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

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EdinburghJoshua Bell and the Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Vivaldi, Meyer, Beethoven
Academy of St Martin in the Fields; Joshua Bell

EdinburghThe Music of Star Wars

Williams: Film music from Star Wars
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Richard Kaufman

EdinburghElgar One

Britten, Schumann, Elgar
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Karl-Heinz Steffens; Jan Vogler

EdinburghBrief Encounter Live

Rachmaninov
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Dirk Brossé; Leon McCawley

EdinburghElgar’s Cello Concerto

Elgar, Walton
BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; John Wilson; Leonard Elschenbroich

EdinburghOundjian conducts Bruckner Eight

Mozart, Bruckner
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Peter Oundjian; Christian Blackshaw
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Ticciati revisits former glories with his SCO team

Is there any instrument more bittersweet than the viola? The violin does the acrobatics, the cello is more conventionally beautiful, but the viola sits in the middle of the orchestral palette like no other instrument. Neither high nor low, it’s perfectly placed to embody the contradictory and the conflicted, ideal for a sense of desire denied or of fulfilment deferred.
****1
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Scottish Ballet's Nutcracker : A Festive Delight

Scottish Ballet's The Nutcracker, at the Edinburgh Festival Theatre sweeps the audience away to a magical snowscape of childhood wonder and sugar confectionery.
****1
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Oundjian's Brahms disappoints in Edinburgh

Hadelich dazzles, but Oundjian's Brahms is bland. 
***11
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Søndergård’s Scheherezade a mixed success

Thomas Søndergård's Scheherezade is overactive, but their concerto soloist is one of the family
***11
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Gomez steps in late for Russian Revolution programme

José Luis Gomez saves the day for the RSNO at Usher Hall. 
****1
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Arvo Pärt’s Angel Music: poignant performances from the Scottish Ensemble and Vanishing Point

What is it about Arvo Pärt’s ‘Angel Music’ that appeals to the dying? Vanishing Point’s theatre and Scottish Ensemble’s playing combine to produce a thoughtful and poignant performance.  
****1
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