℗ 2005 Chandos
Released 2005
Duration 1h 02m 48s
Record Label Chandos
Catalogue No. CHAN10275
Genre Classical (Orchestral)

MacMillan: Symphony No. 3, "Silence" - Premiere Recording - The Confession of Isobel Gowdie

BBC Philharmonic Orchestra, James MacMillan

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The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
James MacMillan; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; James MacMillan
Symphony No. 3, "Silence"
James MacMillan; BBC Philharmonic Orchestra; James MacMillan
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"... a compelling account (of Confession), superbly played and resplendently engineered ... piercingly expressive in the strings’ heartrending lament ... another outstandingly committed rending (of the Symphony) and the sound has all the sumptuous immediacy we have come to expect from this source." - Gramophone "Five Stars. Both works are conducted by MacMillan with the kind of passion that characterizes so much of his work as a composer, internalized yet compellingly communicative. The BBC Philharmonic responds in kind with the most committed of performances, captured to perfection by a natural and beautifully balanced recording ..." - BBC Music Magazine James MacMillan, one of Britain’s most successful contemporary composers, conducts the BBC Philharmonic Orchestra on two of his own works. The Confession of Isobel Gowdie is one of his most famous pieces, appearing here alongside the premiere recording of his Symphony No. 3.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – Chandos Studio Masters

Recording venue: Studio 7, New Broadcasting House, Manchester; 16–18 September 2003 Executive producer: Brian Pidgeon Recording producer: Mike George Sound engineer: Stephen Rinker Assistant engineer: Tim Archer Editor Rachel Smith A & R administrator: Charissa Debnam Front cover: ‘Flames’, photograph by Tony Baker © Photonica Back cover: Photograph of James MacMillan by Andrew Farrington Design: Sean Coleman Booklet typeset by Dave Partridge Booklet editor: Finn S. Gundersen Copyright: Boosey & Hawkes Music Publishers Ltd
Track titlePeak (dB FS)RMS (dB FS)DR
Album average
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-0.59 to -0.53
-29.21 to -25.15
16 to 19
The Confession of Isobel Gowdie
Symphony No. 3, "Silence"

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