Music review: Scottish Chamber Orchestra
Usher hall, Edinburgh
Here, not having all the musicians playing on period instruments resulted in quite a lot of unevenness in symphonies 39 in E flat Major and 40 in G minor, repertoire in which the SCO usually excel. The string phrasing failed to match the crisp attack of the timpani, the dynamics were nowhere near nuanced enough, and there was a general lack of cohesiveness in the ensemble playing.
The voluminous Usher Hall makes the sound balance tricky for an ensemble of this size, but there was a serious lack of welly at crucial climaxes and the meaty inner viola and second... read more
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