|Max Bruch||Scottish Fantasy Op. 46.|
|Pablo De Sarasate||Airs Ecossais Op. 34.|
|Sir Alexander Campbell Mackenzie||Pibroch Suite Op. 42.|
|Sir John Blackwood Mcewen||Scottish Rhapsody “Prince Charlie”.|
|Rachel Barton Pine||Medley Of Scots Tunes (Pine / Fraser).|
|Alasdair Fraser||Medley Of Scots Tunes (Pine / Fraser).|
Rachel Barton Pine (Violin), Alasdair Fraser (Fiddle).
Scottish Chamber Orchestra, Alexander Platt.
|Rachel Barton Pine’s disc of Celtic flavored works is the first to present Bruch’s beloved Scottish Fantasy in an insightful and virtuosic interpretation that highlights its Scottish roots. The album also features Sarasate’s Airs Ecossais and two pieces by Scottish composers: Mackenzie’s Pibroch Suite and McEwen’s Scottish Rhapsody “Prince Charlie.” Ms. Pine’s own Medley of Scots Tunes,* arranged and performed with famed Scottish fiddler Alasdair Fraser is also included. As a bonus, the package includes a video documentary on the making of Scottish Fantasies.
“Everything about this release by violinist Rachel Barton Pine is exceptional, from the selection of couplings to the performances themselves. . . . This collaboration between Barton Pine, Fraser, Platt, and the SCO is a triumph on all counts, a model of what a themed release ought to be. . . . Without a doubt, this is one of the smartest and most purely lovable releases of the year.” (ClassicsToday.com Disc of the Month Selection August 2005)