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Prokofiev: Violin Concerto

Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Prokofiev: Violin Concerto

CKD 219 (Linn Records)
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1
Symphony No. 1 in D Major 'Classical' Allegro

Symphony No. 1 in D Major 'Classical' Allegro

Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor Joseph Swensen
4:28 Play $1.70
2
Symphony No. 1 in D Major 'Classical' Larghetto

Symphony No. 1 in D Major 'Classical' Larghetto

Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor Joseph Swensen
4:08 Play $1.70
3
Symphony No. 1 in D Major 'Classical' Gavotta: Non troppo allegro

Symphony No. 1 in D Major 'Classical' Gavotta: Non troppo allegro

Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor Joseph Swensen
1:36 Play $1.70
4
Symphony No. 1 in D Major 'Classical' Finale: Molto vivace

Symphony No. 1 in D Major 'Classical' Finale: Molto vivace

Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor Joseph Swensen
3:53 Play $1.70
5
Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Allegro Moderato

Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Allegro Moderato

Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Soloist Joseph Swensen - violin
11:14 Play $5.10
6
Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Andante assai

Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Andante assai

Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Soloist Joseph Swensen - violin
10:22 Play $5.10
7
Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Allegro ben marcarto

Violin Concerto No. 2 in G minor Allegro ben marcarto

Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Soloist Joseph Swensen - violin
6:25 Play $3.40
8
Five Melodies for Solo Violin and Strings Andante

Five Melodies for Solo Violin and Strings Andante

Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Soloist Joseph Swensen - violin
Arranger Joseph Swensen
2:13 Play $1.70
9
Five Melodies for Solo Violin and Strings Lento non troppo

Five Melodies for Solo Violin and Strings Lento non troppo

Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Soloist Joseph Swensen - violin
Arranger Joseph Swensen
2:19 Play $1.70
10
Five Melodies for Solo Violin and Strings Animato, ma non allegro

Five Melodies for Solo Violin and Strings Animato, ma non allegro

Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Soloist Joseph Swensen - violin
Arranger Joseph Swensen
3:19 Play $1.70
11
Five Melodies for Solo Violin and Strings Allegretto leggero et scherzando

Five Melodies for Solo Violin and Strings Allegretto leggero et scherzando

Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Soloist Joseph Swensen - violin
Arranger Joseph Swensen
1:12 Play $1.70
12
Five Melodies for Solo Violin and Strings Andante non troppo

Five Melodies for Solo Violin and Strings Andante non troppo

Composer Sergei Prokofiev
Conductor Joseph Swensen
Soloist Joseph Swensen - violin
Arranger Joseph Swensen
2:56 Play $1.70
Total Running Time 54 minutes Purchase all tracks 
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Linn Records continues its successful partnership with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with this, the sixth release in the series. This delightful all-Prokofiev programme adds another dimension to the indispensable SCO series.

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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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Artistic Quality 10 / Sound Quality 10: 'Really, this is exceptional by any standard.' ClassicsToday.com


SCO Principal Conductor Joseph Swensen is the soloist in both Violin Concerto No. 2 and the 5 melodies. The melodies have been orchestrated by Swensen himself.

Joseph Swensen writes: 'The Five Melodies had been among my favourite works by Prokofiev for many years before I chose to orchestrate them. The original accompaniment is among the most colourful of the composer's works for the piano and it was precisely the element of colour which intrigued me most in my orchestration. Limiting myself to strings, and to only the notes of Prokofiev's original piano part, my intention was that this version be but a subtle evolution of Prokofiev's original. Use of harmonics, pizzicato, and blurring effects are inspired by what a truly great pianist may attempt on his instrument, but only allude to. The obvious influence of Debussy in Prokofiev's original has resulted in an orchestral sound which seems equally indebted to the great French composer.'

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Classic FM Magazine
4 Stars
strong and classy solo playing
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The Strad
'BRIGHTLY RECORDED'
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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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06 April 2017 to 06 April 2017
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Usher Hall, Lothian Road, Edinburgh, EH1 2EA Scotland United Kingdom
SCHUMANN SYMPHONY NO 3 'RHENISH'

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BEETHOVEN THE 'EROICA'

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27 April 2017 to 27 April 2017
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City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
BEETHOVEN MISSA SOLEMNIS

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

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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
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City Halls, Candleriggs, Glasgow, G1 1NQ Scotland United Kingdom
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29 June 2017 to 29 June 2017
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