City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

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Edinburgh News: music


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.

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.

Scottish Opera’s La Traviata, Festival Theatre, Review

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With the autumn leaves falling we quickly gathered that Violetta had not been well but was now able to throw a party.

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.

RSNO: Shostakovich Twelve, Usher Hall, Review

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The concert began with the world premiere of a short work entitled Zulu composed by one of the five participants in the second annual Royal Scottish National Orchestra Composers' Hub earlier this year

Copland Appalachian Spring, Queen's Hall, Review

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Most of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s programme at last night’s performance featured twentieth century composers.

The Edinburgh Singers Fanfare, St Cuthbert’s, Review

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This was the first concert of the 65th season for The Edinburgh Singers and Vaughan Williams' O Clap Your Hands made for a strong and joyous start.

RSNO: Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No 1, Usher Hall, Review

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Sir Roger Norrington is of the firm belief that the 1920s are to blame for the introduction of larger orchestras and a great deal of vibrato.

Schumann Piano Concerto, Queen's Hall, Review

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A prolific composer, some of Johann Sebastian Bach’s most popular compositions are his series of six Brandenburg Concertos, and the concert began last night with his first – the only one in four movem