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Articles by David Smythe

Alina Ibragimova © Eva Vermandel

Alina Ibragimova with the Scottish Ensemble explore the political, spiritual and emotional

By , 19 February 2017
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Agrippina © Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

Handel’s Agrippina in a swinging 60s production at RCS

By , 23 January 2017
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Nicola Benedetti at Usher Hall © Roberto Ricciuti

Nicola Benedetti in wonderful partnership with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

By , 20 January 2017
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Roderick Williams (Christ) © BBC | Alex Woodward

Food for thought in Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s The Last Supper

By , 15 January 2017
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Greyfriars Kirk, Edinburgh © Carlos Delgado, Wikicommons

Ancient and Modern Christmas icons from the SCO Chorus in Edinburgh

By , 17 December 2016
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Scottish Ensemble © Joanne Green

Soaring spiritual ascent by candlelight from the Scottish Ensemble

By , 06 December 2016
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Anna Meredith © Hugh Carswell

Baroque meets Techno in Anna Meredith’s Anno

By , 14 November 2016
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Psappha and The Hebrides Ensembles celebrate 25 years of music-making

By , 11 November 2016
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Eivind Gullberg Jensen © Mat Hennek

Powerful call of Russia's homeland: Prokofiev and Rachmaninov from Eivind Gullberg Jensen and the RSNO

By , 06 November 2016
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James Cleverton (Dulcamara) © Tim Morozzo

A delightful boutique Elixir of Love from Scottish Opera on tour

By , 27 October 2016
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Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly

Runnicles bids farewell to BBCSSO with a colossal Gurrelieder at the Edinburgh Festival

By , 29 August 2016
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Kate Lindsey (Dorabella) and Lenneke Ruiten (Fiordiligi) © P.Victorartcomart

Points made, but underlined in red: a superbly performed Edinburgh Così fan tutte – for adults

By , 26 August 2016
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Marin Alsop © Grant Leighton

An epic Shostakovich 5 as Marin Alsop introduces the São Paulo Symphony to the EIF

By , 23 August 2016
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Vitalij Kowaljow © Sussie Ahlburg

Mariinsky Rheingold a promising start to Edinburgh Festival’s concert Ring

By , 16 August 2016
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© National Youth Choir of Scotland (2012)

Mozart’s Requiem impresses, but Jenkins’ The Armed Man hits the spot at the Edinburgh Fringe

By , 14 August 2016
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The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland © The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland

The National Youth Orchestra of Scotland dances on its journey to the Proms

By , 05 August 2016
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Sian Edwards © Katie Vandyck

Passion and Humanity: the Palestine Youth Orchestra on their first UK tour

By , 27 July 2016
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Scottish Ensemble © Joanne Green

En rêve: vibrant French lessons from the Scottish Ensemble

By , 30 May 2016
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Donald Runnicles © Simon Pauly

Golden Brahms, glorious Mahler: Runnicles leaves BBCSSO

By , 21 May 2016
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Owen Wingrave © KK Dundas | RCS

Moving and brilliant: Owen Wingrave at the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland

By , 11 May 2016
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