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Scotland
 Friday, August 08, 2014 at 7.30pm 
Edinburgh International Festival Opening Concert
Edinburgh International Festival
Edinburgh
Scotland
http://www.eif.co.uk

Oliver Knussen Conductor

Kirill Gerstein Piano
Claire Booth Soprano

Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Christopher Bell Chorus Master

The 2014 Festival opens with a concert of three opulent masterpieces. They are performed by the Royal Scottish National Orchestra under composer and conductor Oliver Knussen, one of the most respected figures in British music, famed for his brilliant insights into 20th-century repertoire.

Schoenberg's explosive Five Orchestral Pieces are in many ways as revolutionary as Stravinsky's The Rite of Spring, exploring troubled inner worlds in music of exquisite, kaleidoscopic colours. Award-winning Russian-born pianist Kirill Gerstein is the soloist in Scriabin's mystical Prometheus, which depicts nothing less than mankind's quest for enlightenment in music of tremendous power.

After the interval, Debussy seems to prophesy the fallen of the Great War in his oratorio Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien, a collaboration with Italian war veteran Gabriele D'Annunzio, which evokes a world of pitiful self-sacrifice, exotic spiritualism and repressed desire.


Arnold Schoenberg : Five Orchestral Pieces Op 16 (original version)
Alexander Scriabin : Prometheus – The Poem of Fire
Claude Debussy : Le Martyre de Saint Sébastien

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Scotland
 Saturday, August 09, 2014 at 8pm 
Colin Matthews, Berg, Britten, Holst
Edinburgh International Festival
Edinburgh
Scotland
http://www.eif.co.uk

Donald Runnicles Conductor

Michaela Kaune Soprano

Edinburgh Festival Chorus
Christopher Bell Chorus Master

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra returns under its formidable Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles for one of the grandest orchestral showpieces in the repertoire: Holst's The Planets.

From its gripping depiction of war in Mars to the serene beauty of Venus, it is a piece of immense profundity and unforgettable melody – and it is followed by composer Colin Matthews's dazzling Pluto, written in 2000 to complement Holst's existing suite.

Beforehand, Runnicles and the BBC SSO perform Britten's moving Sinfonia da Requiem, a deeply felt pacifi st work that prefi gures his famous War Requiem (performed by the Philharmonia Orchestra on Thursday 14 August) by more than two decades. Berg's opulent Seven Early Songs show the influence of Richard Strauss, Wagner and even Debussy, and are performed by German soprano Michaela Kaune.


Benjamin Britten : Sinfonia da Requiem
Alban Berg : Seven Early Songs
Gustav Holst : The Planets
Colin Matthews : Pluto

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Scotland
 Monday, August 11, 2014 at 5.45pm 
Messiaen Quartet for the End of Time
Edinburgh International Festival
Edinburgh
Scotland
http://www.eif.co.uk

Jörg Widmann Clarinet
Antje Weithaas Violin
Alban Gerhardt Cello
Steven Osborne Piano

The Festival’s Greyfriars concert series opens with one of the landmark compositions of the 20th century. Olivier Messiaen wrote his immensely powerful Quartet for the End of Time while a prisoner of war in Stalag VIII-A in Silesia, and it was premiered in the camp in 1941 to an audience of 400 fellow prisoners and Nazi guards. Despite its apocalyptic themes, drawn from the Book of Revelation, it is a glittering work of sublime, transcendent beauty, and it is performed by an ensemble of exceptional international soloists.

Olivier Messiaen : Quartet for the End of Time

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Scotland
 Thursday, August 14, 2014 at 8pm 
Britten War Requiem
Edinburgh International Festival
Edinburgh
Scotland
http://www.eif.co.uk

Sir Andrew Davis Conductor

Albina Shagimuratova Soprano
Toby Spence Tenor
Matthias Goerne Baritone

Edinburgh Festival Chorus
NYCoS National Boys Choir
Christopher Bell Chorus Master

A cry of fury at the futility of war, and an intensely moving tribute to the dead. Benjamin Britten summed up his deeply held pacifist beliefs in his powerful War Requiem, which contrasts texts from the Latin Requiem Mass with searing visions of the First World War in poetry by Wilfred Owen.

It is a deeply humane masterpiece with a timely message of compassion and reconciliation, from the shattering fanfares of the 'Dies irae' to the exquisite concluding plea for peace.

Widely admired for his incisive accounts of British music and his expertise in choral works, Sir Andrew Davis directs the outstanding Philharmonia Orchestra, and gathers a stellar line-up of international vocalists, as well as the combined forces of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus and the boys of the NYCoS National Boys Choir.


Benjamin Britten : War Requiem

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Scotland
 Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 11am 
Scottish Ensemble Commonwealth Strings
Edinburgh International Festival
Edinburgh
Scotland
http://www.eif.co.uk

Scottish Ensemble

A vibrant celebration of the richness and diversity of music-making across the Commonwealth. The Scottish Ensemble brings together 14 of Scotland's foremost string players in a tightly knit ensemble, famed for its luminous, ardent performances. It is joined by Commonwealth Strings, a group of exceptional young string players selected from across the Commonwealth for this Festival performance, in a concert contrasting glorious English classics and rich Antipodean evocations.

Elgar's noble yet virtuosic Introduction and Allegro is joined by Vaughan Williams's mystical 'Tallis Fantasia', interspersed with the vivid nature evocations of Australian composer Peter Sculthorpe's joyful Third Sonata for Strings and a new Festival commission from leading New Zealand composer Gareth Farr. The concert ends with the jazzy rhythms of Tippett's thrilling Concerto for Double String Orchestra.


Edward Elgar : Introduction and Allegro
Peter Sculthorpe : Sonata for Strings No 3
Vaughan Williams : Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis
Gareth Farr : Relict Furies for mezzo soprano and double string orchestra
Michael Tippett : Concerto for Double String Orchestra

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