* Classical music hitlist
Classical music hitlist
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Reed Between the Lines As part of a drive to promote and celebrate the oboe and bassoon, the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra gives a series of Glasgow concerts with these two instruments taking pride of place. Complementing the starry players, such as oboist Nicholas Daniel, 100 players of varying abilities get together for a new work specially written for the event by William Sweeney. City Halls and RSAMD, Glasgow, various dates.
Paul Lewis One of Beethoven’s most popular pieces of music, the ‘Moonlight Sonata’ features in the latest instalment in Paul Lewis’s performance of the complete cycle of piano sonatas. It was compared by the German poet Ludwig Rellstab to the moonlight reflecting on Lake Lucerne, hence the name. Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, Mon 4 Dec.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra: Symphonies at Six One of the RSNO’s new ways of promoting classical orchestral music to a wider audience, the six o’clock performance slot allows people to head to the concert hall straight from work and still have time to party the rest of the night away, especially if inspired by the name of Nielsen’s fourth symphony - The Inextinguishable. Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow, Thu 7 Dec.