Classical hitlist

Classical hitlist

RSNO: Benedetti Plays Bruch
Whatever did classical music do without the wonderful young Scottish violinist Nicola Benedetti? There could just be a few seats left for her performances with the RSNO and returns are always a possibility too. If no joy, consolation may be found in her latest album, Fantasie.
Usher Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 6 Nov; Glasgow Royal Concert Hall, Sat 7 Nov.

Murray Perahia with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields
One of the best ever Bach interpreters, pianist Murray Perahia is soloist and conductor for the second concert of the 2009/10 International Classical Season in Glasgow. A very welcome return visit.
Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Thu 12 Nov.

Bryn Terfel: Bad Boys
There are plenty of them on the operatic stage but not many brave enough to gather all the baddies together for an evening of their most devilish arias. Bryn Terfel, with his rich bass baritone, is just the man for the job.
Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Sun 15 Nov.

RSNO: Benedetti Plays Bruch

Jakub Hrusa conducts as Scotland's most famous classical musician, Nicola Benedetti, performs Bruch's lyrical and virtuosic 'Violin Concerto No 1' - one of the composer's most enduring works. Also featuring Franck's symphonic poem 'Le chasseur maudit' and Schumann's 'Symphony No 1'. With a pre-concert talk at 6.45pm and a…

Murray Perahia with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields

Long established as part of the upper echelon of concert pianists, Perahia's well known affinity with JS Bach began when he turned to the baroque master's works after a thumb injury nearly finished his piano career. Thankfully it didn't, and here he appears as director and soloist with the celebrated Academy musicians in…

Bryn Terfel: Bad Boys

One of opera's biggest names, the wildly popular Grammy award winner gives what is certain to be a charismatic and sinister performance of arias by some of opera's best villains, from 'Tosca''s Scarpia to 'Faust''s diabolical Mephistopheles. He is joined by the Sinfonia Cymru and conductor Gareth Jones.

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