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Scottish Chamber Orchestra - 40th Anniversary Edition - The Sunday Times


04 February 2014
The Sunday Times
Paul Driver

This marvellous disc marks the SCO's 40th anniversary by representing its last three principal conductors with a performance apiece. The incumbent, Robin Ticciati, offers Wagner's 'Siegfried Idyll', to whose exquisite Romantic rubato he is well attuned. By way of a magically atmospheric contrast, Joseph Swensen gives us Sibelius's second suite of incidental music for 'The Tempest': late poetic miniatures. Crowning the sequence, Charles Mackerras conducts Mozart's Symphony No 41, the 'Jupiter'. The Orchestra shows itself brilliantly adapted to any style and conductor - provided, anyway, they have more than a smack of genius. 
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