pianist Kathron Sturrock. rogramme is Kodaly (Sonata Op 8 for solo ‘cello) , Beethoven (F major sonata Op 5 No l) and Shostakovitch (D minor sonata Op 40).

Olllustrated Lecture Scottish German Centre, 2/3 Park Circus. 332 2555. 7.30pm. Tickets free at the door. Margaret and Thomas Munck give a lecture entitled ‘Heinrich Schlitz: The Life of a Court Musician in Saxony‘ all about Schiitz and his bad tempered boss Elector Johann Georg. Letter and tapes provide the illustrations.


QOperatic Gala Usher Hall, Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.45 pm. £3.50— £8.50. See Friday 25, Glasgow for full description.


otunchtime liecital Assembly Hall, University of Strathclyde. 552 4400 ext 3444/2682. 1.15 pm. Free at Door. Be transported to the times of Scarlatti and Handel, who, along With J .S. Bach were both born 300 years ago this year, as the Hanover Trio play their music on authentic instruments of the 1700’s. Baroque Recorder, Viola da Gamba and harpsicord feature in the trio’s trio oi Sonatas.

onecital Burrell Collection, Pollok Country Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.30 pm. £3.50 (cone £2.00) Hungarian Arts in Glasgow continue to flourish in their special

. stivalehis is the first of two recitals by the New Budapest String Quartet (see Wed 30 for second) which was formed in 1971. Quartets by Mozart (G Major K387) Debussy CG Minor Op 10) and Brahms (C Minor Op 51 No 1) are perhaps staple fodder compared with the fourth piece Morfeo by the Hungarian composer Laszio Kalmar.

eEvening Concert Stevenson Hall, Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama, St George’s Place. 332 4101. 7.30 pm. Free. The Alberni String Quartet are busy at the Academy this week performing with various other instrumentalists. This time they’re on their own with Mozart’s The Hunt, Elgar Quartet in E minor Op 83 and the Quartet in G minor Op 10 by Debussy.

ottew Music Group oi Scotland Concert University Concert Hall, Glasgow University. 339 8855 ext. 571. 8.00 pm. £2.50 (con £1.00). See Sunday 27, Edinburgh for full description.


OEdinburgh Quartet Concert Reid hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square. 1.10 pm. Free at door. After their business sponsorship relationship came to an end we are fortunate the Edinburgh Quartet are now back under the wing of Edinburgh University which can be no bad thing as it’s not often you can hear a Quartet of this quality free of charge. In this lunch hour concert you can hear Haydn’s Quartet in D


minor Op 42 and Glazonov Quartet No 5, again in D minor.

oCello and Piano Recital Reid Hall, Teviot Row, Bristo Square. 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.30 pm. £3.15 (conc £1.60). See Monday 28, Glasgow for full description.

otter Town Concert, Smetana Ouanet Queen’s Hall, Clerk St. 7.45 pm. £2.20- £5.00 (series discount available). (children/student standby tickets at door) Originally publicised as being on 22 October, note that this concert is now one week later. It’s certainly worth waiting for though as it’s the 40th Anniversary concert of the world famous Smetana Quartet. As you’d expect they’re playing a Smetana Quartet (From My Life) plus Mozart’s Quartet in E flat K428 and the Kreutzer Sonata by J anacek. Checltal St Cecilia’s Hall, Cowgate. 7.30 pm. £2.50 (conc £1.50). Tickets at the door. Nature and Love is the rather appealing sounding title of this Lieder recital in the style of the well known English group, The Songmakers’ Almanac. Allin all there are four singers (2 sopranos and 2 mezzos), 2 horns, harp and piano with various combinations performing duets, trios and quartets by Schubert, Schumann and Brahms including his Four Songs for Female Voices, 2 Horns and Harp, Op 17. English translations thoughtfully provided in the programme.



onecital Art Gallery and Museum, Kelvingrove. 552 5961. (Ticket Centre). 7.30 pm. £3.50 (£2.00). A second opportunity to hear the new Budapest String Quartet, again in pleasant surroundings. Haydn’s intriguineg titled Quartet ‘The Sunrise’ opens the programme which continues with Beethoven (G major Op 16) and Schubert (A minor)

oChamber Music Concert, Mondrian Trio The Village Theatre , East Kilbride 48669. 7.45 pm. £2.50 (conc £2.00). The Mondrian Trio has been described as potentially the finest chamber ensemble in Scotland. Over and above technique, musicianship and rapport, the Trio has a quality of vision which gives a new dimension to their playing.


oEnglish String Orchestra Concert Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45 pm. £3.00- £8.00. This excellent orchestra conducted by William Boughton attracted only a small audience last time they played in Edinburgh, but they really do deserve more , especially with the varied programme they’ve chosen this time.

