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Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Rory Macdonald - Wilson: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5 (2020)

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Rory Macdonald - Wilson: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5 (2020)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Rory Macdonald - Wilson: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 5 (2020)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 180 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 125 Mb | 00:54:21
Classical | Label: Linn Records

Described by The Herald as Scotland’s leading modern symphonist, composer Thomas Wilson (1927–2001) was central to the renaissance of 20th-century music in Scotland.

Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Neeme Järvi - Delibes: Ballet Suites (2020)

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Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Neeme Järvi - Delibes: Ballet Suites (2020)

Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Neeme Järvi - Delibes: Ballet Suites (2020)
FLAC tracks | 01:22:55 | 328 Mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Chandos

Neeme Järvi returns to the Royal Scottish National Orchestra for a dazzling album of suites from the ballets Sylvia, La Source, and Coppélia by Delibes. Born into a musical family, Delibes enrolled at the Paris Conservatoire aged twelve, studying under several professors including Adolphe Adam. He spent the 1850s and early 1860s composing light operettas and working as a church organist, before achieving public recognition for his music for the ballet La Source in 1866. His later ballets Coppélia and Sylvia were key works in the development of modern ballet, giving the music much greater importance than was previously the case. Typical of the period, the plots for these ballets are obscure, convoluted, and complex, but its certainly Delibess talent for lyrical melody and musical expression of a mood or feeling that elevates all three of these scores above their contemporaries indeed Coppélia went on to become the most frequently performed ballet at the Paris Opéra. Delibes was at the forefront of creating orchestral suites from his ballet music (much to the envy of Tchaikovsky, among others), and thus were indeed envisaged to be performed without staging or dancers. On this album Neeme Järvi adds several additional movements to expand upon the suites which appeared in Delibess lifetime.

Benjamin Grosvenor, Elim Chan, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Chopin: Piano Concertos (2020)

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Benjamin Grosvenor, Elim Chan, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Chopin: Piano Concertos (2020)

Benjamin Grosvenor, Elim Chan, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Chopin: Piano Concertos (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 264 Mb | Total time: 70:24 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Decca ‎| 485 0365 | Recorded: 2019

British pianist Benjamin Grosvenor presents a new recording of two concerto favourites: Chopin’s Piano Concertos Nos.1 and 2, released on 21st February 2020 on Decca Classics. Recorded with Elim Chan and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra (RSNO), the record marks Benjamin’s fifth album on Decca Classics, following the hugely successful Homages in 2016, and is his first orchestral album since 2012.

Lydia Mordkovitch, RSNO, Neeme Jarvi - Taneyev: Suite de Concert; Rimsky-Korsakov: Fantasy on Russian Themes (2008)

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Lydia Mordkovitch, RSNO, Neeme Jarvi - Taneyev: Suite de Concert; Rimsky-Korsakov: Fantasy on Russian Themes (2008)

Sergei Taneyev: Suite de Concert; Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov: Fantasy on Russian Themes (2008)
Lydia Mordkovitch, violin; Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Neeme Järvi

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 268 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 10491 | Time: 01:04:52

Lydia Mordkovitch and the then Scottish National Orchestra conducted by Neeme Järvi were a celebrated team in the 1980s, recording many notable Russian works, including the concertos by Khachaturian, Prokofiev and Shostakovich for Chandos, and winning a Gramophone Award. This ‘team’ has recently re-assembled to record little-known concertante works by Taneyev and Rimsky Korsakov. The unusual coupling of works by Taneyev and Rimsky-Korsakov, two great composer friends, neatly symbolises the era of the last decades of nineteenth-century Russia, with its great conservatories in Moscow and St Petersburg exerting enormous influence on the music of the country at the time.

Oscar Shumsky, RSNO, Neeme Jarvi - Alexander Glazunov: The Seasons, Op. 67; Violin Concerto, Op. 82 (1988) [Re-Up]

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Oscar Shumsky, RSNO, Neeme Jarvi - Alexander Glazunov: The Seasons, Op. 67; Violin Concerto, Op. 82 (1988) [Re-Up]

Alexander Glazunov: The Seasons, Op. 67; Violin Concerto, Op. 82 (1988)
Oscar Shumsky, violin; Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Neeme Järvi

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 254 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 135 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHAN 8596 | Time: 00:56:32

There are many different musical "Seasons" aside from Vivaldi's, and next to Haydn's oratorio of the same name, this is probably the most famous example. The complete ballet is of modest length–only 40 minutes or so–and the autumn "Bacchanal" contains what is probably the catchiest tune that Glazunov ever wrote. You'll probably think that you've heard it before, but can't quite figure out where. Neeme Jarvi is always at his best in big, splashy Romantic pieces, and this performance is no exception. He whips the orchestra up to a fine frenzy where necessary, and given Chandos's fine sound and a sensible coupling, you're in for some good listening.

Neeme Järvi, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Wagner: Two Symphonies; Overture to 'Rienzi' (2012)

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Neeme Järvi, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Wagner: Two Symphonies; Overture to 'Rienzi' (2012)

Neeme Järvi, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Wagner: Two Symphonies; Huldigungsmarsch; Overture to 'Rienzi'; Kaisermarsch (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 343 Mb | Total time: 79:14 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Chandos | CHSA 5097 | Recorded: 2010, 2011

Early on in his career, Wagner composed two symphonies, both of which are included on this disc. The Symphony in C, which he wrote when he was just nineteen years old, is heavily influenced by Beethoven in its character, mood, and instrumentation. Written two years later, in 1834, the Symphony in E was left unfinished, Wagner completing only the first movement and thirty bars of the second. The completed version recorded here was prepared by the conductor Felix Mottl more than fifty years later at the request of Wagners widow, Cosima. The two marches on this disc are the composers most obvious contributions to the genre of pomp and circumstance.