Rave reviews for Robin Ticciati’s new Haydn release with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra

Congratulations to Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra who are receiving rave reviews for their latest release on Linn Records; Haydn Symphonies Nos. 31, 70 & 101. This is the first of three discs that will see Robin and the SCO present Haydn’s symphonic repertoire and we are already looking forward to the second instalment due for release in 2016!
“Ticciati’s decision to programme three symphonies in D major from different stages of Haydn’s career is a clever and attractive one.” Hugh Canning, The Sunday Times, 23 August 2015
“…cleverly chosen and done with such brimming fizz and fun…” Nicholas Kenyon, The Observer, 20 September 2015
“Drei Faktoren wirken in optimaler Weise zusammen: Robin Ticciatis untrügliches Gespür für die Musik, die Reaktion des ‘Scottish Chamber Orchestra’ auf eben diese dirigentische Inspiration und ein Toningenieur, der die Musik in eine wunderbar ausgeglichene Aufnahme gebracht hat. Dies ist ein kleines Wunder musikalischer Ästhetik. Remy Franck.” Pizzicato, 28 August 2015
“Top marks to Robin Ticciati for venturing further afield than London for his first Haydn symphony recording. Top marks, too, for getting his modern-instrument orchestra to play with minimal vibrato and with natural brass instruments, and the timpanist with hard sticks. This is a valuable collection, finely recorded [Philip Hobbs] and beautifully packaged.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2015
“Ticciati achieves a fusion of modern and historical performance not quite like any other achieved elsewhere, with vividly sculpted internal lines (especially important in the contrapuntal Symphony No. 70), a good deal of energy, and a great feel for the humour and sparkle of the late Symphony No. 101.” James Manheim, AllMusic
“The three D major symphonies on this generously-filled disc bubble with originality … The big fanfares impress, played on natural horns, but it’s the trickier quiet moments which amaze … All thought-provoking and highly enjoyable – Ticciati’s best disc so far.” Graham Rickson, The Arts Desk, 26 September 2015
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