Melissa Bradshaw

SCO and principal conductor Maxim Emelyanychev to release first album

10:12, 12th July 2019

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra (SCO) and principal conductor Maxim Emelyanychev are to release their first album together on Linn Records on 11 October 2019.

The repertoire – Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C major ‘The Great’ – is the first work Emelyanychev performed with the orchestra in March 2018, after stepping in at short notice for a concert. Enthusiastic praise from the audience and orchestra led to him securing the new role as principal conductor.

‘This piece holds great significance for me as it began my journey with the SCO,’ Emelyanychev says. ‘There are many brilliant recordings of this symphony which I greatly enjoy and have inspired my own interpretation. A new recording must communicate something contemporary and with this album, I want to explore what the music is saying at this time, with this orchestra and this particular combination of extraordinary musicians.’

Emelyanychev’s inaugural concert is at The Queen’s Hall, Edinburgh, with a programme featuring the UK premiere of French film composer Philippe Hersant’s Five Pieces for Orchestra as well as violinist Carolin Widmann’s SCO debut. Emelyanychev closes the concert with Mozart’s Symphony No. 41 ‘Jupiter’ (19 November 2019).


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