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MusicWeb International
'...unusual, provocative, and masterfully conceived...an essential acquisition.'
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Serenade Magazine
'...that he should bow out with a performance of such richness and depth showcases many of their finest qualities, and celebrates a recording which is a significant milestone in both their careers.'
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The Herald
5 Stars
'Ticciati has found new ways to approach the phrasing and tempo of these symphonies that produced surprises every step of the way...A top team on top form.'
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Fanfare
'The good news is that overall these performances feel not only Brahmsian but also full of color and variety.'
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American Record Guide
'I think the balances are terrific, as are the Scottish strings and the overall sound of the orchestra. The recording was made in Usher Hall, Edinburgh; that must be part of the reason the sound is so beautiful. And I hear more agility in the playing than I have heard with larger orchestras.'
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ResMusica
'A very beautiful, fascinating, original and audacious interpretation...'
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Hi-Fi News
Sound Quality 85%: 'Ticciati has prepared this cycle as his final SCO project, and these are highly intelligent readings, finely engineered.'
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Classica
Recording of the Month: 'The young British conductor radically revisits Brahms' four symphonies by questioning decades of musical interpretations and rediscoveries.'
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Klassiskmusikk.com
5 Stars
6/6: 'You will, I hope, find these readings exciting and moving in equal measure, and I can hardly recommend them to you strongly enough'
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MusicWeb International
'This, then, is a very fine Brahms symphony cycle from Robin Ticciati and the SCO...a very attractive proposition indeed.'
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All Music
5 Stars
'Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra present a fresh take on the symphonies...Linn's pristine sound quality is a perfect complement to Ticciati's transparent readings. Highly recommended.'
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BR Klassik
CD-Tipp: 'The result is an unbelievably exciting journey through the symphonic world of this composer.'
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BBC Music Magazine
5 Stars
Recording of the Month: 'These are revelatory performances that make you listen afresh to this wonderful life-enhancing music.'
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BRF
'Schlanker, lebhafter und klanglich klarer kann man sich die Brahms-Symphonien kaum wünschen als in dieser neuen Aufnahme des Scottish Chamber Orchestra.'
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The Arts Desk
'Magical moments abound...this is the best recent recording of [No. 3] I've heard.'
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Online Merker
'This new recording with the SCO is no less than THE Brahms of our day.'
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Gramophone
'Ticciati's is lean and quite dazzlingly transparent. Listening with score in hand, I marvelled at the conductor's meticulous observance of Brahms's markings. Nearly every instruction regarding dynamics, phrasing and articulation is accounted for.'
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The Guardian
5 Stars
CD of the Week: 'What stands out is the sheer range of sound and colour Ticciati has at his disposal...the playing is unfailingly vivid.'
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The Scotsman
5 Stars
'There is enticing detail in these performances...and there is a truly natural sense of expression that highlights the genuine beauty in Brahms.'
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Kulturradio RBB
CD der Woche: Robin Ticciati liefert eine schöne und raue Interpretation, flott, glasklar und trotzdem schön warm in der Anmutung.
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Spiegel
'Alles fließt, alles strömt, diese Fülle präparieren Ticciati und das Scottish Chamber Orchester detailfreudig und präzise heraus.'
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BBC Radio Scotland 'Classics Unwrapped'
Album of the Week: '...as always the playing is first class from the SCO...It’s a delight to listen to from start to finish.'
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The Herald
'I predict universal praise for the new double set...the whole package takes us through the story of Brahms and his relationship with symphonic form in a way that is a real joy.'
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BBC Radio 3 'Record Review'
Disc of the Week: '...think about what you gain in the clarity of texture...brighter, lighter sounds balanced against the smaller string sections...'
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NDR
'Bei ihm klingen die Sinfonien nicht herbstlich und düster - die Betonung liegt auf dem rauen, romantischen Fieber, das in der Partitur steckt.'
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Europadisc
'...with the SCO’s superb musicianship and Ticciati’s unmistakable imagination and energy [this is] a cycle that really is worth celebrating.'
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The Times
5 Stars
'...this is a set that sweeps aside recent rivals, brilliantly illuminating Brahms's inner textures and making the familiar new.'
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iTunes
'...marvel at the delicacy of his phrasing and the litheness of his lines...this is Brahms to savor.'
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Radio Classique
'Un souci d’allègement et de transparence des textures préside à cette lecture...'
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Financial Times
4 Stars
'...they have every slightest detail at their fingertips, illuminating phrase after phrase with new meaning...this is a highly rewarding set of the symphonies, well played and well recorded.'
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CD Choice
'...this Brahms cycle is a worthy successor to his earlier much-acclaimed readings of the symphonies of Schumann...the sound is still highly impressive, the performances top-drawer.'
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Classic FM
'...that should certainly be in our Hall of Fame.'
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Presto Classical
'A classy leaving-present from one of today’s great conductor-orchestra partnerships as Robin Ticciati says goodbye to the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.'
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Robin Ticciati & SCO - Brahms: The Symphonies - Gramophone


01 July 2018
Gramophone

A scintillating account of Brahms’s symphonies, in no small part due to the dynamics and detail of the 192kHz/24-bit Linn download.
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