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Scott: Violin Concerto, Etc / Charlier, Brabbins, Et Al


Release Date: 04/24/2007 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10407   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Cyril Scott
Performer:  Olivier Charlier
Conductor:  Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This third volume in Chandos' ongoing Cyril Scott edition is just as good as the previous ones, and if you enjoyed them you'll need no further prompting from me. The music was all composed between 1902 and 1925, and it's all of a piece: lush, exotic, richly scored, but basically diatonic--sort of sanitized, G-rated Scriabin. This doesn't mean that Scott's output is not enjoyable; indeed it is, highly so in the case of Olivier Charlier's sympathetic account of the Violin Concerto. The Three Symphonic Dances, revised from the Second Symphony, also deserve an outing in live concerts, where they surely would find an appreciative audience. And if perhaps the idiom could do with a greater sense of danger and a more questing spirit, at least Read more Scott's exuberant use of the orchestra makes substantial amends. Given the high quality of the performances--and fine sonics--this is self-recommending to anyone interested in strikingly vivid late-Romantic music.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Violin by Cyril Scott
Performer:  Olivier Charlier (Violin)
Conductor:  Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
2.
Festival Overture by Cyril Scott
Conductor:  Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: England 
3.
Aubade, Op. 77 by Cyril Scott
Performer:  Olivier Charlier (Violin)
Conductor:  Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1911; England 
4.
Symphonic Dances (3) for Orchestra by Cyril Scott
Conductor:  Martyn Brabbins
Orchestra/Ensemble:  BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1903; England 

Sound Samples

Festival Overture
Violin Concerto: Larghetto -
Violin Concerto: Adagio - Allegro con spirito - Allegretto -
Violin Concerto: Largo
Violin Concerto: Allegro - Quasi cadenza - Meno mosso e molto maestoso
Aubade, Op. 77
3 Symphonic Dances, Op. 22: No. 1. Allegro con brio - Vivaco
3 Symphonic Dances, Op. 22: No. 2. Andante sostenuto e sempre molto cantabile
3 Symphonic Dances, Op. 22: No. 3. Allegro enegivo - Grazioso - Sostenuto

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