Classical Notes

There’s one for everyone in the audience at New Music Dublin festival

May bank holiday will see a hugely diverse offering of concerts, tempting music lovers with a fantastic spectacle of indulgence

The Chamber Choir Ireland, conducted by Paul Hillier, performing at the Cork International Choral Festival. The choir will perform in Christ Church Cathedral on the Saturday of the bank holiday weekend. Picture: Jed Niezgoda

What sort of music do you like? What sort should you be listening to? What sort is good for you? Or bad for you? Or just downright dangerous?

I imagine these were the sorts of questions that Johannes Brahms had to deal with when he delivered his famous reply: “The world is full of music, just reach out and take what you want.’’

This is a quote that inevitably comes to mind when I hear ...