4101. 10am and 2pm. Free at door. Miles Coverdale gives a masterclass giving away some of his secrets in playing the piano.

0 The Moscow Radio Symphony

Orchestra Scottish Exhibition and

Conference Centre. 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. £5.50—£10.50. The MRSO give a second concert while

; in Scotland. This time they’re 5 playing Mussorgsky's Night on a

Bare Mountain. Rachmaninov‘s

Piano Concerto No 3. with Nikolai

Demindenko as soloist and the final

5 work in this all Russian programme

is the Suite No 2 from Romeo and Juliet by Prokofiev. 19


j Glasgow

0 The John Ireland Prize Competition Stevenson Hall. RSAMD. St George‘s Place. 332 4101 . Daytime. Free at door. Music competitions tend to come in for a bit of controversy— judge for yourself if they‘re a ‘good thing‘ or a ‘bad thing‘ at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music‘s John Ireland Chamber Music event.

0 Evening Concert Stevenson Hall, RSAMD. St George‘s Place, 332 4101. 7.30pm. Free at door. Hopefully. all the sweat and tears of the competition earlier in the day will be over for the Naxos Piano Quartet to play Faure‘s Quartet in C minor Op 15. Ravel‘s Sonata for Violin and Cello and the Fantasy Quartet by Ronald Stevenson.

0 Opera Video Casa D‘Italia, 332 3321. 7.30pm. It is extremely doubtful ifScottish Opera themselves would ever have the resources required to put on Verdi’s

giant of the operatic world, Aida. so

Friends of the Scottish Opera will present it on film instead.

. Edinburgh

' 0 BBC Invitation to Music Studio 1.

BBC. 5 Queen Street. 1pm. Free at door. Not only the music is alive in this programme, but the composers are too, which is quite a change. Peter Mountain and Angela Dale present a colourful programme of music for violin and piano including Thomas Wilson‘s Sonata of 1961, Janet Beat‘s Aegean nocturne and The Song of Icarus by John McLeod. 0 French String Quartet French Institute. 13 Randolph Crescent. 225 5366. 7.30pm. Extra date Wed 20 (Glasgow). This young quartet are all first prize winners from the Music Conservatoire in Paris and in this concert they‘ll be playing Mozart‘s ‘The Hunt‘. and quartets by Debussy and Schubert.



0 Claremont String Quartet Burrell Collection. Pollok Park, 2060 Pollokshaws Road. 7.30pm. £3 (£2.50). these four string players from the SNO continue their Wednesday series of recitals in the Lecture Theatre of the Burrell Collection. Why not make it a double purpose night out with a walk round the Burrell (open until



Shostakovich described the Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra, formed in 1930, as a ‘flrst rate ensemble of great muslcality’. It was the first ever foreign orchestra invited to take part in the London Proms and continuing the tradition, will be the first foreign company to perform at Glasgow's new Scottish Exhibition Centre. (See Listings)

Vladimir Fedoseyev zealously recruited young blood into the orchestra when he became chief conductor in 1974 and since then he has enjoyed considerable success both at home and abroad. At his British debut with Tchaikovsky's ‘Symphonie Pathetique’ The Times enthused: ‘lle will always be a welcome guest . . . it is rare that we get to taste an emotional effect of such power’.

Nikolai Oemidenko has become the Soviet Union’s great red hope following the detection of Andrei Gavrilov to Britain last February. The young pianist born in a small village outside Moscow

7.30pm) followed by Haydn‘s ‘Sunrise‘ quartet and the Quartet in F minor Op 95 by Beethoven.

0 French String Quartet Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 339 8855 ext 571 . 8pm. £3 (£2). See Tuesday 19 (Edinburgh) for full description.


0 American Music Concert Main Hall. Napier College, Colinton Road. 7.30pm. Free at door. The Music Department of Napier College present a concert of American music in honour of Aaron Copland’s 85th Birthday.

Edinburgh Quartet Concert Queen‘s Hall, Clerk Street, 228 1 155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £4 (£2.75). the Edinburgh Quartet’s series of six concerts this season are all linked by Joseph Haydn’s magnificent set of six quartets Op 76. In their November concert it’s No 2 in D minor, along with Hans Gal’s quartet No 2 and Beethoven‘s Op 18 No 2.



0 Piano Recital Concert Hall. Glasgow University. 1.15pm. Free at door. Edinburgh based pianist Bryn Turley gives a solo recital of Beethoven’s D major Sonata Op 10 No 3 and Schumann‘s Kreisleriana.





0 Midday Concert Stevenson Hall, RSAMD. St George’s Place. 332 4101. 1pm. Free at door. Well known Scots singer Patricia MacMahon gives a recital with pianist Jean Hutchison ofsongs by Faure. Debussy and William Walton.

