Edinburgh International Festival 2013

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01Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Strauss, Haydn, Beethoven20130909

Drawn from the finest players across the continent, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by French-Canadian Yannick Nézet-Séguin, play Beethoven's 'Eroica' at The Usher Hall, Edinburgh.

The concert begins with Strauss's deeply personal and reflective 'Metamorphosen' for solo strings, followed by Haydn's joyful Sinfonia concertante for violin, cello, oboe, bassoon and orchestra.

Programme.

Part 1

Strauss - Metamorphosen for 23 Solo Strings

Haydn - Sinfonia concertante for violin, cello, oboe, bassoon and orchestra Hob. I 105

Interval

Part 2

Beethoven - Symphony No 3 in E flat Op. 55 ''Eroica''

Kai Frömbgen (Oboe)

Matthew Wilkie (Bassoon)

Lorenza Borrani (Violin)

William Conway (Cello)

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Conductor).

02Chamber Orchestra of Europe - Strauss, Mozart, Beethoven20130910

The Chamber Orchestra of Europe conducted by Yannick Nézet-Séguin, delves further into the richly contrasting worlds of Strauss and Beethoven in this second concert from The Usher Hall, Edinburgh.

The concert begins with Strauss's striking combination of clarinet, bassoon and strings in the lyrical 'Duett Concertino' which highlights the talents of the Orchestra's soloists and harks back to the charm of Mozart. It is Mozart's inspirational Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola, with its effortless melodic invention which concludes the first part of this Edinburgh International Festival concert.

After the interval, the COE perform Beethoven's optimistic and energetic Seventh Symphony, which Wagner called 'the apotheosis of the dance'.

PROGRAMME

Part 1

Strauss - Duet Concertino 'AV147'

Mozart - Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola in E-flat K 364

Interval

Part 2

Beethoven - Symphony No 7 in A Op. 92

Romain Guyot (Clarinet)

Matthew Wilkie (Bassoon)

Lorenza Borrani (Violin)

Pascal Siffert (Viola)

Chamber Orchestra of Europe

Yannick Nézet-Séguin (Conductor).

03 LASTBBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Verdi Requiem20130911

BBC SSO, Donald Runnicles and four international soloists perform Verdi's powerful Requiem at the conclusion of the 2013 Edinburgh International Festival. Presented by Jamie MacDougall.

Verdi - Requiem (85 mins - no interval)

Erin Wall (Soprano)

Karen Cargill (Mezzo)

Bryan Hymel (Tenor)

Eric Owens (Bass)

Edinburgh Festival Chorus

BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

Donald Runnicles (Conductor)

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra and its Chief Conductor Donald Runnicles, with four stella soloists and chorus, bring Edinburgh Festival's Usher hall series to the end with Verdi's powerful Requiem.

Starting with the failed performance of the 1868 composite "Requiem in Honour of Rossini" - written by the most distinguished Italian composers - Verdi, strengthened by the death in May 1873 of Alessandro Manzoni, decided to write an entire Requiem which is very much at home on the dramatic extremes of the opera stage.