Criticism

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...
Letters: Up North! Reviews Brian Kilfedder Dear Editor,The reviews of the recent so called ‘up-worth’ festival seemed to be written in advance! How can colleagues review concerts of other colleagues’ work (with vested interests) objectively? This smacks of hypocrisy – didn’t...
Letters: Up North! Reviews Steve Nixon Dear EditorWhy does the Dublin-based music media discriminate against Cork musicians? Why did you not review Mark O’Leary’s concert at the Nordic Council music festival?The performance he gave was outstanding, yet it’s Dublin’s third-rate...
Live Reviews: Vox 21 John McLachlan Vox 21Bank of Ireland Arts Centre, Dublin 2, 23rd January 2003Dwyer – Quasi una fantasia Boulez – Dérive I Carroll – Three Chunky Lumps Deane – March oubliée / Catacombs / Seachanges (with Danse Macabre) Mostly Modern...
Live Reviews: Roger Doyle & Friends Scott McLaughlin Roger Doyle & FriendsMermaid Arts Centre, Bray, Co. Wicklow25th January 2003with Trevor Knight (piano/keyboards) and Tim Redfern (interactive video)Salome; Budawanny 2002; The Nightshow from Babel; The Idea and its Shadow; 3 Pieces; Passade; Improvisation;...
Live Review: Deirdre Gribbin's Empire States Scott McLaughlin National Symphony Orchestra / William Eddins, conductor / National Concert Hall, Dublin / 31st January 2003
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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