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Joseph Schmitt: Early Symphonies and Chamber Music

New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra, Simon Murphy

Available in 96 kHz / 24-bit AIFF, FLAC and 2.8224 MHz DSD / DSF high-resolution audio formats

"Five Stars: very highly recommended! This superb period instrument disc strives to restore Schmitt’s name to the pantheon he so richly deserves ... offers superb sound ..."
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Symphony in D Major, Op. 1, No. 1  
1
I. Allegro molto
Joseph Schmitt; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
3:37
2
II. Andante
Joseph Schmitt; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
4:05
3
III. Menuetto
Joseph Schmitt; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
3:41
4
IV. Presto
Joseph Schmitt; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
2:54
Symphony in B-Flat Major, Op. 6, No. 2  
5
I. Allegro Maestoso
Joseph Schmitt; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
4:51
6
II. Andante
Joseph Schmitt; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
2:24
7
III. Allegro
Joseph Schmitt; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
1:40
Symphony in G Major  
8
I. Allegro con Brio
Joseph Schmitt; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
3:35
9
II. Largo
Joseph Schmitt; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
4:04
10
III. Allegro
Joseph Schmitt; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
2:39
Quartet for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello in E Minor, Op. 3, No. 3  
11
I. Moderato
Joseph Schmitt; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
8:06
12
II. Grazioso
Joseph Schmitt; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
1:53
13
III. Allegro Fugato
Joseph Schmitt; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
6:52
Quartet for Flute, Violin, Viola and Cello in G Major, Op. 3, No. 6  
14
I. Moderato
Joseph Schmitt; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
7:17
15
II. Adagio
Joseph Schmitt; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
3:01
16
III. Tempo di Gavotta
Joseph Schmitt; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
2:09
Symphony in E-Flat Major, "The Hurdy Gurdy"  
17
I. Allegro con spirito
Joseph Schmitt; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
4:11
18
II. Andante
Joseph Schmitt; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
6:00
19
III. Prestissimo
Joseph Schmitt; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
4:04
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    77:03
"Murphy and his fine ensemble give superlative performances ... dynamic, the recorded sound exemplary. Recommended!"
- ClassicalCDReview.com

Conductor Simon Murphy and his orchestra the New Dutch Academy break new ground with this album of world premiere recordings of works by Joseph Schmitt, also known as "The Dutch Haydn." Murphy is responsible for putting the important but forgotten 18th century composer back on the musical map through an intense research project. Schmitt's original manuscripts, recently discovered, were used for this album, performed by the orchestra on authentic period instruments.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recorded at concerts and sessions at the Oud-Katholieke Kerk ofThe Hague on 8, 9 and 10 March 2004 (Symphonies) and on 9 and 10 March 2006 (Chamber Music).
Producer: Carl Schuurbiers
Balance/Recording Engineer: Erdo Groot
Editing: Carl Schuurbiers

Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV
Microphones: Neumann KM 130, DPA 4006 & DPA 4011 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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