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Christopher Lambton

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Christopher Lambton writes about music when he is not looking after woodland or chopping firewood

Articles By Christopher Lambton

St Mary's Music School, RSNO, Søndergård, Usher Hall, Edinburgh review - a shining role for young choristers

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MacMillan's Christmas Oratorio, Lois, Williams, RSNO, MacMillan, Usher Hall, Edinburgh – a great composer at the top of his game

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Currie, Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh review - maximum minimalism

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Bach B Minor Mass, SCO & Chorus, Egarr, Usher Hall, Edinburgh - smiling faces all round

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Tannhäuser, Deutsche Oper Berlin, Edinburgh International Festival 2023 - compelling concert Wagner

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Wang, Oslo Philharmonic, Mäkelä, Edinburgh International Festival 2023 review - sparkling concertos, bleak Shostakovich

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Turangalîla-Symphonie, LSO, Rattle, Edinburgh International Festival 2023 review - impressive climax to residency

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Ein Deutsches Requiem, SCO, Emelyanychev, Usher Hall, Edinburgh review - immaculate, but lacking soul

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Shibe, NYOS, Larsen-Maguire, Usher Hall, Edinburgh - young Scottish musicians storm the heights

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St Mary’s Music School, RSNO, New, Usher Hall, Edinburgh review - a cornucopia of delights

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Esfahani, RSNO, Søndergård, Usher Hall, Edinburgh review - music meets machine

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Batiashvili, Philadelphia Orchestra, Nézet-Séguin, Edinburgh International Festival 2022 review - classy playing, mismatched programme

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Salome, Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra, Gardner, Edinburgh International Festival 2022 review - orchestral majesty triumphs

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Rusalka, Edinburgh International Festival 2022 review - sumptuous rendition of a watery fable

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RSNO, RCOS Students, Søndergård, Usher Hall, Edinburgh - a massive gesture of solidarity

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Gillam, NYOS, Hasan, Usher Hall, Edinburgh - stunning variety from the new generation

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