Classical hitlist - the best classical music

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This article is from 2007.

Classical hitlist - the best classical music

The Scottish Ensemble: Passionate Romantics Starting their winter season with the fire of passion and romance, the SE play the luscious, but infrequently aired Chausson Concert for violin, piano and strings. A great success when first performed, its unusual scoring, originally using string quartet, means that this is a fairly rare opportunity to hear it live these days. City Halls, Glasgow, Thu 4 Oct; Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Fri 5 Oct.

Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica Getting Glasgow’s Concert Halls’ highly-anticipated International Classical Season off to a flying start is veteran Latvian violinist and conductor, Gidon Kremer. Visiting Glasgow for the first time, he conducts the international orchestra he founded to foster the talent of outstanding young musicians from the Baltic states. Includes a new piece by Arvo Pärt, dedicated to Kremer as a birthday present earlier this year. City Halls, Glasgow, Wed 17 Oct.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Naked Classics What really goes into a piece of music such as Elgar’s enduring Enigma Variations to make it stir the emotions, lift the spirits, inspire and delight us? Explore one of the best pieces of classical music ever composed with presenter Paul Rissmann and conductor Garry Walker, and then listen to it again in a new light. Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Thu 18 Oct.

This article is from 2007.

Gidon Kremer and the Kremerata Baltica

Violinist Gidon Kremer joins the young musicians of the Kremerata Baltica in performance.

Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Sun 26 Mar

£12–£32 / 0131 228 1155

Glass, Violin Concerto No 2 (with visuals); Raskatov, Excerpts from Season’s Digest for violin, percussion and orchestra; Piazzolla, Four Seasons of Buenos Aires (arr. Leonid Desyatnikov). Gidon Kremer (violin) conducts.

Scottish Ensemble: Passionate Romantics

The season begins with Chausson's 'Concert for Violin, Piano and Strings Op 21' as part of a programme of Romantic music by his contemporaries - Finzi's 'Romance' and Walton's 'Sonata for Strings' - directed by violinist Jonathan Morton.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Naked Classics

Naked Classics are a series of performances, introduced by Paul Rissman, featuring visual effects, on-stage interviews and musical extracts: a perfect way of discovering more about classical music. Tonight's piece is Elgar's 'Enigma Variations'.

Passionate Romantics

Jonathan Morton launches this season of music from the Scottish Ensemble, with Chausson's 'Concert for Violin, Piano and Strings Op 21.

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