Scottish Ensemble

The Gaudier Ensemble, Susan Tomes - Franz Berwald: Chamber Music (2006) 2CDs

The Gaudier Ensemble, Susan Tomes - Franz Berwald: Chamber Music (2006) 2CDs
EAC | FLAC | Tracks (Cue&Log) ~ 448 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 307 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion Dyad | # CDD22053 | Time: 02:06:33

Listening to the music on this two-disc set, you may wonder why the chamber works of Swedish Romantic composer Franz Berwald are not more frequently recorded. It can't be because of his themes, which are strong, sweet, and distinctive; or because of his harmonies, which are powerful, rich, and cogent; or because of his forms, which are innovative, inventive, and indestructible. The only possible reason for this music's neglect is that there's only so much room in the world for great music, and unfortunately, Berwald, Schubert, Schumann, Mendelssohn, Brahms, and Dvorák have apparently already occupied all the space allocated to chamber music of the Romantic period. Still, anyone listening to the music on this two-disc set will have to wonder if there's not enough room for Berwald, too. Scottish pianist Susan Tomes and the English Gaudier Ensemble are wonderfully persuasive advocates for Berwald, performing his music with the same dedication and enthusiasm that other performers bring to the music of his more popular contemporaries.
Jean-Luc Tingaud, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Vincent D'Indy: Symphony No. 2, Souvenirs, Istar & Fervaal (2016)

Jean-Luc Tingaud, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - D'Indy: Symphony No. 2, Souvenirs, Istar & Fervaal (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers + Digital Booklet | 80:03 | 344 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Naxos | Catalog: 8.573522

In the decades since its founding, the Scottish National Orchestra has earned a reputation as a distinguished ensemble with an extensive concert schedule, wide-ranging repertoire, and a significant representation on recordings. The SNO is the direct descendant of the Scottish Orchestra, founded in Glasgow in 1890; with the establishment of the Scottish National Orchestra Society in 1950 with monies from Glasgow, Aberdeen, Edinburgh, and Dundee, the SNO became a permanent ensemble. Throughout its first 40 years, the Scottish Orchestra had no permanent principal conductor, instead relying on a series of eminent guest conductors.
Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Jarvi - Wagner: Parsifal (2010) [SACD ISO+HiRes FLAC]

Royal Scottish National Orchestra / Neeme Jarvi - Wagner: Parsifal (2010)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & DST64 5.0 >1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Front Cover | 3.29GB + 5% Recovery
FLAC Image+CUE 2.0 24bit/88.2 kHz | Front Cover | 1.08GB + 5% Recovery

Most of the familiar orchestral versions of Richard Wagner’s operatic music were arranged either by him or his followers in the 19th century, so the Overture & Venusberg Music from Tannhäuser & the Prelude to Act III from Lohengrin have long been performed in these special concert formats. But the main work of this SACD is the 1993 suite arranged by Henk de Vlieger, Parsifal, an Orchestral Quest, which is a fresh adaptation of the key moments from Wagner’s final music drama. The work was commissioned by the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, after de Vlieger, the ensemble’s percussionist, had successfully arranged music from Wagner’s Der Ring des Nibelungen into a similar orchestral vehicle for them. Parsifal, an Orchestral Quest was premiered on RCA in 1997 by Edo de Waart, & Neeme Järvi leads the 2nd recorded performance on this 2010 release on Chandos.
Bach - Brandenburg Concertos; Violin Concertos BWV1041-1043 (Jonathan Rees) [1998]

Bach - Brandenburg Concertos; Violin Concertos BWV1041-1043 (Jonathan Rees) [1998]
EAC Rip | FLAC, IMG+CUE, LOG | Covers | 2cd, 750.44 MB
Classical | Label: Virgin Classics | Catalog Number: 7243 5 61403 2 5

“For those who prefer modern concert pitch and instruments fitted with all today's mod cons, this recording offers graceful, unhurried performances which convey an atmosphere of chamber music and are refreshingly light footed.” BBC Music Magazine, Proms 2007
Lance Friedel, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Great Comedy Overtures (2015)

Lance Friedel, Royal Scottish National Orchestra - Great Comedy Overtures (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | Full Scans | 190 MB
Label: Naxos | Catalog Number: 8573418 | Rls.date: 30th March 2015

