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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra Linn series features performances conducted by Robin Ticciati, Andrew Manze, Christian Baldini, Alexander Janizcek, Joseph Swensen, Antonio Méndez, Ben Gernon and Sir Charles Mackerras.



Chrysalis: Cello works by Haydn, Couperin, Monn
Chrysalis: Cello works by Haydn, Couperin, Monn
Corinne Morris’s debut concerto recording is a landmark in an inspirational career. 

CKD 562  

Mozart: Piano Concertos 25 & 26
Mozart: Piano Concertos 25 & 26
Described as a ‘stellar Mozartian’ Francesco Piemontesi finds a perfect partner in the SCO. 

CKD 544  

Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise
Maxwell Davies: An Orkney Wedding, With Sunrise
The SCO celebrates the life and works of its much-loved Composer Laureate, 'Max'. 

CKD 534  

Schumann & Mendelssohn Piano Concertos
Schumann & Mendelssohn Piano Concertos
Ingrid Fliter's widely anticipated second concerto album with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. 

CKD 555D  

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  

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 Vol. 6
The Super Audio Collection Vol. 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 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 Vol. 4
The Super Audio Collection Vol. 4
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 SCO 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
Super Audio Surround Collection Vol. 3
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
Super Audio Surround Collection Vol. 2
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 internationally celebrated 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 it gives 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 other community settings through the work of SCO Connect, the SCO’s creative learning team.

The SCO’s discography exceeds 150 recordings. With its Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati, the orchestra has released five recordings: Berlioz’s Symphonie Fantastique (2012), Berlioz’s Les nuits d’été and La mort de Cléopâtre (2013), Wagner’s Siegfried Idyll (2014), Schumann’s Symphonies (2014) and Haydn’s Symphonies Nos. 31, 70 and 101 (2015), all on Linn. The orchestra’s long-standing relationship with its former Conductor Laureate, the late Sir Charles Mackerras, resulted in many exceptional performances and recordings, including two multi-award-winning albums for Linn of Mozart’s late symphonies.

The SCO has strong relationships with many eminent guest conductors, including its Principal Guest Conductor Emmanuel Krivine and Conductor Emeritus Joseph Swensen, Olari Elts, Andrew Manze, 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, including pieces by the late Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Sir James MacMillan, Judith Weir, Sally Beamish, Karin Rehnqvist, Hafliði Hallgrímsson, Lyell Cresswell, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Einojuhani Rautavaara, John McLeod, Rolf Martinsson, Toshio Hosokawa, and Martin Suckling, who is SCO Associate Composer.

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


For further information - www.sco.org.uk
Three Linn Recordings In Presto's Top 100
25 November 2017
The Best of 2017 Revealed...
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2018 ICMA Nominations
16 November 2017
Five Linn recordings are nominated!
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New Corinne Morris Album Enters The UK Chart
27 October 2017
#2 for the talented cellist
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Corinne Morris Performs Couperin With The SCO
05 October 2017
Recorded in Edinburgh's Usher Hall
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Piemontesi's Mozart Is #2 In The Chart
25 August 2017
Congratulations to the Mozart dream team!
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New video from Corinne Morris
14 August 2017
Watch it today!
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Ingrid Fliter Contributes To Gramophone Feature
07 September 2016
Ten great piano concertos explored by 10 great pianists
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Three Titles On Gramophone's Top 50
19 May 2016
SCO & Dunedins Included
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Ingrid Fliter is Classic FM's 'Drive Discovery'
18 April 2016
Tune in to hear Schumann & Mendelssohn
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Ticciati & SCO Win 2015 Edison Classic Award
02 December 2015
Winners in the 'Discovery' category
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ICMA Nominations Announced
20 November 2015
Three Linn Recordings Nominated
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SCO's Mozart Named Building A Library 'First Choice'
24 October 2015
Highly recommended by BBC Radio 3's 'CD Review'
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Rebecca Franks Interviews Elizabeth Watts
05 August 2015
The soprano tells Rebecca Franks why Mozart is one of her musical idols and which roles she would like to do next
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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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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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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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Linn Records' Business Manager on BBC Radio
08 April 2009
Caroline Dooley discusses the Disc of the Year award
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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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Presto Classical
Recording of the Year: '...every semiquaver [is] perfectly in place, performed with crystal clarity.'
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All Music
'...Morris' version [of the Monn concerto], is distinctive, and Morris' smooth melodic style fits the work.'
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Hifi Records
'His virtuosity and variety of shading even at fast tempi is admirable...The sound is brilliant, direct and dynamic...Intoxicating!'
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Hi-Fi News
Sound Quality 80%: 'The later work, often disparaged, emerges here as a sparklingly fresh and Manze's winds balances are telling in both concertos.'
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Pizzicato
'...exciting interpretations...'
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Gramophone
'The playing is beautiful too. Morris, directing the graceful SCO from her cello, brings a beautifully smooth, darkly glowing tone and immense lyricism to all three works...'
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Fono Forum
4½ Stars
'With the Scottish Chamber Orchestra...Piemontesi has a first-class Mozart orchestra...Pianist, orchestra and conductor form a well-established team.'
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SR2
CD-Tipp: '...his affinity and love for Mozart are evident in every note...Piemontesi has found well-established, perfect partners: Andrew Manze and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.'
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HR2 Kultur
CD-Tipp: 'Brillante Klavierkonzerte von Mozart neu entdeckt...Frisch, unverbraucht, spontan...'
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BBC Radio Scotland 'Classics Unwrapped'
Album of the Week: '…a thoughtful, beautifully-paced prelude…stylish playing.'
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BBC Music Magazine
'Francesco Piemontesi's playing is mostly magnificent, though, with crystalline clarity, radiant tone and eloquent phrasing...In the fine and intriguing cadenzas...he shines with surety of purpose.'


