JULIAN LLOYD WEBBER AND THE EDINBURGH YOUTH ORCHESTRA STRING ENSEMBLE
Another unlikely Fringe debutante in the shape of cellist Lloyd Webber
Five firsts at the Fringe for Edinburgh Youth Orchestra which breaks fresh ground this year with its new string ensemble of leading players, both past and present. With cellist Julian Lloyd Webber as director and soloist. its Fringe debut also features a new piece of music for cello and strings by Classic FM's latest signing. Howard Goodall. perhaps best known for his title music for TV shows including Blackadder and The Vicar of Dib/ey.
Called And the Bridge is Love. it was written specially for Lloyd Webber. and EYO String Ensemble gives its Scottish premiere. Also on the programme is a piece by Lloyd Webber senior, William. an unjustly neglected composer who has been overshadowed by his more famous sons. Now patron of EYO. having been guest soloist with the full orchestra on two occasions recently. Julian Lloyd Webber describes the ensemble as ‘a wonderfully talented group of young musicians.’
(Carol Main) I Greyfriars Kirk, 226 0000, 21 Aug, 6pm, E8 (E5).
THE BASTARD CHILDREN galaUSTRALIAN FOLK:
Oddball eclecticism from down under 000
Melting together genres from Celtic to klezmer. the pioneering Australian folk band CWQ present the result of mixing musical traditions from across the world in The Bastard Children of Australian Folk. Exploring and moulding the entire gamut of indigenous music. they create 80unds ranging from calm and peaceful to
x... raucous and boisterous. with impassioned. if not unpolished vocals.
The band themselves are clearly enjoying what they do and are all fully immersed in their music. though not so much so that the audience feels excluded. Far to the contrary. audience participation in certain songs is encouraged and the listener is very much made to feel a part of what's going on.
From their raw, haunting melodies to bluesy. country-tinged rock. this idiosyncratic quintet put on a show that not only provides excellent music at the forefront of new folk songwriting, but is absolutely great fun. (Miranda Heggie)
I C Central, 0845 260 7234, until 25 Aug, 8.20pm, £8.50-E1060 (£7.50- £9.50)
THE MONTEVERDI CHOIR AND ORCHESTRE REVOLUTIONNAIRE ET ROMANTIGUE
Good grief as Gardiner tackles Brahms
authentic performance pioneer John Eliot Gardiner returns to the Edinburgh Festival with his Monteverdi Choir and Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique. Performing Brahms' Ein Deutsches Requiem and Begrabnisgesang (Funeral Hymn). with
Schtitz's Musikalische Requiem sandwiched between. he has evidently been drawn to death as a recurring theme.
Neither of the requiems, however. uses the text from the requiem mass, but rather specially chosen vernacular texts that express grief and consolation from a more human perspective. The Brahms is part of an ongoing Eliot Gardiner project entitled ‘Brahms and his Antecedents'. which traces the musical influences of the
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past on Brahms' music. influences that the German Romantic composer himself proudly acknowledged. Soloists are Katherine Fuge. s0prano, and bass-baritone Matthew Brooke, who lovers of choral music might particularly admire from his recent great success with the Dunedin Consort in its award-winning recordings of Messiah and St Matthew Passion. (Carol Main) I Usher Hall, 473 2000, 19 Aug, 8pm, from £10.
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The Raconteurs follow up their Success at T in the Park with a visit to Edinburgh for a one off gig as part of the
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exhilarating celebration of Latina and Spanish culture with Rumba Magica and much more.
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