Schumann Symphonies wins an Edison Award!
Our recording of Schumann Symphonies with Principal Conductor Robin Ticciati has won a prestigious Edison Klassiek Award! According to our Dutch Cellist Eric de Wit, the Edison is one of the eldest music prizes in the world - it's the Dutch 'Grammy'.
Here's a translation of the report from the Jury:
The young British conductor Robin Ticciati, chief conductor of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra since the 2009/2010 season, connects with his new recordings of the symphonies of Robert Schumann to a recent trend to perform these works with a chamber orchestra instead of with a traditional symphony orchestra. A smaller formation, after all, provides more possibilities to quickly switch between Schumann's nervous energy and lilting lyricism.
What did get lost in many recent recordings following that approach was the orchestral warmth. But Ticciati conjures a flexible and at the same time beautifully saturated sound from his eminent Scottish orchestra. The flashy playing doesn't get in the way of a touching profundity; sharply chiseled rhythms are often provided with a seductive dancing pulse.
Orchestra and conductor are also helped by spatial and totally natural recordings. With these loving interpretations Schumann debutant Robin Ticciati finds himself at once at the top of the Schumann discography.
An outright discovery.
Copies of this double album are available to purchase at SCO concerts or from the SCO Shop.
The Schumann Symphonies recording was made possible with support from the SCO Sir Charles Mackerras Fund and Sir Siegmund Warburg's Voluntary Settlement.