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Neeme Jarvi and the SNO at their finest
on 3 January 2011
Having been to many SNO concerts over the years in Glasgow I have built up quite a collection of their recordings particularly symphonies. Among these are the Award winning Prokofiev Symphonies which they recorded in the mid- eighties. I do have other box sets of these Symphonies like the Gergiev/LSO and Ozawa/Berlin Philharmonic sets but the Jarvi/SNO box set is something special. It's superbly recorded for the Chandos label with Neeme Jarvi getting great playing from the Scottish National Orchestra. Although the SNO strings don't have a strong rich sound like say the LSO or BPO their lighter style is really suited to Prokofiev and very effective on these recordings. My favourite Symphonies on this box set are the fifth, seventh and the 1986 Gramophone award winning Sixth Symphony. A highly recommended box set.