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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is one of Scotland’s foremost cultural ambassadors. The Linn series features performances conducted by Robin Ticciati, Alexander Janizcek, Joseph Swensen and Sir Charles Mackerras.



Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 31, 70 & 101
Haydn: Symphonies Nos. 31, 70 & 101
Robin Ticciati and the SCO present an overview of Haydn's symphonic repertoire. 

CKD 500

Haydn: Symphony No. 101
Haydn: Symphony No. 101
This is the first LP featuring Robin Ticciati and the SCO's charismatic partnership. 

CKH 600

Super Audio Collection Vol. 8
Super Audio Collection Vol. 8
Featuring Joe Stilgoe, Robin Ticciati, Claire Martin, Thomas Sondergard, Big Screen & Ingrid Fliter. 

AKP 537  

Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures
Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures
Arias and overtures from six of Mozart's much-loved operas, named BBC's 'Recording of the Month'. 

CKD 460  

Mozart: Divertimenti
Mozart: Divertimenti
This recording captures the wealth of detail in Mozart's Divertimenti. 

CKD 479  

Schumann: The Symphonies
Schumann: The Symphonies
Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra embark upon their first symphonic cycle. 

CKD 450  

Super Audio Collection Vol. 7
Super Audio Collection Vol. 7
The seventh volume in the perpetually popular Linn Collection series. 

AKP 459  

Chopin: Piano Concertos
Chopin: Piano Concertos
Award-winning pianist Ingrid Fliter makes her Linn debut with a distinctive performance. 

CKD 455  

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: 40th Anniversary Edition
Scottish Chamber Orchestra: 40th Anniversary Edition
Celebrates the SCO's fortieth year with a brand new recording of Wagner's Siegfried Idyll. 

CKD 540  

Hommage a Trois
Hommage a Trois
William Berger makes his Linn debut with a programme of arias from some of the finest operas. 

CKD 428  

Linn 40th Anniversary Collection
Linn 40th Anniversary Collection
Linn celebrates its 40th anniversary with a limited edition collection bursting with stand-out music 

AKD 425  

Berlioz: Les nuits d'ete
Berlioz: Les nuits d'ete
Robin Ticciati cements his reputation as an outstanding Berliozian with his latest recording. 

CKD 421  

Weber: Wind Concertos
Weber: Wind Concertos
The SCO section principals dazzle in Weber's virtuosic and thrilling concertos. 

BKD 409  

The Super Audio Collection Volume 6
The Super Audio Collection Volume 6
Includes premiere recordings, memorable debuts and new takes on popular repertoire. 

AKP 408  

Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique
The SCO's recording debut under the direction of Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati. 

CKD 400  

Mozart: Divertimento K.334 & Oboe Quartet K.370
Mozart: Divertimento K.334 & Oboe Quartet K.370
An intimate performance from the principal players from the SCO. 

CKD 376  

The Super Audio Collection Volume 4 sampler
The Super Audio Collection Volume 4 sampler
The fourth volume in Linn's popular sampler series. A mouth-watering selection of 2008-09 tracks. 

AKP 357  

Mozart: Symphonies 29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz)
Mozart: Symphonies 29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz)
The eagerly awaited follow up to the multi-award winning 'Mozart Symphonies 38-41'. 

CKD 350  

Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3, 4 & 5
Beethoven: Piano Concertos 3, 4 & 5
Sir Charles Mackerras conducts the SCO and pianist Artur Pizarro 

BKD 336  

Mozart: ‘Colloredo’ Serenade K. 203 & Divertimento K. 251
Mozart: ‘Colloredo’ Serenade K. 203 & Divertimento K. 251
Alexander Janiczek directs the Orchestra in the second volume of Mozart Serenades 

BKD 320  

Mozart: Symphonies 38 - 41
Mozart: Symphonies 38 - 41
Mozart's last four symphonies conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras. 

CKD 308  

Super Audio Surround Collection Vol 3 sampler
Super Audio Surround Collection Vol 3 sampler
a stunning new collection of demonstration quality tracks that showcase our artists at their best 

AKP 305  

Mozart: Serenades
Mozart: Serenades
A beautiful recording featuring a selection of Mozart's interesting and charming chamber works. 

BKD 287  

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto No. 2 & 'Scottish' Symphony
Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto No. 2 & 'Scottish' Symphony
An exceptionally beautiful recording of Mendelssohn, with violinist Joseph Swensen. 

BKD 216  

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  

Mozart: Wind Concertos
Mozart: Wind Concertos
An excellent performance of Mozart's woodwind concertos, released to mark his 250th anniversary. 

CKD 273  

Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor
Dvorak: Violin Concerto in A minor
Excellent performances and recorded sound mark this album as a must-have in the SCO series. 

CKD 241  

Handel: Operatic Arias
Handel: Operatic Arias
Soprano Emma Bell's outstanding second solo album, which features the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. 

BKD 252  

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto
Prokofiev: Violin Concerto
This delightful all-Prokofiev programme adds another dimension to the indispensable SCO series. 

CKD 219  

Bartok & Kodaly
Bartok & Kodaly
Sir Charles Mackerras and the SCO offer fresh, authentic and perceptive interpretations. 

BKD 234  

Linn 'Selektions' The Surround Sound sampler
Linn 'Selektions' The Surround Sound sampler
A superb collection of tracks from Linn's Super Audio CD catalogue. 

AKP 245  

Brahms: Violin Concerto & Hungarian Dances
Brahms: Violin Concerto & Hungarian Dances
Another triumphant success for director Joseph Swensen and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. 

BKD 224  

Sibelius: Theatre Music
Sibelius: Theatre Music
Sibelius' better-known incidental scores together with music less often heard vividly presented 

CKD 220  

Mozart: Requiem
Mozart: Requiem
The Levin edition of Mozart's compelling Requiem performed in thrilling splendour by Mackerras/SCO 

BKD 211  

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The world-renowned Scottish Chamber Orchestra is made up of a unique collection of talented musicians who inspire and connect with people of all ages. The SCO aims to provide as many opportunities as possible for people to hear their music by touring the length and breadth of Scotland and around the world as proud ambassadors for Scottish cultural excellence. In recent years, the Orchestra has travelled throughout Europe, the Far East, India and the USA.

The SCO has made a significant contribution to Scottish life, not just in what it provides culturally, but in what is given back to the community. Outside the concert hall, SCO players inspire people of all ages in schools, universities, hospitals, care homes, places of work and community centres through the work of SCO Connect, the SCO's creative learning team.

In the 2015/16 Season, together with Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati in what will be his seventh season, the SCO performs Brahms complete symphonies and Requiem. The SCO Chorus, directed by Gregory Batsleer, celebrate their 25th Anniversary with performances of Handel's Theodora, Bach's Magnificat as well as Brahms' Ein deutsches Requiem. There is also a focus on Sibelius and Nielsen to mark their 150th Anniversaries and the world-renowned French conductor Emmanuel Krivine takes up the post of Principal Guest Conductor.

Together with Ticciati, the Orchestra has released four recordings, Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique (2012), Berlioz's Les nuits d'été & La mort de Cléopâtre (2013), Wagner's Siegfried Idyll (2014) and Schumann's Symphonies. The full discography exceeds 150 recordings.

The Orchestra's long-standing relationship with Conductor Laureate, the late Sir Charles Mackerras, resulted in many exceptional performances and recordings, including two multi award-winning albums of Mozart Symphonies (Linn).

Current SCO Associate Artists include conductor/keyboardist Richard Egarr, director/violinist Alexander Janiczek, and mezzo soprano Karen Cargill. All perform regularly with the Orchestra during the concert season, in the recording studio, on tour and in festival appearances. The SCO has strong relationships with many eminent guest conductors including Principal Guest Conductor Emmanuel Krivine, Conductor Emeritus Joseph Swensen, Olari Elts, John Storgårds and Oliver Knussen. Regular soloist/directors include Christian Zacharias and Piotr Anderszewski.

