Nicola Benedetti

04 Aug 11:00 - 12:45 04 Aug 11:00 - 12:45 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
A morning of witty and theatrical Baroque works from Scottish violin superstar Nicola Benedetti, accompanied by the world-renowned Academy of Ancient Music and Richard Egarr...   More info

Dover Quartet

06 Aug 11:00 - 12:50 06 Aug 11:00 - 12:50 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Winners of the prestigious Banff International String Quartet Competition, this exciting young string ensemble make their International Festival debut with a rich programme of...   More info

Piotr Anderszewski

07 Aug 11:00 - 13:00 07 Aug 11:00 - 13:00 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Celebrated Polish pianist Piotr Anderszewski performs one of the greatest works of the piano repertoire Beethoven’s Diabelli Variations. Piotr Anderszewski Piano Bach Preludes...   More info

Viktoria Mullova & Katia Labèque

08 Aug 11:00 - 12:40 08 Aug 11:00 - 12:40 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Joined by French pianist Katia Labèque, world-famous Russian violinist Viktoria Mullova performs a wonderfully eclectic recital of Schumann, Prokofiev, Takemitsu, Pärt and Ravel...   More info

Ilker Arcayürek & Simon Lepper

09 Aug 11:00 - 12:40 09 Aug 11:00 - 12:40 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Winner of 2016’s International Lieder Competition in Stuttgart, Turkish tenor Ilker Arcayürek makes his International Festival debut with the poignant songs of Schubert and Wolf...   More info

Takács Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin 1

10 Aug 11:00 - 12:50 10 Aug 11:00 - 12:50 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
The world-renowned Takács Quartet and powerful Canadian pianist Marc-André Hamelin perform two complimentary concerts of Mozart, Dvořák and Dohnanyi. Takács Quartet Marc-André...   More info

Takács Quartet & Marc-André Hamelin 2

11 Aug 11:00 - 12:50 11 Aug 11:00 - 12:50 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
In the second of two complimentary concerts, the internationally-renowned string quartet and pianist further explore the sounds of central Europe, with more music from Mozart, Dvo   More info

Ronald Brautigam

13 Aug 11:00 - 12:50 13 Aug 11:00 - 12:50 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
One of the most exciting historical keyboard players in the world right now, Ronald Brautigam performs Mendelssohn and Chopin as it would have sounded in the 19th century...   More info

Jean-Guihen Queyras & Alexander Melnikov

14 Aug 11:00 - 12:50 14 Aug 11:00 - 12:50 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
An internationally respected and well-established musical partnership, the French cellist and Russian pianist tackle the late sonatas of Beethoven, Chopin and Rachmaninov. Jean...   More info

Catriona Morison & Simon Lepper

15 Aug 11:00 - 12:50 15 Aug 11:00 - 12:50 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Edinburgh-born Catriona Morison is the first ever British winner of BBC’s Cardiff Singer of the World. She is joined by the brilliant pianist Simon Lepper to perform a heavyweight...   More info

Robert Levin

16 Aug 11:00 - 12:40 16 Aug 11:00 - 12:40 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Early keyboard pioneer Robert Levin returns to the International Festival with an all-Mozart affair contrasting some well-loved sonatas with lesser known works. Robert Levin...   More info

Steven Page plus support

16 Aug 19:00 - 22:00 16 Aug 19:00 - 22:00 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Following a string of rip-roaring shows in the UK in 2017, playing as a trio, Canadian music icon Steven Page will return triumphantly to the UK this August for a new set of shows...   More info

Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad & David Meier

17 Aug 11:00 - 12:50 17 Aug 11:00 - 12:50 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
BBC Radio 3 New Generation Artist, Norwegian violist Eivind Holtsmark Ringstad makes his International Festival debut with a fiendishly virtuosic recital that showcases the viola...   More info

Amanda Palmer

17 Aug 19:00 - 18 Aug 22:30 17 Aug 19:00 - 18 Aug 22:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Singer-songwriter and New York Times bestselling author Amanda Palmer returns to Edinburgh for a performance at The Queen’s Hall on 17 and 18 August. Performing everything from...   More info

An Evening with Amanda Palmer

17 Aug 20:00 - 23:00 17 Aug 20:00 - 23:00 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Fringe! Patreon presale from Wed 21st Feb. Public onsale Fri 23rd...   More info

Christian Blackshaw & Soloists of the Berliner Philharmoniker

18 Aug 11:00 - 12:50 18 Aug 11:00 - 12:50 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Renowned British pianist is joined by four principal players from the Berliner Philharmoniker to perform Schubert’s iconic Trout’ Quintet, as well as Mozart. Christian Blackshaw...   More info

