Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Biography

Active: 1974 - ; Scotland
The Scottish Chamber Orchestra was founded in 1974; it consists of 38 regular players, though its number can vary according to a given work's instrumental demands. The ensemble gives a regular series of concerts in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, St. Andrews, Dumfries, Perth and other Scottish cities, but does not claim any one location as its home. It also give regular concerts throughout the Scottish Highlands and Islands, as well as abroad, in Read more Europe, Asia, and the U.S.

As of 2001, the orchestra's principal conductor was Joseph Swenson, who succeeded Jukka-Pekka Saraste. Serving as conductor laureate is Sir Charles Mackerras, who has made a number of highly successful recordings with the orchestra including the Brahms symphonies and five Mozart operas; the ensemble's greatest successes have come under Mackerras' baton, at least in the recording venue.

The repertory of the orchestra is quite varied, encompassing the works of Mozart and Haydn, as well as of Prokofiev and Peter Maxwell Davies. Indeed the orchestra has commissioned a number of works from the latter composer, including 10 so-called Strathclyde Concertos.

Conductors who have led the orchestra include Emmanuel Krivine, Andrew Litton, Nicholas McGegan, Frans Brüggen, and Jaime Laredo. The instrumental makeup of the ensemble is as follows: seven first violins and five second; four violas, four cellos, and two double basses; two flutes and one piccolo; two oboes and one English horn; two clarinets and one bass clarinet; two bassoons and one contrabassoon; two horns; two trumpets; one timpani. The SCO has recorded for Telarc, ASV, Delos and other labels. Read less
Mozart: La Clemenza Di Tito / Kozenŕ, Mackerras, Scottish Co
Release Date: 04/11/2006   Label: Deutsche Grammophon  
Catalog: 477579   Number of Discs: 2
On sale! $33.99
CD: $19.99
In Stock
MP3 Available
On sale!   $33.99   CD:  $19.99 Add CD to Cart

MP3:  $19.99 Add MP3 to Cart

Bellini: I Capuletti E I Montecchi / Runnicles, Larmore, Hong, Groves, Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Release Date: 10/12/2009   Label: Warner Classics  
Catalog: 4687487   Number of Discs: 2
On sale! $18.99
CD: $16.99
In Stock
On sale!   $18.99   CD:  $16.99 Add CD to Cart

There are 180 Scottish Chamber Orchestra recordings available.

Select a specific Composer, Conductor or Label or browse recordings by Formats & Featured below

or



YOU MUST BE A SUBSCRIBER TO LISTEN TO ARKIVMUSIC STREAMING.
TRY IT NOW FOR FREE!
Sign up now for two weeks of free access to the world's best classical music collection. Keep listening for only $19.95/month - thousands of classical albums for the price of one! Learn more about ArkivMusic Streaming
Aleady a subscriber? Sign In