The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra
More than one hundred first-class musicians are based in Berwaldhallen, Stockholm. Together they form the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra, which also serves as the symphony orchestra for the whole of Sweden since all of its concerts are broadcasted both nationally and abroad.
The high calibre of the ensemble has been developed over the years by a series of prominent music directors - Sergiu Celibidache, Herbert Blomstedt, Esa-Pekka Salonen, Yevgeny Svetlanov, Manfred Honeck and Daniel Harding.
Today the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra is considered one of the foremost European orchestras. Currently under the artistic leadership of Daniel Harding, one of the world's leading conductors in his generation, the orchestra is achieving success both in Sweden and abroad. The orchestra also continuously collaborates with the world's leading soloists and conductors such as Riccardo Muti, Valery Gergiev, Maria João Pires and Nina Stemme just to mention a few.
An interest in contemporary music is clearly reflected in the repertoire. Swedish composers are regularly commissioned, and the maintenance and promotion of the Swedish orchestra repertoire is an important goal of orchestra's programme planning. With its international reputation the orchestra regularly embarks on major tours in Europe, Asia and elsewhere, thereby being the guest of many important concert halls and festivals. Recent tours have taken the orchestra to Italy, Germany, France, China and Japa. The orchestra is a well established part of the Baltic Sea Festival.
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Recording of the Month: 'This is a marvellous set, the finest Roméo et Juliette to appear for several years, and worthy, in very different ways, to stand alongside illustrious competition from the likes of Sir Colin Davis and Sir John Eliot Gardiner.'more >>BBC Music Magazine
'Robin Ticciati has proved to be a special Berlioz interpreter, and offers an individual, youthful reading driven by crisp detail and translucent textures and Berlioz's vital rhythmic spring.'BBC Radio 3 'Record Review'
'You've probably guessed by now, this is the one of these three newcomers [compared with Gergiev and Andrew Davis's recordings] that I've enjoyed the most for its freshness and vivacity; the way Berlioz's extraordinary orchestra colours spring to life and the intimacy and detail of the Linn recording.'more >>Gramophone
'Ticciati from the first, explosive bars finds tauter drama than either [Gergiev or Davis]'more >>The Observer
'...orchestrally superb...Katija Dragojevic is a gorgeously warm mezzo'more >>The Sunday Times
Album of the Week: '...virtuosic and intense string-playing...'Classical Music Magazine
Editor's Choice: 'Ticciati directs a vibrant, unsentimental account of this enduring score, and is joined by a near-perfect cast...'more >>Audiophile Audition
'This is a spectacular recording in sumptuous surround sound, and the orchestra and soloists are terrific in every way...'more >>International Record Review
'Robin Ticciati’s new version…is sensitive and scrupulous, responsive to the subtleties of Berlioz’s score and the emotions of the participants.’more >>Classical Ear
‘Each of the vocal soloists is excellent, whether narrating or portraying a character, and the good people that inhabit the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and its Choir respond sensitively and, when required, dramatically to Ticciati’s carefully plotted course…Fantastique!’more >>Infodad
'The Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra plays this music very well indeed...The four soloists are all very fine.'more >>Choir & organ
‘[Ticciati] obtains excellent results from them, and his phenomenal chorus, in idiomatic French, catch much of Berlioz’s tender response to the narrative of Christ’s early childhood.’more >>The Telegraph
'As the piece proceeds, he negotiates its pacing, its contours, its shifts of emotional emphasis with an assured, evocative hand...'more >>SA-CD.net
'...sounds so French and oozes with idiomatic Berlioz...'more >>AllMusic
'... good for listeners who crave a bit of lushness...this audiophile recording is worth hearing for its subtlety and beauty.'more >>MusicWeb International
'This is a most welcome release which further enhances the credentials of Robin Ticciati, especially in Berlioz.'more >>Pizzicato
'...delicate orchestral sound, homogeneous choir singing and a fantastic quartet.'more >>The Arts Desk
‘Glorious music, impeccably performed and magnificently recorded.’more >>BBC Music Magazine
'Ticciati's conducting is warm and vivid, and his textures translucent...'more >>Gramophone
'...full of honeyed tones and an occasional exotic splash.'more >>The Observer
'...this new [recording] is beautifully fluid, flexible and transparent...'more >>The Telegraph
'... a first-rate, affecting performance and a timely seasonal release.'more >>The Times
'Past performances have already established Robin Ticciati as a sterling Berlioz conductor...this latest Linn release, with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra and Radio Choir, wins him another laurel.'more >>