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Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

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



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 LP
Linn 40th Anniversary Collection LP
This special 180g limited edition pressing in a gatefold sleeve celebrates Linn's 40th anniversary. 

AKH 425

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. 

CKD 409  

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

AKP 408  

Mozart: Piano Concertos K.271 - "Jeunehomme"&  K.503
Mozart: Piano Concertos K.271 - "Jeunehomme"& K.503
Brendel performs with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra under Sir Charles Mackerras. 

UNI077  

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

CKD 400  

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

CKD 376  

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

AKP 357  

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

CKD 350  

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

BKD 336  

Mozart Colloredo Serenade K.203 and Divertimento K.251
Mozart Colloredo Serenade K.203 and Divertimento K.251
Alexander Janiczek directs the Orchestra in the second volume of Mozart Serenades 

CKD 320  

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

CKD 308  

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

AKP 305  

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

BKD 287  

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

BKD 216  

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

AKP 284  

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

CKD 273  

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

CKD 241  

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

CKD 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
Fresh, authentic and perceptive interpretation conducted by Czech specialist Sir Charles Mackerras. 

CKD 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
Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati
Conductor Emeritus Joseph Swensen
Chief Executive Roy McEwan, OBE

4 Royal Terrace, Edinburgh EH7 5AB
tel: +44 (0)131 557 6800 fax: +44 (0)131 557 6933
email: info@sco.org.uk
web: www.sco.org.uk

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra is one of Scotland's five National Performing Arts Companies, and is internationally recognised as one of the finest chamber orchestras in the world. Formed in 1974 with a commitment to serve the Scottish community, it is also one of Scotland's foremost cultural ambassadors.

The Orchestra performs throughout Scotland, including annual tours of the Scottish Highlands and Islands and South of Scotland, and appears regularly at the Edinburgh, East Neuk, St Magnus and Aldeburgh Festivals and the BBC Proms. Its busy touring schedule has recently included many European countries as well as India and the USA. The Orchestra receives support from the Scottish Government.

Robin Ticciati was appointed to the post of Principal Conductor in 2009 and he has committed to the Orchestra until 2018. Ticciati and the Orchestra have appeared together at the Edinburgh International Festival and the BBC Proms, have toured to Italy, Germany and Spain and undertook a major pan-European tour in November 2012. Together they have released two recordings, Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique and Les nuits d'été & La mort de Cléopâtre, both on Linn.

The SCO's long-standing relationship with its Conductor Laureate, the late Charles Mackerras, resulted in many exceptional performances and recordings, including two multi award-winning discs of Mozart symphonies (Linn). The SCO has strong relationships with many eminent guest conductors including Conductor Emeritus Joseph Swensen, Olari Elts, John Storgårds, Oliver Knussen and Emmanuel Krivine; soloists/directors include Christian Zacharias and Piotr Anderszewski.

Current SCO Associate Artists include conductor/keyboardist Richard Egarr and director/violinist Alexander Janiczek, appointed in 2011, and mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill, appointed in 2013. All perform regularly with the Orchestra during its concert season, in the recording studio, on tour and in festival appearances.

The Orchestra enjoys close relationships with many leading composers and has commissioned more than a hundred new works, including pieces by Composer Laureate Sir Peter Maxwell Davies, Mark-Anthony Turnage, Judith Weir, Sally Beamish, Karin Rehnqvist, Lyell Cresswell, Hafliði Hallgrímsson, Einojuhani Rautavaara, Stuart MacRae, the late Edward Harper and Martin Suckling, who is now SCO Associate Composer.

The SCO has led the way in music education with a unique programme of projects. SCO Connect provides workshops for children and adults across Scotland and has attracted interest and invitations from overseas.

The Orchestra broadcasts regularly and has a discography now exceeding 150 recordings.