The Orchestra enjoys close relationships with many leading composers and has commissioned more than 100 new works. These include pieces by Composer Laureate Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, James MacMillan, Judith Weir, Sally Beamish, Karin Rehnqvist, Lyell Cresswell, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Toshio Hosokawa, John McLeod, Rolf Martinsson and Martin Suckling, who is now SCO Associate Composer. 2015/16 commissions include works by Hafliði Hallgrímsson and Lotta Wennäkoski.

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra receives funding from the Scottish Government as one of Scotland's five National Performing Arts Companies.

 


For further information - www.sco.org.uk
Mozart named 'Recording of the Month'
28 July 2015
BBC awards five stars to the SCO & Elizabeth Watts' Mozart
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Top 10 Recent Mozart Recordings - Chosen By Gramophone
30 April 2015
Featuring Dunedin Consort and Scottish Chamber Orchestra Wind Soloists
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SCO's Mozart enters the UK Specialist Chart
23 February 2015
Divertimenti recording is #11
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Sunday Times Top 100 List Announced
07 December 2014
Robin Ticciati's Schumann Triumphs
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ICMA Nominations Announced
20 November 2014
Five Linn Recordings Nominated
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Schumann is Classical CD of the Week
12 October 2014
The Sunday Times chooses Ticciati & the SCO
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Robin Ticciati's Schumann Named BBC Orchestral 'Choice'
01 October 2014
Five Stars For This ‘Impressive’ Recording
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Ticciati's Schumann Enters The Chart
30 September 2014
The SCO's new recording is at number 2.
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Robin Ticciati interview
22 September 2014
The SCO's Principal Conductor talks to David Smith.
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Ingrid Fliter's Chopin in the UK Classical Artist Chart
31 March 2014
chart position following exemplary reviews
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Linn tops the Herald's Classical Top 10 of 2013
18 December 2013
Linn is one and two!
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ICMA Nominations 2014
04 December 2013
Four Linn titles nominated in the 2014 ICMA Awards
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Scottish Chamber Orchestra launches its 40th Season
01 October 2013
The SCO turn 40!
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Mackerras' Mozart named in all-time Top 30
12 July 2013
iTunes include 'Mozart Syphonies 38-41' in its Essentials series
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Ticciati's Berlioz enters the chart
13 May 2013
No. 8 in the UK Specialist Chart
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Gramophone guest blog - Rosenna East: From Mozart to Berlioz
03 April 2013
Scottish Chamber Orchestra Violinist, Rosenna East, writes guest blog for Gramophone: From Mozart to Berlioz
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'Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41' named as one of the best discs of the past 20 years!
30 July 2012
BBC Music Magazine celebrates 20 great recordings...
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Ticciati's Berlioz scales UK chart
22 April 2012
Berlioz in No. 4 in Classical Chart
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BBC Music Magazine: What's coming up
16 April 2012
A Fantastique Start!
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Robin Ticciati: the 28-year-old who makes top-rank conducting look so easy
02 April 2012
Robin Ticciati tells Ivan Hewett the secret of his success.
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Success in Germany for the SCO
27 March 2012
the critics hail Robin Ticciati
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SCO's Mozart named Gramophone Choice
16 January 2012
'You're unlikely to regret buying this exquisite disc.'
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Ticciati's Berlioz chosen as Sound of 2012
11 January 2012
Anna Picard's Critics' Choice
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Interview with Robin Ticciati
01 August 2011
'...a career that promises a long life of excitement.'
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Mackerras' Mozart Wins ECHO Award
26 July 2011
SCO win 'Symphonic Recording of the Year'
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Sir Charles Mackerras - One of the greatest conductors of all time
01 April 2011
As voted by BBC Music Magazine
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SCO is Classic FM's Best Orchestral Album
26 December 2010
'Mozart Symphonies 29 - 36' named Best Orchestral Recording of 2010!
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Linn Records Nominated for Six International Classical Music Awards
02 December 2010
Linn Records is proud to announce that six Linn recordings have been nomiated for the 2011 International Classical Music Awards.
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The SCO crosses the Pond
20 October 2010
Orchestra announces 4 US dates
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2010 Gramophone Awards Finalists announced
23 August 2010
Two Linn recordings make the shortlist
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Mozart Symphonies in the Billboard Charts
26 March 2010
Mackerras recording reaches #23
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Mozart Symphonies in the Classical Charts!
22 March 2010
The SCO and Sir Charles are in the charts...
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Sir Charles Mackerras is Artist of the Week
20 March 2010
The Mozart Symphonies conductor is celebrated on Gramophone Archive...
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Mozart Symphonies sessions news
16 July 2009
Exclusive preview
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Edinburgh Festival dates for Linn artists
03 July 2009
Linn at EIF
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Linn artists at the BBC Proms
30 June 2009
live concerts in London
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Sir Charles and the SCO triumph at the Classical BRITs!
15 May 2009
'Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41' wins Critics' Award
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Beethoven Concertos in UK Classical chart
11 May 2009
A new entry at No. 10
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Mozart in chart for 4th week
05 May 2009
Bestseller in the Chart at No.6
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Classical Brit Awards nominations announced...
21 April 2009
Double nomination for Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41!
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CD of the Week for Beethoven Piano Concertos
16 April 2009
Classic FM selects the new recording
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Mozart Symphonies in Official UK Classical Chart
15 April 2009
Top seller re-enters the chart at number 4!
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Linn Records' Business Manager on BBC Radio
08 April 2009
Caroline Dooley discusses the Disc of the Year award
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Mozart Symphonies triumphs at the BBC Music Magazine Awards
08 April 2009
The SCO and Sir Charles Mackerras win two awards!
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The end of voting is near for BBC Music Magazine Awards
24 February 2009
Click here is you haven't voted in the 2009 Awards!
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BBC Music Magazine nominates ‘Mozart Symphonies 38 – 41’
28 January 2009
Scottish Chamber Orchestra in shortlist for awards
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Success at the Midem Awards!
21 January 2009
The SCO and Sir Charles Mackerras triumph in Cannes
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SCO and Sir Charles Mackerras shortlisted for award
13 January 2009
A Midem Award for 'Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41'?
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Best Orchestral Recording of 2008 from Classic FM
06 January 2009
Yet more praise for 'Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41'
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Mozart Symphonies in another Best of 2008
18 December 2008
BBC Radio 4's Front Row selects recording as a Pick of 2008
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Les Chocs de l'année 2008 for the SCO and Sir Charles Mackerras
25 November 2008
The French publication honours 'Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41'
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Sir Charles and the SCO impress
22 August 2008
Edinburgh treated to a memorable musical evening...
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Hi-Fi News
4 Stars
Album Choice: 'enjoyable...and clean 192kHz rendering'
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SA-CD.net
'A lovely recording...'
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Pizzicato
,,Elizabeth Watts...hat sich zu einer guten Mozart-Interpretin entwickelt. Ihre warme Stimme eignet sich bestens für die Susanna-Arie aus den ‘Nozze di Figaro’, und sie entwickelt dramatische Kraft und hoch geputschte Emotionalität in der Ilia-Arie aus ‘Idomeneo’.''


