Prokofiev Violin Concerto - Inverness Courier

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra give a sparkling account of this witty symphony written in the style of Haydn. Swensen swaps his baton for a bow and turns in an agile, energetic and persuasively phrased performance of the same composer's accessible second violin concerto. The slow movement is magic - and Prokofiev's Five Melodies, lovingly orchestrated by Swensen, are equally ravishingly played. Linn's recording brings out the beauty of the music and the vitality of its interpreters.

Inverness Courier
01 July 2005