The very best Classic FM sessions at the Edinburgh International Festival

30 August 2016, 14:19

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This year's Edinburgh International Festival is packed with performances by some of the biggest names in classical music. We've teamed up with them to bring you behind-the-scenes live sessions with some of those great musicians, including baritone Simon Keenlyside, violinist Pekka Kuusisto and pianist András Schiff

András Schiff plays Beethoven's monumental 'Emperor' Piano Concerto

The brilliant pianist András Schiff treated audiences at the Edinburgh International Festival this year to a performance of Beethoven's iconic 'Emperor' Piano Concerto. Ahead of his performance, he gave us this insight into one of Beethoven's most famous works:

Pekka Kuusisto plays the dramatic opening to Sibelius' Violin Concerto

It's one of the best-loved concertos for violin – and the opening to Sibelius' Violin Concerto is one of the most unusual and amazing ever written. Ahead of his performance of the work at the Edinburgh International Festival earlier this week, violinist Pekka Kuusisto gave us a special performance of that iconic opening.

Simon Keenlyside sings Jerome Kern's Let's Begin

The great baritone performs at The Queen's Hall in Edinburgh with Howard McGill on clarinet, Gordon Campbell on Trombone, Richard Pryce on Double bass, Matthew Regan on piano and Mike Smith on drums.

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