AllMusic.com
4½ Stars
'[Watt's] bright and flexible voice is wonderful in Mozart...This disc invites repeated listening and is highly recommended.'
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Fanfare
'This is one of the best Schumann symphony cycles to come my way in a very long time, maybe even ever...'
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AllMusic.com
'perfection and elegance'
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
'...exuberant performances, recorded with real presence.'
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BBC Music Magazine
'Building A Library' Recommended Recording of Schumann's Symphony No. 2


The Irish Times
4 Stars
'special appeal'
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MusicWeb International
'...there is a beautifully warm feel to the sound...The whole air of the disc is exceptionally genial and I enjoyed it immensely.'
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Classica
«On apprécie d'autant plus Ia finesse et Ia musicalité de certains pupitres (clarinette, hautbois) qui donnent véritablement un supplément d'âme à leur lecture et n'enferment pas Ia musique dans des éclairages monochromes ou bien, à l'inverse, dans une démonstration purement virtuose.»
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The Sunday Times
'The SCO wind soloists play the rare original scoring for six players - darker in timbre and sparer in texture - with brio.'
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The Sunday Herald Scotland
5 Stars
'Superb playing, great characterisation and marvellous music-making from the splendid SCO wind gang.'
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The Perth Courier
'And as for the players? Undoubtedly six of the very best.'
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Europadisc
'The SCO Wind Soloists combine superb stylishness, period-performance sensibilities and abundant character in performances that are a joy from start to finish.'
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Pizzicato
,,des ‘Scottish Chamber Orchestra’ spielen frisch und mit viel Vitalität''
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McAlister Matheson Music
'Buy the disc, and prepare to be charmed, amazed and delighted!'
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The Guardian
4 Stars
‘exhilarating Haydn’
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The Guardian
4 Stars
'These performances pick up on every morsel of wit and ingenuity in the wind writing, and never forget that the purpose of this music was to entertain.'
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ForumOpera.com
4 Stars
'Ils nous offrent la plus belle version enregistrée de l'œuvre, tout simplement, en conclusion d'un disque passionnant, qui prouve que, à condition d'être abordé intelligemment, le romantisme n'est pas mort.'
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MusicWeb International
'...very fine in every respect...'
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BBC Music Magazine
Top Recommendation: 'I'd opt for Ticciati, whose exhilarating Rhenish has all the makings of a modern classic.'
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The Telegraph
4 Stars
'Terrific...The sound was vivid and clear, and the timpani made a joyous rhythmic clatter...'
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BBC Radio 3 ‘CD Review’
'It's playing and music that exudes elegance, sparkles with joy and chuckles with good humour in a well-balanced recording.'
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Gramophone
Choice: 'I fancy Mozart would have smiled in approval.'
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Herald Scotland
Pick of 2014: '...Robin Ticciati and the SCO released an astoundingly good Schumann symphony cycle...'
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Herald Scotland
'And you can hear [Schumann's playfulness] all the way through Robin Ticciati's new and widely-acclaimed recording of the symphonies with the SCO.'
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The Guardian
Live Review: '[Ticciati] always gets the charismatic best from this orchestra.'
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The Telegraph
4 Stars
Live Review: 'highly convincing'


Inside Story
'No new release has given me greater pleasure in 2014 than conductor Robin Ticciati's survey of the four symphonies of Schumann with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.'
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da Volkskrant
#23 in da Volksrant's 'Best Albums of 2014' of all genres
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Audiophile Audition
'Linn has given their all to Ticciati, and it sounds splendid.'


The Sunday Times
#9 ‘Classical Record of the Year’: ‘In a competitive year, Ticciati’s lithe, youthful accounts of the great works produced the trump card.’


Early Music Review
'The SCO - for decades now pioneers in modern instrument HIP - are big enough to create the presence required for such music, but also with an eye on the subtleties of the composer's orchestration.'
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Fanfare
'...one of the best-sounding Schumann cycles in years. No detail of these meticulously prepared, superbly executed performances escapes the attention of the Linn engineers...'
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BBC Radio 3 'CD Review Building a Library'
'Robin Ticciati with the finely responsive Scottish Chamber Orchestra has more romantic instincts.'
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The Arts Desk
'The Scottish Chamber Orchestra's playing is magnificent, and Linn's recorded sound is impeccable.'
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
'Orchestral Choice': 'The Adagio of Symphony No. 2 is beautifully done, with a coda that really tugs at the heartstrings...the interpretations...will reward repeated hearing.'
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Sinfini Music
4 Stars
'Altogether an attractive, classily played collection.'
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Big Issue
'Ticciati finds wondrous detail in every bar of these scores, but the dynamism and spark that he and this orchestra create makes sure they never lose track of the overall picture. The SCO's playing is stylish, generous and brimming with life.'
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Classical CD Choice
'…these superb accounts from Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra certainly place them amongst the finest available thanks both to Ticciati’s vital conducting and the brilliantly immediate recorded sound. Altogether an impressive release.'
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The Sunday Times
Classical CD of the Week: 'Ticciati adopts near-ideal tempi, refusing to drag in the slow movements...and he is propulsive in Schumann's energetic, animated allegros.'
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Irish Times
4 Stars
'The sense of newness, of discovery, is at all times high.'
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Pizzicato
4 Stars
'...everything seems to be about motion in these particularly fine Schumann performances...'
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New York Times
'eminently respectable'


International Record Review
'…the playing on these discs is a constant delight… Of very recent Schumann sets, Ticciati’s is the one I enjoyed the most…'
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MusicWeb International
'Recording of the Month': 'This new set from Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra elbows those two aside and takes its place towards the very top of the list of recommendations for these works, in this year or in any other.'
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Herald Scotland
'…Robin Ticciati's new recording with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra of Schumann's four symphonies hits the mark… The lightness and buoyancy that are so much a feature of these masterpieces can be heard right across the stunning, super-articulate SCO performances…'
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McAlister Matheson Music
'These are balanced, organic performances of great beauty. Unmissable!'
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The Scotsman
4 Stars
'a compelling set'
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The Times
4 Stars
'...performances that make you experience the symphonies' wonders afresh.'
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InfoDad.com
'Here [No. 4], though, Ticciati benefits enormously from the smaller size of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, managing to convey an impression of transparency along with solidity - and pacing the music with more care and attentiveness...The result is a very fine reading...'


Classical Ear
'...Ticciati's expertly played excursions away from the norm [are] refreshing.'


The Guardian
5 Stars
'...perhaps the most impressive thing that Ticciati has done on disc so far...hearing these symphonies in such superbly played, convincingly Schumannesque performances is irresistible.'
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
'In short, these superb accounts from Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra certainly place them amongst the finest available thanks both to Ticciati's vital conducting and the brilliantly immediate recorded sound. Altogether an impressive release.'
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Classical Source
'Robin Ticciati joins the distinguished list of today's conductors treating Schumann's Symphonies with the respect they deserve. At times he includes a few personal notions but each of them throws light on the passage in question.'
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Gramophone
'This is an extremely likeable and beautifully recorded traversal, worthy of standing alongside any of its recent competitors.'
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MusicWeb International
'Ticciati gives ajoyous an account of the Spring symphony...The finale on Linn, aided by some hearty thwacks with wooden drum-sticks, brings the house down.'
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BBC Radio 3 'Building A Library'
'...achieves detail in balance and texture...'
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Piano News
'Ein reicher Ton – niemals dominant oder überzogen, eher elegant und transparent – kennzeichnet ihr Spiel...Und so gestaltet sie bezaubernd lyrische momente in der Musik.'
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Pizzicato
4 Stars
'William Berger has a nicely timbred voice which suits the classic repertoire...'
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Classics Today
'Pianistically speaking, Ingrid Fliter's clean technique, pearly runs, and penchant for coaxing out inner voices are lovely to behold.'
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MusicWeb International
Recording of the Month: 'Fliter's disc is a winner all-round, however, and its freshness, clarity and beauty means that it's the one I'll be coming back to most readily when next I want to hear these works.'
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Fono Forum
5 Stars
'...ist einfach beglückend.'
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MusicWeb International
'...a world away from what you normally expect to hear from Wagner, and the transparency of the sound...allows the winds to come through with more clarity and equality...'
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Pizzicato
4 Stars
'Fliter is an outstanding performer in both of Chopin’s Concertos, and her sonorous though also poetic playing is complemented by a very transparent [and] rhetoric orchestral sound.'
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Classical Ear
5 Stars
'Fliter has the strength that allows her the utmost refinement...With the always excellent SCO, ex-EMI producer John Fraser in charge, and impeccable Linn sound in Edinburgh's Usher Hall, this should certainly be snapped up.'
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The Guardian
'Fliter's excitingly grand, more "old-fashioned" playing is perfectly etched against alert orchestral accompaniments from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.'


