Edinburgh News: music
A German Requiem is the longest work that Brahms composed and calls for a large choir and orchestra together with a soprano and a baritone soloist.
It was a perfectly normal concert for the first five minutes - under the baton of Christian Kluxen, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra’s Assistant Conductor.
When the curtain lifted for the first time, we saw Simon Higlett’s very realistic set of the front of houses and places of business of a street in Seville around the time Rossini wrote his opera in 1816. This was good, and it got better as the story began to unfold on the street, before the action moved to the inside of Dr Bartolo’s house.
When he was three Conan Doyle and his family moved to Liberton Bank House, now Dunedin School, from Picardy Place where he was born.
It was in August 1911 that King George V commanded that the Edinburgh Choral Union be henceforth styled Edinburgh Royal Choral Union.
An unsurprisingly good turn-out for a wet Friday in Edinburgh when James Yorkston, along with a few familiar faces from the Fence Collective played the Queens Hall.
Once again the Usher Hall was very near full for a concert with the traditional format of an overture, concerto and symphony.
Mark E Smith is unwell. Rumours of his illness circulate the bars and hostelries around Lothian Road in the hours leading up to the devoted pilgrimage to worship at the feet of the Salford Bard.
The Hebrides Ensemble has just announced the Expanding Horizons Season 2011-12 moving from Edinburgh and Glasgow to Perth, Inverness and Argyll.
These Sisters are doing it not for themselves but for everybody.
Tindersticks suit the opulent yet slightly faded grandeur of an auditorium such as the Usher Hall.
Just as we judge their age when we look at buildings so it is in music. The concert started with late Victorian, moved to mid twentieth century and ended with late eighteenth century - just when Edinburgh’s New Town was starting.
Not everybody will have realised that the conductor for the night, Thomas Søndergård, was appointed the Principal Guest Conductor of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra earlier in th
His Excellency Mr Anton Thalmann, the Ambassador of Switzerland to the United Kingdom, introduced the concert.
The stage is dominated by an all-white backdrop, in keeping with Spirtualized’s traditionally functional aesthetic, with what appear to be 60watt light bulbs hanging down from above, as though ready and prepared to flash with inspiration and volts of electricity.
The Tuesday lunchtime concerts at the Reid Concert Hall, beside the McEwan Hall, are popular not just because they are free but because of the range of high quality artists, some professional some still students, who perform on Tuesdays. But none fills the venerable Reid more than the Edinburgh Quartet, now in their fifty first year and with a new viola player, Jessica Beeston.
The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) has appointed 42-year-old Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård as its next Principal Guest Conductor.
The concert began with the world premiere of storm, rose, tiger composed by Glasgow born Martin Suckling and commissioned by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
Stéphane Denève is even more of an expert on Debussy now that, as he told us, he has poured through all 2,200 of his letters as his reading for the summer past.
Last night's opening concert at the Usher Hall of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's new season consisted of the overture to Schumann's opera Genoveva (written in a period of only three days) and two
This concert was pure Russian. The Moscow Philharmonic Orchestra playing Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Mussorgsky. No doubt this is why there was such a full audience.