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Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto No. 2 & 'Scottish' Symphony

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto No. 2 & 'Scottish' Symphony

...exceptionally beautiful
BKD 216 (Linn Records)
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1
Hebrides Overture, Op. 26

Hebrides Overture, Op. 26

Composer Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
10:01 Play $5.10
2
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 64 - I. Allegro molto appassionato - Presto

Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 64 - I. Allegro molto appassionato - Presto

Composer Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Soloist Joseph Swensen
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
13:25 Play $5.10
3
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 64 - II. Andante - Allegretto non troppo

Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 64 - II. Andante - Allegretto non troppo

Composer Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Soloist Joseph Swensen
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
9:04 Play $3.40
4
Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 64 - III. Allegro molto vivace

Violin Concerto No. 2 in E minor, Op. 64 - III. Allegro molto vivace

Composer Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Soloist Joseph Swensen
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
5:57 Play $3.40
5
'Scottish' Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - I. Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato

'Scottish' Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - I. Andante con moto - Allegro un poco agitato

Composer Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
12:07 Play $5.10
6
'Scottish' Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - II. Vivace non troppo

'Scottish' Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - II. Vivace non troppo

Composer Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
4:13 Play $1.70
7
'Scottish' Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - III. Adagio

'Scottish' Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - III. Adagio

Composer Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
8:21 Play $3.40
8
'Scottish' Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - IV. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai

'Scottish' Symphony No. 3 in A minor, Op. 56 - IV. Allegro vivacissimo - Allegro maestoso assai

Composer Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Band Scottish Chamber Orchestra
8:51 Play $3.40
Total Running Time 72 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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This beautiful recording features of some of Mendelssohn's loveliest music.

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Joseph Swensen

Joseph Swensen

Joseph Swensen was principal conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra from 1996-2005.
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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.
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'An exceptionally beautiful recording of Mendelssohn, with violinist Joseph Swensen...Lack[s] nothing in attack or passion but benefit[s] in clarity of detail from the chamber size of the ensemble and the superb recording standards befitting this label.' The Observer


Acclaimed both as a conductor and violinist, Joseph Swensen combines his considerable talents in this, his first collaboration with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. This exceptionally beautiful recording of some of Mendelssohn's loveliest music showcases Swensen's skills as a virtuoso violinist with playing of unusual grace.

The Hebrides, widely known as 'Fingal's Cave', is one of Mendelssohn's most popular works; its programmatic depiction of the Scottish sea cave has captured the imagination of listeners for many years. The Violin Concerto marks Mendelssohn's last large orchestral work. Considered an essential work for all aspiring concert violinists to master, it remains one of the most frequently performed concertos. Many regard the 'Scottish' Symphony as Mendelssohn's best orchestral work; once again taking inspiration from Scotland (this time Holyrood Chapel), the symphony contains one of Mendelssohn's finest scherzos.

Originally released in 2004, Mendelssohn: Violin Concerto has been re-issued as part of Linn's ECHO series which offers a second chance to enjoy the best of the label's award-winning recordings

Dedicated to Dorothy Delay.

View the booklet in full here.

Introducing Linn's ECHO Series
01 September 2014
Discover the albums and artists you missed first time round.
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The SCO crosses the Pond
20 October 2010
Orchestra announces 4 US dates
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'... 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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a highly evocative interpretation
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02 March 2017 to 02 February 2017
Scotland
Younger Hall, North Street, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ
BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO 2

03 March 2017 to 03 March 2017
Scotland
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO 2

04 March 2017 to 04 March 2017
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG Scotland United Kingdom
BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO 2

09 March 2017 to 09 March 2017
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG Scotland United Kingdom
THE PARIS CONCERT

10 March 2017 to 10 March 2017
Scotland
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
THE PARIS CONCERT

11 March 2017 to 11 March 2017
Scotland
Eden Court,, Bishops Road, Inverness, IV3 5SA Scotland United Kingdom
THE PARIS CONCERT

13 March 2017 to 13 March 2017
Scotland
Alness Perrins Centre -10.30 & 11.45am - The concert at 10.30am is aimed at babies aged 0 - 12 months. The concert at 11.45am is, Dalmore Road, Alness, IV17 0UE
BIG EARS, LITTLE EARS TOUR