International Record Review
'Pieces we all thought we knew inside out are here presented in a remarkably new light.'
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Klara
4 Stars
'Maar toch zijn dit heel persoonlijke interpretaties geworden, waarin Ingrid Fliter het verschil maakt door haar heerlijk vrije pianospel (bij momenten lijkt ze de muziek wel terplekke te improviseren) en door de sprankelende virtuositeit en het jeugdige elan waarmee ze deze concerto’s aanpakt (dit zijn tenslotte jeugdwerken van een 19- en 20-jarige Chopin!).'
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Classics Today (France)
4½ Stars
'Oui, il y a des digressions rêveuses dans le 1er volet du 2e Concerto, mais elles ne sont pas doucereuses. On en vient donc à remarquer davantage les qualités de Fliter, notamment son jeu perlé et le vrai contrôle du son.'
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International Record Review
'...absolutely spotless...'
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ConcertoNet
'L’interprétation d’Ingrid Fliter extériorise davantage l’émotion...'
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Ming Pao Weekly
‘Fliter has a superb sense of line, dynamic and rich colour variations that come naturally…’


BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
'Disc of the Week': 'It’s wonderful when you realize Fliter achieves so much by emphasizing Chopin’s inwardness, the intimacy...'
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AllMusic.com
4½ Stars
'...this splendid recording reaffirms her affinity with this composer and promises more excellent performances for Linn.'
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MusicWeb International
'Fliter and Märkl make an excellent and responsive partnership...'
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Sinfini Music
5 Stars
'And her phrasing! That is a thing of immense subtlety and beauty, as is the liquid ease of the more virtuoso passages.'
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The Sunday Times
'Fliter's beautifully considered accounts of the two Chopin concertos...reveal a sensibility of rare emotional refinement and high Romantic instincts.'
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The Telegraph
5 Stars
‘Ingrid Fliter was born to play Chopin with power and passion and is completely at one with the music's demands of agility, vim and vigour.’
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Audiophile Audition
'The musical salute to the 40th Anniversary of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra assembles three glowing performances from master musicians.'
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The Scotsman
4 Stars
'The solo playing is exquisite, liquidly expressive in the slow movements, firm-toned but dance-like and deliciously pliable in the faster ones.'
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MusicWeb International
‘There’s plenty of bravura and power in the outer movements without any sense of showing off and there’s poetry in the slow movements…’
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The Big Issue
‘Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter brings a light touch, fresh spirit and beguiling sensitivity to her new recording of Chopin piano concertos…’
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Classical Candor
'... the best sound yet afforded these works by anyone. The sound has depth and breadth, dimensionality, air, ambiance, you name it.'
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My Classical Notes
'The Scottish Chamber Orchestra's beautifully delicate playing perfectly highlights Fliter's authoritative and expressive performance.'
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Gramophone
Choice: 'Fliter plays with such grace and heartfelt sincerity...'
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Gramophone
‘ Berger, McGegan and the ever-alert players get it just right: an entertaining send-off to a beautifully recorded recital.’
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Classic FM
Album of the Weekend: 'It's a breathtaking performance...'
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
'The outer movements of both Concertos have an authoritative confidence and are often coloured with beautifully judged dynamic shading, while the slow movements, especially of No. 2, are beautifully poised and poetic.’
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The Guardian
4 Stars
‘This is very much Chopin playing in the great tradition: rich-toned, generous though never profligate with its rubato, and invested with a vast range of keyboard colour.’
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SA-CD.net
4½ Stars
‘The scintillating performances of the outer movements of these two concertos exemplify this pianist's immaculate technique and excellent musicianship.’
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Classic FM
Album of the Week: ‘It’s a breathtaking performance.'
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Classic FM 'Drive'
‘Together Ticciati and the strings of the SCO bring out the work's radiantly rich tones.’
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The West Australian
'Her dynamic control was captivating'
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The Observer
4 Stars
'...sparkling performances...'
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Early Music Review
'impressive without being overdone'
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The Australian Telegraph
'Chopin at his most lyrical and poignant...'
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Sinfini Music
4 Stars
‘…the result is a gorgeous, gleaming account.’
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The Telegraph
4 Stars
'luminous beauty'
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The Sunday Times
'The Orchestra shows itself brilliantly adapted to any style and conductor...'
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Opera Now
5 Stars
’[William Berger’s] voice is true and the top secure.’
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The Guardian
4 Stars
'...engagingly witty and stylish...'


BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
'... infectious musical enthusiasm.'
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Herald Scotland
'...revelatory survey of Schumann's four symphonies...'
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The Wall Breakers Blog
'His overall stage presence and commanding charisma are immediately evident.'
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Herald Scotland
'...the orchestra brings fresh style and insight...a real ear-opener...The sound engineers at Linn capture every shimmering hue.'
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BBC Music Magazine
'His quick intelligence and alert musicianship is most clearly on display...'
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The Scotsman
4 Stars
'affectionate characterisation, supported stylishly'
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SA-CD.net
4½ Stars
'...a most enjoyable recital.'
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Infodad
'...very impressive indeed.'
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The Times
4 Stars
'This is Berlioz up close and personal, and wonderful to behold.'
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Opera News
'... she moves between soft-edged delicacy and a glamorous steeliness with ease...'


Musica
4 Stars
‘…l’ottima Scottish Chamber, ma certamente colpisce, in questo CD, il ricorso continuo a tinte astello, il rifiuto totale dell’enfasi, del canto spiegato e la ricerca della sobrieta`, dell’eleganza.’
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Limelight
‘Cargill’s Cleopâtre gives even Dame Janet a run for her money...a real revelation.’
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National Public Radio
'It all sounds fresh and potent in Ticciati's hands, with the SCO players giving their all...'
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Limelight
4½ Stars
'I can’t imagine even the best chamber orchestra playing with such luxuriance and control.'
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AllMusic.com
'Cargill's marquee performance of Les nuits d'été is breathtaking.'
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American Record Guide
'...penetrating and intimate...'
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MusicWeb International
‘This is an outstanding disc…there’s a delightful transparency to the orchestra textures at all times.’
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BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
‘It’s an excellent display of the richness of her voice and the vocal and dynamic range. And the playing while the chamber scale sucks us into the heart of the poetry with the really clean, clear sound the Scottish Chamber Orchestra can produce.’
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MusicWeb International
'I wouldn't want to be without [this] classic recording...'
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International Record Review
‘Karen Cargill is up against some illustrious mezzo competition on disc, yet her ravishing account of Les nuits d’ete ranks up there with the best of them.’
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MusicWeb International
‘I was completely entranced…sounds excellent.’
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The Arts Desk
‘Robin Ticciati achieves exactly the right lightness, the delicacy, in a song cycle which should ideally delight as much as it moves. He’s well matched by mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill…Best of all is L’île inconnue; Cargill’s “Où voulez-vous aller?” is impossible to resist.’
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The Independent
5 Stars
'...a performance of extraordinary musical delicacy...'
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Gramophone Magazine
Record of the Month: ‘One of the striking facets of Ticciati's conducting and the SCO's playing is the clarity and detail that spring from the score'
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Gramophone
CD of the month: ‘One of the striking facets of Ticciati’s conducting and the SCO’s playing is the clarity and detail that spring from the score.’
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Financial Times
4 Stars
Robin Ticciati’s grasp of the music’s romantic bloom is one of this disc’s attractions
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Financial Times
4 Stars
'Not since Régine Crespin 50 years ago has this music been so attractively interpreted...'
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Sinfini Music
4 Stars
'...the technical command and hyper-accurate tuning are bombproof.'
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The Guardian
5 Stars
'...wonderfully controlled and exquisitely shaded...'
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
'One does not need to have heard this work before (or to understand French) to appreciate the stopping of the beating heart rhythm to know what this symbolises.'
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The Times
4 Stars
'...piercing clarity of colour and texture; heightened drama; increased tenderness and intimacy.'
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The Guardian
'wonderfully controlled and exquisitely shaded'
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
'...contributes an air of freshness and immediacy which I greatly enjoyed.'
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The Sunday Times
[Cargil's] Nuits d'ete and Cleopatra suggest a Trojans Dido of stature in the making.
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New York Times
‘The Scottish mezzo Karen Cargill brought such exquisite expression and a warm, vibrant and ample voice to the part that she thoroughly outclassed her colleagues onstage.'
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AllMusic.com
'...this is one of the best recordings of Les nuits d'été available.'
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MusicWeb International
Recording of the Month: 'This disc is a real winner.'
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iTunes
Named number 8 in: iTunes top 30 classical albums
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Manchester Evening News
Named one of the 'Top Ten Classical CDs of 2012'


