Arts & Ents Opinion

  • 20 June 2015

    The Scottish Ensemble, a 12-strong string orchestra that very much has its own niche in Scotland's musical landscape, seems to be going through a root-and-branch appraisal: what it is, what it does, where and how it does it and, fundamentally, what the Scottish Ensemble is for.

  • 13 June 2015

    I've spent much time this week mulling over the Scottish Ensemble's new season, which was announced on Monday, and which covers a huge amount of chronological turf, with events running from this August through to the end of May next year, thus embracing an unusually long period.

  • 6 June 2015

    Last Sunday I reviewed a new double album by Andras Schiff, featuring Sonatas and other pieces by Schubert.

  • 30 May 2015

    And so the shortlist for this year's Scottish Album of the Year has revealed, including the identity of the winner of the public vote (Paolo Nutini), which places one of the longlisted albums directly on the shortlist.