Arts & Ents Opinion

  • 16 August 2014

    I was extremely interested to note that pianist Andras Schiff is appearing at this year's Festival where, in the Usher Hall, he'll play a mixed programme of sonatas by Beethoven, Bartok, Janacek and Schubert.

  • 26 July 2014

    I took a break at the beginning of the month and found myself setting off on a wee adventure of musical exploration to which I will devote today's short space.

  • 20 July 2014

    SHE is one of the country's all-time most successful sportswomen, but a cursory trawl on Google before meeting Rebecca Adlington makes for disheartening reading.

  • 19 July 2014

    It would be disingenuous of me to pretend that I am full of anticipation for the opening ceremonials of the XXth Commonwealth Games, and I know I am not alone in being less than hugely excited by the prospect of the opportunity to Celebrate in the company of Lulu, Rod Stewart and Susan Boyle.

  • 19 July 2014

    To suggest that the National Youth Orchestra of Scotland is on a roll this summer, right through July and dipping into August, risks understatement.

  • 12 July 2014

    I watched, once again, Dick Lester's unbeatable 1964 movie A Hard Day's Night on television last weekend but I missed the latest Beatles jukebox musical Let It Be when it rolled through Glasgow a couple of months back.

  • 5 July 2014

    Being an obedient and rule-respecting parent, I always waited until after the end of the school term to head off on holiday, although the window for sunshine for someone whose work demands attendance in Edinburgh from before the start of August is clearly limited.