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Venue: Usher Hall, Edinburgh

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AddressEdinburgh
Scotland
EH1 2EA
United Kingdom
Google maps55° 56' 49.766" N 3° 12' 17.859" W
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EdinburghShostakovich Ten

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Neeme Järvi; Catriona Morison

EdinburghThe Lark Ascending

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Martin Yates; Ilona Domnich; RSNO Chorus

EdinburghTchaikovsky's Pathétique

Schreker, Mozart, Tchaikovsky
Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Thomas Søndergård; Steven Osborne

EdinburghDanny Elfman Gala

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra; John Mauceri; Sandy Cameron; RSNO Chorus

EdinburghThe Nutcracker and the Mouse King

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra; John Mauceri; Alan Cumming

EdinburghChristmas Classic Concerts: Santa's Workshop

Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Junping Qian
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Götterdämmerung: a truly fabulous end to the EIF Ring

Sir Andrew Davis and the RSNO © Ryan Buchanan
The EIF’s cycle comes to a fabulous end with RSNO and Andrew Davis leading a luxury cast, Christine Goerke’s emotionally powerful Brünnhilde a highlight. 
****1
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A technically flawless War Requiem in Edinburgh

Daniel Harding © Ryan Buchanan
The performance was technically flawless, but left our reviewer unmoved.
***11
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Harding shines and Tamestit meanders as Paris comes to Edinburgh

Daniel Harding conducts the Orchestre de Paris © Ryan Buchanan
Harding demonstrates how this orchestra have improved under his leadership, but Tamestit's theatrics don't help.
***11
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World premiere of James MacMillan’s Fifth Symphony at the EIF

Harry Christophers conducts The Sixteen and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra © Ryan Buchanan

A happy occasion as the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, The Sixteen and Genesis Sixteen with Harry Christophers conducting in the world premiere of James MacMillan’s Fifth Symphony at the Edinburgh International Festival.

*****
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The LA Phil's Edinburgh Festival residency goes out with a bang

Gustavo Dudamel © Adam Latham
Dudamel has the crowd eating out of his hand, though Adams' new piano concerto leaves doubts.
****1
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A magnificent Mahler to open the 2019 Edinburgh Festival

Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Phil at the Edinburgh International Festival © Ryan Buchanan

Gustavo Dudamel and the LA Philharmonic in a magnificent Mahler’s Second raising the roof to open the 2019 Edinburgh Festival, with soloists Anna Larsson and Miah Persson and Edinburgh Festival Chorus.

****1
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RSNO's Mahler cycle continues with the Sixth

Thomas Søndergård © Bjarke Johansen
Søndergård’s all-consuming Mahler dwarfs some delightful Mozart in Edinburgh
****1
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A disappointing Symphonie fantastique to finish the SCO's season

Emmanuel Krivine © Julien Becker
The SCO finishes their season by returning to the Symphonie fantastique, but it's left in the dust by a lovely Fauré Requiem.
***11
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