The Music Section of the Critics’ Circle has announced the winners of the Annual Awards for 2019.
Emelyanychev's Schubert Enters The Chart
Congratulations to Maxim Emelyanychev and Scottish Chamber Orchestra whose debut album together is at #7 in the UK Specialist Classical Official UK Charts! If you haven't heard their recording of Schubert's Ninth Symphony you are really missing out.
The album has received an excellent reception from the critics:
5* "It dances with much flexibility, radiating happiness, until the second theme brings a more thoughtful and melancholic mood." Pizzicato
5* "Maxim Emelyanychev inspires the SCO in Schubert’s massive work, with grandeur and great washes of feeling...a performance that captures the joy, grandeur and extremes of feeling in this symphony." The Guardian
"They play for him as though they’re hanging on every gesture..." BBC Radio 3 ‘Record Review’
"...this “Classical” masterpiece already benefits from the sprightly lightness-of-touch of a musician at home in the Baroque, trombones and all." The Herald
"Here the different characters and dynamic levels are consciously sharpened...A venture that brings real insight." SWR2
"This is Schubert’s Great C major, mighty heir to Beethoven’s Seventh, in its ferociously rhythmical glory...A feast." The Sunday Times