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"125 Years of the Royal Scottish National Orchestra" - Works by Wagner, Strauss, Holst, Prokofiev, Mendelssohn, and more / Neeme Järvi, Sir Alexander Gibson, Bryden Thomson, Matthias Bamert, Stéphane Denève, Peter Oundjian (conductors)

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Prelude to 'Tristan und Isolde', WWV 90 Langsam und schmachtend
>MacCunn, Hamish : Land of the Mountain and the Flood, Op. 3
>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 4, Op. 29, FS 76 'Det Uudslukkelige' (The Inextinguishable)
>Enescu, George [Composer] : Roumanian Rhapsody no 1, for orchestra in A major, Op. 11/1
>Webern, Anton : Passacaglia for orchestra, Op. 1
>Strauss, Richard : 'Vier letzte Lieder', Op. posth.
>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, for 2 pianos (original version of work), Op. 32, H. 125
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78 Cantata for mezzo-soprano, chorus, and orchestra from the music to the film
>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"
>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67
>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40
>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto no 2, Op. 129 in C sharp minor for Violin and Orchestra
>Debussy, Claude : Nocturnes
>Prokofiev, Sergey : Lieutenant Kije, Op. 60
>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 5, Op. 82 in E flat major
>Martinu, Bohuslav : Symphony no 1, H 289
>Adams, John : Harmonielehre
Performers Conductors Ensembles Composers

Notes & Reviews:

In the 2015 / 2016 season, the Royal Scottish National Orchestra celebrates a proud 125-year history of bringing the best in classical music performances to audiences right across Scotland and beyond. Marking its recording relationship with the Orchestra, Chandos has compiled a two-disc set of the finest of thirty years of recordings that have shaped the reputation of the Orchestra as well as the label. The RSNO has amassed a tremendous discography on Chandos over the years, including great recording series devoted to works by DvorŠk, Elgar, and Prokofiev. Now on SACD, its releases continue to receive high praise.



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>Wagner, Richard : Prelude to 'Tristan und Isolde', WWV 90 Langsam und schmachtend
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Ensemble: Royal Scottish National Orchestra
  • Running Time: 6 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1857-1859

>MacCunn, Hamish : Land of the Mountain and the Flood, Op. 3
  • Conductor: Alexander Gibson
  • Running Time: 9 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 11/05/1887

>Nielsen, Carl : Symphony no 4, Op. 29, FS 76 'Det Uudslukkelige' (The Inextinguishable) :: IV. Allegro - Glorioso - T
  • Conductor: Bryden Thompson
  • Running Time: 10 min. 5 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Enescu, George [Composer] : Roumanian Rhapsody no 1, for orchestra in A major, Op. 11/1
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 13 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 08/14/1901

>Webern, Anton : Passacaglia for orchestra, Op. 1
  • Conductor: Matthias Bamert
  • Running Time: 10 min. 54 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1908

>Strauss, Richard : 'Vier letzte Lieder', Op. posth. :: 'September'
  • Performer: Felicity Lott
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 4 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Vocal
  • Written: 1948

>Holst, Gustav : The Planets, for 2 pianos (original version of work), Op. 32, H. 125
  • Conductor: Alexander Gibson
  • Running Time: 14 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1914-1916

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Alexander Nevsky, Op. 78 Cantata for mezzo-soprano, chorus, and orchestra from the music to the film
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 13 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Cantata/Oratorio
  • Written: 1938

>Mendelssohn, Felix : Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave"
  • Conductor: Alexander Gibson
  • Notes: Composition written: 12/11/1830.
  • Running Time: 10 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 12/11/1830

>Glazunov, Alexander : The Seasons, Op. 67
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 1 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Ballet
  • Written: 1899

>Saint-Saëns, Camille : Danse macabre in G minor, Op. 40
  • Conductor: Alexander Gibson
  • Running Time: 6 min. 55 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1874

>Shostakovich, Dmitri : Concerto no 2, Op. 129 in C sharp minor for Violin and Orchestra :: I. Moderato
  • Performer: Lydia Mordkovitch] (Violin)
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Notes: Composition written: 1967.
  • Running Time: 13 min. 2 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1967

>Debussy, Claude : Nocturnes :: III. Sirènes
  • Conductor: Stéphane Denève
  • Running Time: 10 min. 14 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1897-1899

>Prokofiev, Sergey : Lieutenant Kije, Op. 60 :: IV. Troika
  • Conductor: Neeme Järvi
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Written: 1933-1934

>Sibelius, Jean : Symphony no 5, Op. 82 in E flat major :: III. Allegro molto
  • Conductor: Alexander Gibson
  • Running Time: 9 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Post Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1919

>Martinu, Bohuslav : Symphony no 1, H 289 :: III. Largo
  • Conductor: Bryden Thompson
  • Running Time: 8 min. 13 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 05/1942-09/1942

>Adams, John : Harmonielehre :: III. Meister Eckhardt and Quackie
  • Conductor: Peter Oundjian
  • Running Time: 11 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Contemporary
  • Written: 1984-1985