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Three To See 2015: Something A Bit Classical

By | Published on Saturday 1 August 2015


The Edinburgh Festival’s music programme is a whole lot bigger than you possibly realise. ThreeWeeks Co-Editor Caro Moses tips something a bit classical.

Rudolf Buchbinder: Beethoven Sonatas (pictured)
At this year’s Edinburgh International Festival, celebrated Austrian pianist Rudolf Buchbinder appears at not one, not two, not three, not four, not five, not six, not seven, not eight, but nine concerts, playing not one, not five, not ten, not fifteen, not twenty, not twenty-five, not thirty, but thirty two Beethoven piano sonatas. So, all of them, in fact. That’s dedication for you. I love that dedication, and I love Beethoven. I just hope there are some tickets left.
Playfair Library Hall, 8 Aug

Guitar Multiverse
This one caught my eye because I remembered that one of our team saw Declan Zapala’s show at last year’s Festival and pronounced it “breathtaking” in her extremely complimentary 5/5 write-up. Given his brilliant guitar technique, and his winning relationship with audiences, I think there’s only one thing to do, and that’s give you the same advice that our reviewer gave you all last year: “Go see this man while he’s still playing smaller venues, he’s brilliant!”
C venues – C too, from 6 until 31 Aug

Worbey & Farrell’s House Party
Yay for Worbey & Farrell, and their unique and fun approach to piano music; their trademark mixture of classical and contemporary performance punctuated with witty asides and terrible jokes has delighted a host of our writing team in recent years. As ever, they are here with “spectacular arrangements” of work by a huge range of creators, from Bach to Lily Allen, from reggae to Rachmaninov. They have a tendency to sell out, so I’d get your skates on if you fancy it.
The Assembly Rooms, from 7 until 30 Aug

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