Linn Records Banner
All Linn Records SACDs are hybrid and will play in any CD player.

Multichannel & Stereo SACD / HDCD


CKD224 Cover
JOHANNES BRAHMS:
Violin Concerto
Hungarian Dances


Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Joseph Swensen conductor/violin

CKD224



Linn Records continues its successful partnership with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra with this, the fourth release in the series.   Scottish Chamber Orchestra Principal Conductor, Joseph Swensen is the soloist in Brahms' stunning violin concerto, directing the orchestra from the violin.   A premiere recording of the work performed in this way, it works particularly well with an ensemble of the Scottish Chamber Orchestra's size, which corresponds with the orchestral forces used at the work's first performances.

    “… spacious, pristine, almost crystalline natural sound.”
    Stereophile - (Linn CKD 211)

    “… exceptional realism without excessive “business” in the rear channels and with no diffusion of impact or excessive reverberation. The Oriental Procession would make a terrific demo for the new [SACD] technology.” - ClassicsToday.com (Linn CKD 220)
Johannes Brahms (1833-97)

      Violin Concerto in D major OP.77
  1. Allegro non troppo 23.11
  2. Adagio 8.49
  3. Allegro giocoso, ma non troppo vivace 8.26

      Hungarian Dances
  4. No. 1 in G minor (orch. Brahms) 2.56
  5. No. 8 in A minor (orch. Gal) 2.41
  6. No. 19 in B minor (orch. Dvorak) 1.57
  7. No. 2 in D minor (orch. Hallen) 2.38
  8. No. 18 in D (orch. Dvorak) 1.19
  9. No. 9 in E minor (orch. Gal) 1.58
10. No. 21 in E minor (orch. Dvorak) 1.13
11. No. 20 in E minor (orch. Dvorak) 2.31
12. No. 3 in F (orch. Brahms) 2.30
13. No. 6 in D (orch. Schmeling) 3.14
14. No. 7 in A (orch. Schmeling) 1.29
15. No. 10 in F (orch. Brahms) 1.30
16. No. 17 in F# (orch. Dvorak) 2.53
17. No. 5 in G minor (orch. Schmeling) 2.20

Joseph Swensen and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra
would like to dedicate this CD to
Donald and Louise MacDonald


SACD, DSD and their logos are trademarks of Sony.

Linn Records Super Audio CDs
are distributed in Australia by
Rockian Trading, P.O.Box 44, Briar Hill, Vic, 3088, Australia
Telephone (03) 9432 4149 ~ Facsimile (03) 9444 6879