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Franz Schmidt: Symphony No. 4 in C - Orchestral music from "Notre Dame"

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam, Yakov Kreizberg

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Symphony No. 4 in C  
1
I. Allegro molto moderato
Franz Schmidt; Christiaan Louwens; Ad Welleman; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam; Yakov Kreizberg
14:45
2
II. Adagio
Franz Schmidt; Christiaan Louwens; Ad Welleman; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam; Yakov Kreizberg
13:02
3
III. Molto vivace
Franz Schmidt; Christiaan Louwens; Ad Welleman; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam; Yakov Kreizberg
14:54
4
IV. Allegro molto moderato
Franz Schmidt; Christiaan Louwens; Ad Welleman; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam; Yakov Kreizberg
3:05
Notre Dame, Op. 2  
5
I. Introduction
Franz Schmidt; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam; Yakov Kreizberg
4:22
6
II. Intermezzo
Franz Schmidt; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam; Yakov Kreizberg
4:55
7
III. Carnival Music
Franz Schmidt; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam; Yakov Kreizberg
5:21
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    60:24
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The Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam and Yakov Kreizberg present this programme devoted to Franz Schmidt and his emotionally-charged Symphony No. 4, written by the grief-stricken composer in memory of his daughter who died after giving birth to her first child. The symphony, subtitled Requiem for my Daughter, contrasts sharply with the three excerpts from Schmidt's romantic opera Notre Dame rounding out the album.
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Recorded in theYakult Hall of the "Beurs van Berlage", Amsterdam, 29-30 August 2002
Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV
Recording producer : Job Maarse
Balance engineer : Jean-Marie Geijsen
Recording engineer : Everett Porter
Editing : Jean-Marie Geijsen, Bastian Schick, Sebastian Stein

Microphones: DPA 4006 with Polyhymnia microphone buffer electronics.
Microphone pre-amps: custom built by Polyhymnia International BV and outputs directly connected to Meitner AD convertor.
DSD recording, editing and mixing: Pyramix Virtual Studio by Merging Technologies
Monitored on B&W Nautilus loudspeakers.
Microphone, interconnect and loudspeaker cables by van den Hul.

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