Robin Ticciati "Berlioz: Les nuits d'ete" SACD
Robin Ticciati cements his reputation as an outstanding Berliozian with this recording, Berlioz: Les nuits d'été, which includes excerpts from Roméo & Juliette and La mort de Cléopâtre.
Best Vocal Recital Nominee - International Classical Music Awards 2014
Recording of the Month:
'One of the striking facets of Ticciati’s conducting and the SCO’s playing in Les nuits d’ été is the clarity and detail that springs from the score...The refined, natural calibration of dynamics and the supple weaving of the orchestral fabric are an absolute joy.' Gramophone
No. 1 Classical Album of 2013
The Scotland Herald
A pupil of Sir Simon Rattle and the great Berliozian Sir Colin Davis, Robin Ticciati's reputation as one of this generations best conductors was assured when he was announced as the next music director of Glyndebourne, taking over from Vladimir Jurowski in 2014. Named one of the top ten young 'conductors on the verge of greatness' by Gramophone, Ticciati delivers fresh insights and vivid colours into this luminous work.
The recording features Kathleen Ferrier prize-winning mezzo-soprano Karen Cargill, who has sung at the Metropolitan Opera, New York and won acclaim as Cleopatra, a role she reprises here: '...the core of this stunning concert was a shattering, heart-rending performance by Cargill in awesome voice' (The Scotland Herald).
The works of Berlioz have featured prominently in Ticciati's programmes with the Scottish Chamber Orchestra since he became their principal conductor in 2009. Ticciati's recording debut, Berlioz: Symphonie Fantastique, received rave reviews: it was named Critics' Choice 'Sound of 2012' (The Independent), 'Classical CD of the Week' (The Sunday Times), 'Disc of the Week' (BBC Radio 3 'Record Review') and No. 3 in The Sunday Times' Best Classical Albums of 2012 list.
- Les nuits d’ete, Op. 7 - I. Villanelle
- Les nuits d’ete, Op. 7 - II. Le spectre de la rose
- Les nuits d’ete, Op. 7 - III. Sur les lagunes
- Les nuits d’ete, Op. 7 - IV. Absence
- Les nuits d’ete, Op. 7 - V. Au cimetiere
- Les nuits d’ete, Op. 7 - VI. L’ile inconnue
- Romeo & Juliette - Scene d’amour
- La mort de Cleopatre - Scene lyrique
- La mort de Cleopatre - Meditation