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    1 Mar 2006 - Scottish Music Centre [ feature ]

    Featuring a playlist of unsigned music and independent releases, including tracks from Red Bee Society,Acoustic Love Experience,Invisibles,El Padre,Employee Of The Month,Stop Starts, Bwana Devil,The Kazoo Funk Orchestra, and much more….

  • Hebrides Ensemble, RSAMD, Glasgow

    1 Mar 2006 - ROWENA SMITH - Herald [ review ]

    RAVEL'S Piano Trio is not without precedents in the French chamber-music repertoire, but it has attained a status and popularity that no earlier works can equal.

  • McPherson’s telling it like it is

    1 Mar 2006 - MICHAEL TUMELTY - Herald [ feature ]

    GORDON McPherson should be among Scotland's best-known composers.

  • From Nashville to Govan

    28 Feb 2006 - Scotland Now [ feature ]

    A wintry night in 1746.

  • SCO/Anderszewski

    28 Feb 2006 - Rowena Smith - Guardian [ review ]

    Witnessing a partnership such as Piotr Anderszewski and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra makes one wonder why a conductor should ever be considered necessary for performing Mozart's piano concertos.

  • Australian composer Mills is chosen to succeed McMaster and head EIF

    28 Feb 2006 - Tim Cornwell - Scotsman [ news ]

    AN AUSTRALIAN composer was named yesterday as the next director of the Edinburgh International Festival, in a bold move that caught many observers off-guard.

  • Australian chosen as festival chief

    28 Feb 2006 - PHIL MILLER, Arts Correspondent - Herald [ news ]

    A leading Australian composer and artistic director has been appointed head of the Edinburgh International Festival.

  • RSNO, Royal Concert Hall, Glasgow

    28 Feb 2006 - MICHAEL TUMELTY - Herald [ review ]

    If there was a prize for originality of programming, then conductor Garry Walker would have won it hands down for his RSNO programme at the weekend.

  • Scottish Chamber Orchestra, City Hall, Glasgow

    28 Feb 2006 - CONRAD WILSON - Herald [ review ]

    Mozart's "Little" A major Piano Concerto, K414, is supposedly one of the shortest and sweetest in the cycle, just as the C minor, K491, is one of the biggest and darkest.

  • Chick Lyall and Steven Osborne, Concert Hall, Glasgow University

    28 Feb 2006 - AMY PARKER - Herald [ review ]

    The opportunity to address the "tension" between composition and improvisation – a problem of listening strategy and expectation – was dissipated rather than explained on Friday night during a performance for two pianos, featuring recipient of 2004's Creative Scotland Award, Chick Lyall, and classical pianist Steven Osborne.

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