"Heartfelt and intelligent, life-enhancing music" from Ingrid Fliter
Schumann Piano Concerto
Mendelssohn Piano Concerto No 1
Ingrid Fliter - Piano
Antonio Méndez - Conductor
Available to purchase now from the SCO Merchandise desk (£12) at our Season concerts. Also available to download in Studio Master or on 45 RPM Supercut vinyl from from www.linnrecords.com
Following on from our Gramophone Award-nominated recording of Chopin’s Piano Concertos, our acclaimed partnership with pianist Ingrid Fliter continues with two Romantic composers close to our hearts in Schumann and Mendelssohn. Ingrid Fliter is a graceful and charismatic performer, well-known for her thoughtful and sensitive music-making and effortless technique.
The recording also marks the recording debut of Antonio Méndez with whom we performed at the 2015 St Magnus International Festival as well as during our 2015/16 Season. This is the first album to be recorded at the state of the art facilities in the new Royal Scottish National Orchestra Centre in Glasgow.
BBC Radio 3 ‘Record Review’
Disc of the Week: 'What really works for me is the Mendelssohn G minor Concerto with Fliter exchanging the prettiness of some performances for a more dynamic interpretation. And glittering finger-work that attracts some equally sparkling responses from the Scottish Chamber Orchestra. Lovely choices of tempo, the whole thing beautifully balanced.'
BBC Music Magazine
“There’s still room for something fresh to be said with this evergreen music … in both the Mendelssohn and Schumann, Fliter plays with tautness and energy, fitting hand-in-glove with the SCO. Heartfelt and intelligent, this is life-enhancing music, and as a bonus there’s The Fair Melusina Overture”.