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DublinAll Soundings Are True

Garth Knox; Caoimhín Ó Raghallaigh

DublinMonumental: Credo + Goliath

Gribbin, MacMillan
RTÉ Concert Orchestra; Ryan McAdams; Toby Kearney; RTÉ Philharmonic Choir; James MacMillan

DublinFidelio Trio: Commissions

Cleare, Cutler, Dennehy, Fokkens
Fidelio Trio

DublinJames MacMillan's Stabat Mater

MacMillan: Stabat Mater
Irish Chamber Orchestra; James MacMillan; Chamber Choir Ireland

DublinContinental Drift: Chin, Wu, Volans, Power

Chin, Volans
RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra; David Brophy; Wu Wei; David Power; Mark Hindley
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Bright and witty Poulenc contrasts with menacing Prokofiev in Dublin

Duncan Ward © Alan Kerr
A shimmering account of Debussy's Jeux was followed by a delectable reading of Poulenc's Concerto for two pianos. Conductor Ward delivered a convincing performance of Prokofiev's Fifth Symphony.
***11
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Rustioni delivers riveting Tchaikovsky and Shostakovich

Daniele Rustioni © Davide Cerati
Rustioni and NSO gave a passionate rendition of Tchaikovsky's Fourth Symphony while Russian pianist Toradze performed cracking Shostakovich. 
****1
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Trippy dreams from Kochanovsky and RTÉ NSO

Stanislav Kochanovsky © Askonas Holt
A seductive Debussy, a spikey Bartók violin concerto and a scintillating Berlioz: Kochavonsky and NSO join forces with violinist Sokolov.
***11
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The Big Bang: a starry launch for Irish National Opera

Orla Boylan, Fergus Sheil, Anna Devin and the RTE National Symphony Orchestra © Ste Murray
The biggest stigma associated with opera in Ireland is not that it is an elitist art form, but that it is not “Irish”, and that it doesn’t belong to Irish culture, more of a recent import, like pasta, or avocado.
*****
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Spectacular Strauss from the RTÉ NSO

Nathalie Stutzmann © Simon Fowler
Two contraltos in one room is a high concentration of contraltos; except that one of them appeared in the role of conductor.
*****
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