Limelight
'Its natural buoyancy makes you feel happy, right from the get-go.'
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Herald Scotland
4 Stars
Live Review: 'There was a deal of brilliance in the performances.'
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All Music Guide
'AllMusic’s Favorite Classical Instrumental Albums of 2012'


seenandheard-international.com
Live Review: 'The whole hall radiated good will...'
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The Arts Desk
'This is a beguiling CD; feelgood music of the best sort...'
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BBC Music Magazine
'a superior ensemble'
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Music Web International
'The Scottish Chamber Orchestra are going from strength to strength in their recordings for Linn.'
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Herald Scotland
'...pristine and stylish.'
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Audiophile Audition
'it's both an enjoyable and challenging work in its chromaticism and ahead-of-its-time special effects.'
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BBC Music Online
Review of Robin Ticciati
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ClassicFM
'It's a lively listen, guaranteed to brighten up any afternoon and put a smile on your face.'
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Fanfare
'These movements are so powerfully produced, artfully shaped, and clearly articulated that they put every other recording I've heard of them to shame....'
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
'A wonderful disc'
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theartsdesk.com
'...it’s as if you’re being drawn into a shaggy-dog story told by an old roué.'
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Audiophile Audition
5 Stars
Multi-channel Disc of the Month:' brilliantly illuminating'
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Audio Review
'...Buon ascolto!'
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NPR Deceptive Cadence
'Robin Ticciati conducts beyond his years in a debut recording with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.'
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Positive Feedback Online
'The recording itself, is an excellent SACD'.
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The Observer
'Mozart's last four symphonies...have rarely shone as luminously as in these uplifting accounts.'
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BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
Disc of the Week: '...it's a thrilling achievement.'
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MusicWeb International
'It's this disc I'll be coming back to when I want to be reminded of just how ground-breaking it still sounds.'
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resmusica.com

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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
'Enormously recommended & one of those recordings that makes one listen to a masterpiece in a new light'.
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Early Music Review
'...as a whole the performance is very exciting.'
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Hi-Fi News
'Ticciati's is very much a version to hear...'
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Pizzicato
'Avec leur interpretation de la Symphonie Fantastique, Robin Ticciati et le Scottish Chamber Orchestra savant ajouter un element particulier à la riche discographie de l'œuvre, car on n'aura pas encore entendu une Symphonie fantastique si légère, si transparente, et si superbement romantique.'
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Audio Video Club of Atlanta
'...a nicely nuanced and characterized performance...'
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InfoDad.com
4 Stars
'The results are refreshing.'
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Limelight Magazine
5 Stars
'...this thrilling recording is the one to listen to. Highly recommended.'
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
'...[a] refreshing approach, especially in spectacularly clear and spacious sound.'
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International Record Review
'...it's unquestionably an impressive debut.'
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Hi-Fi News
'A spirited account of the Oboe Quartet is a bonus here.'
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Gramophone
'Why did we do the opening 100 times? Because it's one of the most difficult moments in all of music.' RT
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
'highly enjoyable performance'
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MusicWeb International
Recording of the Month: 'Palate-cleansing, ear-pricking performances. Not to be missed.'
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Gramophone
'The clarity, coordination and spectrum of colour in the orchestra are spot-on for Berlioz.'
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ClassicsToday.com
'playing of astonishing virtuosity and transparency'
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The Big Issue
'...Berlioz is fresh and visceral and whimsically wide-eyed.'
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AllMusic.com
5 Stars
'...a genuinely startling, risk-taking, and fun performance...absolutely recommended.'
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The Sunday Telegraph
5 Stars
'[Ticciati] draws superlative playing, notably in a thrilling first movement...'
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Completely Berlioz
'This is an awesome performance.'
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Musicweb International
'...the full snarling menace of the March to the Scaffold is extremely well captured...'
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Presto News
'Ticciati's impressive gift for wonderfully shaping each phrase kept me interested from start to finish'
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ClassicFM
CD of the Week: '...a wonderful recording...'
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The Herald
'It is an awesome performance...as thought-provoking as it is potent.'
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Financial Times
' Ticciati has assumed Colin Davis’s mantle in this music, giving it a natural pulse and dramatic shape.'
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The Telegraph
5 Stars
'...this first collaboration on disc captures all the energy, the finesse and the sheer panache with which he invests his live concerts...'
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The Guardian
'...the transparency and lightness of touch Ticciati achieves is a real bonus...'
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Sunday Times
Classical CD of the Week: '...remarkable for its fresh insights...'
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SA-CD.net
'A joy from beginning to end.'
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Pizzicato
4 Stars
A glowing review from Pizzicato
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Gramophone
Choice: 'You’re unlikely to regret buying this exquisite disc.'
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Audiophile Audition
'Alexander Janiczek plays the violin beautifully, and the Scots band backs him up all the way.'
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International Record Review
'An enjoyable, well-considered recording.'
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The Herald
'...led by violinist Alexander Janiczek in an enthrallingly intimate and conversational performance of a great piece...'
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Audio Video Club of Atlanta
'...gracious warmth...'
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Early Music Review
'If only all the world's chamber orchestras had this approach!'
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TV Bomb
4 Stars
'Spectacular'
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The SCOTS Magazine
'...a lasting momento of a tremendous association.'
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ClassiqueInfo Disque
'Il y règne partout une sorte d’excitation bouillonnante, pleine d’énergie.'
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OpusHD
OpusHD d'Or Award: offrant la grâce et la poésie que peu de formations baroques peuvent atteindre
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OpusHD
OpusHD d'Or Award: offering the grace and poetry only a few Baroque orchestras can attain
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Stereophile
"...consistently outstanding..."
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hi-fi+
5 Stars
"These are the best of the best and should not be missed on any account."
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Classical.net
"...perhaps the finest recordings of these works I know."
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Scherzo
Excepcional: "Ligera, chispeante, grácil y afirmativa: maravillosa, en una palabra."
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Sound and Music
"Da non perdere."
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allmusic.com
"They have the same drive and verve as his earlier work, but his vision now seems clearer and more radiant than before."
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MusicWeb International
"so rich is the experience on offer here...this is top-notch stuff from a winning team."
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ClassicsToday France
"Interprétativement il n'y a pas de surprises: c'est vif et chantant..."
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The Sunday Post
"They're a pure joy..."
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The Guardian
4 Stars
"...it's hard to imagine the final climax of the Linz more conclusively or majestically presented."
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OpusMusica
Disco del mes: "Sencillo, sin pretensiones de monumentalidad ni de renovación, pero un clásico."
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Die Zeit
"So schön, so vollendet..."
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MusicWeb International
Download Recording of the Month: "Here is all the delicacy of Mozart but with his underlying strength, too."
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North London News
"...this set represents probably the finest modern recordings of these works."
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Audiophile Audition
5 Stars
"This is some of the best Mozart I have ever heard..."
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classicalsource.com
"...powerful and driving..."


