City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Classical


Royal Scottish National Orchestra appoints Thomas Søndergård as next Music Director

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The Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO) appoints Danish conductor Thomas Søndergård as its next Music Director, fifty-eighth leader of the Orchestra’s Artistic Team, succeeding current Music Dire

Beethoven Symphony No 7, Usher Hall, Review

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The final concert in this SCO season began with a composition by the German composer Jorg Widmann.

Edinburgh Academy Choir and Choral Society: Handel's Messiah Parts II and III

Handel's Messiah, written in 1741 at an inspired pace, was an immediate success and has remained consistently popular.

RSNO Tchaikovsky Pathétique, Usher Hall, Review

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Moscow-born Alexander Scriabin's four minute Rêverie was the musically simple but enticing opening to a concert from three Russian composers.

Beethoven Missi Solemnis, Usher Hall, Review

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Beethoven’s Grand Mass Missi Solemnis is considered to be one of the greatest pieces of music ever written. Although not overtly religious, the Mass mirrors Beethoven’s spiritual journey.

The Edinburgh Singers: Brahms - A German Requiem

Chorus Awards 2016 winners The Edinburgh Singers’ season finale is a performance of Brahms’ magnificent Requiem, prefaced by Holst’s delicate Seven Part Songs.

RSNO Beethoven One, Usher Hall, Review

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This was a concert of Sibelius, Mahler and Beethoven - deliberately chosen by the Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor Thomas Søndergård.

RSNO Brahms Four, Usher Hall, Review

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Beethoven wrote five piano concertos. Recently Jonathan Biss, an American pianist, asked five composers to write a work complementary to those five concertos.

Schumann Symphony No 2, Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Review

It was an interesting choice of music on this Scottish Chamber Orchestra programme: all three pieces are infrequently performed.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra's 2017/18 Season

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has announced its 2017/18 season of concerts, which marks Robin Ticciati’s ninth and final Season as Principal Conductor.