Maxim Emelyanychev on Schubert and the Scottish CO


We caught up with the Russian conductor and keyboard player to find out what makes him tick

Maxim Emelyanychev joins the Scottish Chamber Orchestra as its new Principal Conductor, an occasion marked by the release, on Linn Records, of a new recording of Schubert's Great C major Symphony. Maxim was in the UK this summer conducting Handel at Glyndebourne and at Covent Garden. Gramophone's James Jolly caught up with him at the Royal Opera House to talk about his new role, his very wide-ranging musical sympathies and his approach to Schubert's last symphony.

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 Photo: Emil Matveev

 

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