Reviews: Music

The Tallis Scholars

The Tallis Scholars are arguably the most renowned Renaissance choral group in the world, and their sadly one-off International Festival performance was yet another testament to their highly regarded ability. G...

Rudolf Buchbinder: Beethoven Piano Sonatas

This year, Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder will be performing all thirty-two of Beethoven’s piano sonatas over a series of nine concerts, and the only downside is that, unless you can attend all of them, you...

Patrias

Patria means 'motherland' in Spanish and famous flamenco guitarist Paco Pena's new show combines music, dance, spoken word, theatrical aspects and film footage to evoke a time in Spanish history. The pieces are...

Ute Lemper

The jaunty strains of Weill’s Little Three Penny Music, from the Threepenny Opera, lead us into an evening of Wiemar Republic glamour with elegant chanteuse Ute Lemper. Lemper has put together a programme ex...

Black is The Colour of My Voice

Apphia Campbell walks out on stage and is immediately arresting, entering into the dark and singing a Nina Simone song softly, with a great voice, before we are allowed to see her. This one woman play is inspir...

Miranda Sings

Miranda Sings – AKA Colleen Ballinger, is known world wide for her out-of-tune singing, silly faces and signature smeared red lipstick thanks to the powers of YouTube, so much so that she has 1.7 million subscr...

Anatomy of the Piano

Will Pickvance returns after a successful run last year of his recital-cum-lecture, in which he dissects his relationship with the piano. The format definitely works: with a single piano and a powerpoint presen...

Dizney Rascal

For a Free Fringe show this is absolutely class, it takes typical Edinburgh fringe themes and throws them forcefully out the window. Rebecca Humphries pokes fun at Disney fanatics whilst glugging wine out the b...

Arditti Quartet

The Arditti Quartet specialise in the more challenging end of the contemporary repertoire. Their playing is technically brilliant, and they make what looks like light work of the most fiendishly difficult score...

Luke Jackson

Deep rough blues meets spotless harmonies and an earthy voice that sends shivers dancing up your spine. If you think previous comparisons to Richard Thompson jump the gun, think again; because there’s something...
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