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From Mercury Prize-winning artists and conceptual songwriters to fearless conductors, superstar classical music soloists and the world’s leading international orchestras, the 2017 International Festival’s contemporary and classical music programmes once again bring some of the world’s most exciting musicians to Edinburgh for three weeks of exhilarating music-making.

 
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René Pape & Camillo Radicke

One of the world’s leading basses and his regular pianist collaborator present a recital of songs by Beethoven, Dvořák and...
14 August
11.00am
The Queen's Hall
 

L'Orfeo

First performed in 1607, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo is the first great operatic masterpiece – a tribute to the transcendent power of...
14 August
7.00pm
Usher Hall
 
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Andreas Haefliger

Swiss pianist famed worldwide for his searching insights and his pianistic power plays Beethoven, Musorgsky, Liszt and Berg.
15 August
11.00am
The Queen's Hall
 
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Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria

Monteverdi’s great opera is a celebration of unwavering devotion, conveyed in some of the composer’s most poignant, heart-breaking music.
15 August
7.00pm
Usher Hall
 

Mahan Esfahani

Iranian-American harpsichordist performs music by d’Anglebert, JS Bach and WF Bach, on the Hall’s exquisite 1769 double-manual Taskin harpsichord.
15 August
5.45pm
St Cecilia's Hall
 
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François Leleux & Eric Le Sage

Charismatic oboist combining a distinctively dramatic sound with a sparkling, sly wit is joined by his music collaborator famed for...
16 August
11.00am
The Queen's Hall
 

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