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Review – RSNO Beethoven 6 / Penderecki / Christopher Gough

For the latest offering as part of their ‘Digital Season’ the RSNO presented Beethoven’s 6th ‘Pastoral’ Symphony along with two more recent shorter pieces – Penderecki’s Adagio for Strings and a world premiere performance...

Review – RSNO Beethoven 1 and Violin Concerto

The RSNO performed Beethoven’s First Symphony and Violin Concerto as part of their streamed ‘Digital Season’, with solo violinist Midori, conducted by Thomas Søndergård.The performance was shown on Friday 23 October 2020 as...

Wednesday in Edinburgh – What’s On Today

Bach Before Breakfast: John Bryden plays Bach and Shostakovich on the Cathedral Steinway. Coffee and croissants follow. 8.05-8.35am every day until Friday 29th August, St Mary's Cathedral, Palmerston Place. Free: retiring collection.Titian in Ten: ten minute pop-up...

What’s On in Edinburgh this week

As we say goodbye to the festivals, there's still plenty on offer in the capital, and as ever, most of our listings are FREE! MONDAY 25TH AUGUST 2014Leith in World War One: Andrew Grant talks...

Classical review: Colin Currie, SCO/Joseph Swensen (****)

It was the spirit of the dance that suffused all three pieces in Saturday’s inspirational Queen's Hall concert from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under its conductor emeritus Joseph Swensen, and dance brought the works...

Music review: Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Andrew Manze (****)

With an (almost) all-Beethoven programme featuring two of the composer’s most celebrated works, it was hardly surprising that the Usher Hall was gratifyingly packed for Thursday night’s thrilling SCO concert. It could have ended...

Review: Edinburgh Quartet, St George’s West, 19 October (****)

The Edinburgh Quartet has set itself a tough task for the 2011-12 season – a traversal of the complete Beethoven string quartets, cornerstones of the chamber music repertoire and some of the greatest music...

Review: Scottish Chamber Orchestra/Ticciati, with Viktoria Mullova (violin), Usher Hall, 13 October 2011 (****)

The world premiere of storm, rose, tiger by the young Glasgow-born composer Martin Suckling opened Thursday night’s concert Usher Hall by the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, and if this astonishingly confident and likeable work is...

Edinburgh Festival Fringe Review: Classics at Greyfriars (*****)

There’s something of a festival within a festival happening this year, as Greyfriars Kirk hosts two remarkable concert series as part of the Fringe. Early in the evening, Welsh pianist Llyr Williams performs the...

Tonight at The Queen’s Hall

Beethoven Scenes from Prometheus Mozart Piano Concerto No 27 in B flat K595* Mendelssohn Overture, The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave) Mozart Piano Concerto No 20 in D minor K466Piotr Anderszewski - piano/director* Alexander Janiczek -...


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