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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The 2013 BBC Proms
12 July 2013
The World's Greatest Classical Music Festival
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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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Edinburgh Festival Highlights
31 July 2012
Catch Linn artists live at EIF 2012
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'Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41' named as one of the best discs of the past 20 years!
30 July 2012
BBC Music Magazine celebrates 20 great recordings...
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Ticciati's Berlioz scales UK chart
22 April 2012
Berlioz in No. 4 in Classical Chart
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BBC Music Magazine: What's coming up
16 April 2012
A Fantastique Start!
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Robin Ticciati: the 28-year-old who makes top-rank conducting look so easy
02 April 2012
Robin Ticciati tells Ivan Hewett the secret of his success.
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Success in Germany for the SCO
27 March 2012
the critics hail Robin Ticciati
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SCO's Mozart named Gramophone Choice
16 January 2012
'You're unlikely to regret buying this exquisite disc.'
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Ticciati's Berlioz chosen as Sound of 2012
11 January 2012
Anna Picard's Critics' Choice
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Interview with Robin Ticciati
01 August 2011
'...a career that promises a long life of excitement.'
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Mackerras' Mozart Wins ECHO Award
26 July 2011
SCO win 'Symphonic Recording of the Year'
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Sir Charles Mackerras - One of the greatest conductors of all time
01 April 2011
As voted by BBC Music Magazine
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SCO is Classic FM's Best Orchestral Album
26 December 2010
'Mozart Symphonies 29 - 36' named Best Orchestral Recording of 2010!
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Linn Records Nominated for Six International Classical Music Awards
02 December 2010
Linn Records is proud to announce that six Linn recordings have been nomiated for the 2011 International Classical Music Awards.
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The SCO crosses the Pond
20 October 2010
Orchestra announces 4 US dates
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2010 Gramophone Awards Finalists announced
23 August 2010
Two Linn recordings make the shortlist
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Mozart Symphonies in the Billboard Charts
26 March 2010
Mackerras recording reaches #23
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Mozart Symphonies in the Classical Charts!
22 March 2010
The SCO and Sir Charles are in the charts...
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Sir Charles Mackerras is Artist of the Week
20 March 2010
The Mozart Symphonies conductor is celebrated on Gramophone Archive...
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Mozart Symphonies sessions news
16 July 2009
Exclusive preview
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Edinburgh Festival dates for Linn artists
03 July 2009
Linn at EIF
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Linn artists at the BBC Proms
30 June 2009
live concerts in London
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Sir Charles and the SCO triumph at the Classical BRITs!
15 May 2009
'Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41' wins Critics' Award
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Beethoven Concertos in UK Classical chart
11 May 2009
A new entry at No. 10
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Mozart in chart for 4th week
05 May 2009
Bestseller in the Chart at No.6
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Classical Brit Awards nominations announced...
21 April 2009
Double nomination for Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41!
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CD of the Week for Beethoven Piano Concertos
16 April 2009
Classic FM selects the new recording
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Mozart Symphonies in Official UK Classical Chart
15 April 2009
Top seller re-enters the chart at number 4!
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Linn Records' Business Manager on BBC Radio
08 April 2009
Caroline Dooley discusses the Disc of the Year award
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Mozart Symphonies triumphs at the BBC Music Magazine Awards
08 April 2009
The SCO and Sir Charles Mackerras win two awards!
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The end of voting is near for BBC Music Magazine Awards
24 February 2009
Click here is you haven't voted in the 2009 Awards!
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BBC Music Magazine nominates ‘Mozart Symphonies 38 – 41’
28 January 2009
Scottish Chamber Orchestra in shortlist for awards
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Success at the Midem Awards!
21 January 2009
The SCO and Sir Charles Mackerras triumph in Cannes
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SCO and Sir Charles Mackerras shortlisted for award
13 January 2009
A Midem Award for 'Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41'?
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Best Orchestral Recording of 2008 from Classic FM
06 January 2009
Yet more praise for 'Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41'
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Mozart Symphonies in another Best of 2008
18 December 2008
BBC Radio 4's Front Row selects recording as a Pick of 2008
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Les Chocs de l'année 2008 for the SCO and Sir Charles Mackerras
25 November 2008
The French publication honours 'Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41'
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Sir Charles and the SCO impress
22 August 2008
Edinburgh treated to a memorable musical evening...
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International Record Review
'...absolutely spotless...'
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Ming Pao Weekly
‘Fliter has a superb sense of line, dynamic and rich colour variations that come naturally…’


BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
'Disc of the Week': 'It’s wonderful when you realize Fliter achieves so much by emphasizing Chopin’s inwardness, the intimacy...'
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AllMusic.com
4½ Stars
'...this splendid recording reaffirms her affinity with this composer and promises more excellent performances for Linn.'
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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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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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Gramophone
Choice: 'Fliter plays with such grace and heartfelt sincerity...'
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Classic FM
Album of the Weekend: 'It's a breathtaking performance...'
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
'The outer movements of both Concertos have an authoritative confidence and are often coloured with beautifully judged dynamic shading, while the slow movements, especially of No. 2, are beautifully poised and poetic.’
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The Guardian
4 Stars
‘This is very much Chopin playing in the great tradition: rich-toned, generous though never profligate with its rubato, and invested with a vast range of keyboard colour.’
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SA-CD.net
4½ Stars
‘The scintillating performances of the outer movements of these two concertos exemplify this pianist's immaculate technique and excellent musicianship.’
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Classic FM
Album of the Week: ‘It’s a breathtaking performance.'
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Classic FM 'Drive'
‘Together Ticciati and the strings of the SCO bring out the work's radiantly rich tones.’
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The West Australian
'Her dynamic control was captivating'
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The Observer
4 Stars
'...sparkling performances...'
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Early Music Review
'impressive without being overdone'
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The Australian Telegraph
'Chopin at his most lyrical and poignant...'
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Sinfini Music
4 Stars
‘…the result is a gorgeous, gleaming account.’
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The Telegraph
4 Stars
'luminous beauty'
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The Sunday Times
'The Orchestra shows itself brilliantly adapted to any style and conductor...'
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Opera Now
5 Stars
’[William Berger’s] voice is true and the top secure.’
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The Guardian
4 Stars
'...engagingly witty and stylish...'


BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
'... infectious musical enthusiasm.'
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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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The Scotsman
4 Stars
'affectionate characterisation, supported stylishly'
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BBC Music Magazine
'His quick intelligence and alert musicianship is most clearly on display...'
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SA-CD.net
4½ Stars
'...a most enjoyable recital.'
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Infodad
'...very impressive indeed.'
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The Times
4 Stars
'This is Berlioz up close and personal, and wonderful to behold.'
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Opera News
'... she moves between soft-edged delicacy and a glamorous steeliness with ease...'


Musica
4 Stars
‘…l’ottima Scottish Chamber, ma certamente colpisce, in questo CD, il ricorso continuo a tinte astello, il rifiuto totale dell’enfasi, del canto spiegato e la ricerca della sobrieta`, dell’eleganza.’
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Limelight
‘Cargill’s Cleopâtre gives even Dame Janet a run for her money...a real revelation.’
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Limelight
4½ Stars
'I can’t imagine even the best chamber orchestra playing with such luxuriance and control.'
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AllMusic.com
'Cargill's marquee performance of Les nuits d'été is breathtaking.'
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American Record Guide
'...penetrating and intimate...'
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MusicWeb International
‘This is an outstanding disc…there’s a delightful transparency to the orchestra textures at all times.’
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BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
‘It’s an excellent display of the richness of her voice and the vocal and dynamic range. And the playing while the chamber scale sucks us into the heart of the poetry with the really clean, clear sound the Scottish Chamber Orchestra can produce.’
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MusicWeb International
'I wouldn't want to be without [this] classic recording...'
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International Record Review
‘Karen Cargill is up against some illustrious mezzo competition on disc, yet her ravishing account of Les nuits d’ete ranks up there with the best of them.’
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MusicWeb International
‘I was completely entranced…sounds excellent.’
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The Arts Desk
‘Robin Ticciati achieves exactly the right lightness, the delicacy, in a song cycle which should ideally delight as much as it moves. He’s well matched by mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill…Best of all is L’île inconnue; Cargill’s “Où voulez-vous aller?” is impossible to resist.’
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The Independent
5 Stars
'...a performance of extraordinary musical delicacy...'
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Gramophone Magazine
Record of the Month: ‘One of the striking facets of Ticciati's conducting and the SCO's playing is the clarity and detail that spring from the score'
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Gramophone
CD of the month: ‘One of the striking facets of Ticciati’s conducting and the SCO’s playing is the clarity and detail that spring from the score.’
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Financial Times
4 Stars
Robin Ticciati’s grasp of the music’s romantic bloom is one of this disc’s attractions
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Sinfini Music
4 Stars
'...the technical command and hyper-accurate tuning are bombproof.'
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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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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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All Music Guide
'AllMusic’s Favorite Classical Instrumental Albums of 2012'


