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Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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English


Episodes

Tchaikovsky's Symphony No 5

6/26/2015
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Learn the daring and defiant history of Tchaikovsky's 'Symphony No 5', which will be performed by piano sensation Yuja Wang with the San Francisco Symphony at the Usher Hall on Friday 28 August.

Duration: 00:05:14


Beethoven's Moonlight Sonata

6/25/2015
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Listen to darkly complex story behind Beethoven's iconic 'Moonlight' sonata, which will be performed by Rudolf Buchbinder at the Playfair Library Hall on Sunday 9 August.

Duration: 00:04:10


Hindemith's String Trio No 2

6/25/2015
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Discover the under-appreciated genius of Hindemith's bracing 'String Trio No 2', which will be performed by the all-star Zimmermann Trio at the Queen's Hall on Saturday 15 August.

Duration: 00:03:31


Schumann's Dichterliebe

6/25/2015
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An insight into Schumann's touching 'Dichterliebe', which will be performed by Matthias Goerne and Daniil Trifonov at the Queen's Hall on Saturday 29 August.

Duration: 00:06:45


Scarlatti's Sonatas

6/25/2015
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A look into Domenico Scarlatti's piano sonatas, which will be performed by renowned pianist Angela Hewitt at the Queen's Hall on Thursday 13 August.

Duration: 00:04:33


Dvořák's Gypsy Songs

6/25/2015
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The story behind Dvořák's colourful gypsy melodies, which will be performed by power-duo Valentina Nafornita and Roger Vignoles at the Queen's Hall on Wednesday 12 August.

Duration: 00:04:51


Ravel's String Quartet in F

6/25/2015
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A brief history of Ravel's rich and sophisticated String Quartet in F, which will be performed by the fabulous Modigliani Quartet at the Queen's Hall on Tuesday 11 August.

Duration: 00:04:05


Arvo Pärt's Magnificat

6/25/2015
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A look back at Arvo Pärt's radiant choral work 'Magnificat', which will be performed by the Tallis Scholars at the Queen's Hall on Monday 10 August.

Duration: 00:04:31


Schubert's Octet

6/24/2015
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The alluring story behind Schubert's gloriously tuneful 'Octet', which will be performed by the revered Nash Ensemble at the Queen's Hall on Saturday 8 August.

Duration: 00:03:50


Gilbert & Sullivan's H.M.S. Pinafore

6/24/2015
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A brief history of Gilbert and Sullivan's sparkling nautical comic opera 'H.M.S. Pinafore', which will be performed by the Scottish Opera conducted by Richard Egarr, at the Usher Hall on Sunday 23 August.

Duration: 00:05:14


Mahler's Symphony No 5

6/24/2015
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The cinematic history of Mahler's searing 'Symphony No 5', which will be performed by the European Union Youth Orchestra conducted by Gianandrea Noseda, at the Usher Hall on Tuesday 25 August.

Duration: 00:05:13


Beethoven's Missa Solemnis

6/22/2015
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Learn about the intriguing history of Beethoven's peculiar 'Missa solemnis', which will be performed Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Robin Ticciati at the Usher Hall on Saturday 29 August.

Duration: 00:04:19


Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring

6/22/2015
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Discover the fascinating history behind Stravinsky's scandalous 'The Rite of Spring', which will be conducted by Valery Gergiev and performed by the London Symphony Orchestra at the Usher Hall on Sunday 30 August.

Duration: 00:04:15


John Adams's Harmonium

6/22/2015
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Learn about John Adams's Harmonium, which will be performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra and the Edinburgh Festival Chorus as part of The Harmonium Project - a free outdoor event marking the opening of the 2015 Festival and the 50th anniversary of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus - at the Usher Hall on Friday 7 August.

Duration: 00:04:07


Berlioz's Grande Messe Des Morts

6/8/2015
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Check out the fascinating history behind Berlioz's epic 'Grande Messe des Morts', which will be performed by the world-renowned Edinburgh Festival Chorus at the Usher Hall on Saturday 22 August.

Duration: 00:04:16


Sibelius's Symphony No 1

6/3/2015
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Discover the history of Sibelius's expansive and powerful 'Symphony No 1', which will be performed by the Oslo Philharmonic Orchestra at the Usher Hall on Sunday 16 August.

Duration: 00:03:42


The Tallis Scholars

8/7/2014
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Tallis Scholars' director Peter Phillips talks about the ideal sound he tries to achieve with the group, and their programme for the 2014 Edinburgh International Festival. Part of Festival SoundBites, by www.sinfinimusic.com. Find out more information and book tickets at www.eif.co.uk/tallisscholars

Duration: 00:04:05


Simon Keenlyside | Malcolm Martineau

8/6/2014
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English songs of regret and loss from the likes of Gurney and Vaughan Williams contrast with rich and romantic German Lieder in Simon Keenlyside and Malcolm Martineau's Queen's Hall recital at the 2014 Edinburgh International Festival. Part of Festival SoundBites, by www.sinfinimusic.com. Find out more information and book tickets at www.eif.co.uk/keenlyside-martineau

Duration: 00:02:57


Concerto Italiano

8/5/2014
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Hear a sample of Monteverdi's 'Il Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda' and learn more about Concerto Italiano's concert at the 2014 Edinburgh International Festival. Part of Festival SoundBites, by www.sinfinimusic.com. Find out more information and book tickets at www.eif.co.uk/concertoitaliano

Duration: 00:04:00


Sister Marie Keyrouz

8/4/2014
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Learn more about Sister Marie Keyrouz's choice of music for her recital with choir L'Ensemble De La Paix at the 2014 Edinburgh International Festival. Part of Festival SoundBites, by www.sinfinimusic.com. Find out more information and book tickets at www.eif.co.uk/keyrouz

Duration: 00:03:11

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