'No. 3 Classical Album in the 100 Top Albums of 2012' The Sunday Times
'One of the Best Classical Albums of 2012' AllMusic.com
Critics' Choice 'Sound of 2012' The Independent
'Disc of the Week' BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
'Classical CD of the Week' Sunday Times
'Record of the Month' Hi-Fi News
'CD of the Week' Classic FM Radio
Named one of the top ten young ‘conductors on the verge of greatness' by Gramophone Magazine, Robin is the perfect conductor to bring out the deep colours and emotions of Berlioz's Symphonie Fantastique while balancing the orchestra and keeping the pace to create an impressive and dynamic sound throughout.
Robin opened the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's 2011/12 season with a blistering Berlioz programme hailed by the critics as ‘compelling'. With this recording Robin aims to offer audiences ‘a thought-provoking and new way of listening to the piece.' Symphonie Fantastique is the first in a series of Berlioz recordings undertaken by the SCO and Ticciati.
Robin's profile continues to build; in 2011 he was voted one of 'Tomorrow's Icons' by Gramophone and was announced as the next music director of Glyndebourne, taking over from Vladimir Jurowski in 2014.
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'It all sounds fresh and potent in Ticciati's hands, with the SCO players giving their all...'more >>All Music Guide
'AllMusic’s Favorite Classical Instrumental Albums of 2012'BBC Music Online
Review of Robin Ticciatimore >>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....'more >>theartsdesk.com
'...it’s as if you’re being drawn into a shaggy-dog story told by an old roué.'more >>Audiophile Audition
Multi-channel Disc of the Month:' brilliantly illuminating'more >>Audio Review
'...Buon ascolto!'more >>NPR Deceptive Cadence
'Robin Ticciati conducts beyond his years in a debut recording with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.'more >>Positive Feedback Online
'The recording itself, is an excellent SACD'.more >>BBC Radio 3 'CD Review'
Disc of the Week: '...it's a thrilling achievement.'more >>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.'more >>resmusica.commore >>SA-CD.net
'Enormously recommended & one of those recordings that makes one listen to a masterpiece in a new light'.more >>Early Music Review
'...as a whole the performance is very exciting.'more >>Hi-Fi News
'Ticciati's is very much a version to hear...'more >>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.'more >>Audio Video Club of Atlanta
'...a nicely nuanced and characterized performance...'more >>InfoDad.com
'The results are refreshing.'more >>Limelight Magazine
'...this thrilling recording is the one to listen to. Highly recommended.'more >>BBC Music Magazine
'...[a] refreshing approach, especially in spectacularly clear and spacious sound.'more >>International Record Review
'...it's unquestionably an impressive debut.'more >>Gramophone
'Why did we do the opening 100 times? Because it's one of the most difficult moments in all of music.' RTmore >>MusicWeb International
Recording of the Month: 'Palate-cleansing, ear-pricking performances. Not to be missed.'more >>Gramophone
'The clarity, coordination and spectrum of colour in the orchestra are spot-on for Berlioz.'more >>ClassicsToday.com
'playing of astonishing virtuosity and transparency'more >>The Big Issue
'...Berlioz is fresh and visceral and whimsically wide-eyed.'more >>AllMusic.com
'...a genuinely startling, risk-taking, and fun performance...absolutely recommended.'more >>The Sunday Telegraph
'[Ticciati] draws superlative playing, notably in a thrilling first movement...'more >>Completely Berlioz
'This is an awesome performance.'more >>Musicweb International
'...the full snarling menace of the March to the Scaffold is extremely well captured...'more >>ClassicFM
CD of the Week: '...a wonderful recording...'more >>Presto News
'Ticciati's impressive gift for wonderfully shaping each phrase kept me interested from start to finish'more >>The Herald
'It is an awesome performance...as thought-provoking as it is potent.'more >>Financial Times
' Ticciati has assumed Colin Davis’s mantle in this music, giving it a natural pulse and dramatic shape.'more >>The Telegraph
'...this first collaboration on disc captures all the energy, the finesse and the sheer panache with which he invests his live concerts...'more >>The Guardian
'...the transparency and lightness of touch Ticciati achieves is a real bonus...'more >>Sunday Times
Classical CD of the Week: '...remarkable for its fresh insights...'more >>