0 George Zukerman (Bassoon) Glasgow Arts Centre, 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. 8pm. £2.50, £1. The British born Zukerman, who now lives in

captivated critics and enthralled audiences at the Montreal Festival and the 7th lntemational Tchaikovsky Competition. Glasgwegians will be able to savour his ‘lmpetuous, brilliant and bright talent’ when he performs Rachmaninov’s Piano Concerto No 3 in D Minor at the SECC on 18 November. (Lucy Ash)

Canada. is one of the world‘s great bassoon virtuosi. In this concert. one of the many he‘s given all round the world since launching upon a solo career. he will be performing works by composers who include Vivaldi. Mozart and Rossini. Elizabeth Bicker (piano) accompanies.


0 Organ Recital Reid Concert Hall. Teviot Row. Bristo Square. 1.10pm. Free at door. Henry Wallace is pulling out all the stops this week as part of Edinburgh University‘s regular series of organ recitals. Bruhns Prelude and Fugue in E minor is a bit ofa rarity and J. S. Bach makes up the rest of the programme.

0 SNO Concert Usher Hall. Lothian Road. 228 1155. 7.30pm. Extra date Sat 23 (Glasgow). £2.80—£8.30. As the depths ofwinter are ever more evident. the SNO transports its audience to warmer temperatures with Elgar‘s Overture In the South. Christina Ortiz will no doubt keep up the warmth in her performance of Mendelssohn‘s Piano Concerto No 1. Brahms Symphony No 2 ends this programme. conducted by Christopher Seaman.



0 SNO Concert City Hall. Candleriggs. 552 5961. 7.30pm. £2.80—£8.40. See Fri 22 (Edinburgh) for full description.

0 Organ Recital Art Gallery and Museum. Kelvingrove. 3pm. Free at door. Take a break from Christmas shopping and listen to relaxing organ music in the company of regular organist Gordon Frier.

o Bassoon Workshop Glasgow Arts Centre, 12 Washington Street. 221 4526. 11.30am. £1. Members free. Zukerman (see Fri 22). gives a valuable introduction to one ofthe


orchestra‘s more unusual

instruments in a workshop designed particularly for the young.


0 SCO Concert Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 228 1 155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £3—£8. Schubert’s ‘Death and the Maiden' is regularly heard in its original string quartet version. but it is seldom one has the good fortune to hear it in Mahler‘s arrangement. and the SCO‘s performance will in fact be the first in Scotland. Lionel Friend is the guest conductor and before the interval you can hear Strauss‘s Wind Serenade in E flat major and Schoenberg‘s Chamber Symphony.

0 Edinburgh University Madrigal Group Reid Concert Hall. Teviot Row, Bristo Square. 7.45pm. £2 (£1). At door. Music lecturer Michael Turnbull directs his well disciplined forces in music to put you in the mood for Christmas. Included in this Advent programme will be Bach's Two Cantatas on ‘Nun komm der Heiden Heiland‘ and the Three Chorale Preludes on the same theme.




0 Scottish Sinfonia Concert Henry Wood Hall. 552 5961 (Ticket Centre). 7.30pm. £2.60 (conc £2 and £1.50). See Sunday 17 (Edinburgh) for full description.


0 Friends of Scottish Opera Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street, 668 3456. 3pm. ‘Opera on Tour‘ a talk by John Lawson Graham of Scottish Opera. Coffee available from 2.30pm.

0 St Giles’ at Six St Giles‘ Cathedral. High Street. 6pm. Free at door. The Good Shepherd Chorus. whose concerts are all in aid ofcharity. pay a welcome visit to Edinburgh from Glasgow to give one of the regular Sunday evening concerts in St Giles‘. They‘ll be performing Mozart‘s Requiem with conductor Robert Burns.

0 Meadows Chamber Orchestra Concert Queen‘s Hall. Clerk Street. 228 1 155 (Usher Hall). 7.45pm. £2.50 (£1 .50). Edinburgh born musician now rising to dizzy heights in the States. Paul Coletti. is the viola soloist in Mozart's Sinfonia Concertante for Violin and Viola. Nora Chastain is his partner and Peter Evans conducts. Also on the programme is Ravel‘s Pavane, Elgar‘s Romance for Bassoon and Orchestra (soloist Celia Birkinshaw) and Beethoven‘s 8th Symphony.

MONDAY 25 Edinburgh

0 International Lunchtime Concert Assembly Rooms, George Street. 225 5373 (P & 0 Travel). 1pm. £3. The Northern Sinfonia with conductor Jecek Kasprzyk and soloist Marien van Staalen are the international artists in this Monday’s lunchtime concert. they‘re playing Rossini‘s Overture The Silken Ladder, Variations on a Rococco

Theme by Tchaikovsky and Mozart’s

18 The List 15—28 November