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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: Emperor Concerto preview

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, the University’s orchestra-in-residence, commence the second semester’s offering of concerts on the evening of Wednesday 31st January, with a performance...

Classical music for dummies: Holst’s Planets, Op. 32

This week’s choice is a collection of some of the best-loved pieces to be written in the last century or so, a good few...

Reputation Lost/Reputation Regained

“The drought was the very worst.”   Taylor Swift’s lyrics in “Clean”, the finale to her 2014 blockbuster album 1989, take on a prophetic tone...

Unmissable music from October

https://open.spotify.com/user/11151660563/playlist/5iKco9ZTRYEjlePKSCrn1s Hans Zimmer and Benjamin Wallfisch – Blade Runner 2049 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (album, 5 October) While it was a shame to see Icelandic composer...

London Grammar in Edinburgh: A concert review

Having missed London Grammar’s Glasgow set at TRON festival, it was essential to go down and watch what could be the award-winning band’s only...

Classical Music For Dummies – Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony in C Minor,...

Ever felt thoroughly out of your depth in a high-brow intellectual discussion on consecutive fourths in the second movement of Vaughan Williams' 'Pastoral' Symphony...

Unmissable music from September

  Bicep – Bicep (album, released on 1 Sep) Northern Irish duo Bicep kicked off September with an explosive debut record. Their self-titled album is the...

Band music in the UK: Wolf Alice’s Visions of a Life

During the summer I wrote about the state of British band music and its stagnation from the heights of the 90s and 00s (can...

The National in Edinburgh: A review

A patient queue of college-aged friends, the occasional huddle of teens, and middle-aged couples silently stand outside Usher Hall, clad in jeans, sneakers, and...

Exploring the relevance of music charts today

Katie Munro asks if the music charts hold any meaning in the streaming driven music industry of today.