Four world-class soloists conspire to drum up the moon for this 74-minute long magic carpet ride of infectious grooves. Christy Doran’s seething guitars, Bruno Amstad’s vocal acrobatics, Patrice Heral’s incredible percussion wizardry and John Wolf Brennan’s poetic piano pulsings are captured in a superb recording by this stellar Irish-Swiss-French band, creating an epitome of 21st century world music.
This is the eighth album of test pieces for the DublinInternational Piano Competition published by the Contemporary Music Centre. Commissioned by RTÉ lyric fm for the 2014 competition,the pieces are by Irish composers Linda Buckley, Donnacha Dennehy and Gráinne Mulvey.
This book is edited by Hans-Dieter Grünefeld and brings together a range of interviews, articles and reflections on Frank Corcoran and his music from several authors.Also included in the book are some of the composer’s notes, memories and photos of his musical past, as well as paintings from Lazio, Italy by his wife Katharina Spitzer, an area where they spend several months each year.
The book is the first study of James Wilson (1922–2005), a prolific and influential composer who was also one of the founding members of Aosdána, and a key figure in the Music Association of Ireland during the 1950s and 60s. As teacher of composition at the Royal Irish Academy of Music and the Ennis (later AIC) Composition Summer School he had an important influence on later generations of composers.