MDR Kultur
'Seine stets luziden, dem vielgesichtigen Reich der Zwischentöne zugewandten, dynamisch fein schattierten Lesarten amalgamieren die kalt-klare Strahlkraft eines Brillanten mit der Hitze forcierten Ausdrucks.'
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Pizzicato
'Piemontesi proves to be a reliable Mozart interpreter, who plays...with great attention to detail...'
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The Irish Times
4 Stars
'Both pianist and conductor bring a high intelligence to bear...fully absorbing.'
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All Music
4 Stars
'The level of detail Piemontesi and Manze achieve is striking...this is far from a superfluous Mozart concerto recording, and it announces an important new Mozart interpreter.'
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CD Choice
'Manze’s adroitness as orchestral accompanist remain as ironclad as ever with these Mozart concertos granted a very persuasive advocacy, even in the teeth of some impressive competition.'
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NDR
CD of the Week: '...these two symphonic Mozart concertos breathe with great naturalness.'
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Gramophone
Choice: 'Here again, his sympathy with the style and ethos of the Salzburger's music simply sings from the speakers.'
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Financial Times
4 Stars
'The artist’s captivating soft playing is equally in touch with the music’s inner soul.'
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The Independent
4 Stars
Prom 40: '...glinting gold with sunlit horns, now a bubbling rush of strings.'
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The Times
4 Stars
Prom 40: 'Ticciati is about to start his ninth and final season with the SCO and the rapport is evident in the freedom, a cultivated kind of spontaneity, that he achieves with the group.'
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Seen and Heard
Prom 40: '...this was bracing Schumann, and a real tonic at that.'
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Financial Times
Prom 40: 'Everything about the symphony was pleasingly gemütlich.'
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Classic FM
Album of the Week: 'I think the result is top class.'
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Presto Classical
Recording of the Week: 'Piemontesi makes it all seem so effortless; I constantly marvelled at the flexibility of his left hand, with every semiquaver perfectly in place, performed with crystal clarity. It's such a graceful, clean sound.'
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The Guardian
4 Stars
'Piemontesi’s polished playing is alert with exactly the kind of spontaneity essential to great Mozart performance.'
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Fanfare
'This is a sincerely sunny work of great entertainment value, now as well as then, and cannot fail to put a smile on the face of any music-lover.'
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Das Klassik-Blog
'...einem wunderbar transparenten Klang. Unbedingt anhören!'
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BBC Music Magazine
4½ Stars
'...Maxwell Davies devices of whooping horn glissandos and hyperactive chattering trumpets, delivered with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's bombproof expertise; and Ben Gernon's conducting is forthright and immaculate.'


