Music review: Midori

Edinburgh International Festival Scotsman review: Midori at Queen’s Hall, reviewed by Ken Walton The haar hung over Edinburgh yesterday morning like a bad smell. Could the estimable virtuosity of violinist Midori blow it away, at least in spirit, with the whirlwind of unaccompanied Bach that was the focus of her solo recital? Diminutive though she …

Music review: Ian Bostridge

Edinburgh International Festival Scotsman review: Ian Bostridge at Usher Hall, reviewed by David Kettle A kazoo was probably the last thing anyone expected English tenor Ian Bostridge to produce in his EIF recital. But as he whipped it from his pocket to buzz his way through Ives’s Memories (it’s normally hummed), it seemed just the …

Music review: Christophe Rousset

Edinburgh International Festival Scotsman review: Christophe Rousset, at the Queen’s Hall, review by Carol Main. THERE was a lot of concentrated listening going on at the Queen’s Hall yesterday morning. It wasn’t only due to the graceful solo harpsichord music of Couperin deserving careful attention, but also to the stunning-looking Goermans/Taskin instrument used by Christophe …

Music review: Nachtmusique

Edinburgh International Festival Scotsman review: Nachtmusique at Queen’s Hall, reviewed by Carol Main THEIR name might mean “night music”, but the life-affirming joie de vivre of Nachtmusique worked wonderfully well for a Queen’s Hall morning concert yesterday, in a cheerful all-Mozart programme. The instruments of principal clarinet Eric Hoeprich and his band are as much …

Music review: Dorothea Röschmann | Malcolm Martineau

Edinburgh International Festival Scotsman review: Dorothea Röschmann/Malcolm Martineau at Queen’s Hall, reviewed by Carol Main THE Lieder of Schumann have been making regular appearances at this year’s EIF Queen’s Hall morning series. Yesterday was no exception, although Dorothea Röschmann was the first soprano voice to be heard singing them. It’s little wonder they feature on …

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