An Evening with Amanda Palmer

18 Aug 20:00 - 23:00 18 Aug 20:00 - 23:00 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Edinburgh Fringe! Patreon presale from Wed 21st Feb. Public onsale Fri 23rd...   More info

Pierre-Laurent Aimard

20 Aug 11:00 - 12:50 20 Aug 11:00 - 12:50 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
The 2018 International Festival’s artist-in-residence performs an intimate recital of virtuosic and mystical piano works from Chopin, Scriabin, Debussy, Obouhow and Messiaen...   More info

Dorothea Röschmann & Roger Vignoles

21 Aug 11:00 - 12:45 21 Aug 11:00 - 12:45 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Celebrated German soprano Dorothea Röschmann returns to the International Festival with Roger Vignoles, musical partner to many of the world’s greatest singers, for a dramatic...   More info

Pavel Haas Quartet

22 Aug 11:00 - 12:45 22 Aug 11:00 - 12:45 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
One of the world’s most exciting string quartets perform two landmark works in the repertoire Schubert’s Rosamunde’ and Ravel’s String Quartet. Shostakovich String Quartet No 7...   More info

James Ehnes & Steven Osborne

23 Aug 11:00 - 12:50 23 Aug 11:00 - 12:50 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Two of today’s most respected soloists, Canadian violinist James Ehnes and Scottish pianist Steven Osborne perform a sumptuous recital of Brahms, Ravel, Debussy & Prokofiev...   More info

Pierre-Laurent Aimard & Tamara Stefanovich

24 Aug 11:00 - 13:00 24 Aug 11:00 - 13:00 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Former Messiaen protégé and International Festival artist-in-residence Pierre-Laurent Aimard is joined by Tamara Stefanovich to perform the French composer’s Visions de l’Amen and...   More info

Blazin' Fiddles with Karen Matheson

24 Aug 20:00 - 23:00 24 Aug 20:00 - 23:00 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Scotland’s most celebrated fiddle band Blazin’ Fiddles will join together with the remarkable vocalist Karen Matheson for a special one-off Scottish tour which begins at The Queen...   More info

Hebrides Ensemble

25 Aug 11:00 - 12:45 25 Aug 11:00 - 12:45 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
The well-loved Scottish ensemble celebrate Leonard Bernstein’s centenary year with two of his compositions, punctuated by Aaron Copland’s powerful Appalachian Spring and Piano...   More info

Blazin' Fiddles with Karen Matheson

25 Aug 20:00 - 23:00 25 Aug 20:00 - 23:00 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Scotland’s most celebrated fiddle band Blazin’ Fiddles will join together with the remarkable vocalist Karen Matheson for a special one-off Scottish tour which begins at The Queen...   More info

I'm With Her Live in Edinburgh, UK at The Queen's Hall

28 Aug 18:30 - 23:00 28 Aug 18:30 - 23:00 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
I'm With Her will be performing at The Queen's Hall in Edinburgh, UK on Tuesday, August 28th. Tickets go on sale Friday, March 30th at 10AM local time. -Tickets 22.00 -Doors 6...   More info

Gretchen Peters 2-Day Songwriting Workshops

04 Sep 08:45 - 18:00 04 Sep 08:45 - 18:00 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Tue 4 September: 8.45am-6pm Wed 5 September: 9am-10pm Limited number of places A unique opportunity to receive tuition from one of America and Nashville's leading songwriters in...   More info

Cara in Concert

21 Sep 20:00 - 22:30 21 Sep 20:00 - 22:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Uplifting, energising and expressive, Cara (Irish for friend) tour internationally, performing innovative arrangements of material firmly rooted in the Irish and Scottish...   More info

Fish // Edinburgh

22 Sep 12:00 - 15:00 22 Sep 12:00 - 15:00 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
FISH CLUTCHING AT STRAWS WELTSCHMERZ 2018 Fish returns to the live arena .... The set list for the tour will include the entire 'Clutching at Straws' album and songs from the new...   More info

Weltschmerz / Clutching at Straws tour 2018

22 Sep 19:00 - 23:00 22 Sep 19:00 - 23:00 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
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Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham

29 Sep 19:30 - 22:30 29 Sep 19:30 - 22:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
What more can you say about these two stellar musicians, now embarking on their 31st year of working together. Aly Bain and Phil Cunningham have established themselves as the...   More info

Leleux Plays Haydn Oboe Concerto

04 Oct 19:30 - 21:30 04 Oct 19:30 - 21:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
HAYDN Symphony No 82 The Bear’ (24’) HAYDN Oboe Concerto in C (23’) SCHUBERT (arr WEBERN) German Dances (09’) BRAHMS Variations on a Theme of Joseph Haydn (17’) FRANÇOIS LELEUX...   More info

