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Spirit Of Scotland - Berlioz, MacCunn, Arnold, Etc


Release Date: 04/24/2007 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 10412   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Hector BerliozFelix MendelssohnMalcolm ArnoldGiuseppe Verdi,   ... 
Conductor:  Sir Alexander GibsonBryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National OrchestraPhilharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"Although the opening Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture is beguilingly Romantic—a most attractive performance—I found myself returning to the superbly recorded Tam O'Shanter with its whisky-sodden climax, complete with orchestral bagpipes—an orchestral tour de force—and the engaging MacCunn piece, with its delectably unforgettable lyrical theme and unashamed sense of melodrama. . . . [I]f [Gibson's] Berlioz pacing is too fast, it is certainly exhilarating. On CD the sound is even more vivid than on LP and both Tam O'Shanter and the Land of the Mountain and the Flood are in the demonstration bracket." -- Ivan March, Gramophone "Although the opening Mendelssohn Hebrides Overture is beguilingly Romantic—a most attractive performance—I found myself returning to the superbly recorded Tam O'Shanter with its whisky-sodden climax, complete with orchestral bagpipes—an orchestral tour de force—and the engaging MacCunn piece, with its delectably unforgettable lyrical theme and unashamed sense of melodrama. . . . [I]f [Gibson's] Berlioz pacing is too fast, it is certainly exhilarating. On CD the sound is even more vivid than on LP and both Tam O'Shanter and the Land of the Mountain and the Flood are in the demonstration bracket." -- Ivan March, Gramophone Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Waverley Overture, Op. 1 by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1828; France 
2. Hebrides Overture, in B minor Op. 26 "Fingal's Cave" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1829-1832; Rome, Italy 
3. Scottish Dances (4), Op. 59 by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Bryden Thomson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1957; England 
4. Tam O'Shanter Overture, Op. 51 by Malcolm Arnold
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1955; England 
5. Macbeth: Ballet Music by Giuseppe Verdi
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1847/1865; Italy 
6. Land of the Mountain and the Flood, Op. 3 by Hamish MacCunn
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1887 
7. Rob Roy Overture by Hector Berlioz
Conductor:  Sir Alexander Gibson
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1831; France 

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