Monday November 23, 2020

Classical Notes: Getting the bigger picture is the real deal for the music fan

No longer confined to a tiny computer screen, online concerts can finally be seen and heard in all their glory

22nd November, 2020
Amy Ní Fhearraigh performing at Dublin Castle last week as part of the INO’s Mezzo Masterpieces series of online concerts

A close relative has just done me a great kindness. He presented me with a TV smart screen so big that when I sit up close to it while viewing a concert I might as well be in the National Concert Hall (of beloved memory) or at a Metropolitan Opera first-night in the Odeon.

Okay, so his charity was tainted somewhat by the fact that he could no longer abide my whimpering that things weren’t...

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