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

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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
WORKS ALBUMS
TITLE/COMPOSER
LABEL
I. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace
II. Larghetto
III. Scherzo. Molto vivace
IV. Allegro animato e grazioso
I. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo
II. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
III. Adagio espressivo
IV. Allegro molto vivace
I. Lebhaft
II. Scherzo. Sehr massig
III. Nicht schnell
IV. Feierlich
V. Lebhaft
I. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft
II. Romanze. Ziemlich langsam
III. Scherzo. Lebhaft
IV. Langsam - Lebhaft
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Romanze - Larghetto
III. Rondo - Vivace
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Larghetto
III. Rondo - Vivace
I. Chorus of the Winds
II. Intermezzo
III. Dance of the Nymphs
IV. Prospero
V. Song 1
V. Song 2
VI. Miranda
VII. Naiads
VIII. Dance Episode
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante cantabile
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Molto allegro
I. Moderato
II. Lento - Allegro
I. Presto - Lento recitando - Tempo adagio - Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Recitative - Allegro - Piu allegro - Adagio
I. Adagio - Allegro moderato
II. Allegro moderato - Adagio
III. Allegro - Piu lento
I. Andante - Allegro moderato
II. Adagio
III. Allegro - Andante
I. Introduction: Adagio -
II. Allegro moderato -
III. Cadenza -
IV. Andante -
V. Allegro
I. Introduction: Lento
II. Allegro moderato -
III. Adagio -
IV. Cadenza -
V. Adagio
I. Moderato
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Andante - Allegro
I. Allegro
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Rondo: Allegretto
Concerto In D RV208 "Grosso Mogul" I. Allegro
Concerto In D RV208 "Grosso Mogul" II. Recitativo: Grave
Concerto In D RV208 "Grosso Mogul" III. Allegro
Concerto In A minor RV358 "La Cetra" I. Adagio-Presto
Concerto In A minor RV358 "La Cetra" II. Largo
Concerto In A minor RV358 "La Cetra" III. Allegro
Violin Concerto In A Minor, D115 "A Lunardo Venier" I. Allegro-Cantabile - Allegro Assai
Violin Concerto In A Minor, D115 "A Lunardo Venier" II. Andante-Cantabile
Violin Concerto in A Minor, D115 "A Lunardo Venier" III. Presto
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante
III. Menuetto
IV. Allegro con spirito
I. Allegro assai
II. Andantino grazioso
II. Andante
III. Allegro
I. Allegro spiritoso
II. Andante
I. Allegro con spirito
II. Andante
III. Menuetto
IV. Finale: Presto
I. Adagio - Allegro spiritoso
II. Poco adagio
III. Menuetto
IV. Presto
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: Prologue (horn solo)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: 1. Pastoral: The day's grown old (Charles Cotton)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: 2. Nocturne: The splendour falls on castle walls (Alfred, Lord Tennyson)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: 3. Elegy: O Rose, thou art sick (William Blake)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: 4. Dirge: This ae nighte (anon. 15th century)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: 5. Hymn: Queen and huntress (Ben Jonson)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: 6. Sonnet: O soft embalmer of the still midnight (John Keats)
Serenade for tenor, horn and strings Op. 31: Epilogue (horn solo)
Violin Concerto No.1 K.207 in B flat major: I. Allegro moderato
Violin Concerto No.1 K.207 in B flat major: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto No.1 K.207 in B flat major: III. Presto
Violin Concerto No.3 K.206 in G major: I. Allegro
Violin Concerto No.3 K.206 in G major: II. Adagio
Violin Concerto No.3 K.206 in G major: III. Rondeau. Allegro
Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola & Orchestra K.364 in E flat major: I. Allegro maestoso
Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola & Orchestra K.364 in E flat major: II. Andante
Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Viola & Orchestra K.364 in E flat major: III. Presto
I. Allegro con brio
II. Largo
III. Rondo: Allegro
I. Allegro moderato
II. Andante con moto
III. Rondo: Vivace
I. Allegro
II. Adagio un poco mosso
III. Rondo: Allegro
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Andante
III. Presto
I. Adagio - Allegro
II. Andante con moto
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Finale: Allegro
I. Allegro vivace
II. Andante cantabile
III. Menuetto: Allegretto
IV. Molto Allegro
IV. Molto Allegro
I. Allegro assai
II. Andante
III. Allegro
IV. Menuetto - Trio
V. Andante grazioso
VI. Menuetto - Trio
VII. Adagio - Allegro assai
I. Allegro
II. Andante
III. Menuetto - Trio - Menuetto
IV. Allegro
Symphony No. 3 in E flat 'Eroica' Op. 55: I. Allegro con brio
Symphony No. 3 in E flat 'Eroica' Op. 55: II. Marcia funebre (Adagio assai)
Symphony No. 3 in E flat 'Eroica' Op. 55: III. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
Symphony No. 3 in E flat 'Eroica' Op. 55: IV. Allegro molto - Poco andante - Presto
Symphony No. 39 in E flat major K543: I. Adagio - Allegro
Symphony No. 39 in E flat major K543: II. Andante con moto
Symphony No. 39 in E flat major K543: III. Menuetto
Symphony No. 39 in E flat major K543: IV. Allegro
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Rondeau (Allegretto)
1. Allegro
2. Andante
3. Allegretto
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 - Overture