Metro
"The magic continues..."
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Classic FM Magazine
5 Stars
"Some of the best Mozart symphony recordings ever?"
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The Scotsman
5 Stars
"In all these, the crack partnership...repeatedly imbues the music with finesse and energy."
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Klassik.com
4½ Stars
'...dem Zenit der Mozart-Interpretation angekommen.'
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The Herald
"Great conducting, playing and recording throughout."
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BBC Online
"Each of the disc's five symphonies is a gem in its own right...The glorious results are self-recommending."
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Financial Times
5 Stars
"Mackerras has an unparalleled feeling for Mozart style..."
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BBC Music Magazine
4½ Stars
"Mackerras is the man, with rhythm and vigour to the fore."
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Sunday Times
4 Stars
Classical CD of the Week: "Those who bought the last instalment will not want to miss this outstandingly well-engineered sequel."
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The Times
4 Stars
"Everything comes stamped with character, intelligence and beauty."
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International Record Review
IRR Outstanding: "...a performance of absolute mastery."
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Gramophone
Gramophone Recommended: "there's so much to enjoy on these discs...and vivacity aplenty"
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Audio Video Club of Atlanta
"...highly satisfactory..."
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The Observer
"Highly recommended."
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McAlister Matheson Newsletter
"It's a fascinating journey...Unmissable!"
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
"[The SCO] play like gods throughout...Highly recommended indeed."
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Musical Pointers
"...superb, vital accounts of five more important Mozart symphonies..."
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Audiophilia.com
"...once playing, it is almost impossible to turn off!"
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ResMusica.com
une présentation exceptionnellement belle
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6moons.com
Blue Moon Award: "...Sir Charles Mackerras' vision with the SCO is one of the very finest of the modern era..."
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Gramophone
"...a performance of grace and musicianly charm."
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StereoMojo
Publisher’s Choice Recording: "complete mastery...One can only say bravo."
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HMV Choice
4 Stars
"Pizarro makes the music drift and glide throughout..."
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FonoForum
"Bereits nach den ersten Tönen überrascht der warme, volle Klavierklang der CD..."
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Politiken (translation)
"...the playing is overall beautifully clear..."
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Politiken
"Men spillet er i øvrigt dejlig klart..."
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Classical Source
"...this release is mandatory."
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Keswick Reminder
"...[a] fine collaboration..."
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Classic FM Magazine
4 Stars
"...dedicated performances..."
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SACD.net
5 Stars
"Everything seems to be right here..."
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Opus Musica
"...gran música en excelentes condiciones."
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International Record Review
IRR Outstanding: "...nearly two hours of unalloyed delight."
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MusicWeb International
"...this is a wonderful issue."
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The Berkshire Review
"...the greatest interpretation of the Mozart symphonies of our moment..."
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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
"...the results are sterling. Warmly recommended..."
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The Herald
5 Stars
"...electric and integrated Beethoven performances. A great set..."
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Audio Video Club of Atlanta
"...there's a real verve and a reveling in the ambiance of gorgeous musical sounds..."
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The Scotsman
5 Stars
"...the overall impression is of unanimous intention and glorious teamwork."
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Sunday Herald
"outstanding performances, always satisfying and frequently inspiring."
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BBC Online
"...multi-faceted and magnificent..."
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Sempre Audio
"Die Audioqualität ist in jedem Fall überragend und sowohl in Stereo als auch Surround atemberaubend."
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Muzyka21
5 Stars
CD of the Month!
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
"the recorded sound is ideal."
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Musical Pointers
"This must be one of the very best..."
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Qantas in-flight magazine
Original passsion and flair...Outstanding.
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klassik.com
4 Stars
"...der technische und künstlerische Standard bleibt hoch..."
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
"...played here with unfailing musicality."
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Gramofon
4 Stars
Great review from the Hungarian publication
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Gramophone
"The interpretation of the Divertimento is of uniform excellence..."
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MusicOMH
4 Stars
"...the cadential passages allow the soloist to drift high, into the bright, cleansing realm of the heavens."
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Opus Musica
"...hacen un Mozart de primera calidad."
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Pizzicato
5 Stars
"Nur zu empfehlen!"
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The Herald
5 Stars
Deliciously subversive.
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The Times (Knowledge)
4 Stars
"This is Mozart full of subtlety and finesse."
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International Record Review
"CDs like this new one...are welcome at any time of the year."
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Guardian
4 Stars
...the whole thing is beautifully played...
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Classic FM Magazine
4 Stars
"Janiczek plays with spirit."
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Opus Musica
"...dan la impresión de comerse la música a bocados y disfrutar un montón con ella."
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AudioVideoHD
4½ Stars
"Excelentes"
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BBC Online
"...crisp, cohesive playing, delivered with a proper sense of fun."
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The Scotsman
4 Stars
"No pretensions; just the simple delight of exquisite music."
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Sunday Times
Number 1 Classical Record of 2008
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The Observer
"...Alexander Janiczek playing superbly..."
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HMV Choice
Number 1 Classical Record of 2008
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Politiken
4 Stars
"...musik med charme og underfundige smil..."
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Audiophile Audition
5 Stars
"A delightful pairing...Mozart on a sunny day"
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
"Exhilarating...invigorating...Highly recommended."
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AudioVideoHD
5 Stars
"En definitiva, una auténtica delicia, con una grabación exquisita, característica intrínseca de Linn Records."
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Fanfare
"Magnificent."
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Star Ledger of New Jersey
4 Stars
"...a jewel in the Linn crown..."
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Star Ledger of New Jersey
4 Stars
"...blending period style with modern virtuosity."
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Classica Repertoire
"Nous aimons...beaucoup"
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LiveGuide.com
"These may be the best versions of Symphonies 38 and 39 ever recorded..."
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Crescendo
An "admirable" performance
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Scherzo
'Excepcional' Award from the Spanish publication
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MusicWeb International
Recording of the Month: "...a benchmark of our time."
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Expansion
'Mozart vive!'
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hi-fi +
4½ Stars
Quite brilliant...truly majestic.
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Opus Musica
Disc of the Month
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Early Music Review
...powerful, individual readings.
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Klassik.com
5 Stars
So gelingt gleichsam unter der Hand Mozart-Interpretationen, die man zu den überzeugendsten dieser Sinfonien zählen darf.
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Gramophone
Every bit as good as you would expect. Gramophone Recommended.
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HiFi News
Album of the Month
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The Ticket (Ireland)
4 Stars
simply irresistible
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audiophile.no
5 Stars
Linn Records har spilt inn Mozart sine fire siste symfonier. Til denne oppgaven har de selvfølgelig håndplukket Scottish Chamber Orchestra dirigert av Sir Charles Mackerras.
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International Record Review
A vibrant and utterly gripping appearance from first moment to last, and all caught in sound that is amazingly lifelike. No Mozartian should be without these inspiring discs.
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The Guardian (Live)
5 Stars
Mackerras's Mozart is full of the life-affirming vitality more often associated with youth
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MusicalCriticism.com
4 Stars
"[It] really is as good as it gets."
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
Orchestral Disc of the Month: "exhilarating ... ravishing"
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McAlister Matheson Music
A recording of "delicacy and spice...grandeur and exuberance"
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The Scotman (Live)
4 Stars
"...power-packed Mozart that has you sitting on the edge of your seat craving more."
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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
some spectacular readings in first class sonics
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Atlanta Audio Society
...Performances that may well take their place among the best on record.
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The Times
5 Stars
among the very best recordings of these four symphonies on disc
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The List
4 Stars
exciting and thrilling
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MusicOMH.com
5 Stars
Anyone who loves classical music has to own this recording...this will be one of the year's finest recordings.
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Independent on Sunday
...Few recordings have the authority and warmth of this release.
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The Observer
Mozart's last four symphonies...have rarely shone as luminously as in these uplifting accounts.
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The Herald
5 Stars
This will have you out of your seat with excitement...a Mozart set to match any.
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The Week
5 Stars
...Astonishing...
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Financial Times
...Sheer vitality...
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BBC Online
This recording should have you stampeding to the record shops.
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Metro
5 Stars
Pure delight.
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
I can't imagine Mozart being better performed...a wonderful set that will remain long in the memory.
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The Sunday Times
5 Stars
Classical CD of the Week: Possibly their finest record to date...I don't know more enthralling accounts of the G minor and the Jupiter on disc.
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ClassicsTodayFrance.com
4½ Stars
An outstanding review for the orchestral recording
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ClassicalSource.com
Beautifully judged...exciting listening
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The Guardian
5 Stars
These are the finest versions of Mozart's greatest symphonies to have appeared on disc in years.
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Opus Musica
The SCO tour Spain conducted by Frans Brüggen
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Classic FM Magazine
4 Stars
...a sleek, radiant account of Mozart's Salzburg years.
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The Strad
...refined and gracefully expressive...
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ClassicsToday.com
4½ Stars
"This is a very well-played, thoughtfully programmed recording of works...it succeeds admirably."
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Atlanta Audio Society
A recording that "stops us in our tracks"
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The Observer
The SCO's playing is as refined and elegant as these wonderful works themselves.
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BBCi
...this is a really enjoyable super audio disc which I thoroughly recommend...
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The Daily Telegraph
...Unalloyed delight.
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Hi-Fi & Musik
4 Stars
"...en genial underton, glimt i ögonvrån och en melodisk rikedom. Allt smittar av sig på lyssnaren. En suverän inledning på morgonen."
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Hi-Fi News
3½ Stars
Stylish playing throughout
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MusicWeb-International.com
Janiczek proves able as both soloist and conductor, turning in a performance of abounding grace and charm
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Manchester Evening News
highly inventive and listenable pieces of music
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The Scotsman
'The ensemble playing is up to the high standard expected from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra...'
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ClassicsTodayFrance.com
4½ Stars
In French: "...Janiczek est un excellent violiniste"
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Audiophile Audition
5 Stars
An outstanding review for an 'alert, full-blooded and irresistibly engaging' performance
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Metro
Linn engineers catch the many sparkling facets of their sound brilliantly
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BBC Music Magazine
Benchmark Recording
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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
Swensen's rich violin tone is naturally conveyed
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Atlanta Audio Society
SCO soloists savor Mozart concertos...
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BBC Radio 3 Building a Library
'Joseph Swensen plays smoothly amid unusually transparent textures'
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Hi-Fi Choice
4 Stars
Martin's playing has the easy virtuosity that only top class musicians can achieve.
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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
Three superb concertos, three superb soloists, and a superb hi-res recording
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The Herald
5 Stars
Very fine, beautifully-paced performances, with the SCO, in exquisitely sensitive, responsive form
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Klassik.com
4½ Stars
'...gelungene Zusammenstellung von starken Stücken im starken Klang mit einem starken Sopran.'
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The Scotsman
4 Stars
A recording full of "energetic freshness"
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Dundee Courier & Advertiser (Live Review)
'One of the greatest musical collaborations'
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The Scotland Herald (Live Review)
5 Stars
'Superb concert'


