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Francesca Dego - Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 3 & 4 (2021)

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Francesca Dego - Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 3 & 4 (2021)

Francesca Dego, Sir Roger Norrington, Royal Scottish National Orchestra & Francesca Leonardi - Mozart: Violin Concertos Nos. 3 & 4 (2021)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 245 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 133 Mb | Digital booklet | 00:56:25
Classical | Label: Chandos Records

The virtuoso violinist Francesca Dego joins forces with the legendary conductor and period performance pioneer Sir Roger Norrington for this recording of Mozart’s Third and Fourth Violin Concertos – the first time either soloist or conductor has recorded the works. The outstanding musicians of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra provide the accompaniment, with reduced numbers of strings and antiphonal violin seating to replicate the size and seating of the Salzburg court orchestra which gave the first performances of these works. Norrington’s attention to detail and style is enthusiastically embraced by soloist and orchestra, resulting in a beautifully fresh and captivating interpretation of these well-known works. Dego completes the album with the Violin Sonata in E minor, Op. 1 No. 4, with her regular recital partner, Francesca Leonardi.

Katherine Bryan, RSNO - Katherine Bryan plays Flute Concertos by Christopher Rouse & Jacques Ibert (2013) [Re-Up]

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Katherine Bryan, RSNO - Katherine Bryan plays Flute Concertos by Christopher Rouse & Jacques Ibert (2013) [Re-Up]

Christopher Rouse: Flute Concerto; Jacques Ibert: Concerto for Flute and Orchestra
Claude Debussy: Syrinx; Frank Martin: Ballade
Katherine Bryan, flute; Royal Scottish National Orchestra, Jac van Steen, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 241 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 149 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | # CKD 420 | Time: 01:03:13

Among the young British instrumentalists vying to pick up the mantles of the great soloists of a generation ago, flutist Katherine Bryan seems among the most promising, and she takes a major step forward with this, her second release. Her startlingly clear, bright articulation in the upper register is pleasing on its own, yet the real attraction here is that she approaches a repertory intelligently and brings fresh perspectives to it. The Flute Concerto (1993) of Christopher Rouse only seems to be the odd item in the set; Rouse's instrumental writing, with its intricate grasp of texture and register, is truly a descendant of the French (and French-Swiss) music on the rest of the album, and it was an inspired choice in terms of showcasing Bryan's technique as well. The three central movements have a memorial tone, with flute solos woven into Rouse's characteristically spacious chords, and Bryan has the stamina to stick with the long line here. Ibert's delightful Concerto for flute and orchestra (1934) receives an absolutely crackling performance from Bryan.

RSNO, Joel McNeely - Bernard Herrmann - Psycho: The Complete Original Motion Picture Score (1960) First Complete Recording 1997

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RSNO, Joel McNeely - Bernard Herrmann - Psycho: The Complete Original Motion Picture Score (1960) First Complete Recording 1997

Bernard Herrmann - Psycho: The Complete Original Motion Picture Score (1960)
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Joel McNeely

First Complete Recording 1997
EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 268 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 145 Mb | Scans included
Soundtrack, Score | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VSD-5765 | Time: 01:01:10

Varese's original soundtrack to Psycho finds Joel McNeely conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra through Bernard Herrmann's classic original score. This album is the first time the entire score has been recorded for an album and its remarkable how eerie and evocative the music is, even when its separated from the film. Psycho stands as one of Herrmann's finest moments, and even if many collectors and film buffs would prefer the original soundtrack recording, this version is essential for fans of the composer, since it is the clearest, cleanest edition of score yet produced.

