Irish Examiner review of Boyle's Glencree Symphony (1927).

Classical Review: Composing the Island at the National Concert Hall, Dublin

Review: Cathy Desmond, Saturday, September 10, 2016.

It was the work of Ina Boyle from Wicklow that impressed most. Her first symphony titled Glencree completed in 1927 was performed only once in 1945 in a live radio broadcast by Radio Eireann. The harmonic language was colourful. There was refreshing rhythmic energy in parts and assured writing for solo parts, most notably for oboe and cor anglais, well executed by Concert Orchestra principals. Boyle wrote many works including two more symphonies and an opera. Based on tonight’s evidence, her work warrants more than an occasional dust down.

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