Classic FM Magazine
5 Stars
Orchestral Disc of the Month
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
Orchestral Disc of the Month
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John O'Groat Journal
The recording is excellent in all aspects
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The Sunday Herald
4 Stars
inspired playing...a thrilling performance
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Inverness Courier
[Swensen's] tone is sweet and finely spun
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International Record Review
'Exciting'
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Atlanta Audio Society
radiantly beautiful and emotionally uncomplicated
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Scotland on Sunday
Sterling performances by Swensen and the SCO
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Classical Source
Swensen's pianissimo moments are particularly memorable
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ClassicsToday.com
4½ Stars
snappy rhythms and seductive phrasing
more >>

Early Music Review
'There is much to enjoy'
more >>

The Guardian
3 Stars

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The Sunday Times
3 Stars
'This is an enjoyable debut for an artist of immense potential'
more >>

Music Week
'Distinctive and individual'
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The Metro London

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Classic FM Magazine
4 Stars
strong and classy solo playing
more >>

Financial Times
'dramatic sensibility'
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What's on London
'Intensity and Dynamism'
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
the Five Melodies is the real reason for enthusiasts to search out this disc
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ClassicsToday.com
5 Stars
this is exceptional by any standard
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Atlanta Audio Society
simply stunning
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International Record Review
This is worth investigating
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The Dominion Post
marvellously intense...beautifully played
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Inverness Courier
a sparkling account
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The Scotsman
5 Stars
a blisteringly clear and effervescent performance
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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
exotic and colorful
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International Record Review
Linn's engineering is top notch
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The Dominion Post
4½ Stars
a fascinating programme and beautifully judged playing
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The Daily Telegraph
playing that is both crisp and charged with the underlying drama
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HighFidelityReview.com
Highly recommended.
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Klassik.com
4 Stars

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UltraAudio.com
I like this recording enough to cry "Encore!" for a companion disc containing Bartók's Dance Suite and other short works by Bartók and Kodály.
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Gramophone - Awards Issue
...there's something very inviting about the warmth Mackerras casts over this music, a warmth aided by Linn's well-handled recording.
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Sunday Telegraph
A 'wonderful' and 'sparkling' performance
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ClassicsToday.com
5 Stars
An easy and enthusiastic recommendation!
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Atlanta Audio Society
The vivacity of the outer movements is of special note in this performance.
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International Record Review
Sparkling...
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HDTV Magazine
5 Stars
Highly recommended for "newbies" and seasoned aficionados alike!
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ClassicsTodayFrance.com
4 Stars
EN FRANÇAIS
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The Sunday Times
...their playing here has a virtuosity, a rhythmic élan and a palette of rich orchestral colour to challenge the finest performances.
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The Strad
colourful, fast-paced and brilliant
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HiFi Choice
5 Stars
A recording to 'keep you on the edge of your seat'
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What Mackerras has going for him is delicate yet potent recorded sound...
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Sunday Herald
5 Stars
These are thrillingly alive performances, persuasive in every department and superbly recorded.
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The Guardian
4 Stars
...Mackerras brings vividness and a real sense of drama.
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The Observer
A 'ravishing disc'
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The Daily Telegraph
...as fresh and authentic as they come...
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The Scotsman
...music of enormous originality and colour.
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BBCi
top notch orchestral playing combined with excellent sound quality
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International Record Review
Swensen is a player of real distinction
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Daily Telegraph
lively and zest-filled performances
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ClassicsToday.com
5 Stars
it's just about perfect
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Audiophile Audition
Swensen makes lovely sounds
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Hi Fi +
technically assured and intimate readings
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Audio & Video Lifestyle Australia
4 Stars
suberb sound quality
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Hi Fi +
a highly evocative interpretation
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Sunday Herald
the excellent performance you would expect
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The Sunday Times
Mackerras's performance is thrilling
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The Guardian
The choral singing is acutely responsive
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PositiveFeedback.com
a wonderful performance
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Audiophile Audition
a genuinely superb performance
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HighFidelityReview.com
a priceless addition to the surround sound catalogue
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The Sunday Herald
a performance of great charm and flexibility
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Audiophile Audition
[An] exceptionally beautiful new release
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The Observer
The results ... are breathtaking
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Yorkshire Post
4 Stars
they here generate apowerful performance of the Chamber Symphony...
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09 July 2015 to 09 July 2015
Scotland
Strathpeffer Pavillion, The Square Strathpeffer IV14 9DW Scotland United Kingdom
Nielsen - Little Suite