AllMusic
'Included is an ebullient performance of one of Maxwell Davies' most popular pieces of any period, An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise...[Hill Runes and Farewell to Stromness] are beautifully played by guitarist Sean Shibe.'
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RBB Kultur Radio
'Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra produce a convincing, vitally vital recording...'
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MusicWeb International
'The programme is well chosen, excellently played and beautifully recorded, making it about the most accessible introduction to Max's music that I can think of.'
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MusicWeb International
'An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise is a "joyous and show-stopping" piece...This performance is both refined and deliciously decadent...As a final salute to Sir Peter Maxwell Davies it could hardly be bettered.'
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New Zealand Herald
5 Stars
'The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has released a most attractive sampling of orchestral works, interspersed with solos by guitarist Sean Shibe...He gives it a magnificent performance, especially in the luminous resonances of a breathtaking Adagio molto [of Hill Runes].'
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Crescendo
« Farewell to Stromness est toute vibrante et gracieuse... [Ebb of Winter et Last Door of Light] de fort beaux exemples de l'exceptionnel talent de Peter Maxwell Davies... »
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The Arts Desk
'[Peter Maxwell Davies’s An Orkney Wedding, with Sunrise] packs an emotional, uplifting punch, and this performance is a belter...The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, whose flawless, fearless playing under Ben Gernon is a consistent pleasure.'
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Classical Music
5 Stars
'Committed and polished performances...Excellent sound.'
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Gramophone
'On LP, it's a sensation. The additional space for mastering depth afforded by the 45rpm format yields an uncompromised dynamic range. Essential listening.'
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Gramophone
'For a single-disc introduction to the many voices of Max, look no further.'
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Crescendo
4½ Stars
« Avec le Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ingrid Fliter et Antonio Mendez nous emmènent dans une interprétation chambriste, associant volontiers luminosité, grâce et délicatesse. La virtuosité sans failles de la pianiste est au service du matériau sonore et des nombreuses dynamiques. » / 'With the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Ingrid Fliter and Antonio Mendez capture a chamber interpretation which combines luminosity, grace and delicacy. The flawless virtuosity of the the pianist is at the service of the sound material and its many dynamics.'
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The Scotsman
5 Stars
'Ben Gernon conducts a performance that glistens with crystal clear textures and those mysterious Orkney soundscapes.'
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Herald Scotland
'The most beautiful, resonant and soulful performance of Max's Farewell to Stromness.'
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McAlister Matheson Music Newsletter
'...played with an irrepressible panache and swinging energy...It's all hugely life-inspiring.'
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Financial Times
4 Stars
'An atmospheric performance under conductor Ben Gernon.'
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The Sunday Times
'...this disc affords a fond farewell to the composer and the musical realisation of his adopted Orkney.'
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The Observer
4 Stars
'...it makes a worthy and deeply felt portrait of Max's Orkney.'
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Piano
5 Stars
'Das ist eine wirklich grandiose Einspielung!'
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American Record Guide
'I find it very mature, extremely beautiful, and expressive...'
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Ballet Review
'These pieces work well together in these fine performances...'
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Audiophile Audition
5 Stars
'...Ingrid Fliter's performance can hold its own among the best I've heard.'
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MDR Kultur
'...on the one hand deep-rooted, introverted, romantic melody in the lyrical melodic, on the other hand tense, forced, playful virtuosity rather clear cut.'
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Irish Times
4 Stars
'There's something really invigorating about Argentinian pianist Ingrid Fliter's approach to these two staples of the 19th-century romantic piano repertoire.'
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Huffington Post
'This superb, digitally-sourced vinyl is a rare opportunity to hear Haydn full out. With the 40 members of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra playing like the hand-picked virtuosos they are, the big explosions sound wonderful, especially with the volume turned way up. And in every measure, the instrumental detail is so precise and intense, and played so beautifully, that the overall effect is just the way Haydn must have heard them.'
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Pizzicato
5 Stars
„Halte ich dies für ein hervorragende Einspielung des Klavierkonzerts op. 54.“
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BBC Radio 3 ‘Record Review’
Disc of the Week: 'What really works for me is the Mendelssohn G minor Concerto with Fliter exchanging the prettiness of some performances for a more dynamic interpretation. And glittering finger-work that attracts some equally sparkling responses from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Lovely choices of tempo, the whole thing beautifully balanced.'
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The Telegraph
5 Stars
'Fliter has the measure of the [Mendelssohn concerto]. The first movement has real fire; the finale bears a cheerful smile and sizzles with vitality; and the central, song-without-words, Andante, is played with heart-stopping tenderness and warmth.'
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
'There's still room for something fresh to be said with this evergreen music…in both the Mendelssohn and Schumann, Fliter plays with tautness and energy, fitting hand-in-glove with the smaller chamber-orchestra forces of the SCO and drier recorded sound. Heartfelt and intelligent, this is life-enhancing music, and as a bonus there's The Fair Melusina Overture.'
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Gramophone
'The Mendelssohn concerto suits Fliter particularly well, and she’s alive to the impetuosity of the outer movements, as well as to the work’s more poetic elements. Fliter’s command of the drama is second to none…She seizes the music by the scruff of the neck.'