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

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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
'Enormously recommended & one of those recordings that makes one listen to a masterpiece in a new light'.
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Early Music Review
'...as a whole the performance is very exciting.'
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Hi-Fi News
'Ticciati's is very much a version to hear...'
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Pizzicato
'Avec leur interpretation de la Symphonie Fantastique, Robin Ticciati et le Scottish Chamber Orchestra savant ajouter un element particulier à la riche discographie de l'œuvre, car on n'aura pas encore entendu une Symphonie fantastique si légère, si transparente, et si superbement romantique.'
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Audio Video Club of Atlanta
'...a nicely nuanced and characterized performance...'
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InfoDad.com
4 Stars
'The results are refreshing.'
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Limelight Magazine
5 Stars
'...this thrilling recording is the one to listen to. Highly recommended.'
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
'...[a] refreshing approach, especially in spectacularly clear and spacious sound.'
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International Record Review
'...it's unquestionably an impressive debut.'
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Hi-Fi News
'A spirited account of the Oboe Quartet is a bonus here.'
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MusicWeb International
Recording of the Month: 'Palate-cleansing, ear-pricking performances. Not to be missed.'
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BBC Music Magazine
4 Stars
'highly enjoyable performance'
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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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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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TV Bomb
4 Stars
'Spectacular'
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The SCOTS Magazine
'...a lasting momento of a tremendous association.'
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ClassiqueInfo Disque
'Il y règne partout une sorte d’excitation bouillonnante, pleine d’énergie.'
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OpusHD
OpusHD d'Or Award: offrant la grâce et la poésie que peu de formations baroques peuvent atteindre
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OpusHD
OpusHD d'Or Award: offering the grace and poetry only a few Baroque orchestras can attain
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Stereophile
"...consistently outstanding..."
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hi-fi+
5 Stars
"These are the best of the best and should not be missed on any account."
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Classical.net
"...perhaps the finest recordings of these works I know."
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Scherzo
Excepcional: "Ligera, chispeante, grácil y afirmativa: maravillosa, en una palabra."
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Sound and Music
"Da non perdere."
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allmusic.com
"They have the same drive and verve as his earlier work, but his vision now seems clearer and more radiant than before."
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MusicWeb International
"so rich is the experience on offer here...this is top-notch stuff from a winning team."
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ClassicsToday France
"Interprétativement il n'y a pas de surprises: c'est vif et chantant..."
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The Sunday Post
"They're a pure joy..."
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The Guardian
4 Stars
"...it's hard to imagine the final climax of the Linz more conclusively or majestically presented."
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OpusMusica
Disco del mes: "Sencillo, sin pretensiones de monumentalidad ni de renovación, pero un clásico."
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Die Zeit
"So schön, so vollendet..."
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MusicWeb International
Download Recording of the Month: "Here is all the delicacy of Mozart but with his underlying strength, too."
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North London News
"...this set represents probably the finest modern recordings of these works."
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Audiophile Audition
5 Stars
"This is some of the best Mozart I have ever heard..."
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classicalsource.com
"...powerful and driving..."