10 July 2015 to 10 July 2015
Scotland
United Reformed Church, Fraserburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Nielsen - Little Suite

11 July 2015 to 11 July 2015
Scotland
Blair Castle, Blair Atholl Scotland United Kingdom
Nielsen - Little Suite

29 July 2015 to 29 July 2015
Scotland
Craigmonie Centre, Drumnadrochit Scotland United Kingdom
Mendelssohn

29 July 2015 to 29 July 2015
Scotland
Crear, Tarbet Argyll & Bute Scotland United Kingdom
Mozart -SCO Winds

30 July 2015 to 30 July 2015
Scotland
Ballachulish Village Hall, Ballachulish Scotland United Kingdom
Mozart - SCO Winds

30 July 2015 to 30 July 2015
Scotland
MacPhail Centre, Ullapool Scotland United Kingdom
Mendelssohn

31 July 2015 to 31 July 2015
Scotland
Woodend Barn, Banchory Scotland United Kingdom
Mendelssohn

31 July 2015 to 31 July 2015
Scotland
Birnam Arts Centre, Dunkeld Perthshire Scotland United Kingdom
Mozart - SCO Winds

10 September 2015 to 10 September 2015
Scotland
Selkirk Victoria Halls, Selkirk Scotland United Kingdom
Chris Achenbach - New Work

11 September 2015 to 11 September 2015
Scotland
St Mary's Church, Haddington Scotland United Kingdom
Chris Achenbach - New Work

03 October 2015 to 03 October 2015
Scotland
Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Leighton & Poulenc Organ Concertos

08 October 2015 to 08 October 2015
Scotland
Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Brahms Symphony No 1

09 October 2015 to 09 October 2015
Scotland
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Brahms Symphony No 1

15 October 2015 to 15 October 2015
Scotland
Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Brahms Symphony No 2

16 October 2015 to 16 October 2015
Scotland
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Brahms Symphony No 2

17 October 2015 to 17 October 2015
Scotland
Aberdeen Music Hall, Union Street, Aberdeen Scotland United Kingdom
Brahms Symphony No 2

22 October 2015 to 22 October 2015
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Handel's Theodora

23 October 2015 to 23 October 2015
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Handel's Theodora

28 October 2015 to 28 October 2015
Scotland
Younger Hall, North Street, St Andrews Scotland United Kingdom
The Maiden In The Tower

29 October 2015 to 29 October 2015
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
North Street, St Andrews

30 October 2015 to 30 October 2015
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
The Maiden In The Tower

04 November 2015 to 04 November 2015
Scotland
Perth Concert Hall, Perth Scotland United Kingdom
An Evening with Emmanuel Krivine

05 November 2015 to 05 November 2015
Scotland
Usher Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
An Evening with Emmanuel Krivine

06 November 2015 to 05 November 2015
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
An Evening with Emmanuel Krivine

11 November 2015 to 11 December 2015
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
John Butt Conducts Generations of Bach

12 November 2015 to 12 November 2015
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Sibelius Symphony No 3

13 November 2015 to 13 November 2015
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Sibelius Symphony No 3

15 November 2015 to 15 November 2015
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Chamber Sundays 1

25 November 2015 to 25 November 2015
Scotland
Younger Hall, St Andrews Scotland United Kingdom
Schumann Cello Concerto

26 November 2015 to 26 November 2015
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Schumann Cello Concerto

27 November 2015 to 27 November 2015
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Schumann Cello Concerto

03 December 2015 to 03 December 2015
Scotland
Greyfriars Kirk, Greyfriars Place Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
A Boy Was Born: Music For Christmas

10 December 2015 to 10 December 2015
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
John Butt Conducts Generations of Bach

17 December 2015 to 17 December 2015
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3

18 December 2015 to 18 December 2015
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3

19 December 2015 to 19 December 2015
Scotland
Music Hall, Aberdeen Scotland United Kingdom
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 3

01 January 2016 to 01 January 2016
Scotland
Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
New Year In Vienna

14 January 2016 to 14 January 2016
Scotland
Usher Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Brahms' Symphony No 3

15 January 2016 to 15 January 2016
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Brahms' Symphony No 3

17 January 2016 to 17 January 2016
Scotland
Queen's Hall, 85-89 Clerk Street, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Chamber Sundays 2

21 January 2016 to 21 January 2015
Scotland
Usher Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Beethoven Symphony No 7

22 January 2016 to 22 January 2016
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Beethoven Symphony No 7

23 January 2016 to 23 January 2016
Scotland
Music Hall, Aberdeen Scotland United Kingdom
Beethoven Symphony No 7

03 February 2016 to 03 February 2016
Scotland
Younger hall, St Andrews Scotland United Kingdom
Francesco Piemontesi plays Mozart

04 February 2016 to 04 February 2016
Scotland
Usher Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Francesco Piemontesi plays Mozart

05 February 2016 to 05 February 2016
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Francesco Piemontesi plays Mozart

13 February 2016 to 13 February 2016
Scotland
Assembly Rooms, 54 George Street, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
The Crocodiamond

14 February 2016 to 14 February 2016
Scotland
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
The Crocodiamond

25 February 2016 to 26 February 2016
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5

27 February 2016 to 27 February 2016
Scotland
Usher Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Vaughan Williams Symphony No 5

02 March 2016 to 02 March 2016
Scotland
Younger Hall, St Andrews Scotland United Kingdom
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4

03 March 2016 to 03 March 2016
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4

04 March 2016 to 04 March 2016
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4

05 March 2016 to 05 March 2016
Scotland
Music Hall, Aberdeen Scotland United Kingdom
Beethoven Piano Concerto No 4

10 March 2016 to 10 March 2016
Scotland
Usher Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Brahms Symphony No 4

11 March 2016 to 11 March 2016
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Brahms Symphony No 4

17 March 2016 to 17 March 2016
Scotland
Usher Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Brahms' Requiem

18 March 2016 to 18 March 2016
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Brahms' Requiem

20 March 2016 to 20 March 2016
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Chamber Sundays 3

07 April 2016 to 07 April 2016
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Beethoven Symphony No 5

08 April 2016 to 08 April 2016
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Beethoven Symphony No 5

13 April 2016 to 13 April 2016
Scotland
Younger Hall, St Andrews Scotland United Kingdom
Bizet Symphony in C

14 April 2016 to 14 April 2016
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Bizet Symphony in C

15 April 2016 to 15 April 2016
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Bizet Symphony in C

22 April 2016 to 22 April 2016
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Mendelssohn's Symphony No 1

23 April 2016 to 23 April 2016
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Mendelssohn's Symphony No 1

29 April 2016 to 29 April 2016
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Bach Magnificat

06 May 2016 to 06 May 2016
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Mozart Piano Concerto

07 May 2016 to 07 May 2016
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Mozart Piano Concerto

12 May 2016 to 12 May 2016
Scotland
Usher Hall, Edinburgh Scotland United Kingdom
Emmanuel Krivine conducts Beethoven's 'Eroica

13 May 2016 to 13 May 2016
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland United Kingdom
Emmanuel Krivine conducts Beethoven's 'Eroica

14 May 2016 to 14 May 2016
Scotland
Music Hall, Aberdeen Scotland United Kingdom
Emmanuel Krivine conducts Beethoven's 'Eroica