Ming Pao Weekly
'full of energy' (review in Chinese)
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Classic FM
Drive Discovery: 'The wait was worth it. She brilliantly tackles Schumann's shifting colours and technical demands head on, not for a moment compromising the work's lyricism. And she brings out all of Mendelssohn's melodic genius while deftly handling all of the work's demands on the virtuoso.'
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The Telegraph
4 Stars
'Finding perfect grace in Chopin...the intelligence and passion of her playing are beyond dispute.'
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Politiken
4 Stars
'albummet stærkt anbefales' / 'highly recommended'
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AllMusic
4½ Stars
'...a standout recording.'
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Audio Asylum
40 under 40: 'This is not your father's Haydn, but so far I am loving this.'


Audio Beat
4 Stars
'Be that as it may, Ticciati's interesting interpretation and a zesty performance from the SCO shine through.'
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Hifi & Records
'A wonderful, extraordinarily fresh and crisp interpretation...'
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The Herald Scotland
Top 10 Scottish Classical Albums of 2015: #3 spot
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Bay Area Reporter
2015's best in classical recordings: 'Simply the best I've heard.'
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Audiophilia
Best Recordings of 2015


Colorado Public Radio
Favorite Releases Of 2015: 'Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra deliver wonderfully fresh and bold readings of all three.'
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
'The SCO is everywhere on wonderfully characterful form; its close rapport with the conductor produces music-making so appealingly fresh...the disc proves an enriching experience alike as a whole and in parts.'


MDR Figaro
„Die Musiker des Scottish Chamber Orchestra spielen, "historisch-informiert", mit klarem, transparentem Klang und dosiertem Vibrato.”
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What Hi-Fi?
'...great expressiveness in its dynamics makes the piece feel like a conversation between instruments.'
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Classical Source
'These performances are carefully thought out: Ticciati interprets the music in a personal manner and also with character.'
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MusicWeb International
'On Linn Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra excel with fresh and responsive accounts of this well chosen trio.'
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Musicophiles Blog
Must-Have Mozart Albums: 'My favourite version is by Charles Mackerras.'
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Sinfini Music
4 Stars
'The Scottish Chamber Orchestra, playing on period instruments under Robin Ticciati's direction, plays with subtlety and vim, with particularly fine work from the natural horns in their prominent place in No.31.'
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BBC Radio 3 ‘CD Review – Building A Library’
Top Recommendation: 'Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in a performance unsurpassed for its élan and clarity of detail.'
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BR Klassik
,,Mit spielerischer Leichtigkeit, federnder Eleganz, sprechender Artikulation und natürlicher Phrasierung bringt Robin Ticciati Haydns geistreiche Satzkunst auf den Punkt.''
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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
'It's a cliche to say that listening to these Haydn symphonies is like hearing them for the first time, but that description is apt here.'
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De Volkskrant
4 Stars
'De jonge Britse dirigent Robin Ticciati en het Scottish Chamber Orchestra blazen er hun geïnspireerde adem overheen...Fijne cd...'
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MusicWeb International
Recording of the Month: 'The partnership between Ticciati and the SCO has blossomed into one of the most exciting in music, and I don't just mean in Britain.'
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The Irish Times
4 Stars
'Three distinctive Haydn symphonies, all in the key of D, all given taut, bracing, urgently propelled performances.'
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Classical CD Choice
'Ticciati’s performance is exhilarating yet never rushed…The soloists of the SCO rise fully to the opportunities offered to them with playing of the utmost grace and refinement…'
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The Telegraph
5 Stars
One Of The Best Classical Albums Of 2015: '...the brilliance, finesse, freshness and bravura of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra are recommendation enough.'
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BBC Radio Scotland 'Classics Unwrapped'
'I love it that much I’m playing you some more. Fantastic ending to that final movement of Haydn’s Symphony No. 31 in D major.'


