With Berlioz’s ‘Symphonie fantastique’ (SCO), the coupling of ‘Les Nuits d’été’ with ‘La Mort de Cléopâtre’ (SCO) and ‘L’enfance du Christ’ (Swedish Radio), Robin Ticciati
has developed a clear affinity with the music of Berlioz, as is evident in his latest recording for Linn Records: ‘Roméo et Juliette’ with the Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra alongside soloists Katija Dragojevic mezzo-soprano, Alastair Miles bass and Askonas Holt’s Andrew Staples
Named The Sunday Times album of the week [11 September 2016], Nicholas Kenyon writes in The Guardian that the disc is “an orchestrally superb new version of Berlioz’s ‘dramatic symphony’. The sound pictures are precise and subtle in the ‘serene night’, Juliet’s funeral cortege, and the fizzing fireworks of the Queen Mab scherzo.”
This greatly anticipated release from Alisa Weilerstein features both Shostakovich’s Cello Concertos. Recorded with the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, conducted by Pablo Heras-Casado, Alisa’s performance on the album has been described as “a highly emotional interpretation of the two Russian masterpieces.” KlassikAkzente
Future plans for Alisa include performances of the Shostakovich with the Ulster Orchestra with Rafael Payare
), and the Lausanne Chamber Orchestra at the Victoria Hall in Geneva. The next few months also see Alisa give performances in Stockholm with the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, in the Netherlands for both solo recitals for the Cello Biennale and concerts with the Residentie Orkest, and at the Sydney Opera House with the Sydney Symphony Orchestra.