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  1. Scandinavian myths in music

    11 March 2024

    An overview of Nordic legends retold in music, from Grieg to the present day.
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  2. Beethoven and the Eroica theme

    4 March 2024

    What drew Beethoven to return to the same theme four times over?
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  3. Sir James MacMillan: "there is great power in Scottish traditional music"

    26 February 2024

    With the SCO performing two of his works (including a world premiere) in late April, we speak to Scotland's greatest living composer.
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  4. Two centuries of musical sunrises

    19 February 2024

    From Haydn to Maxwell Davies, composers have delighted in portraying the majesty of the rising sun. We look at a few of them ...
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  5. Helen Grime: "I wanted to set poems about Joy"

    12 February 2024

    We speak to composer Helen Grime ahead of the UK premiere of her song cycle 'It will be spring soon'.
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  6. Ale Carr: "The Four Seasons mostly consists of a good collection of folk tunes"

    5 February 2024

    What is a cittern, and how does it fit into Vivaldi's masterpiece? We spoke to Ale Carr to find out ...
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  7. Folk Hero Joins Time and Tides Programme

    31 January 2024

    Aidan O’Rourke joins the Time and Tides programme in Edinburgh and Glasgow
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  8. Read and Draw The Great Grumpy Gaboon

    30 January 2024

    Read the story and watch as Corrina Campbell shows you how to draw The Great Grumpy Gaboon
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  9. Wind instruments in chamber music

    22 January 2024

    We look at the evolution of wind instruments in chamber music, from guest appearances to fully-fledged wind ensembles.
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  10. Arrangements, (re)orchestrations and transcriptions: a bluffer's guide

    15 January 2024

    Is there any real difference between these terms?
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  11. The Prix de Rome: a double-edged sword

    8 January 2024

    Berlioz tried four times to win France's most prestigious competition for young composers. Was it worth it?
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  12. SCO at 50: A sensational playlist for half a century

    1 January 2024

    A guide to our Spotify playlist celebrating the SCO's sizeable recorded legacy
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