14 March 2017 to 14 March 2017
Scotland
Elgin Town Hall - 10.30am & 11.45 - The concert at 10.30am is aimed at babies aged 0 - 12 months. The concert at 11.45am is aim, 1 Trinity Place, Elgin, IV30 1UL Scotland United Kingdom
BIG EARS, LITTLE EARS TOUR

14 March 2017 to 14 March 2017
Scotland
National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EW Scotland United Kingdom
WIDER CONNECTIONS: MUSIC AND RELIGION

15 March 2017 to 15 March 2017
Scotland
Inverallan Parish Church - 10.30 &11.45am - The concert at 10.30am is aimed at babies aged 0 - 12 months. The concert at 11.45a, Grant Road, Grantown-on-Spey, PH26 Scotland United Kingdon
BIG EARS, LITTLE EARS TOUR

23 March 2017 to 23 March 2017
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG Scotland United Kingdom
MACMILLAN'S STABAT MATER

24 March 2017 to 24 March 2017
Scotland
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
MACMILLAN'S STABAT MATER

26 March 2017 to 26 March 2017
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG Scotland United Kingdom
CHAMBER SUNDAY 3

31 March 2017 to 31 March 2017
Scotland
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
SCHUMANN SYMPHONY NO 2

01 April 2017 to 01 April 2017
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG Scotland United Kingdom
SCHUMANN SYMPHONY NO 2

02 April 2017 to 02 April 2017
Scotland
His Majesty's Theatre, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25 1GL Scotland United Kingdom
SCHUMANN SYMPHONY NO 2

06 April 2017 to 06 April 2017
Scotland
Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EA Scotland United Kingdom
SCHUMANN SYMPHONY NO 3 'RHENISH'

07 April 2017 to 07 April 2017
Scotland
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
SCHUMANN SYMPHONY NO 3 'RHENISH'

08 April 2017 to 08 April 2017
Scotland
Queen's Cross Church - 2.30pm, Albyn Pl, Aberdeen, AB10 1YN Scotland United Kingdom
ABERDEEN SUPPORTERS' CONCERT

12 April 2017 to 12 April 2017
Scotland
Byre Theatre - 5.30pm, Abbey Street, St Andrews, KY16 9LA Scotland United Kingdom
EARLY EVENING RECITAL: COMPOSER FOCUS

19 April 2017 to 19 April 2017
Scotland
Younger Hall, North Street, St Andrews, KY16 9AJ Scotland United Kingdom
BEETHOVEN THE 'EROICA'

22 April 2017 to 22 April 2017
Scotland
St Cecilia's Hall, University of Edinburgh -10.30am, Niddry Street, Edinburgh, EH1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
EXPLORE DAY: BEETHOVEN'S MISSA SOLEMNIS

27 April 2017 to 27 April 2017
Scotland
Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh EH1 2EA Scotland United Kingdom
BEETHOVEN MISSA SOLEMNIS

28 April 2017 to 28 April 2017
Scotland
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
BEETHOVEN MISSA SOLEMNIS

04 May 2017 to 04 May 2017
Scotland
Queen's Hall, Clerk Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9JG Scotland United Kingdom
SCHUBERT SYMPHONY NO 4 'TRAGIC'

05 May 2017 to 05 May 2017
Scotland
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
SCHUBERT SYMPHONY NO 4 'TRAGIC'

11 May 2017 to 11 May 2017
Scotland
Usher Hall,, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EA Scotland United Kingdom
BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO 7

12 May 2017 to 12 May 2017
Scotland
City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
BEETHOVEN SYMPHONY NO 7

29 June 2017 to 29 June 2017
Scotland
Cellardyke Church -11.30am, Anstruther, Cellardyke Anstruther, KY10 3BQ Scotland United kingdom
EAST NEUK FESTIVAL - SCO WINDS

02 July 2017 to 02 July 2017
Scotland
The Bowhouse - 5pm, St Monans, Bowhouse Farm, St Monans, KY10 2DB Scotland United Kingdom.
EAST NEUK FESTIVAL - SCO STRINGS