They Might Be Giants - Edinburgh Queens Hall Friday 5 October

05 Oct 19:00 - 22:30 05 Oct 19:00 - 22:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
They Might Be Giants plus special guests The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Friday 5 October. Tickets on sale now...   More info

John Lees' Barclay James Harvest

06 Oct 19:00 - 22:30 06 Oct 19:00 - 22:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
2018 sees the 50th Anniversary of the release of the very first record by Barclay James Harvest, the classic Early Morning single. 2018 will see the reissues of the first four BJH...   More info

At Last - The Etta James Story

11 Oct 19:00 - 23:00 11 Oct 19:00 - 23:00 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
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Beethoven, Grieg and McLeod

25 Oct 19:30 - 21:30 25 Oct 19:30 - 21:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
GRIEG Holberg Suite (21’) McLEOD Viola Concerto Nordic Fire’ World Premiere (27’) BEETHOVEN (arr SWENSEN) Quartet No 14 in C-sharp minor, Op 131 (38’) JOSEPH SWENSEN Conductor...   More info

The Cavern Beatles Show

26 Oct 19:30 - 22:30 26 Oct 19:30 - 22:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
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The Sons of Pitches

28 Oct 19:00 - 22:30 28 Oct 19:00 - 22:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
The Sons of Pitches are one of the premiere vocal groups currently working in the UK. In November 2015 they became the winners of BBC2’s The Naked Choir hosted by Gareth Malone...   More info

Mozart with Bezuidenhout

01 Nov 19:30 - 21:30 01 Nov 19:30 - 21:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
CPE BACH Symphony No 2 in E-flat, Wq 183 (10’) MOZART Symphony No 29 in A, K201 (24’) MOZART Piano Concerto No 24 in C minor, K491 (30’) MOZART Rondo in A major, K386 (07...   More info

New Purple Celebration - The Music of Prince - Edinburgh

04 Nov 19:00 - 23:00 04 Nov 19:00 - 23:00 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
New Purple Celebration are a world class live celebration of the life, legacy and music of Prince. This full nine piece live band delivers a non-stop, hit packed show spanning...   More info

Altstaedt Plays Schumann Cello Concerto

08 Nov 19:30 - 22:30 08 Nov 19:30 - 22:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
WAGNER Siegfried Idyll (18’) SCHUMANN Cello Concerto (25’) SUCKLING Meditation (after Donne) World Premiere (10’) BEETHOVEN Symphony No 8 (26’) NICOLAS ALTSTAEDT Conductor Cello...   More info

Woman To Woman

14 Nov 19:30 - 22:30 14 Nov 19:30 - 22:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
The Woman to Woman tour brings together three of the UK’s best loved and most celebrated female singer-songwriters, Judie Tzuke, Beverley Craven and Julia Fordham. This unique...   More info

Chamber Sunday with SCO Wind Soloists

18 Nov 15:00 - 17:00 18 Nov 15:00 - 17:00 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
MOZART Divertimento No 3 in B-flat, K439b, for 2 Basset Horns & Bassoon (08’) HINDEMITH Kleine Kammermusik (16’) STRAUSS Sonatina No 2 in E-flat Happy Workshop’ (37’) GORDON...   More info

Mendelssohn I: A Midsummer Night's Dream

29 Nov 19:30 - 21:30 29 Nov 19:30 - 21:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
MENDELSSOHN A Midsummer Night’s Dream: Incidental Music (40’) MENDELSSOHN Die erste Walpurgisnacht (36’) LAURENCE EQUILBEY Conductor HILARY SUMMERS Contralto MARTIN MITTERRUTZNER...   More info

John Cooper Clarke | Edinburgh

30 Nov 19:00 - 22:00 30 Nov 19:00 - 22:00 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
John Cooper Clarke has announced a new UK tour. The poet will be joined by Simon Day, as Geoffrey Allerton, for dates in Salisbury, Cambridge, Birmingham, Leeds, Manchester...   More info

Mendelssohn II: Mendelssohn Symphony No 1

06 Dec 19:30 - 21:30 06 Dec 19:30 - 21:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
ROSSINI Overture, L’Italiana in Algeri (08’) RESPIGHI Ancient Airs & Dances: Suite I (16’) MENDELSSOHN Two Concert Pieces, Opp 113, 114 (16’) MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 1 in C minor...   More info

Mendelssohn III: Mendelssohn and Bach

13 Dec 19:30 - 21:30 13 Dec 19:30 - 21:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
MENDELSSOHN Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage (08’) BACH Violin Concerto in E (19’) BACH (arr WEBERN) Ricercare from A Musical Offering (08’) MENDELSSOHN Symphony No 5 in D...   More info

