Relive A Summer Of Music

EIF - Edinburgh Academy cRyan Buchanan

The Edinburgh International Festival and Linn Records continue their digital partnership, which began in 2020, with the release of the first in a series of five recordings allowing you to relive a summer of musical highlights from the 2021 Festival. 

First up is Orchestral Series Highlights 2021, presenting all the highlights from the Series which launched with a performance of PIVOT, a brand new Anna Clyne work premiered here by Dalia Stasevska and the BBC Symphony Orchestra. Chineke! Orchestra premieres the groundbreaking work Blush by Ayanna Witter-Johnson whilst Marin Alsop, Elim Chan and Thomas Søndergård conduct favourite works. The Series is now available to buy and download as a complete album or a series of individual tracks HERE.

With all the glitz, glamour and unforgettable songs of the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musicals, the second release weaves a moving new storyline through iconic songs from Carousel, Oklahoma!, The King and I, South Pacific and The Sound of Music. It stars Danielle de Niese, Kim Criswell, Anna-Jane Casey, Wayne Marshall, Damian Humbley and Richard Morrison. A Grand Night for Singing is now available to buy and download as a complete album or a series of individual tracks HERE.

These two releases will be followed shortly by three further recordings from the 2021 Edinburgh International Festival:

  • Nicola Benedetti's final performance as resident artist. Stravinsky’s darkly witty The Soldier’s Tale starring Sir Thomas Allen (narrator), Anthon Flaum (soldier) and Siobhan Redmond (devil). The brilliant Scottish violinist is also joined by a specially selected ensemble of musicians to bring Stravinsky’s sly musical storytelling to life.
  • Nnine standout performances from the highly popular Chamber Music Series. Enjoy performances from Chineke! Chamber Ensemble, Steven Osborne, Gerald Finley, Mari Eriksmoen, Elizabeth Watts & Roderick Williams, the Goldmund Quartet, the Gringolts Quartet, the Gould Piano Trio, and Maxim Emelyanychev & SCO Principals.
  • Lothar Koenigs conducts the Royal Scottish National Orchestra in a concert performance of Richard Strauss’s comedy Ariadne auf Naxos. Among the specially selected cast are revered German soprano Dorothea Röschmann as the opera’s wronged heroine, Thomas Quasthoff as the house’s major-domo and prize-winning Scottish singer Catriona Morison as the composer. 

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