Metro
"The magic continues..."
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Classic FM Magazine
5 Stars
"Some of the best Mozart symphony recordings ever?"
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The Scotsman
5 Stars
"In all these, the crack partnership...repeatedly imbues the music with finesse and energy."
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Klassik.com
4½ Stars
'...dem Zenit der Mozart-Interpretation angekommen.'
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The Herald
"Great conducting, playing and recording throughout."
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BBC Online
"Each of the disc's five symphonies is a gem in its own right...The glorious results are self-recommending."
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Financial Times
5 Stars
"Mackerras has an unparalleled feeling for Mozart style..."
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BBC Music Magazine
4½ Stars
"Mackerras is the man, with rhythm and vigour to the fore."
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Sunday Times
4 Stars
Classical CD of the Week: "Those who bought the last instalment will not want to miss this outstandingly well-engineered sequel."
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The Times
4 Stars
"Everything comes stamped with character, intelligence and beauty."
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International Record Review
IRR Outstanding: "...a performance of absolute mastery."
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Gramophone
Gramophone Recommended: "there's so much to enjoy on these discs...and vivacity aplenty"
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Audio Video Club of Atlanta
"...highly satisfactory..."
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The Observer
"Highly recommended."
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McAlister Matheson Newsletter
"It's a fascinating journey...Unmissable!"
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SA-CD.net
5 Stars
"[The SCO] play like gods throughout...Highly recommended indeed."
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Musical Pointers
"...superb, vital accounts of five more important Mozart symphonies..."
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Audiophilia.com
"...once playing, it is almost impossible to turn off!"
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ResMusica.com
une présentation exceptionnellement belle
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6moons.com
Blue Moon Award: "...Sir Charles Mackerras' vision with the SCO is one of the very finest of the modern era..."
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Gramophone
"...a performance of grace and musicianly charm."
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StereoMojo
Publisher’s Choice Recording: "complete mastery...One can only say bravo."
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HMV Choice
4 Stars
"Pizarro makes the music drift and glide throughout..."
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FonoForum
"Bereits nach den ersten Tönen überrascht der warme, volle Klavierklang der CD..."
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Politiken (translation)
"...the playing is overall beautifully clear..."
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Politiken
"Men spillet er i øvrigt dejlig klart..."
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Classical Source
"...this release is mandatory."
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Keswick Reminder
"...[a] fine collaboration..."
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Classic FM Magazine
4 Stars
"...dedicated performances..."
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SACD.net
5 Stars
"Everything seems to be right here..."
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Opus Musica
"...gran música en excelentes condiciones."
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International Record Review
IRR Outstanding: "...nearly two hours of unalloyed delight."
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MusicWeb International
"...this is a wonderful issue."
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The Berkshire Review
"...the greatest interpretation of the Mozart symphonies of our moment..."
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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
"...the results are sterling. Warmly recommended..."
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The Herald
5 Stars
"...electric and integrated Beethoven performances. A great set..."
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Audio Video Club of Atlanta
"...there's a real verve and a reveling in the ambiance of gorgeous musical sounds..."
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The Scotsman
5 Stars
"...the overall impression is of unanimous intention and glorious teamwork."
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BBC Online
"...multi-faceted and magnificent..."
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Sunday Herald
"outstanding performances, always satisfying and frequently inspiring."
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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
"...blending period style with modern virtuosity."
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Star Ledger of New Jersey
4 Stars
"...a jewel in the Linn crown..."
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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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Opus Musica
Disc of the Month
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hi-fi +
4½ Stars
Quite brilliant...truly majestic.
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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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HiFi News
Album of the Month
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Gramophone
Every bit as good as you would expect. Gramophone Recommended.
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The Ticket (Ireland)
4 Stars
simply irresistible
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audiophile.no
5 Stars
Linn Records har spilt inn Mozart sine fire siste symfonier. Til denne oppgaven har de selvfølgelig håndplukket Scottish Chamber Orchestra dirigert av Sir Charles Mackerras.
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International Record Review
A vibrant and utterly gripping appearance from first moment to last, and all caught in sound that is amazingly lifelike. No Mozartian should be without these inspiring discs.
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The Guardian (Live)
5 Stars
Mackerras's Mozart is full of the life-affirming vitality more often associated with youth
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MusicalCriticism.com
4 Stars
"[It] really is as good as it gets."
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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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Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
some spectacular readings in first class sonics
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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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ClassicsToday.com
4½ Stars
"This is a very well-played, thoughtfully programmed recording of works...it succeeds admirably."
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The Strad
...refined and gracefully expressive...
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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 News
3½ Stars
Stylish playing throughout
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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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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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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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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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ClassicsToday.com
4½ Stars
snappy rhythms and seductive phrasing
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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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Classic FM Magazine
4 Stars
strong and classy solo playing
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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
more >>

Audiophile Audition
4 Stars
exotic and colorful
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International Record Review
Linn's engineering is top notch
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The Dominion Post
4½ Stars
a fascinating programme and beautifully judged playing
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The Daily Telegraph
playing that is both crisp and charged with the underlying drama
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HighFidelityReview.com
Highly recommended.
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Klassik.com
4 Stars