Mozart Horn Concerto No 4

17 Jan 18:00 - 21:00 17 Jan 18:00 - 21:00 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
WA MOZART Symphony No 31 in D, K297 Paris’ (17’) LEOPOLD MOZART Sinfonia in G major (08’) WA MOZART MICHAEL HAYDN Adagio & Fugue in D, K291 MH287 (08’) WA MOZART Horn Concerto No...   More info

Les Nuits d'Eté with Carolyn Sampson

31 Jan 19:30 - 21:30 31 Jan 19:30 - 21:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
GOUNOD Petite Symphonie (21’) DEBUSSY (arr HENRI BÜSSER) Petite Suite (13’) DEBUSSY Danses sacrée et profane (10’) TANGUY Incanto (06’) BERLIOZ Les Nuits d’Eté (31’) FRANÇOIS...   More info

Chamber Sunday

03 Feb 15:00 - 17:00 03 Feb 15:00 - 17:00 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
Programme to include: PROKOFIEV Quintet (24’) ROSSINI Quartet (11’) MOZART Oboe Quartet in F, K370 (14’) FRANÇOIS LELEUX Oboe SCO Chamber Ensemble ALISON MITCHELL Flute...   More info

Sir James MacMillan 60th Birthday Concert

21 Feb 19:30 - 21:30 21 Feb 19:30 - 21:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
PÄRT Cantus in Memoriam Benjamin Britten (06’) MACMILLAN Veni, Veni, Emmanuel (28’) MACMILLAN Seven Last Words from the Cross (48’) SIR JAMES MACMILLAN Conductor COLIN CURRIE...   More info

Piemontesi Plays Mozart

28 Feb 19:30 - 21:30 28 Feb 19:30 - 21:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
STRAVINSKY Concerto in D (12’) MOZART Piano Concerto No 19 in F, K459 (28’) STENHAMMAR Serenade in F (36’) ANDREW MANZE Conductor FRANCESCO PIEMONTESI Piano Piemontesi and Manze...   More info

Brilliance of the Baroque with Richard Egarr

07 Mar 19:30 - 21:30 07 Mar 19:30 - 21:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
PURCELL Music from The Fairy Queen (40’) HANDEL Concerto Grosso Op 3 No 1 in B-flat (10’) HANDEL Arias from Semele: Oh, Jove in pity; Oh sleep; Myself I shall adore (15’) HANDEL...   More info

Pekka Kuusisto Directs Ravel and Haydn

21 Mar 19:30 - 21:30 21 Mar 19:30 - 21:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
BARTÓK Soldier Song (01’) RAVEL Le Tombeau de Couperin (17’) RAVEL Sonata for Violin and Cello : Mvt 1 (05’) MESSIAEN Abîme des Oiseaux from Quatuor pour le fin de Temps (08...   More info

Chamber Sunday with SCO String Soloists

24 Mar 15:00 - 17:00 24 Mar 15:00 - 17:00 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
DVOŘÁK Quintet in G, Op 77 (35’) BARTÓK Romanian Folk Dances (06’) STRAUSS Metamorphosen (26’) BENJAMIN MARQUISE GILMORE, RUTH CROUCH Violin JANE ATKINS, FELIX TANNER Viola...   More info

Three Serenades with Leleux

28 Mar 19:30 - 21:30 28 Mar 19:30 - 21:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
WOLF Italian Serenade (08’) DVOŘÁK Serenade in D minor, Op 44 (24’) BRAHMS Serenade No 1 (49’) François Leleux Conductor Oboe Three enchanting serenades come together in a...   More info

Chamayou Plays Ravel Piano Concerto

11 Apr 19:30 - 21:30 11 Apr 19:30 - 21:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
GINASTERA Variaciones Concertantes (21’) RAVEL Piano Concerto in G (23’) BEETHOVEN Symphony No 4 (34’) JOSEP PONS Conductor BERTRAND CHAMAYOU Piano So many wonderful soloists in...   More info

Hardenberger Plays Haydn and Gruber

25 Apr 19:30 - 21:30 25 Apr 19:30 - 21:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
SCHULHOFF Serenade Op 18 (27’) HAYDN Trumpet Concerto in E-flat (14’) GRUBER Busking (31’) BEETHOVEN Twelve Contradances (12’) JOHN STORGÅRDS Conductor HÅKAN HARDENBERGER Trumpet...   More info

Jonathan Dove Accordion Concerto

02 May 19:30 - 21:30 02 May 19:30 - 21:30 - Edinburgh Edinburgh
The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh The Queen's Hall, Edinburgh
MOZART Symphony No 34 in C, K338 (21’) DOVE Accordion Concerto World Premiere (20’) LIGETI Concerto Românesc (15’) HAYDN Symphony No 90 in C (24’) CLEMENS SCHULDT Conductor OWEN...   More info


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