Andrew Litton, conductor
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BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra

It would be a stony heart that wasn't charmed, at least a drop, by the zippy, genial sweep of Andrew Litton's conducting. ... He gamely punched the air at climaxes and pointed to the brass section for more; a brave move, or a reckless one, in the dazzlingly bright acoustic of City Halls. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Simpson: Israfel; MacMillan: Piano Concerto No. 2; Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2

— Kate Molleson, The Guardian

His Rachmaninov Second Symphony after the interval came as a bit of a relief - a warm, vivid, energetic account. Litton's scherzo was driven and his lush slow movement gloriously opulent - but it topped what felt like an evening of excess with something more thoughtful, and no less roof-raising. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Rachmaninov: Symphony No. 2

— David Kettle, The Telegraph

(Litton) is a musician of real depth, character and calibre. And the evidence for that was all over his work with the SSO on Thursday. He captured exactly the stillness that, it seems to me, lies at the core of Wagner's Parsifal Prelude, allowing the strings to glow softly and the brass to gleam, with an astonishing purity of playing at the peak of the music from trumpeter Mark O'Keeffe. BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra; Wagner: Prelude to Parsifal, Elgar: Cello Concerto, Sibelius: Symphony No. 1

— Michael Tumelty, The Herald Scotland

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