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Classical review: Daniil Trifonov & Friends

It seems that no matter in which guise pianist Daniil Trifonov appears, he is an artist unlike any other in this year’s International Festival.

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Yann Tiersen performing Picture: AFP

Music review: Yann Tiersen

Don’t call Yann Tiersen a French composer, as he is described in the EIF programme.

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Classical review: Russian National Orchestra 2

Classical review: Russian National Orchestra 2

The music of Russian composer Alexander Scriabin is not generally heard as often as it warrants.

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The Treacherous Orchestra were part of the eclectic line-up at the sixth Doune the Rabbit Hole Festival. Picture: Sean McGee

Music review: Doune The Rabbit Hole, Cardross Estate

Doune The Rabbit Hole | Rating: **** | Cardross Estate, near Stirling

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Mark Cousins and Mogwais Stuart Braithwaite both remember how nuclear weapons cast a shadow over their youth. Picture: Greg Macvean

Mogwai earns new respect globally with Atomic soundtrack

Creating the soundtrack for Mark Cousins’ intense documentary about fear of nuclear Armageddon has earned Mogwai new respect – here and around the globe

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Ayakara. Picture: Contributed

Under the radar: Ayakara

Ayakara have developed quite a fanbase in Edinburgh since forming in 2015 while still at school.

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Pianist Roman Rabinovich will be something of an artist in residence at the Lammermuir Festival. Picture: Robin Mitchell

Pianist Roman Rabinovich on his affinity with Haydn

Roman Rabinovich tells David Kettle about his Lammermuir Festival programme

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Scott Walker. Picture: Contributed

Album reviews: Scott Walker | Ed Harcourt | Law Holt

Scott Walker’s soundtrack to a film about the rise of fascism is by turns eerie, ominous and compelling

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Glasgow Girls is showing at the Edinburgh Fringe. Picture: Robert Day

Scotsman critic’s choice: Four must-see shows on this week

The Scotsman’s arts critics round up their must-see theatre, art and concerts for the next week

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Gig review: Will Young, Kelvingrove Bandstand, Glasgow

Later talent show winners – the kind dropped by Simon Cowell after one underwhelming album, whose names survive only as pub trivia questions – must wonder enviously how original Pop Idol Will Young does it.

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Perth launches bid to be UK City of Culture 2021. Picture: Neil Hanna

Perth bids to be City of Culture 2021

PERTH has officially launched its bid to be UK City of Culture 2021.

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Music review: Camille O’Sullivan: The Carny Dream

Inevitably, in her 12th year on the Fringe, there is a degree of familiarity to a Camille O’Sullivan performance.

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Music review: Hopelessness

Music review: Hopelessness

Having identified as female for years, it was only natural for the artist formerly known as Antony Hegarty to use a more feminised name.

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Classical review: Daniil Trifonov In Recital

Classical review: Daniil Trifonov In Recital

In the first of three appearances at this year’s International Festival, Russian pianist Daniil Trifonov had the Usher Hall audience cheering, whistling and standing on their feet at the end of the first half of his recital there on Wednesday evening.

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Classical review: Stephen Hough

Classical review: Stephen Hough

Pianist, composer, writer and thinker, Stephen Hough is one of today’s true public polymaths – and his remarkable International Festival recital was perhaps a predictably serious-minded affair.

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Classical review: Tenebrae

Classical review: Tenebrae

In the only offering of unaccompanied choral music in this year’s EIF, Tenebrae came across as an immensely likeable group yesterday, capable of a wide range of styles.

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Music review: Where You’re Meant To Be

Music review: Where You’re Meant To Be

In 2014, musician Aidan Moffat embarked on a tour around Scotland playing idiosyncratic covers of old folk songs to audiences unfamiliar with and unprepared for his potty mouth, while director Paul Fegan filmed his game encounters with battle re-enactors, lonely widowers and rival Nessie hunters.

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An artist's impression of the new Royal High music school. Picture; contributed

Plans for Royal High music school approved by councillors

Plans to transform the old Royal High in Edinburgh into a new home for St Mary’s Music School have been given the go-ahead.

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Music review: Karmana, Songs Of The Roma

What happens when the rangy, melismatic energy of traditional Roma singing is tethered to western “art music” accompaniments on guitar and cello?

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Festival of Wheels will bring roller skating, skateboarding, BMX biking and the emergency services Blue Light Festival together at Riverside Museum. Picture: SNS Group

Candi Stanton provides soundtrack to new ‘Festival of Wheels’

A new “Festival of Wheels” will launch in Glasgow next month, featuring an adult roller disco, skateboarding and BMX biking.

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