De Telegraaf
5 Stars
'A sparkling recording.'
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The Arts Desk
'All thought-provoking and highly enjoyable - Ticciati's best disc so far.'
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The Scotsman
5 Stars
'...a trilogy of D major performances that truly capture the spirited essence of Haydn.'
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The Herald Scotland
'It is a great package, recorded with the care and precision we expect from producer Philip Hobbs, and with a thought-provoking essay by American musicologist Richard Taruskin that complements the rigor of Ticciati's approach.'
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Classic FM
Drive Featured Album: 'The SCO under their dynamic young conductor are clearly relishing the vivacity and pathos of this under-performed music.'
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The Observer
4 Stars
'...cleverly chosen and done with such brimming fizz and fun...'
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Presto Classical
'delightful'
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Gramophone
'This is a valuable collection, finely recorded (Philip Hobbs) and beautifully packaged.'
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BBC Radio 3 ‘Breakfast’
‘…rather illuminatingly programmes three symphonies in D major from different stages of Haydn’s career…bracing, fresh Haydn.’


BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
'Nice horns…They have a lovely feel for the style of early, more-Baroque kind of Haydn…with plenty of punch, character and colour. A fine recording.'


HRAudio
5 Stars
'Robin Ticciati's first recording of Haydn Symphonies is a triumphant success. Symphony No. 31 known as the ' Hornsignal' opens with some of the most thrilling natural horn sounds imaginable from the four superb players led by virtuoso Alec Frank-Gemmill. Ticciati's performance is exhilarating yet never rushed, and in each of the four movements the tempi he has chosen seem ideal to allow the music to breathe with unforced naturalness.'
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MusicWeb International
'The SCO play as well as they did for Sir Charles Mackerras, whose performances of the late Mozart symphonies have become modern classics of the recorded repertoire, while Robin Ticciati has a sure sense of the music.'
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
Recording of the Month: 'Soprano Elizabeth Watts gets to the heart of Mozart in a sparkling recording of arias and overtures, performed with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under Christian Baldini.'
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All Music
4½ Stars
'Ticciati achieves a fusion of modern and historical performance not quite like any other achieved elsewhere, with vividly sculpted internal lines, a good deal of energy, and a great feel for the humor and sparkle of the late Symphony No. 101. This is a performance that demands attention.'
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Pizzicato
Supersonic Award: ,,Gefühl absoluter Perfektion''
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The Sunday Times
'Ticciati's decision to programme three symphonies in D major from different stages of Haydn's career is a clever and attractive one.'
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MusicWeb International
Recording of the Month: 'I almost passed this by, thinking that I didn't need another collection of Mozart arias and overtures: I was very wrong...it's the quality of the singing that ultimately persuaded me to make this a Recording of the Month.'
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Fanfare
'The Scottish Chamber Orchestra Wind Soloists' performances of these works are superb in every way.'
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Hi-Fi News
4 Stars
Album Choice: 'enjoyable...and clean 192kHz rendering'
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Classical Candor
'Baldini and soprano Elizabeth Watts handle the arias exquisitely. I also loved the precision and poise of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, who never fail to impress me with their devotion to the music.'
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American Record Review
'The concert is well played, full of the elegance, wit, and zest that conjures the mystique of a bygone era. Fingers are easy and effortless, articulated passages sparkle, and teamwork is generally excellent.'
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Gramophone
'The track that moved me most of all was the exquisite minuet song in which Servilia pleads to Vitellia to confess her guilt to the Emperor Titus – [Watts] vindicates [her broad tempo] with the mingled grace and unexaggerated fervour of her singing, the orchestra swelling and ebbing in delicate sympathy.'
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Limelight
5 Stars
Editor’s Choice: 'Classical charm and grace...it's the fine performances that make this recording stand out.'
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The Observer
4 Stars
'a thrilling compilation'
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BBC Radio 3 ‘CD Review’
‘Soprano Elizabeth Watts in radiant form in arias across a half-dozen Mozart operas, each preceded by its overture from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra, conducted by Christian Baldini in the semi- historically informed mode familiar from the orchestra’s Mozart symphony recordings with Sir Charles Mackerras. In fact I think this makes a lovely adjunct to those recordings. Beautifully recorded as well.’