The flourishing genre of the comic opera had its roots in eighteenth-century Italian opera buffa, whose irrepressible brio was soon taken up outside the country’s borders. In France it produced opéra comique and operetta, and in German-speaking countries Spieloper and Viennese operetta. Some of the world’s most popular comic opera overtures, filled with gorgeous tunes, brilliant orchestration and race-to-the-finish endings, are presented here. They include staples of the concert repertoire such as Hérold’s dramatic Zampa, the textual delicacy of Wolf-Ferrari’s Il segreto di Susanna and the vivid colour of Lortzing’s Zar und Zimmermann.

Nicola Benedetti - Homecoming - A Scottish Fantasy (2014)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Sept. 22, 2015
Nicola Benedetti - Homecoming - A Scottish Fantasy (2014)

Nicola Benedetti - Homecoming - A Scottish Fantasy (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 336 MB | MP3 320Kbps CBR | 180 MB | 1 CD | Full Scans
Genre: Classical | Label: Decca | Catalog Number: 002129002

The nation’s favourite violinist, Nicola Benedetti, celebrates a huge year for Scotland with an album of its most famous and best loved music, featuring songs such as Loch Lomond, My Love is Like a Red Red Rose and more. The album also includes collaborations with leading Scottish folk musicians including well-known folk singer Julie Fowlis whose voice can be heard on the Disney/Pixar hit film, Brave, along with Bruch’s much loved Scottish Fantasy.
Watts, Baldini, Scottish CO - Mozart: Opera Arias & Overtures (2015)

Watts, Baldini, Scottish CO - Mozart: Opera Arias & Overtures (2015)
Classical | MP3 320kbps CBR | 1 CD | 149 MB
Label: Linn Records | Catalog Number: 460 | Rls.date: 15th June 2015

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra has established impeccable Mozartian credentials with its award-winning discography, to which Mozart: Opera Arias and Overtures is the latest addition. The SCO’s previous forays into operatic repertoire (Handel with soprano Emma Bell and Mozart, Haydn & Cimarosa with baritone William Berger) have been highly critically acclaimed.
Alison Balsom - The Album Collection (2002-2014) [Official Digital Download] RE-UP

Alison Balsom - The Album Collection (2002-2014)
8 Albums | FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/44,1 (96) kHz | Time - 477:59 minutes | 5,08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover(s) / Digital booklet(s)

Alison Balsom must be counted among the most popular Classical trumpeters before the public today. Yet, she has gained wide international recognition only since the turn of the century. Her first recording, Music for Trumpet and Organ, was issued in 2002, and her first major award was given to her in 2006, when the jurors of the Classical BRIT Awards named her Young British Classical Performer. Other awards and citations followed and her concert appearances quickly became major events across England, Europe, Asia, and the U.S. Of course, her supermodel looks and charismatic manner haven't hurt her career, but in the end it has been her talent on the trumpet, forged by an all-encompassing technique and deft interpretive sense, that landed her at the top.
Mozart: Divertimenti - Scottish Chamber Orchestra (2015) [Official Linn Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Mozart: Divertimenti - Scottish Chamber Orchestra (2015) [Official Linn Digital Download]
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time: 91:39 minutes | 1.98 GB
FLAC (tracks) 16 bit/44.1kHz (Converted with command-line Sox) | Time: 91:39 minutes | 267 MB
Genre: Classical | Linn Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Year: 2015 | Artwork: Cover art, Inlay, PDF booklet | 5% Rec. Info

Fliter, Markl, Scottish CO - Chopin: Piano Concertos (2014)  Music

Posted by peotuvave at Dec. 11, 2014
Fliter, Markl, Scottish CO - Chopin: Piano Concertos (2014)

Fliter, Markl, Scottish CO - Chopin: Piano Concertos (2014)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 267 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Linn Records | Catalog Number: 455

Award-winning pianist Ingrid Fliter makes her Linn debut with a distinctive performance of Chopin’s notoriously difficult piano concertos, featuring the Scottish Chamber Orchestra conducted by Jun Märkl. Since winning the silver medal at the 2000 Frederic Chopin Competition in Warsaw, Ingrid has built a reputation as a first-rate Chopin interpreter.