Scottish Chamber Orchestra: 40th Anniversary Edition

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: 40th Anniversary Edition

Scottish Chamber Orchestra: 40th Anniversary Edition
Label(s)
Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 540
Inlay available for download
Booklet available for download
  • Siegfried Idyll, WWV. 103
    Composer(s) Richard Wagner
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Siegfried Idyll, WWV. 103

    19:09
    $9.60
  • The Tempest: Suite No. 2, Op. 109 - Chorus of the Winds
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Joseph Swensen Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    The Tempest: Suite No. 2, Op. 109 - Chorus of the Winds

    03:17
    $2.40
  • The Tempest: Suite No. 2, Op. 109 - Intermezzo
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Joseph Swensen Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    The Tempest: Suite No. 2, Op. 109 - Intermezzo

    01:50
    $2.40
  • The Tempest: Suite No. 2, Op. 109 - Dance of the Nymphs
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Joseph Swensen Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    The Tempest: Suite No. 2, Op. 109 - Dance of the Nymphs

    01:38
    $2.40
  • The Tempest: Suite No. 2, Op. 109 - Prospero
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Joseph Swensen Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    The Tempest: Suite No. 2, Op. 109 - Prospero

    01:41
    $2.40
  • The Tempest: Suite No. 2, Op. 109 - Song 1
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Joseph Swensen Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    The Tempest: Suite No. 2, Op. 109 - Song 1

    00:53
    $2.40
  • The Tempest: Suite No. 2, Op. 109 - Song 2
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Joseph Swensen Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    The Tempest: Suite No. 2, Op. 109 - Song 2

    00:58
    $2.40
  • The Tempest: Suite No. 2, Op. 109 - Miranda
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Joseph Swensen Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    The Tempest: Suite No. 2, Op. 109 - Miranda

    01:51
    $2.40
  • The Tempest: Suite No. 2, Op. 109 - Naiads
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Joseph Swensen Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    The Tempest: Suite No. 2, Op. 109 - Naiads

    01:20
    $2.40
  • The Tempest: Suite No. 2, Op. 109 - Dance Episode
    Composer(s) Jean Sibelius
    Artist(s) Joseph Swensen Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    The Tempest: Suite No. 2, Op. 109 - Dance Episode

    02:02
    $2.40
  • Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 ‘Jupiter’ - I. Allegro vivace
    Composer(s) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Artist(s) Sir Charles Mackerras Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 ‘Jupiter’ - I. Allegro vivace

    11:27
    $7.20
  • Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 ‘Jupiter’ - II. Andante cantabile
    Composer(s) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Artist(s) Sir Charles Mackerras Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 ‘Jupiter’ - II. Andante cantabile

    10:27
    $7.20
  • Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 ‘Jupiter’ - III. Menuetto: Allegretto
    Composer(s) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Artist(s) Sir Charles Mackerras Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 ‘Jupiter’ - III. Menuetto: Allegretto

    05:03
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 ‘Jupiter’ - IV. Molto allegro
    Composer(s) Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
    Artist(s) Sir Charles Mackerras Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 41 in C Major, K. 551 ‘Jupiter’ - IV. Molto allegro

    11:30
    $7.20

Total running time: 73 minutes.

Album information

This special 40th Anniversary Edition celebrates the SCO's fortieth year with a brand new recording of Wagner's Siegfried Idyll conducted by Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati. An additional hand-picked selection of works, conducted by Sir Charles Mackerras and Joseph Swensen, from across our decade-long partnership completes the line-up.

Although more commonly played in a version for full orchestra rather than for chamber ensemble, this recording of Siegfried Idyll is closer to Wagner's premiere performance, a birthday gift to his wife, Cosima.  Ticciati and the larger string forces of the SCO skilfully enhance the richer tone of the work's radiant beauty.  Robin Ticciati has had an impressive start to his recording career with the SCO, with two critically acclaimed recordings of Berlioz. 

Sir Charles Mackerras, the SCO's Conductor Laureate until his passing in 2010, made numerous award-winning recordings including BBC Music Magazine's 2010 'Disc of the Year' recording, Mozart: Symphonies 38-41, on which this impressive performance of Symphony No. 41 features. Awarding the recording five stars, The Sunday Times described it as "possibly their finest record to date...I don't know more enthralling accounts of the Jupiter on disc."

As Principal Conductor of the SCO from 1996-2005 Joseph Swensen made five thrilling recordings in all, encompassing Brahms, Mendelssohn, Dvorak, Prokofiev and Sibelius: Theatre Music from which The Tempest is taken. Composed when Sibelius was reaching the climax of his career, the ambitious second Suite contains some of his most inspired ideas and finest music; it is a mouth-watering addition to this program.