Sinfini Music
4 Stars
'Thrilling playing from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra make this an essential disc in a crowded market, says Alexandra Coghlan, who enjoys this whistle-stop tour around Mozart's operas.'
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
'Wherever you dip into this disc you will find singing of great character, freshness and refinement that marks out all of Elizabeth Watts' performances, making this a disc to return to often with much pleasure. Highly recommended.'
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The Sunday Times
'Watts is a rising British talent in this repertoire.'


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’.''


Classic FM
Album of the Week: 'A really original idea.'
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McAlister Matheson Music
'I find something fresh in these seductive performances each time I hear them. This is another winner for Linn and the SCO.'
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AllMusic
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
'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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Sir Simon Rattle in Gramophone
'Robin makes a clear case for how the revised version can retain the radical edge of the 1841 version. Still it sounds like a fireball and I take my hat off to him.'
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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
Live Review: ‘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
Live Review: '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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De 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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Fono Forum
5 Stars
,,Ticciati zeigt sich als Meister des fein akzentuierten Rhythmus und der subtilen Klangwirkungen, fördert interessante Nebenstimmen zutage, die man noch nie gehört zu haben meint, und differenziert herzerfrischend auf der artikulatorischen Ebene - freilich im Rahmen dessen, was die Partitur erlaubt. Brillant gespielt sind die vier Werke hier ohnehin.''
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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 Radio 3 'CD Review Building a Library'
'Robin Ticciati with the finely responsive Scottish Chamber Orchestra has more romantic instincts.'
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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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Pizzicato
4 Stars
'...everything seems to be about motion in these particularly fine Schumann performances...'
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Irish Times
4 Stars
'The sense of newness, of discovery, is at all times high.'
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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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Audiophilia
The SCO, at the time fresh from recording the late Mozart symphonies with Sir Charles Mackeras, is on top form here.


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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The Guardian
'Fliter's excitingly grand, more "old-fashioned" playing is perfectly etched against alert orchestral accompaniments from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.'


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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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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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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International Record Review
'Pieces we all thought we knew inside out are here presented in a remarkably new light.'
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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
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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The Telegraph
4 Stars
'luminous beauty'
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Sinfini Music
4 Stars
‘…the result is a gorgeous, gleaming account.’
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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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Opera News
'... she moves between soft-edged delicacy and a glamorous steeliness with ease...'
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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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The Times
4 Stars
'This is Berlioz up close and personal, and wonderful to behold.'
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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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Klassik
4½ Stars
,,...nimmt das höchst agile Scottish Chamber Orchestra den dramatischen Impuls auf und begeistert mit hochflexiblem, klangfarblich ungemein reich schattiertem Musizieren...Linn ist, kann die mit einer exzellenten Klangqualität aufwarten, die den ganzen Farbenreichtum des klein besetzten Orchesters optimal zur Geltung bringt, in der Balance zwischen Singstimme und Klangkörper perfekt geraten ist...''
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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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Klassik
4 Stars
,,Glanzvolle Auftritte. Die exzellenten Bläsersolisten des Scottish Chamber Orchestra sind hervorragende Interpreten von Carl Maria von Webers Bläserkonzerten. Das Orchester aber hat schon weitaus runder geklungen.''
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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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The Observer
'Mozart's last four symphonies...have rarely shone as luminously as in these uplifting accounts.'
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Positive Feedback Online
'The recording itself, is an excellent SACD'.
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BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
Disc of the Week: '...it's a thrilling achievement.'
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Klassik
,,Robin Ticciati bietet einen kammermusikalisch kleingliedrigen und Einzelaktionen aufs Prägnanteste herausarbeitenden Zugriff auf die 'Symphonie fantastique' von Berlioz...Mittels dynamischer Feinarbeit auf engem Raum und artikulatorischer Finesse schärft das hoch virtuose Scottish Chamber Orchestra die expressiven Potentiale jeder einzelnen musikalischen Geste und lässt sie als Ausdruckskontur erlebbar werden.''
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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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Hi-Fi News
'Ticciati's is very much a version to hear...'
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Early Music Review
'...as a whole the performance is very exciting.'
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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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Hi-Fi News
'A spirited account of the Oboe Quartet is a bonus here.'
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International Record Review
'...it's unquestionably an impressive debut.'
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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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Early Music Review
'If only all the world's chamber orchestras had this approach!'
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Audio Video Club of Atlanta
'...gracious warmth...'
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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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Classical Source
'...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 Scotland
'Great conducting, playing and recording throughout.'
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Financial Times
5 Stars
'Mackerras has an unparalleled feeling for Mozart style...'
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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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BBC Music Magazine
4½ Stars
"Mackerras is the man, with rhythm and vigour to the fore."
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The 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
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 Music
'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
"Men spillet er i øvrigt dejlig klart..."
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Politiken (translation)
"...the playing is overall beautifully clear..."
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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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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
"...the results are sterling. Warmly recommended..."
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The Berkshire Review
"...the greatest interpretation of the Mozart symphonies of our moment..."
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MusicWeb International
"...this is a wonderful issue."
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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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The Observer
"...Alexander Janiczek playing superbly..."
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Sunday Times
Number 1 Classical Record of 2008
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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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MusicalCriticism.com
4 Stars
"[It] really is as good as it gets."
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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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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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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
some spectacular readings in first class sonics
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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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Atlanta Audio Society
...Performances that may well take their place among the best on record.
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McAlister Matheson Music
A recording of "delicacy and spice...grandeur and exuberance"
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The Times
5 Stars
among the very best recordings of these four symphonies on disc
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
Orchestral Disc of the Month: "exhilarating ... ravishing"
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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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The Observer
Mozart's last four symphonies...have rarely shone as luminously as in these uplifting accounts.
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Independent on Sunday
...Few recordings have the authority and warmth of this release.
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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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The Scotland Herald (Live Review)
5 Stars
'Superb concert'


