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SUPER AUDIO COLLECTION VOLUME 8
***** John Butt's set on Linn warrants attention for the extraordinary quality of his interpretations. AllMusic.com
***** Few vocalists are as elegant and eloquent as Claire Martin
she's one of the crown jewels of the jazz world. All About Jazz
the finest set on disc [in] a decade
and perhaps the most impressive thing that Ticciati has done on disc so far
The eighth volume in the Linn Collection series features an attractive selection of tracks encompassing the latest releases from the labels popular catalogue of award-winning artists.
The collection opens with an original song by the charismatic Joe Stilgoe whose first studio album on Linn, New Songs For Old Souls, is a masterclass in giving nostalgia a contemporary twist.
Linns enviable stable of pianists is represented by Gottlieb Wallisch and Ingrid Fliter, whose second album of Chopin was named Recording of the Month and a Top 10 Chopin Recording by Gramophone.
The symphonies of Sibelius and Schumann were given fresh impetus with recordings by Thomas Sondergard and the BBC National Orchestra of Wales and Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra respectively. Ticciatis Schumann was awarded five stars by both BBC Music Magazine and The Guardian and was No. 9 in the Sunday Times prestigious Top 100 Classical Albums of 2014 listing.
Linn is proud to champion new arrangements and premiere recordings, such as the premiere of Jonathan Morton's 2013 transcription of Shostakovich's Quartet No. 2, which was performed by the dynamic Scottish Ensemble alongside an exceptionally lively and fresh (Gramophone) performance of Tchaikovskys Serenade.
Released a month after winning a second Gramophone Award, John Butts solo outing of Bachs famous 48 was named Outstanding and a significant and enduring musical landmark by International Record Review.
Bookending the collection with jazz from the UKs top performers are the Big Screen trio (David Newton, Tom Farmer and Matt Skelton) playing a Rogers & Hammerstein classic from The King and I and the inimitable Claire Martin, who signs off the collection with a track from her brilliant 2014 album Time & Place.
1. Stilgoe: Nothing's Changed|
by Joe Stilgoe
2. Haydn: Sonata No. 60 in C major - III. Allegro molto
by Gottlieb Wallisch
3. Sibelius: Symphony No. 2 - I. Allegretto
by Søndergård & BBC National Orchestra of Wales
4. Chopin: Mazurka, Op. 17 No. 2 in E minor
by Ingrid Fliter
5. Schumann: Gedichte der der Königin Marie Stuart, Op. 135 - I. Abschied von Frankreich
by Ann Murray & Malcolm Martineau
6. Tchaikovsky: Serenade for strings, Op. 48 - II. Valse. Moderato. Tempo di Valse
by Scottish Ensemble
7. J.S. Bach: The Well-Tempered Clavier Book 1, Prelude No. 19 in A Major, BWV 864
by John Butt
8. Taverner: Quemadmodum desiderat cervus
9. Mozart: Divertimento No. 14 in B flat major, K. 270 - I. Allegro molto
by Scottish Chamber Orchestra Wind Soloists
10. Ward: Fantasia 4 a4 (VDGS 24)
11. Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61 - IV. Allegro molto vivace
by Ticciati & Scottish Chamber Orchestra
12. Rogers: Hello Young Lovers
by Big Screen
13. Bennett: Goodbye For Now
by Claire Martin
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