Edinburgh News: music
In what can be known as Music Director's Pride, his Principal string players with Aleksei Kiseliov in front came on stage in front of Peter Oundjian.
They called it Postcard from Paris.
Several hundred enthusiasts were in the stalls an hour before the concert started to hear the conversation between Donald Runnicles and James Naughtie. We learned a little, but not a lot.
The first four minutes set us in the mood for some fine Russian music with the seldom heard March from Rachmaninov's Cinq Études-tableaux.
There are many versions of the comedy we know as Cinderella but all relate to the unwanted daughter who finds her way to the heart of a prince much to the annoyance of her family.
A concert devoted to Remembrancetide and the outbreak of the Great War could well have been a sad and sorrowful event.
Nordic Fiddlers Bloc embrace the traditions of Shetland, Norway and Denmark, in addition to music furth of these northern locations.
John Kitchen told us that the lunchtime recital was titled 'To absent friends: Music for Remembrance in the week of the Festival of Storytelling and Remembrance' because All Soul's Day was just past a
If the overture or the first work played in a concert sets the scene then Liadov's short Kikimora gave us a slow and sombre beginning - enough to remind us that we were hearing Russia's longest establ