Mendelssohn String

Symphony No 6, Shostakovich Piano Concerto No l with Yonty Solomon, 2 Elegiac Melodies by Grieg and Serenade Op 6 by Suk. (Added bonus: the conductor is probably the most handsome to appear at the Queen’s Hall this season).





oThe Olympians (Occasional Opera Group) George Square Theatre, George Square. 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.00 pm. £3.00 (conc £2.50). Also Fri 1 and Sat 2 Nov. First produced in London in 1949, Edinburgh Occasional Opera Group are reviving Sir Arthur Bliss‘s opera ‘The Olympians’ , with libretto by J. B. Priestley. The opera is based on a legend that when men ceased to believe in the Gods of Olympus, some of the gods became members of a troupe of strolling players, travelling the roads of Europe through the centuries. When the gods-turned-players recover their powers every 100 years or so on Midsummer’s Eve the resulting situation is somewhat complex. lt‘s luscious music and a rare chance to hear it.

oChamber Music Concert, Mondrian Trio Queen’s Hall, Clerk Street. 228 1155 (Usher Hall). 7.45 pm. £2.50 & £3.50 (series discount available). The Mondrian Trio open their third season at the Queen’s Hall with Beethoven’s ‘Archduke’ Trio in B flat and Haydn’s Trio in A, along with the less familiar Trio in D minor by Arensky.


l FRIDAY 18 Edinburgh

0 Black Donald and Sileas Wilkic House, Cowgate. Tickets from Canongate Music.

Black Donald are a talented three- piece on a rare visit from Tain. Their first album was well received and they are on a tour of Scotland. Their material is all Scottish with many rousing instrumental sets.

Sileas are composed of Mary and Patsy from Sprangeen. They play metal-strung and gut-strung clarsachs and also the electric harp. Song and tunes from Scotland and Ireland.

0 Archie Fisher Traquair House, Innerleithen. 7.30 pm. Part ofthe James Hogg Festival. Archie will be performing “Jacobite Airs and Relics”. Well worth the journey to hear the songs in the house where the Young Pretender stayed.

0 North Sea Gas Platform 1. Rutland St. 225 2433 Popular folk songs.

SATU HDAY 1 9 Glasgow 0 Afternoon in Vicky Dar Victoria Bar. Bridgegate 552 6040.


0 The House Band and Dougie McLean George Square Theatre 8 pm. Tickets £3 (£2 concession). See photograph.

0 Scottish Musical Evening with Ouern Players, Connie Park. Michael McNiven Saltire House. 13 Atholl Cres. 7.30 pm. Wine. 2286621.

SUNDAY Glasgow

0 Session in Vicky Bar. Victoria Bar, Bridgegate. 552 6040. Evening.


0 Ian Walker'rhc Black Bull. Milngavie. 8 pm. Very popular folk singer. The Black Bull Folk Club starts up again contact 647 7633.


0 The Corries Kings Theatre. 8 pm. Tickets £2.50 to £5.50.

Concerts a few weeks ago were a sell out. Book early.

0 Hungarian State Folk Ensemble Usher Hall 3 pm and 7.30 pm. Tickets £7.50. £6.50, £5.60and £4.60. Half price OAP’s. children, students. UB40’s and disabled. 228 l 156/7. A lavish spectacle as only the Eastern Europeans know how. Part ofGlasgow‘s Hungarian celebrations.

o Gordeanna McCulloch Glenelg Hotel, Leamington Terr. 229 6481. Very fine Scots singer from Glasgow’s Clutha and Stramash.

o Nobody's Business Bannerman’s Bar. Cowgate 556 3254 Guitar, sax and sometimes bagpipes. Swing blues/folk. Very tasty.




oiiungarian State Folk Ensemble City Hall. 7.30 pm. Tickets £7.50, £6.50, £5.50. £4.50 and £3.50. OAP’s and children £1 reduction. This company has played all over the world to great acclaim. Vastly colourful and entertaining with much more than simply dance and music.

0 Stramash Cove Burgh hall, Dumbartonshire. 8 pm. Wonderful group ofsingers and instrumentalists who perform solo and ensemble.

0 Irish Music Session The Stage Door Bar. Gorbals St. 429 0922. Authentic Irish music from an all- Ireland champion fiddler and the others on flute. whistle and box.


0 Mainly Scottish Session Fiddlers Arms. Grassmarket 229 2655.

0 Bill Hewitt Royal Oak, Infirmary St. 557 2976. Singer and song session.

TUESDAY 22 Glasgow

0 Vicky bar Session Victoria Bar, Bridgegate 552 6040.


0 Crown Folk Club Drummond St. Workshops in Tin Whistle, Fiddle, Singing and Guitar. 7.30 pm. lfyou want to learn, go along.

18 The List 18—31 October