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Tchaikovsky in Love: The Battle over the Composer’s Romantic Life

Originally submitted 8th February 2022 “I should like by my marriage to shut the mouths of various contemptible creatures whose opinion I do not value in the least but who can cause pain to people close to me”. Tchaikovsky With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, it seems apposite to talk about one of the most famous […]


Scottish Chamber Orchestra & Robin Ticciati – Robert Schumann: The Symphonies

The Scottish Chamber Orchestra’s partnership with Robin Ticciati, with a late-romantic repertoire, is rendered with great clarity with a smaller, classical-sized orchestra. Because they are a smaller ensemble, their performances lack the full-blooded sound and bombastic force of much larger orchestras. However, their more modest string section makes their sound much clearer and allows them […]