Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras - Mozart: Symphonies 29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz) (2010) [24/192]

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras - Mozart: Symphonies 29, 31 (Paris), 32, 35 (Haffner) & 36 (Linz) (2010)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/192 kHz | Time - 116:41 minutes | 4.42 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Sir Charles Mackerras returns to conduct the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in a definitive performance of five of Mozart's finest symphonies. This recording was named a Finalist at the 2010 Gramophone Awards and was acclaimed across the media.IRR Outstanding.a performance of absolute mastery.International Record Review. BBC Review Following up their acclaimed 2008 Linn release of Mozart's final great quartet of symphonies(its accolades include BBC Music Magazine Disc of the Year), Sir Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra have turned their attentions to five of Mozart's most substantial earlier essays in the form.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras - Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 38-41 (2008) [Official Digital Download 24/88.2]

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Charles Mackerras - Mozart: Symphonies Nos. 38-41 (2008)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 139:14 minutes | 2.36 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This recording was named BBC Music Magazine's one of '5 Essential Works by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart' by BBC Music Magazine in 2012 as well as being a winner at the 2009 Classical BRIT Awards (Critics' Award 2009) and the 2009 BBC Music Magazine Awards (Disc of the Year Award and Orchestral Award) In their original review BBC Music Magazine stated: These performances are so exhilarating that I listened to all four symphonies straight through at a first hearing, mesmerised by the variety and intensity of the music itself, sounding here completely fresh, and the virtually flawless renderings by the excellent Scottish Chamber Orchestra, with Sir Charles Mackerras at his most penetrating.
Mozart - Symphonies 29, 31, 32, 35 & 36 (Charles Mackerras) (2010)

Mozart - Symphonies 29, 31, 32, 35 & 36 (Charles Mackerras) (2010)
Classical | Eac. Flac, Img+Cue, Log | Covers | 520 MB
Label: Linn Records | Catalog N.: CKD 350 | TT: 116:57

Though one could quibble with this detail of articulation or that detail of phrasing, one could not convincingly assert that the performances of Mozart's symphonies No. 29, No. 31, No. 32, No. 35, and No. 36 with Charles Mackerras leading the Scottish Chamber Orchestra are anything short of superlative. They famously recorded these same works for Telarc 20 years ago in performances that were hailed as a masterful meeting of conductor and orchestra, and the intervening years have only deepened the relationship, resulting in performances that shine and sparkle, as well as probe and ponder. With all repeats intact, the works here are much longer than usual, but the energy and spirit Mackerras and the Scottish musicians bring to the music makes their performances seem not a note too long.
Brahms - Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Mackerras  - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 (1997, Telarc # CD-80465) [RE-UP]

Johannes Brahms - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4
Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Sir Charles Mackerras
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 288 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Telarc # CD-80465 | Country/Year: Europe 1997
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

This disc was nominated for the 1998 Grammy Awards for "Best Classical Album," "Best Engineered Album, Classical," and "Best Orchestral Performance."
This is not your father's Brahms, though it may be your great-grandfather's. The concept behind this cycle-with-a-difference is to emulate the kind of orchestra Brahms liked to use, specifically the Meiningen Court Orchestra, with which he worked extensively after 1880 and entrusted with several important premieres…
Charles Mackerras, Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Mozart: Symphonies 29, 31, 32, 35 & 36 [2010]

Mozart - Symphonies 29, 31, 32, 35 & 36 (Sir Charles Mackerras) [2010]
Classical | Linn Records CKD 350 | TT: 59.26+57.31 | EAC (FLAC, cue, log) | Covers | 520 Mb

Though one could quibble with this detail of articulation or that detail of phrasing, one could not convincingly assert that the performances of Mozart's symphonies No. 29, No. 31, No. 32, No. 35, and No. 36 with Charles Mackerras leading the Scottish Chamber Orchestra are anything short of superlative. They famously recorded these same works for Telarc 20 years ago in performances that were hailed as a masterful meeting of conductor and orchestra, and the intervening years have only deepened the relationship, resulting in performances that shine and sparkle, as well as probe and ponder. With all repeats intact, the works here are much longer than usual, but the energy and spirit Mackerras and the Scottish musicians bring to the music makes their performances seem not a note too long. As always in Mozart, Mackerras' tempos are buoyant, his rhythms propulsive, his textures transparent, his phrasing lyrical, his forms dramatic, and his interpretations are an uncanny – some would say impossible – blend of the human and the divine, an ideal combination in Mozart. As always for this conductor, the Scottish musicians play with brilliance, brio, and a sense that they gladly would do anything the composer or conductor asked of them. Recorded in translucent yet immediate super-audio sound by Linn, these discs should be heard by anyone who loves Mozart, which ought to include everyone. (James Leonard)
Arriaga, Vorisek: Symphonies In D - Mackerras, Scottish Co (1995)

