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LSO Live

Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the London Symphony Orchestra continue their much-praised Mendelssohn exploration

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London Symphony Orchestra

LSO Live

Mendelssohn Symphony No 5 ‘Reformation’ Overture: Ruy Blas Calm Sea and Prosperous Voyage Sir John Eliot Gardiner

London Symphony Orchestra

Mendelssohn Symphony No 5 ‘Reformation’ Overture: Ruy Blas Overture: Calm Sea & Prosperous Voyage

Sir John Eliot Gardiner London Symphony Orchestra

***** ‘This was no imitation period band, but a modern orchestra responding brilliantly and unapologetically... ’ The Guardian

***** ‘Felix Mendelssohn, the cosseted wunderkind... was remade as a Gothic hero in John Eliot Gardiner’s exhilarating performance.’ The Times

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London Symphony Orchestra

LSO Live

Mendelssohn Symphony No 3 ‘Scottish’

Overture: The Hebrides

Schumann Piano Concerto

Sir John Eliot Gardiner Maria João Pires London Symphony Orchestra

Editor’s Choice Gramophone

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Luminate: Live Music Now Scotland c e l ebra t es 30 year s Spencer-Strachan Duo, Astrid Quartet, Laura Margaret Smith, Emma Versteeg et a l This year, L i ve Music Now Scotland – an organisation that promotes the work of ste l l ar young ar t i sts – celebrates i t s 30 th b i r thday. A b l azing t r a i l of commissions has fo l l owed i n the char i t y ’s wake. I n re cognition of these three decades’ achievements, Delphian has t aken a snapshot of LMN’s ac t i v i t y, i t sel f a miniature p i c tu re of the wider cul tu r a l endeavours t ak i ng p l ace i n Scotland: some of Scotland ’s shining young ar t i sts appear i n world premiere record i ngs of works by Eddie McGuire, A l asdair Nicolson, Will i am Sweeney, John Maxwell Geddes, and of a par t l y improvised sui te by fo l k /c l assic a l t r i o Wildings.

‘Sheer quality rings through th is ��’ — The Herald , Apr i l 2015


John McLeod: Moments in T ime Red Note Ensemble Aberdeen-born McLeod’s increasingly acclaimed music bears a l l the hal lmarks of exuberant co l our and precisely imagined fantasy that his early associations with Lennox Berkeley and Witold Lutos ł awski would l ead one to expect. Recorded dur i ng the composer’s eightieth birthday year, this landmark collection brings together McLeod’s four my tho l ogic a l ‘songs’ – power fu l dramatic scenes in which instruments are elevated to vo i ce - l i ke expression – and a fu r ther work which c r yst a l l i ses the theme of a s i ngle moment with a l ong expressive ‘shadow’. The extraordinary chamber musicians gathered here, including long-time Delphian ar t i sts S imon Smith ( p i ano) and Rober t I r v i ne (ce l l o), d i sp l ay unequalled v i r tuosi t y and passion on a d i sc which i s sure to confirm Red Note as among the UK’s premier contemporary music ensembles. New i n May 2015


Eddie McGuire: Entangled For t unes Red Note Ensemble Eddie McGuire i s one of Scotland ’s greatest l i v i ng composers. A renaissance man, his compositional voice i s i nformed by a broad wealth of cul tu r a l experience and by an unl imi ted melodic c reat i v i t y. I n t h i s i ntensely beautiful and unpretentious music, folk-like tunes appear naturally, taking their place in a world of invention l arge enough to contain minimalist gestures, i ntense romanticism, meditative silence and sudden drama. I n t he second of two d i scs programmed to i n i t i ate thei r new record i ng par tnership with Delphian, Red Note Ensemble br i ng passion and care to th i s music – a token of the regard i n which McGuire i s held by Scot t i sh musicians of all generations. New i n June 2015

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