Phillip Scott

Recent articles by Phillip Scott

Reger: Orchestral Works (Norrköping Symphony/Sergerstam)

A valuable reissue with some polished performances

Michael Kieran Harvey: Psychosonata (Harvy et al)

Relentless virtuosity makes hard work of a taxing program

Hindemith: Violin Sonatas (Becker-Bender, Nagy)

Strong performances, bested by a recent competitor

Beethoven: Piano Sonatas (Angela Hewitt)

Hewitt's freshly-minted, spontaneous approach pays dividends.

Britten: String Quartets (Takács String Quartet)

The Takács find warmth in a reputedly cool composer

Liszt, Scriabin, Chopin, Medtner: Piano works (Trifonov)

Dazzling Carnegie concert from the latest star in the firmament

Barber, Copland, Gershwin: Piano Concertos (Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Oundjian)

Polished production doesn't quite tell the whole story

Decca Sound: The Acoustic Years (Various)

Another galvanising dip into the historical archives from Decca

Concert Review: Dawn Upshaw (Australian Chamber Orchestra)

Dawn Upshaw tours with the ACO after their triple grammy whammy.

Mahler: Das Lied von der Erde (London Philharmonic/Nézet-Séguin)

New disc puts Connolly and Spence up there with the best

Hindemith: Piano Sonatas (Becker)

Hindemith's piano music drives along - but mostly in neutral

Debussy, Chopin, Bach: Preludes Book II, Three Mazurkas, Partita No 6 (Woodward)

Woodward proves a fine musician in Bremen

Fauré: Piano Music (Hewitt)

Angela Hewitt coaxes Mons Fauré out of the salon.

Live review: Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin (Sydney Festival)

Early music royalty rock the recital hall to bring the first week of Sydney Festival's classical program to a rousing conclusion.

Live review: Britten, Brahms & Haydn (Vilde Frang, SSO)

Vilde Frang conquers Britten's concerto while James Gaffigan showcases the SSO for young and old alike.

Szymanowski: Symphonies Nos 3 & 4, Stabat Mater (LSO)

Gergiev revels in Szymanowski’s headiest mature masterpieces.

Bach: Six Violin Sonatas (Makarski, Jarrett)

Cool readings from longtime colleagues are low on flair.

Live review: Jean-Yves Thibaudet and the SSO

Thibaudet plays Gershwin like a bat out of hell in a program that's not so much jazz as Russian retro.

Stravinsky: Piano Concerto, Capriccio, Concerto in D (BBC SSO)

Stravinsky's pianistic flights get an orchestral workout.

Brahms, Boccherini, Mendelssohn: Chamber Music (Schiff, Takács Quartet)

Top class chamber music at rock bottom price.
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