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - "Ma che? sempre l'istesso"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - "Come ti piace imponi"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - "Amico, il passo affretta"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - "Deh se piacer mi vuol" - "Chi ciecamente crede"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - "Amico, ecco il momento"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - "Deh prendi un dolce amplesso"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - Marcia
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - "Serbate, oh Dei custodi"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - "Te della patria il Padre" - "Basta, basta, oh miei fidi"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - Marcia
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - "Adesso, oh Sesto, parla per me"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - "Del piů sublime soglio"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - "Non ci pentiam"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - "Ah perdona al primo affetto"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - Di Tito al pič
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - "Ah, se fosse intorno al trono"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - "Felice me!" - "Ancora mi schernisce?"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - "Parto, ma tu ben mio"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - "Vedrai, Tito, vedrai"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - "Vengo... aspettate... Sesto!..."
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - "Oh Dei, che smania č questa"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 1 - "Deh conservate, o Dei"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "Sesto, come tu credi"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "Torna di Tito a lato"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "Partir deggio, o restar?" - "Sesto! - Che chiedi?"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "Se al volto mai ti senti"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "Ah grazie si rendano"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "Giŕ de' pubblici giuochi"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "Tardi s'avvede"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "No, cosě scellerato"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "Tu fosti tradito"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "Che orror! che tradimento!" - "Ingrato!"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "Quello di Tito č il volto!"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "Odimi, oh Sesto; siam soli"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "Deh per questo istante solo"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - Ove s'intese mai piů contumace infedeltŕ?
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "Se all'impero"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "Non giova lusingarsi"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "S'altro che lagrime"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "Ecco il punto, oh Vitellia"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "Non piů di fiori"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "Che del ciel, che degli Dei"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "Sesto, de' tuoi delitti"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "Ma che giorno č mai questo?"
Mozart: La clemenza di Tito, K.621 / Act 2 - "Tu, č ver, m'assolvi, Augusto"
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K.466: Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K.466: Romanze
Piano Concerto No. 20 in D Minor, K.466: Rondo (Allegro assai)
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K.453: I. Allegro
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K.453: II. Andante
Piano Concerto No. 17 in G, K.453: III. Allegretto
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466 - 1. Allegro
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466 - 2. Romance
Mozart: Piano Concerto No.20 in D minor, K.466 - 3. Rondo (Allegro assai)
I. Allegro maestoso
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Rondo: Tempo di menuetto
I. Allegro
II. Andante ma adagio
III. Rondo: Tempo di menuetto
I. Allegro
II. Adagio
III. Rondo: Allegro
Introduction: Grave -
II. Adagio cantabile
II. Scherzo: Allegro -
III. Andante sostenuto
IV. Finale: Allegro guerriero
I. Rhapsody: Lento
II. Caprice: Allegretto -
III. Dance: Allegro vivace
Introit--Advent
Heartbeats
Dance--Hocket
Transition: Sequence I
Gaude, Gaude
Transition: Sequence II
Dance--Chorale
Coda--Easter
"...as others see us...": Henry VIII (1491-1547)
John Wilmot (1647-1680)
John Churchill (1650-1722)
George Gordon (1788-1824) and William Wordsworth (1770-1850)
Thomas Stearns Eliot (1888-1965)
Dorothy Mary Hodgkin (b. 1910)
Three Dawn Rituals: Larghetto
Allegro moderato
Andante
I. Allegro
II. Larghetto
III. Gavotta: Non troppo allegro
IV. Finale: Molto vivace
I. Allegro ma non troppo
II. Adagio ma non troppo
III. Finale: Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo
I. Preludium (Pastorale)
II. Polka
III. Sousedska (Minuetto)
IV. Romance
V. Finale (Furiant)
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Adagio
III. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace
I. Andante tranquillo
II. Allegro
III. Adagio
IV. Allegro molto
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Molto adagio
III. Allegro assai


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