For The Record

Jamie MacDougal celebrates four Scottish classical recordings which resonate beyond Scotland.

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Jamie MacDougal celebrates the first Proms performance of James MacMillan's The Confession of Isobel Goudie, considered one of the great moments in Scottish music.

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Cappella Nova's recordings of Robert Carver's music.

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Jamie MacDougal celebrates Scottish classical recordings which resonate beyond Scotland.

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Jamie MacDougal looks at recordings which resonate beyond Scotland, focusing on Kenneth McKellar, who is regarded as the finest singer to specialise in Scottish song.

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When Alexander Gibson returned to Scotland to take the reigns of the Scottish National Orchestra, he transformed it from a regional orchestra into a significant national treasure.

A principal means of achieving this was his performing and recording of the symphonies of Sibelius.

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Alexander Gibson transformed the Scottish National Orchestra from a regional orchestra into a national treasure, primarily through performing and recording the symphonies of Sibelius.

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The first Proms performance of James MacMillans 'The Confessions of Isobel Goudie' was one of the great moments of Scottish music.

A young composer with a distinctive voice had burst onto the scene and the BBC SSO's recording spread that voice throughout the world.