Edinburgh International Festival 2012


01Edinburgh International Festival20120910

Orchestre des Champs-Elysees and Collegium Vocale Gent in music by Mahler and Bruckner.

01Edinburgh International Festival20120910

Philippe Herreweghe conducts the period-instrument Orchestre des Champs-Elysees and his Collegium Vocale Gent in a spiritually themed programme. Bruckner's monumental yet serene final symphony left unfinished at his death is coupled with the massively scored Te Deum which Mahler described as 'written for the tongues of angels, heaven-blest, chastened hearts, and souls purified in the fire!' The concert opens with a powerful choral meditation based on a Goethe text about the fate of man. Donald MacLeod presents the concert from the Usher Hall in Edinburgh.

Brahms: Song of the Fates

Bruckner: Te Deum

Bruckner: Symphony No 9 in D minor

Orchestre des Champs-Elysées

Philippe Herreweghe - conductor

Collegium Vocale Gent

Hanna-Elisabeth Müller - soprano

Okka von der Damerau - alto

Maximilian Schmitt - tenor

Tareq Nazmi - bass.

01Late Junction20120821

Verity Sharp presents the first of three live editions of Late Junction from The Edinburgh Festival. Coming live from the BBC venue at the heart of the city, Mongolian throat singers Anda Union bring a taste of life on the Asian steppe, the Ricercar Consort perform an intimate set of music for viol and Orkney born Kris Drever (guitarist for award-winning folk group Lau) is joined by Eamonn Coyne and Megan Henderson for a set of some of the best in Scottish folk music.

01Late Junction20120821

Verity Sharp with music from Anda Union, the Ricercar Consort and Kris Drever.

02Edinburgh International Festival20120911

Presented by Donald Macleod.

The outstandingly talented European Union Youth Orchestra perform Debussy's sumptuous Nocturnes with the women of the Edinburgh Festival Chorus, while the men of the Chorus have their turn when they join the orchestra and the great American pianist Garrick Ohlsson for Busoni's lavishly scored but rarely performed Concerto.

Debussy: Nocturnes

Busoni: Piano Concerto Opus39

European Union Youth Orchestra

Edinburgh Festival Chorus men

Gianandrea Noseda - conductor

Christopher Bell - choirmaster

Garrick Ohlsson - piano.

02Late Junction20120822

Verity Sharp presents music from King Creosote and John Etheridge and John Williams.

02Late Junction20120822

Verity Sharp presents the second of three live editions of Late Junction from The Edinburgh Festival, with Mercury Prize nominee King Creosote and legends of jazz and classical guitar John Etheridge and John Williams performing in the studio.

03 LASTEdinburgh International Festival20120912

Iván Fisher returns to this year's Festival with the dazzlingly responsive Budapest Festival Orchestra playing music from their homeland as well as Mahler's epic fifth symphony made famous by Visconti's film Death in Venice. Joining them in Bartok's first violin concerto is violinist Barnabás Kelemen. The concert is presented by Donald MacLeod.

Bartók: Hungarian Peasant Songs

Bartók: Violin Concerto No 1

Mahler: Symphony No 5

Budapest Festival Orchestra

Iván Fischer - conductor

Barnabás Kelemen - violin.

03 LASTLate Junction20120823

Verity Sharp presents music from the Alim Qasimov Ensemble and the Hebrides Ensemble.

03 LASTLate Junction20120823

Verity Sharp presents the third and final live edition of Late Junction from Edinburgh, with a line-up including the Alim Qasimov Ensemble, Edinburgh based Hebrides Ensemble and Irish chanteuse Camille O'Sullivan.