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BBC SCOTTISH SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

This cornerstone of Scottish musical life was founded in 1935. The composer and conductor Ian Whyte created the first full-time orchestral ensemble in Scotland, beginning as a small studio orchestra, one of many ensembles that were employed by the BBC in cities across Britain.

The orchestra fulfills a busy schedule of studio recordings and concerts, the majority being broadcast on BBC Radio 3. The orchestra is active in commissioning and promoting new music, having worked with many leading composers over the years from Britten and Shostakovich to Kurtág and Tan Dun, and it is especially proud of its support for Scottish composers. It appears in all the major towns and cities in Scotland, with a season of concerts in Glasgow, Aberdeen, Stirling and Ayr. Elsewhere it performs in major UK venues, and gives concerts each summer at the BBC Proms in London.

The BBC SSO plays a unique rôle in the Edinburgh International Festival as interpreter of the most challenging scores, from Schoenberg’s huge opera Moses und Aaron to the first complete performance of the monumental work Triduum by Scottish composer James MacMillan.

The orchestra’s international standing has been enhanced by visits to major European cities such as Berlin, Amsterdam, Vienna, Rome, Zurich and Frankfurt. In November 2000 it made a major two week tour of China, the first Scottish orchestra ever to tour there, and in March 2001 the SSO toured the eastern seaboard of the USA.

At the beginning of January 2006 the BBC SSO moved from Broadcasting House, Glasgow—its base for nearly 70 years—to the fully refurbished City Halls at Candleriggs, which is now the orchestra’s permanent home, administrative, performance and recording base. Famed for its fine acoustic, City Halls is being developed as a major centre for music performance and education.

The British Royal Philharmonic Society presented the BBC SSO with its award for Best Orchestra in 2002, and its Chief Conductor, Ilan Volkov with the prize for Best Young Artist in 2004.

The BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra has recorded extensively for a number of labels, and has won two of the major annual awards from Gramophone magazine. For Marco Polo the orchestra has a disc of music by Havergal Brian, CD Review magazine stating, “For anyone interested in British music of this century this disc is a mandatory purchase”. It has also made a number of recordings for Naxos including music by Grieg, Benjamin Britten, Rawsthorne, and Tippett.

Box Set Release Catalogue Number
Classical Moments 1-3 Naxos 8.506004
Meditation Naxos 8.508010
Meditation (Swedish Edition) Naxos 8.503163
The Very Best Of Naxos 8.502020