Royal Scottish NO, Frederic Talgorn - John Barry - Born Free: Original Motion Picture Score (1966) Re-Recording 2000

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Royal Scottish NO, Frederic Talgorn - John Barry - Born Free: Original Motion Picture Score (1966) Re-Recording 2000

John Barry - Born Free: Original Motion Picture Score (1966)
Re-Recording 2000, Royal Scottish National Orchestra, conducted by Frederic Talgorn

EAC | FLAC (Tracks) + cue.+log ~ 219 Mb | Mp3, CBR320 kbps ~ 144 Mb | Scans included
Orchestral Score | Label: Varèse Sarabande | # VSD-6084 | 00:53:33

Though John Barry achieved popular recognition for the swinging, loungey, noir-ish soundtracks he composed for the James Bond films, he moved to the front rank of film composers with his score for 1966's BORN FREE. Stylistically, the music of BORN FREE is miles removed from Barry's Bond soundtracks, though the composer's fondness for brass fanfares, stirring strings, and lush, intricate charts with stunning dynamic range is still intact. On the whole, however, the music to BORN FREE has a playful, innocent quality, evoking the nature of the wild animals at the film's center. As the movie is set in Africa, Barry employs a range of African percussion instruments, and sections of flute music (which often seem to echo the sounds of birds or other creatures). The arrangements are expansive and sweeping, giving rise to the sensation of open plains, and Barry's recurring musical themes parallel the film's action (the track titles indicate plot events). The score is, for the most part, surprisingly subdued, with occasional bursts of energy (mirroring tumultuous events onscreen) and its stirring title theme the exceptions. Barry won an Academy Award for the score in 1966.

Thomas Søndergård & Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Der Rosenkavalier Suite (2019)

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Thomas Søndergård & Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Der Rosenkavalier Suite (2019)

Thomas Søndergård & Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Strauss: Ein Heldenleben, Der Rosenkavalier Suite (2019)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 309 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 158 Mb | Digital booklet | 01:07:53
Classical | Label: Linn Records

This recording is the first in a new series with Thomas Søndergård and the Royal Scottish National Orchestra.

Doric String Quartet, RSNO, Peter Oundjian - John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music; Absolute Jest (2018)

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Doric String Quartet, RSNO, Peter Oundjian - John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music; Absolute Jest (2018)

John Adams: Naive and Sentimental Music; Absolute Jest (2018)
Doric String Quartet; Royal Scottish National Orchestra; Peter Oundjian, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 322 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb | Artwork included
Genre: Classical | Label: Chandos | # CHSA5199 | Time: 01:11:23

As part of his final year as Music Director and following a two-season celebration of the Orchestra’s 125th anniversary, Peter Oundjian and the RSNO here present their second recording of music by John Adams, with the exceptional participation of the Doric String Quartet. Written for a large orchestra including six percussionists, keyboard sampler, and amplified steel-string guitar, Naive and Sentimental Music is a sweepingly symphonic masterpiece, full of contrasts and clashes. It reflects the dichotomy between ‘naive’ and ‘sentimental’ poetry as analysed by Friedrich Schiller in his 1795 essay Über naive und sentimentalische Dichtung, as well as the ‘bipolar’ musical life of Esa-Pekka Salonen, the dedicatee of this piece, who conducted the first performance with the Los Angeles Philharmonic in 1999. Absolute Jest is a large-scale scherzo for amplified string quartet and orchestra, heavily inspired by the music of Beethoven, which Adams has always deeply admired. The quartet of soloists, a late addition to the score, emphasises the echoes of Beethoven’s music (mainly his string quartets) and facilitates a ‘hyperspace rate’ of virtuosity, which the Doric String Quartet here perfectly demonstrates.

Eduardo Portal, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Díaz-Jerez: Maghek: Seven Symphonic Poems about the Canary Islands (2020)

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Eduardo Portal, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Díaz-Jerez: Maghek: Seven Symphonic Poems about the Canary Islands (2020)

Eduardo Portal, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Díaz-Jerez: Maghek: Seven Symphonic Poems about the Canary Islands (2020)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue & Log) ~ 578 Mb | Total time: 136:06 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Signum Classics | SIGCD612 | Recorded: 2019

Gustavo Diaz-Jerez is one of the leading composers and pianists in Spain. His compositional output spans all genres, from solo works to opera. His works have been premiered by prestigious ensembles and orchestras. His orchestral work Ymarxa, commissioned by the XXVII Canary Islands Music Festival, was premiered by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Charles Dutoit. In 2018, his first opera was premiered, La casa imaginaria. This album represents the culmination of more than ten years of compositional work. A unique endeavour in the history of music in the Canary Islands, it comprises seven symphonic poems almost two and a half hours of music which evoke the landscapes and natural beauty of the Canaries.

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.