Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Classical Music - 10 August 2014

Catherine Bott asks, "Who were the great Scottish composers?"

As the Edinburgh International Festival gets under way, Catherine Bott takes a look at some of Scotland’s finest composers. 

Starting off with the 17th century countertenor and lute player, John Abell, she strides through the centuries, showcasing music by Hamish MacCunn, Alexander MacKenzie and James MacMillan

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And Catherine comes bang up to date with film music from Patrick Doyle, whose score for the Disney Pixar feature, Brave, saw him returning to his Scottish roots.

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