Dundee Courier & Advertiser (Live Review)
'One of the greatest musical collaborations'
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Classic FM 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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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
Orchestral Disc of the Month
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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
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Early Music Review
'There is much to enjoy'
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The Guardian
3 Stars

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The Sunday Times
3 Stars
'This is an enjoyable debut for an artist of immense potential'
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Classic FM Magazine
4 Stars
strong and classy solo playing
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The Metro London

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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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The Absolute Sound
It's the Bartok Music for Strings, Percussion and Celeste you'll want this disc for.
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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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International Record Review
Sparkling...
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Atlanta Audio Society
The vivacity of the outer movements is of special note in this performance.
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ClassicsTodayFrance.com
4 Stars
EN FRANÇAIS
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HDTV Magazine
5 Stars
Highly recommended for "newbies" and seasoned aficionados alike!
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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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Hi Fi +
technically assured and intimate readings
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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 +
a highly evocative interpretation
more >>

Audio & Video Lifestyle Australia
4 Stars
suberb sound quality
more >>

The Sunday Times
Mackerras's performance is thrilling
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Sunday Herald
the excellent performance you would expect
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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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01 February 2018 to 01 February 2018
Scotland
USHER HALL, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EA Scotland United Kingdom
BEETHOVEN 'EMPEROR' CONCERTO

02 February 2018 to 02 February 2018
Scotland
CITY HALLS, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
BEETHOVEN 'EMPEROR' CONCERTO

03 February 2018 to 03 February 2018
Scotland
HIS MAJESTY'S THEATRE, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen AB25 1GL Scotland United Kingdom
BEETHOVEN 'EMPEROR' CONCERTO

10 February 2018 to 10 February 2018
Scotland
University of Edinburgh St Cecilia’s Hall - 10.30am - 4.30pm, Niddry Street, Cowgate Edinburgh EH1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
EXPLORE DAY: MOZART’S GREAT MASS IN C MINOR

10 February 2018 to 10 February 2018
Scotland
AYR TOWN HALL, South Ayrshire Council 5-9 High Street, Ayr KA7 1LU Scotland United Kingdom
CHAMBER SUNDAY - SCO WIND SOLOISTS ALBUM LAUNCH

11 February 2018 to 11 February 2018
Scotland
QUEEN'S HALL, 85-89 Clerk St, Edinburgh EH8 9JG Scotland United Kingdom
CHAMBER SUNDAY - SCO WIND SOLOISTS ALBUM LAUNCH

17 February 2018 to 17 February 2018
Scotland
ASSEMBLY ROOMS -12:00 & 2.30pm, 54 George St, Edinburgh EH2 2LR Scotland United Kingdom
FAMILY CONCERT - THE CHIMPANZEES OF HAPPYTOWN

18 February 2018 to 18 February 2018
Scotland
CITY HALLS - 2.30pm, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
FAMILY CONCERT - THE CHIMPANZEES OF HAPPYTOWN

