Spirit of Scotland

Soundbite 60

Here we write a short précis of a CD or DVD giving you a concise summary in a sixty-word soundbite

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Scottish Dances, Op.59
Tam O’Shanter – Overture, Op.51
Rob Roy – Overture
Waverley – Overture, Op.2
Land of the Mountain and the Flood – Overture
Overture – The Hebrides (Fingal’s Cave), Op.26
Macbeth – Ballet Music

Reviewed by: Colin Anderson

Reviewed: February 2007
CD No: CHANDOS 10412 X
Duration: 71 minutes

Hamish MacCunn’s splendid overture backed BBC-Television’s “Sutherland’s Law”. Gibson’s conducting of Waverley has terrific verve and he makes a strong case for Rob Roy. The inebriated hallucinations of Tam O’Shanter are vividly conveyed as is the mist and sea-foam of The Hebrides and the witches’ brew of Verdi’s ballet music. Thomson persuades a Sassenach orchestra to do the Highland Fling.

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