Suite ItalienneJudith Weir – King Harald’s SagaSzymanowski – La Fontaine d’Arethuse Agnew – Snow-HoleBritten...
Live Reviews: Composers' Choice – Ian Wilson Scott McLaughlin NCH, 17 April 2003Psappha (Instrumental Ensemble)Tim Williams, DirectorWilson – Eat, Sleep, Empire (unterwelt, part 1)Morton Feldman – Why Patterns?Wilson – Involute (unterwelt, part 2)George Crumb – Eleven echoes of autumnIan Wilson...
Live Reviews: Sligo New Music Festival 2003 Scott McLaughlin Model Arts and Niland Gallery, 29 March 2003This year’s Sligo New Music Festival, under the artistic direction of Ian Wilson, was a one day event devoted to Italian composer Salvatore Sciarrino, whose works, though well known on the continent, have been...
Live Reviews: Horizons: John McLachlan Simon O'Connor National Symphony OrchestraWilliam Eddins, conductorNational Concert Hall, Dublin4th Feb 2003Horizons 1 – Featured Composer: John McLachlanMcLachlan – Concerto for Chamber OrchestraLutoslawski – Jeux vénitiensFoss – Ode for OrchestraMcLachlan...

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