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Classical Guitar – Jonathan Prag

By | Published on Friday 12 August 2011

The Edinburgh Festival attracts a diverse host of cultures to perform in the city, and in under an hour, Jonathan Prag guides his audience on an equally diverse musical journey. The sonorous emotions of his music linger in the clear acoustics of St. Columba’s by the Castle. The polyphony of the movements performed from a Handel keyboard suite is handled (no pun intended) with sensitivity and gentleness, creating a strong contrast with the zealous passion of the Spanish flamenco and Armenian dances. Although appearing softly spoken, a little of Prag’s developing relationship with the audience is hindered by the physical barrier of a music stand. But overall, this is an exquisitely and beautifully varied lunchtime treat.

C too, 4 – 29 Aug, 1.30pm (2.20pm), £4.50 – £9.50, fpp201.
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