Sinfonia Concertante in B flat & Symphony No. 100 in G (2007)

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Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

Gordan Nokilic

The court of the Esterházys was known throughout Europe for its splendour and magnificence. During a trip to France in 1764, Nikolaus Esterházy had been so impressed by the grandeur of Versailles that he decided to build a summer residence in Esterháza to rival the French example. And if we are to believe the descriptions of contemporaries, he was as good as his word. Magnificent parties were held at Esterháza, and each occasion was accompanied by music and theatrical performances. The ‘Beschreibung des Hochfu?rstlichem Schlosses Esterháss’ (= description of the royal palace Esterháss), dating from 1784, contains the following passage: “Every day both serious and comic operas, as well as German comedies, are staged, which are always attended by Prince Esterházy. The performance usually begins at six o’clock at night. What the eyes and ears experience here, is impossible to describe. The music stemming from the full orchestra penetrates the soulranging from the most moving tenderness to the greatest possible brute force produced by the instruments. Mr. Haydn, the great composer who serves the prince as musical leader, is himself also in charge of the excellent illumination, which provides the most deceptive tableaux. Clouds bearing gods slowly descend, rising again after some time to disappear from view. At times, one thinks that one is in a beautiful garden; at others, in an enchanted forest or manorial hall.”

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Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

The Nederlands Kamerorkest (= Netherlands Chamber Orchestra) was founded in 1955 and gave its first concert that year during the Holland Festival. Szymon Goldberg – the legendary violinist, conductor and pedagogue – was artistic director of the ensemble for the first 22 years.Goldberg then appointed David Zinman as second conductor (alongside himself) and, jointly, they raised the level of the orchestra to equal that of any top international chamber ensemble. They were succeeded in 1979 by Antoni Ros Marbà, who led the orchestra until 1986. From 1986 to 2002, Hartmut Haenchen was chief conductor of the ensemble, with Philippe Entremont as permanent guest conductor. Since 2003, Yakov Kreizberg has been chief conductor of the Nederlands Kamerorkest. In September 2004, top violinist Gordan Nikoli´c was appointed Artistic Director and Leader of the Nederlands Kamerorkest. As such, he regularly leads the orchestra from within.

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Sinfonia Concertante in B flat & Symphony No. 100 in G (2007)

Haydn

Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

Cables: van den Hul
Digital Converters: Meitner
Mastering Equipment: B&W Nautilus
Producer: Job Maarse
Recording Engineer: Jean Marie Geijsen, Roger de Schot
Recording location: Beurs van Berlage, Amsterdam
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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L'isola disabitata - Overture (Sinfonia)
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Sinfonia Concertante in B flat - Allegro
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Sinfonia Concertante in B flat - Andante
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Sinfonia Concertante in B flat - Allegro con spirito
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Symphony No. 100 in G, Military - Adagio - Allegro
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Symphony No. 100 in G, Military - Allegretto
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Symphony No. 100 in G, Military - Minuet - Moderato
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Symphony No. 100 in G, Military - Finale - Presto
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