Performance Details

Suite No 4 in D, BWV 1069 (20’)
‘Alster’ Overture Suite (30’)
Suite, Le Bourgeois gentilhomme (20’)
Suite from Les Indes Galantes (20’)

MAXIM EMELYANYCHEV – Director / Harpsichord

Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev directs a packed programme of beautiful, fun-filled French and German Baroque music. First stop is Germany, as Maxim directs Telemann’s musical depiction of Alster Lake near Hamburg – complete with cannon fire, echoes, birds, frogs and merry-making peasants.

Things then take on a distinctly French flavour with the JS Bach’s Suite No 4 – a set of dance pieces in the French Baroque style. This in turn leads us very nicely to Versailles and the court of Louis XIV, for Jean-Baptiste Lully’s suite from his humorous opera-ballet Le Bourgeois gentilhomme.

Then, to finish, the imaginative and sensual music of Rameau’s Les Indes Galantes. Vive la France!

ARTIST INSIGHTS, 6.45pm - 7.15pm
Free to concert ticket holders in Edinburgh and Aberdeen

Join Principal Conductor Maxim Emelyanychev as he discusses Baroque Dances with Gordon Bragg, SCO Violin. 

Digital editions of the programmes are now available for sale for £2 from 
These can be purchased and read online or downloaded the morning of the first concert of the week. We will then make these available free of charge the following Monday. 
Traditional printed programmes will still be on sale at the venue for £3.

Maxim Emelyanychev

Director / Harpsichord

Maxim web biography block

Maxim Emelyanychev is an outstanding representative of the younger generation of Russian conductors. Born in 1988 to a family of musicians, he studied conducting and piano in Nizhny Novgorod and then with Gennady Rozhdestvensky in Moscow Tchaikovsky Conservatory.

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