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BRYDEN
THOMSON
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CHAN 8546
Saint-Seans & Schumann Piano Concerto No. 2/ Piano Concerto
CHAN 9103M
Martinu
Complete Symphonies
CHAN 9163M
Nielsen
Complete Symphonies
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BIOGRAPHY

Born in Scotland, Bryden Thomson studied at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and in Europe with Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt and Igor Markevitch. He worked with the BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra as assistant to Ian Whyte after whose death he undertook some 250 engagements in two years. He was Principal Conductor of the BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra from 1968 to 1973, Principal Conductor and Music Director of the Ulster Orchestra from 1977 to 1985, and undertook guest conducting engagements with orchestras such as the Philharmonia Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic, London Philharmonic, Scottish National and Scottish Chamber orchestras. His work in the operatic field included posts with Norwegian Opera and Scottish Opera. Bryden Thomson died in 1991.

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Milestones
30 Years of Chandos

Chandos has plenty to celebrate as it reaches its thirtieth anniversary. A bumper box includes some landmarks in the firm’s histo...
CHAN 10154
Bax
Orchestral Works, Volume 1

He conducts a mellow affectionate performance of the Concerto… Lydia Mordkovitch plays the solo part with real flair and richness ...
CHAN 10155
Bax
Orchestral Works, Volume 2

… is a most important addition to the Bax discography and receives a performance of great power and refinement....
CHAN 10156
Bax
Orchestral Works, Volume 3

The Celtic twilight in Baxs music is ripely and sympathetically caught… The Chandos recording is superb....
CHAN 10157
Bax
Orchestral Works, Volume 4

…the performances are of outstanding imaginativeness and sympathy, the solo playing of great refinement, the atmosphere of each pi...
CHAN 10158
Bax
Orchestral Works, Volume 5

Bryden Thomson draws out all the romance and passion of these complex, colourful scores… You can sense the sultry, perilous enchan...
CHAN 10159
Bax
Orchestral Works, Volume 6

Thomson possesses an intuitive understanding that allows more of the music to compel than one had dared hope… The London Philharmo...
CHAN 10192
Britten
Les Illuminations/ Quatre Chansons Françaises/ Serenade

'The playing of the Scots is quite brilliant and imaginative, and strong underpinning for the si...