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UltraAudio.com
I like this recording enough to cry "Encore!" for a companion disc containing Bartók's Dance Suite and other short works by Bartók and Kodály.
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Gramophone - Awards Issue
...there's something very inviting about the warmth Mackerras casts over this music, a warmth aided by Linn's well-handled recording.
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Sunday Telegraph
A 'wonderful' and 'sparkling' performance
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ClassicsToday.com
5 Stars
An easy and enthusiastic recommendation!
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Atlanta Audio Society
The vivacity of the outer movements is of special note in this performance.
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International Record Review
Sparkling...
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HDTV Magazine
5 Stars
Highly recommended for "newbies" and seasoned aficionados alike!
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ClassicsTodayFrance.com
4 Stars
EN FRANÇAIS
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The Sunday Times
...their playing here has a virtuosity, a rhythmic élan and a palette of rich orchestral colour to challenge the finest performances.
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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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The Strad
colourful, fast-paced and brilliant
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Sunday Herald
5 Stars
These are thrillingly alive performances, persuasive in every department and superbly recorded.
more >>

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
more >>

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
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Sunday Herald
the excellent performance you would expect
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The Sunday Times
Mackerras's performance is thrilling
more >>

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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06 March 2014 to 06 March 2014
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland UK
Mozart's 'Jupiter'

07 March 2014 to 07 March 2014
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland UK
Mozart's 'Jupiter'

10 March 2014 to 10 March 2014
Scotland
Duns Volunteer Hall 11:00, Langtongate, Duns, TD11 3AF, Scotland, United Kingdom
Big Ears, Little Ears

12 March 2014 to 12 March 2014
Scotland
Younger Hall 11:00, St Andrews, Scotland, United Kingdom
Big Ears Little Ears

15 March 2014 to 15 March 2014
Scotland
Cowdray Hall, Aberdeen Art Gallery 11:00, Aberdeen, scotland, United kingdom
Big Ears Little Ears

19 March 2014 to 19 March 2014
Scotland
Younger Hall, St Andrews Scotland UK
Slavonic Dances

20 March 2014 to 20 March 2014
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh SCotland UK
Slavinic Dances

21 March 2014 to 21 March 2014
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland UK
Slavonic Dances

23 March 2014 to 23 March 2014
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland UK
Chamber Concert March 2014

27 March 2014 to 27 March 2014
Scotland
Usher Hall, Edinburgh Scotland UK
Isserlis plays Dvorak

28 March 2014 to 28 March 2014
Scotland
City Hall, Glasgow Scotland UK
Isserlis plays Dvorak

29 March 2014 to 29 March 2014
Scotland
Music Hall, Aberdeen Scotland UK
Isserlis plays Dvorak

03 April 2014 to 03 April 2014
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland UK
Mass in C Minor

04 April 2014 to 04 April 2014
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland UK
Mass in C Minor

10 April 2014 to 10 April 2014
Scotland
Usher Hall, Edinburgh Scotland UK
Currie plays Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

11 April 2014 to 11 April 2014
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland UK
Currie plays Veni, Veni, Emmanuel

23 April 2014 to 23 April 2014
Scotland
Younger Hall, St Andrews Scotland UK
Benedetti plays Mozart

24 April 2014 to 24 April 2014
Scotland
Usher Hall, Edinburgh Scotland UK
Benedetti plays Mozart

25 April 2014 to 25 April 2014
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland UK
Benedetti plays Mozart

26 April 2014 to 26 April 2014
Scotland
Music Hall, Aberdeen Scotland UK
Benedetti plays Mozart

02 May 2014 to 02 May 2014
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland UK
Mozart and Strauss

03 May 2014 to 03 May 2014
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland UK
Mozart and Strauss

04 May 2014 to 04 May 2014
Scotland
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, Scotland, United Kingdom
Mozart and Strauss

08 May 2014 to 08 May 2014
Scotland
Usher Hall, Edinburgh Scotland UK
Beethoven's Ninth

09 May 2014 to 09 May 2014
Scotland
City Halls, Glasgow Scotland UK
Beethoven's Ninth

15 May 2014 to 16 May 2014
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh Scotland UK
Anderszewski plays Mozart

16 May 2014 to 16 May 2014
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
Anderszewski plays Mozart