Arriaga, Vorisek: Symphonies In D - Mackerras, Scottish Co (1995)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 227 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 66800

Composers with the technical ability, application, mental concentration and sheer physical strength to compose a symphony do not usually leave it at that unless circumstances prevent them from writing a second. Often these unfavourable circumstances centre round public and professional apathy, poor presentation of their efforts, bad reviews, or a combination of these factors. In both cases under consideration here, it was the tragedy of early death that interrupted highly promising careers that might well have witnessed a whole succession of fine symphonies. Jan Václav Voríšek was only thirty-four (a year younger than Mozart) when death claimed him, and Juan Crisóstomo Jacobo Antonio de Arriaga y Balzola (to give him his full name) died just ten days short of his twentieth birthday.
Brahms - Scottish Chamber Orchestra / Mackerras  - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4 (1997)

Johannes Brahms - Symphonies Nos. 3 & 4
Scottish Chamber Orchestra - Sir Charles Mackerras
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 288 MB | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: Telarc # CD-80465 | Country/Year: Europe 1997
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

This disc was nominated for the 1998 Grammy Awards for "Best Classical Album," "Best Engineered Album, Classical," and "Best Orchestral Performance."
This is not your father's Brahms, though it may be your great-grandfather's. The concept behind this cycle-with-a-difference is to emulate the kind of orchestra Brahms liked to use, specifically the Meiningen Court Orchestra, with which he worked extensively after 1880 and entrusted with several important premieres…
Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) with Artur Pizarro - Beethoven Piano Concertos 3, 4 & 5 Studio Master

Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) with Artur Pizarro - Beethoven Piano Concertos 3, 4 & 5
FLAC 192KHz / 24Bit | Full Artwork | Stereo | 3.71GB | 2009

These are Studio Master files from Linn Records, so NO LOG and NO CUE. See www.linnrecords.com for more details.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) with Artur Pizarro - Beethoven Piano Concertos 3, 4 & 5 Studio Master


Double album featuring Piano Concerto No. 3 in C minor Op. 37, Piano Concerto No. 4 in G major Op. 58 and Piano Concerto No. 5 in E flat major Op. 73 - ‘Emperor' performed by Artur Pizarro, Sir Charles Mackerras and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra.
The Studio Master files are 192kHz / 24 bit.


Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) - Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41 Studio Master

Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) - Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41
FLAC 88.2KHz / 24Bit | Full Artwork | Stereo | 2.50GB | 2007

These are Studio Master files from Linn Records, so NO LOG and NO CUE. See www.linnrecords.com for more details.

Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) - Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41 Studio Master

Gramophone
Every bit as good as you would expect. Gramophone Recommended.
Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) - Mozart Symphonies 38 - 41 Studio Master

The Studio Master files are 88.2kHz / 24 bit.


Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Janiczek - Mozart: Oboe Quartet K. 370, Divertimento K. 334 (2011) [24/96]

Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Janiczek - Mozart: Oboe Quartet K. 370, Divertimento K. 334 (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:37 minutes | 1.23 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Director and violinist Alexander Janiczek leads principal players from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra in this beautifully intimate recording. Mozart's writing allows each player to shine and demonstrates the depth of talent within the ensemble, illustrating why this orchestra has had such extensive success with its previous Mozart recordings. The works on this disc are full of well-known tunes which demonstrate Mozart's trademark melodic beauty. Acclaimed oboist, Robin Williams, gives a dazzling performance of the composer's great masterpiece. This is the fourteenth recording in the orchestra's hugely successful partnership with Linn Records, a series that includes the award-winning Mozart Symphonies recordings with the late Sir Charles Mackerras.