22 February 2018 to 22 February 2018
Scotland
QUEEN'S HALL, 85-89 Clerk St, Edinburgh EH8 9JG Scotland United Kingdom
MOZART MASS IN C MINOR WITH THE SCO CHORUS

23 February 2018 to 23 February 2018
Scotland
CITY HALLS, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
MOZART MASS IN C MINOR WITH THE SCO CHORUS

28 February 2018 to 28 February 2018
Scotland
EASTERBROOK HALL, The Crichton, Bankend Road, Dumfries, DG1 4TA Scotland United Kingdom
RAUTAVAARA PERCUSSION CONCERTO

01 March 2018 to 01 March 2018
Scotland
QUEEN'S HALL, 85-89 Clerk St, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG Scotland United Kingdom
RAUTAVAARA PERCUSSION CONCERTO

02 March 2018 to 02 March 2018
Scotland
CITY HALLS, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
RAUTAVAARA PERCUSSION CONCERTO

03 March 2018 to 03 March 2018
Scotland
EDEN COURT, Bishops Rd, Inverness IV3 5SA Scotland United Kingdom
RAUTAVAARA PERCUSSION CONCERTO

08 March 2018 to 08 March 2018
Northern Ireland
QUEEN'S HALL, 85-89 Clerk St, Edinburgh EH8 9JG Scotland United Kingdom
BERNSTEIN HALIL

09 March 2018 to 09 March 2018
Scotland
CITY HALLS, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
BERNSTEIN HALIL

14 March 2018 to 14 March 2018
Scotland
YOUNGER HALL, University of St Andrews North Street St Andrews KY16 9AJ Scotland United Kingdom
DVORÁK VIOLIN CONCERTO

15 March 2018 to 15 March 2018
Scotland
USHER HALL, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EA Scotland United Kingdom
DVORÁK VIOLIN CONCERTO

16 March 2018 to 16 March 2018
Scotland
CITY HALLS, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
DVORÁK VIOLIN CONCERTO

22 March 2018 to 22 March 2018
Scotland
USHER HALL, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EA Scotland United Kingdom
DVORÁK 'NEW WORLD' SYMPHONY

23 March 2018 to 23 March 2018
Scotland
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
DVORÁK 'NEW WORLD' SYMPHONY

11 April 2018 to 11 April 2018
Scotland
PERTH CONCERT HALL, Mill Street, Perth PH1 5HZ Scotland United Kingdom
MACMILLAN SAXOPHONE CONCERTO

12 April 2018 to 12 April 2018
Northern Ireland
Queen's Hal, 85-89 Clerk St, Edinburgh EH8 9JG Scotland United Kingdom
MACMILLAN SAXOPHONE CONCERTO

13 April 2018 to 13 April 2018
Scotland
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
MACMILLAN SAXOPHONE CONCERTO

18 April 2018 to 18 April 2018
Scotland
Younger hall, University of St Andrews North Street St Andrews KY16 9AJ Scotland United Kingdom
PHILIP HIGHAM PLAYS CPE BACH

19 April 2018 to 19 April 2018
Scotland
QUEEN'S HALL, 85-89 Clerk St, Edinburgh EH8 9JG Scotland United Kingdom
PHILIP HIGHAM PLAYS CPE BACH

20 April 2018 to 20 April 2018
Scotland
CITY HALLS, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
PHILIP HIGHAM PLAYS CPE BACH

26 April 2018 to 26 April 2018
Scotland
USHER HALL, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EA Scotland United Kingdom
HANDEL'S SOLOMON

27 April 2018 to 27 April 2018
Scotland
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
HANDEL'S SOLOMON

03 May 2018 to 03 May 2018
Scotland
Queen's Hall, 85-89 Clerk St, Edinburgh EH8 9JG Scotland United Kingdom
ANDERSZEWSKI PLAYS MOZART

04 May 2018 to 04 May 2018
Scotland
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
ANDERSZEWSKI PLAYS MOZART

10 May 2018 to 10 May 2018
Scotland
Usher Hall, Lothian Rd, Edinburgh EH1 2EA Scotland United Kingdom
MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO

11 May 2018 to 11 May 2018
Northern Ireland
City Hall, Candleriggs, Glasgow G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
MENDELSSOHN VIOLIN CONCERTO