City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Classical


Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Elgar One, Usher Hall, Review

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The concert began with Benjamin Britten's An American Overture. You wouldn't be the only one not to have heard of it.

Academy of St Martin in the Fields: Sunday Classics, Usher Hall, Review

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The chamber orchestra, Academy of St Martin in the Fields (named after the church in London’s Trafalgar Square) was founded in 1959 by Neville Marriner who remained its music director for decades unti

Prévert, Piano and Poetry (Season 2)

"PRÉVERT, PIANO & POETRY" is a concert-show created and performed by the young French pianist Alexandre PRÉVERT (21 years old).

Edinburgh Royal Choral Union: Handel’s Messiah, Usher Hall, Review

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The Usher Hall was all but full for the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union's 131st Annual New Year performance of Handel's Messiah.

RSNO: Tchaikovsky Five, Usher Hall, Review

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A seven minute film score opened the concert. Bernard Herrmann's career was in the film industry and he gained his fame for writing music which enhanced the visual action.

RSNO: Oundjian Conducts Brahms’ Requiem, Usher Hall, Review

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Of all the music composed by Gabriel Fauré his Pavane is the most popular. Fauré was the leader of his generation of French composers.

Bach Christmas Oratorio, Queen's Hall, Review

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Entering into the festive mood, the concert last night was J S Bach’s Christmas Oratorio.

The Edinburgh Singers: Christmas at Greyfriars

The Edinburgh Singers present a choral celebration of Christmas in the historic Greyfriars Kirk.

RSNO: Scheherazade, Usher Hall, Review

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The concert opened with the bright and cheerful Suite from Les biches. Poulenc was 24 when he wrote the ballet score Les biches for Diaghilev and at a stage in his life when he was high spirited.

Edinburgh Royal Choral Union Armistice Day Concert, Greyfriars Kirk, Review

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It is not surprising the the Edinburgh Royal Choral Union can pack Greyfriars Kirk for their concerts. On this occasion it fell on Armistice Day and that was the title of the event.