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Classical music, opera, ballet and dance in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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EdinburghCzech Philharmonic 1

Czech Philharmonic
Dvořák, Martinů, Janáček
Czech Philharmonic; Semyon Bychkov; Katia Labèque; Marielle Labèque; Evelina Dobračeva; Lucie Hilscherová

EdinburghCzech Philharmonic 2

Czech Philharmonic
Mahler: Symphony no. 7
Czech Philharmonic; Semyon Bychkov

EdinburghThe Rite of Spring

Stravinsky, Britten, Fennessy
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Thomas Søndergård; Mark Le Brocq; Stefan Jackiw

EdinburghSaint-Saëns' Organ Symphony

Stravinsky, Ruders, Saint-Saëns
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Thomas Søndergård; Mahan Esfahani

EdinburghDvořák Seven

Perry, Korngold, Dvořák
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Christian Reif; Philippe Quint

EdinburghBeethoven Five

Haydn, Widmann, Beethoven
Elim Chan; Jörg Widmann; Dunedin Consort
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Lush Holmès, youthful Mendelssohn and thrilling Berlioz from Gabel

Last minute step-in Noa Wildschut gives a thoughtful Mendelssohn Violin Concerto, before a thrilling Symphonie fantastique from the RSNO. 

****1
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Tabita Berglund renews the RSNO's love affair with Jean Sibelius

Music by (and inspired by) Sibelius sounds great in this Scottish performance, but Dvořák’s Cello Concerto fails to cohere.
***11
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Drama and beauty in Andrey Boreyko's RSNO Shostakovich Spectacular

The Russian conductor proves a super stand-in for Shostakovich, while Simon Trpčeski has fun with the Second Piano Concerto.
****1
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From the darkness, Karine Polwart and the SCO seek the light

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra directed by Hugo Ticciati premiere Karine Polwart and Pippa Murphy’s Seek the Light, performed as a thread with contemporary string works. 

****1
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Defiant Shostakovich and comforting Fauré from the RSNO at Usher Hall

Sheku Kanneh-Mason shows emotional depth in Shostakovich's Second Cello Concerto, while the lightness of the RSNO Junior Chorus creates a heavenward-bound Fauré Requiem. 
***11
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Trials of love told vividly by the Dunedin Consort in Edinburgh

John Butt and the Dunedin Consort are joined by Anna Dennis and Matthew Brook in “Trials of Love”, two Baroque cantatas illustrating the perils of infatuated love from Scarlatti and Handel.

****1
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