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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

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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The Miserly Knight / Mavra, Scottish Opera review - a bold double act in the heart of Scotland

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Grosvenor, SCO, Emelyanychev / Osborne, RSNO, Usher Hall, Edinburgh review - two orchestras in pursuit of innovation

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Kim, RSNO, Stockhammer, Usher Hall, Edinburgh review - bold programming survives a replacement

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Delepelaire, RSNO, Søndergård, Usher Hall, Edinburgh review - festive and magical

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Last Night of the Proms, BBC review - a feast of unusual morsels in a traditional wrapper

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Grosvenor, RSNO, Chan, Glasgow Royal Concert Hall online review - too big for the small screen

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Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Emelyanychev online review – versatile virtuosity from Edinburgh

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Così fan tutte, Scottish Opera online review - wit and deception in an empty theatre

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La bohème, Scottish Opera – pandemic Puccini

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Nixon in China, Scottish Opera - musical chatter, poetic banality

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Album: Leftfield - This Is What We Do

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Sheku Kanneh-Mason and Harry Baker, Noisenight 13, Jazz Cafe...

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Arms and the Man, Orange Tree Theatre review - a rollicking...

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Justin Adams & Mohamed Errebbaa, The Jam Jar, Bristol re...

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theartsdesk Radio Show 34 - with post-punk visionary Lu Edmo...

Welcome to the latest edition of Peter Culshaw’s occasional radio show, which normally has a global music focus. This week’s guest for...