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Tommy Smith & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Modern Jacobite (2016) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

Tommy Smith & BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Modern Jacobite (2016)
FLAC tracks 24bit/48kHz | Front Cover | 535MB + 5% Recovery
Studio Master, Official Digital Download, Spartacus Records

Tommy Smith, the great Scottish saxophonist, composer, bandleader and educator, studied classical orchestration in the 1990s, and has played in plenty of challenging jazz/classical settings. But Modern Jacobite is his most ambitious journey yet, centred on an intricately woven three-movement symphonic work inspired by the Jacobite uprisings; it is bookended by a rapturous tenor-sax improvisation on Rachmaninoff’s Vocalise, and by Chick Corea’s famous Children’s Songs interleaved with Smith’s own Bairn’s Songs as personal variations on the same theme. The Jacobite pieces embrace violent, cinematic soundscapes for slewing brass and thundering percussion; deep cello themes that segue into pulsating tenor-sax ruminations; Scottish folk dances that become pipe-toned tenor jigs.
Natalie Clein, BBC Scottish SO, Manze - Saint-Saens: Cello Concertos (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Natalie Clein, BBC Scottish SO, Manze - Saëns: Cello Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:44 minutes | 1,06 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Natalie Clein performs works for cello and orchestra by Camille Saëns. The first concerto has always been one of Saint-Saens's most popular pieces. It is a gloriously playful piece that carries the listener along on a melodic and emotional roller coaster. The second concerto is less familiar to most listeners. Extremely difficult for the soloist, Clein surmounts its challenges with the marvelous technique, musicianship and the passion for which she has become so well known.
Tanja Becker-Bender, BBC Scottish SO, Walker - Busoni & Strauss: Violin Concertos (2014) [24/96]

Tanja Becker-Bender, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Busoni & Strauss: Violin Concertos (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:02 minutes | 1,13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

German violinist Tanja Becker-Bender returns to the Romantic Violin Concerto series along with Hyperion house band the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra conducted by Garry Walker. Volume sixteen features concertos by Busoni and Strauss. In D major, the key of Beethoven's and Brahms's violin concertos, Busoni's Violin Concerto is clearly intended to continue their lineage although it never descends into mere imitation. The seventeen-year-old Strauss wrote his Violin Concerto during his final year at the Ludwigsgymnasium. The work is fairly unknown on the concert platform, but Becker-Bender's interpretation should win it new friends.
Jonathan Plowright, BBC Scottish SO, Borowicz - Rozycki: Piano Concertos (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jonathan Plowright, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Łukasz Borowicz - Różycki: Piano Concertos (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 63:08 minutes | 1,13 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Ludomir Różycki, a composer who remains frustratingly obscure outside of his native Poland. On this exciting disc, pianist Jonathan Plowright is the soloist in Różycki's three works for piano and orchestra, accompanied by Łukasz Borowicz leading the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra. These pieces showcase a composer with an accomplished ear for instrumental color, whose late-nineteenth-century musical language responds to the horrors of two world wars with an irrepressible spirit.
Jack Liebeck, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins - Bruch: Violin Concerto 1 & Other Works (2016) [24/96]

Jack Liebeck, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, Martyn Brabbins - Bruch: Violin Concerto 1 & Other Works (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 72:12 minutes | 1,35 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Max Bruch's Violin Concerto No. 1 is the daddythe most popular ever written. Much recorded, Jack Liebeck turns in a dazzling performance of youthful vigour, prefacing the Concerto with the gorgeous Serenade and a Romance.
Jonathan Harvey - Anu Komsi / BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Body Mandala (2007) [REPOST, upgrade]

Jonathan Harvey - Body Mandala / Timepieces / Tranquil Abiding / White as Jasmine / … towards a Pure Land
Anu Komsi / BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - Ilan Volkov & Stefan Solyom
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 319 MB | Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: NMC # NMC D141 | Country/Year: UK 2007
Genre: Classical | Style: Contemporary

British composer Jonathan Harvey has all the credentials of a classic modernist, and while his music would never be described as making the slightest concession to the New Accessibility of the late 20th century, the attractive, colorful surfaces of his work coupled with unerringly visceral intuitive development makes him a composer who can appeal to more than just hardcore new music aficionados. (…) The BBC Scottish Symphony, led by Ilan Volkov, plays with a confident mastery of the demanding scores and a sensitivity to their mercurial shifts and transformations. NMC's sound is clean, detailed, and present. (The composer recommends that listeners take a pause between the pieces, to surround each with a cleansing silence.)
Martyn Brabbins, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - William Walton: Symphonies (2011)

Martyn Brabbins, BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra - William Walton: Symphonies (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Tracks + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 338 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67794

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra under the baton of Martyn Brabbins gives invigorating and authoritative performances of William Walton’s masterful symphonies. The musicians balance stunning control with breathtaking energy and character. Following the resounding success of Belshazzar’s Feast, Walton spent three years perfecting his dramatic first symphony. The immensely virtuosic work displays an astounding range of colours and emotional volatility, reflecting the turbulence of Walton’s private life. Despite its fraught gestation—the first performance in 1934 by the London Symphony Orchestra was missing the finale—this work met with an ecstatic critical reception and has remained popular ever since.
Liszt: Funeral Odes, From The Cradle To The Grave - Volkov, Bbc Scottish Symphony (2011)

Liszt: Funeral Odes, From The Cradle To The Grave - Volkov, Bbc Scottish Symphony (2011)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 297 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67856

As part of Liszt’s anniversary year Hyperion turns to some of the composer’s most underrecorded and underperformed works. Liszt’s piano music is so much in the foreground that his works for orchestra have been almost forgotten. Here we present a fascinating selection.
Bruckner: Symphony No 7 - Donald Runnicles, Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra (2012)

Bruckner: Symphony No 7 - Donald Runnicles, Bbc Scottish Symphony Orchestra (2012)
EAC Rip | Flac (Image + cue + log) | 1 CD | Full Scans | 245 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Hyperion | Catalog Number: 67916

Hyperion is delighted to present Donald Runnicles, chief conductor of the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra, in his debut on the label. Runnicles commands his orchestra in Bruckner’s most popular symphony—repertoire that is at the heart of his musical life, and in which he has few living equals. Recent concerts of the works of Bruckner and Wagner have received the highest critical praise, acknowledging the orchestra and their conductor as consummate performers of this music.
Alberic Magnard - The 4 Symphonies (Jean-Yves Ossonce: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra)

Alberic Magnard - The 4 Symphonies (Jean-Yves Ossonce: BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra)
Classical | EAC: FLAC+Cue+Log | 2 Cd, Covers + Booklet | 569 Mb
Label: Hyperion - Date: 2009

Albéric Magnard really is the great so-far-undiscovered master of French music. Born in 1865 (the same year as Sibelius, Nielsen and Glazunov), the son of the managing editor of Le Figaro, his reticent personality prevented him from courting fame or even performances of his music.
His four-movement symphonies are substantial in length, cyclic in character, serious, attractively scored, slightly melancholic, and well worth getting to know.