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Johann Stamitz & Franz Xaver Richter: Early String Symphonies, Vol. 1

New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra, Simon Murphy

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Sinfonia a Quattro in A Major  
1
I. Allegro assai
Johann Stamitz; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
4:35
2
II. Andante
Johann Stamitz; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
4:57
3
III. Presto
Johann Stamitz; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
2:25
Sinfonia a Quattro in B-Flat Major  
4
I. Spiritoso
Franz Xaver Richter; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
3:48
5
II. Andante
Franz Xaver Richter; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
3:18
6
III. Presto
Franz Xaver Richter; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
3:40
Sinfonia a Quattro in C Minor  
7
I. Allegro ma poco
Franz Xaver Richter; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
4:39
8
II. Tempo giusto
Franz Xaver Richter; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
4:09
9
III. Allegro
Franz Xaver Richter; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
2:07
Sinfonia a Quattro in D Major  
10
I. Presto
Johann Stamitz; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
5:46
11
II. Andante
Johann Stamitz; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
7:06
12
III. Presto
Johann Stamitz; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
2:23
Symphony in D Major, Op. 11, No. 1  
13
Andante non Adagio
Johann Stamitz; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
5:46
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    54:39
"It’s all such lovely, stately, stylish music that transports the listener into a world that sees the artistic genius of a time and a place where elegance was all ... extremely well recorded with lots of dynamics and depth, with a lovely church ambience around the players ... will remain among my favourites for life. It’s just an aural bath in sheer elegance, supported by wonderfully natural and open sound supporting superb performances."
- Audio Ideas Guide

Conductor Simon Murphy leads his orchestra, the New Dutch Academy (playing authentic instruments) on these performances of early string symphonies by Johann Stamitz and Franz Xaver Richter, the first volume in a two-album series. Murphy has earned a reputation for his special focus on music of the 18th and early 19th centuries, delivering new musical insights, as evidenced on this recording.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recorded at concerts and sessions at the Oud-Katholieke Kerk of The Hague on 10, 11 and 13 January, 2003.
Producer: Carl Schuurbiers.
Recording Engineer: Erdo Groot.
Editing: Carl Schuurbiers

Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV
Microphones: DPA 4006 and Schoeps MK 2 with Polyhymnia microphone buffer electronics.
Microphone pre-amps: Custom build by Polyhymnia International BV and outputs directly connected to Meitner DSD AD converter.
DSD recording, editing and mixing: Pyramix Virtual Studio by Merging Technologies 5.0
Monitored on B&W Nautilus loudspeakers.
Microphone, interconnect and loudspeaker cables by van den Hul.

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