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Alison McGillivray

Alison McGillivray

Versatile cellist Alison McGillivray has played with the Academy of Ancient Music, the English Concert, Concerto Caledonia, Ricordo and Pamela Thorby among others.



Telemann: Recorder Sonatas and Fantasias
Telemann: Recorder Sonatas and Fantasias
Pamela Thorby completes her discography of eighteenth century favourites with Telemann. 

CKD 476

Super Audio Surround Collection Vol 2 sampler
Super Audio Surround Collection Vol 2 sampler
The second disc in the highly popular SACD sampler series. A great overview of the best of Linn. 

AKP 284  

Geminiani: Sonatas for Violoncello & Basso Continuo, Op. 5
Geminiani: Sonatas for Violoncello & Basso Continuo, Op. 5
Debut solo album from cellist Alison McGillivray exploring the music of Francesco Geminiani. 

BKD 251  

Fiddler Tam
Fiddler Tam
Scotland's leading Baroque Ensemble, Concerto Caledonia, rediscovers the music of Thomas Erskine. 

CKD 240  

Erlebach VI Sonate
Erlebach VI Sonate
Carefully crafted interpretations in a period style of the beguiling works of Erlebach 

CKD 270  

Baroque Recorder Concertos
Baroque Recorder Concertos
The dazzling debut from virtuoso recorder player Pamela Thorby - a Gramophone 'Editor's Choice'. 

CKD 217  

Virtuoso in the Making - Biber
Virtuoso in the Making - Biber
Baroque ensemble Ricordo's debut album with Linn Records which received rave reviews 

CKD 195  

Mungrel Stuff
Mungrel Stuff
A selection of Scottish themed tunes from a great variety of composers. 

CKD 140  

English Ayres by Thomas Campion
English Ayres by Thomas Campion
North teams up with Michael Chance to record Campion's songs with traditional lute accompaniment. 

CKD 105  

Colin's Kisses
Colin's Kisses
Concerto Caledonia perform fresh and lively tunes by 18th century Scottish composer James Oswald. 

CKD 101  

Alison McGillivray - cello

Alison McGillivray studied the cello at the RSAMD (now the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland) with William Conway and subsequently became hooked on early music while studying with the late Jennifer Ward Clark: her love of the viola da gamba stems from accompanying the early English song class at the Royal Academy of Music. McGillivray played in London for many years as principal cellist and soloist with the Academy of Ancient Music and the English Concert.

McGillivray's solo recordings include C.P.E. Bach's Cello Concerto with the Academy of Ancient Music and, for Linn, Geminiani's cello sonatas with David McGuinness. Recent albums have includeed music by Tobias Hume with Concerto Caledonia, Vivaldi's L'Estro armonico with Rachel Podger and Brecon Baroque, and Nine Daies Wonder with the Society of Strange and Ancient Instruments.

McGillivray is based in Glasgow and as a Feldenkrais Method practitioner combines her skills to explore how the way we move can influence the music we make.

 

Artistxite
,,...eine überaus inspirierte, elegante und lebendige Deutung dieser bemerkenswerten Kleinode.''
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The Strad
Alison McGillivray is an imaginative and stylish interpreter of Geminiani's six cello sonatas op. 5.
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The Financial Times
Awarded Best Classical CD of 2005
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Music-Web International
She offers sensitive, committed playing...
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The Whold Note (Toronto)
...richness in embellishment...
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Early Music Today
...superbly expressive and imaginative playing...
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International Record Review
I have enjoyed this CD very much, and shall return to it often.
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The Herald
5 Stars
...the disc, with its endless stream of stylish and imaginative performance strokes, is absolutely convincing.
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ClassicalSource.com
This is imaginative playing of the first rank.
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The Dominion Post (Wellington, NZ)
5 Stars
The sound is breathtakingly natural, making this a release that, while mandatory for baroque specialists, should be owned by all music lovers.
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Early Music Review
Alison and her trio of co-conspirators have that something special in buckets.
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The Daily Telegraph
Her warm, rich sound has a sunny autumnal maturity...
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The Times
The music swings from sighing movements to cheerful jigs.
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The Sunday Herald
Alive and stylish.
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MusicWeek
A recording full of "expressive and imaginative sounds"
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