Albums featuring this artist are available for download from ClassicsOnline.com
Role: Orchestra 
Album Title
Catalogue No  Work Category 
101 CLASSICS - The Best Loved Classical Melodies Naxos
8.508004
Orchestral
21ST CENTURY CINEMA CLASSICS Naxos
8.556698
Orchestral
A LA DECOUVERTE DU CLASSIQUE Naxos
8.550037-38
Orchestral
BERNERS: Carrosse du Saint-Sacrement (Le) Marco Polo
8.225155
Opera
BRIAN: Symphony No. 18 / Violin Concerto / The Jolly Miller Marco Polo
8.223479
Orchestral, Concertos
BRIAN: Symphony No. 18 / Violin Concerto / The Jolly Miller Naxos
8.557775
Orchestral, Concertos
BRIDE'S GUIDE TO WEDDING MUSIC (A) Naxos
8.503134
Orchestral
BRITTEN (THE BEST OF) Naxos
8.556838
Choral - Sacred
BRITTEN: Violin Concerto / Cello Symphony Naxos
8.553882
Concertos, Orchestral
BRITTEN: War Requiem Naxos
8.553558-59
Choral - Sacred
CHOPIN, F.: Piano Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 (Cherkassky, Adey, Hickox) (1981, 1983) ICA Classics
ICAC5085
Concertos
CLASSICAL CHILL 1 - The Ultimate Collection Naxos
8.570171-72
Orchestral
CLASSICAL FAVOURITES Naxos
8.550521
Orchestral
CLASSICAL MOMENTS 1: Classical Music to Wake Up to Naxos
8.555357
Orchestral
Classical Music for Harmony (Klassisk musik för harmoni) Naxos
8.990116
Orchestral
DISCOVER CLASSICAL MUSIC Naxos
8.550008-09
Orchestral
Discover Music of the Romantic Era Naxos Educational
8.558155-56
Orchestral
DISCOVER THE CLASSICS, VOL. 1 Naxos Educational
8.550035-36
Orchestral
FAMOUS MARCHES Naxos
8.571074
Orchestral
GRIEG (THE VERY BEST OF) Naxos
8.552123-24
Orchestral
GRIEG FOR MEDITATION (Swedish Edition) Naxos
8.557996
Orchestral
GRIEG, E.: Genius of Grieg (The) Naxos
8.570390
Orchestral
GRIEG, E.: Masterpieces Naxos
8.503186
Orchestral
GRIEG: Orchestral Music Naxos
8.554050
Orchestral
GRIEG: Peer Gynt / Lyric Pieces / Sigurd Jorsalfar Naxos
8.550864
Orchestral
GRIEG: Peer Gynt Suites Nos. 1 and 2 Naxos
8.571029
Orchestral
KLASSISKA FAVORITER, Vol. 2 Naxos
8.550554
Orchestral
LISTEN, LEARN AND GROW: Playtime Fun and Games Naxos Educational
8.555812
Orchestral
MACABRE MASTERPIECES Naxos
8.557930-31
Orchestral
MACMILLAN, J.: Triduum, Part I: The World's Ransoming / Triduum, Part II: Cello Concerto BIS
BIS-CD-989
Concertos, Orchestral
MACMILLAN: Confession of Isobel Gowdie (The) / Tuireadh / The Exorcism of Rio Sumpul BIS
BIS-CD-1169
Orchestral
MACMILLAN: Triduum, Part III: Symphony Vigil BIS
BIS-CD-990
Orchestral
MARCHES (FAMOUS) Naxos
8.553596
Orchestral
MCCLEERY, D.: Discover Music of the Romantic Era (Unabridged) Naxos AudioBooks
NA495212
Orchestral
Music Together Naxos
8.557363DX
Orchestral
MUSICAL JOURNEY (A) - NORWAY: A Musical Tour of the Country's Past and Present (NTSC) Naxos
2.110515
Classical Concert
NAXOS SELECTION: Highlights Naxos
8.571000
Orchestral
NIELSEN, C.: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 6 (BBC Scottish Symphony, Vanska) BIS
BIS-CD-1079
Orchestral
NIELSEN, C.: Symphonies Nos. 1-6 / Helios / Saga-Dream / Pan and Syrinx (BBC Scottish Symphony, Lahti Symphony, Vanska) BIS
BIS-CD-1839-40
Orchestral
NIELSEN, C.: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5 (BBC Scottish Symphony, Vanska) BIS
BIS-CD-1289
Orchestral
NIELSEN, C.: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 (BBC Scottish Symphony, Vanska) BIS
BIS-CD-1209
Orchestral
Orchestral Music - PETERSON-BERGER, W. / LARSSON, L.-E. / SIBELIUS, J. / GRIEG, E. / ALFVEN, H. (Nordic Favourites) Naxos
8.554782
Orchestral
RAWSTHORNE: Violin Concertos Nos. 1 and 2 / Corteges Naxos
8.554240
Concertos
SCANDINAVIAN FESTIVAL Naxos
8.571098
Orchestral
SCARY MASTERPIECES - Music by Grieg, Liszt, Dvorak, Franck, Ducas, Saint-Saens Naxos
8.570362
Orchestral
SKONA GRONA DAGAR (BEAUTIFUL GREEN DAYS) Naxos
8.503068
Orchestral
SOMMER Naxos
8.503045
Orchestral
SVEN GORAN ERIKSSONS - Klassiska Favoriter Naxos
8.503135
Orchestral
SVENSKA FOLKETS ONSKEKONSERT Naxos
8.557192
Orchestral
TIPPETT: Piano Concerto / Ritual Dances from The Midsummer Marriage Naxos
8.553591
Concertos, Orchestral





 
 
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