Nicola Benedetti is ‘At Home’ in Edinburgh headlining Stravinsky’s gripping The Soldier’s Tale

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [14] – Stravinsky, The Soldier’s Tale (English translation by Michael Flanders and Kitty Black): Filmed (directed by Matt Parkin) at Edinburgh Academy Junior School on 21.8.2021 and streamed from 27.8.2021. (JPr)

The Soldier’s Tale with Anthony Flaum (Soldier, right)

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Delectable recital from Fatma Said as triumphantly successful Edinburgh International Festival draws to a close

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [13] – Mozart, Ravel, de Falla, Lorca: Fatma Said (soprano), Malcolm Martineau (piano). Old College Quad, Edinburgh, 27.8.2021. (SRT)

Fatma Said (soprano) and Malcolm Martineau (piano) (c) Matt Beech

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Rewarding Lieder recital in Edinburgh from Gerald Finley and Julius Drake

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [12] – Schumann & Schubert: Gerald Finley (bass-baritone), Julius Drake (piano). Old College Quad, 23.8.2021. (SRT)

Gerald Finley (bass-baritone) and Julius Drake (piano) © Matt Beech

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The Dunedin Consort in Errollyn Wallen’s original and highly effective take on Dido and Aeneas  

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [11] – Errollyn Wallen, Dido’s Ghost (concert staging): Dunedin Consort / John Butt (conductor). Edinburgh Academy Junior School, 21.8.2021. (SRT)

Golda Schultz (Dido/Anna) and Matthew Brook (Aeneas) © Ryan Buchanan

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The LSO’s Edinburgh appearance is something of an anti-climax

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [10] – Ibert, Martinů, Strauss: London Symphony Orchestra / Sir Simon Rattle (conductor). Edinburgh Academy Junior School, 19.8.2021. (SRT)

Sir Simon Rattle conducts the LSO © Ryan Buchanan

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Winning musicianship from Maxim Emelyanychev and the wind principals of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

United KingdomUnited Kingdom Edinburgh International Festival 2021 [7] – Mozart, Thuille: Maxim Emelyanychev (piano), woodwind principals of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Old College Quad, 13.8.2021. (SRT)

Maxim Emelyanychev (piano) and Robin Williams (oboe) (c) Ryan Buchanan

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