Sunday September 27, 2020

Classical Notes: A tribute to the composer who kept our classical flame alive

The 20th-century Irish musician John F Larchet worked tirelessly to gather a collection of classical music that reflected the rich heritage of Irish folk, traditional and Gaelic airs

13th September, 2020
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Niall Kinsella, pianist, Raphaela Mangan, mezzo soprano, and Gavan Ring, baritone, have recorded a CD John F Larchet: Complete Songs & Airs CREDIT Aaron Corr

The best balm for the blues caused by not having lots of live music concerts on tap is the pleasure of listening to a CD recording in the sanctuary of one’s own parlour. For sure, CDs are almost past tense themselves by now and rarely match the excitement once ignited by the “click-clunk” thrill of an old 78 waxing, but in the heel of the hunt, it’s the quality of the music that matters most....

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