City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland


Schubert: A Musical Portrait Review

In this ‘musical portrait' of the Austrian composer Franz Schubert, the Scottish Chamber Orchestra played two Symphonies, five Songs and a selection of his German dances. In his short life (he died when only 31), Schubert produced a prodigious amount of work - over a thousand pieces, half of which were written before he was 21.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra 2007/08 Season: Director's Notes II - Anderszewski

All the pieces in this Scottish Chamber Orchestra concert are of the late 18th century – and what is particularly unusual about this concert is that the Mozart, Hadyn and Beethoven compositions a

T Break 2008 Launches

Tennent’s and their panel of industry judges are looking for the best new talent in Scotland and want to hear from Scotland’s freshest unsigned musical artists, as well as aspiring musi

X Factor Live 2008 Review

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Punk Fiddler Ashley MacIssac to play Night Afore Fiesta

Controversy seems to follow brilliant-but-flawed fiddler Ashley MacIssac - and some of the outrageous stories he has propagated have without a doubt been part of the reason that we have not heard more of him.

Hans Gal Anniversary Concert

It is odd that a work by a composer who spent half his long life in Edinburgh should have its Scottish premiere on the 20th anniversary of his death.

Handel's 'Theodora' Review

George Frideric Handel was one of the most prolific Baroque composers of the eighteenth century. Of German descent, he became a British citizen in 1927 and wrote an abundance of operas and oratorios, notably the Messiah, first performed in Dublin in 1742.

Meeting Joe Strummer Review

The age old fight between music for music’s sake, that benches for political standing and belief, pitted against the often inevitable sell-out is the central focus for this amicable, heartwarming tale, which uses The Clash front man as a mutinous symbol in Thatcher's Britain.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra Series

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra were in fine form last night, playing at their home base, the Queens Hall in Edinburgh. The programme was led by guest conductor, the renowned Diego Masson, who last worked with the SCO in the early 90s.

Belated Recognition for Composer Hans Gal

There are signs that Hans Gal, a composer who spent half his long life in Edinburgh, is gaining long overdue musical recognition.