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Dvořák: Symphony No.9 "New World" - Tchaikovsky: Overture "Romeo and Juliet"

Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam, Yakov Kreizberg

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"... Kreizberg continues to impress ... the Netherlands Philharmonic plays beautifully for him ... sound is quite superior ... string tone is rich, woodwinds are well-balanced, brass has burnished beauty ..."
- ClassicalCDReview.com

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Symphony No.9 in E Minor Op.95 "New World"  
1
I. Adagio. Allegro molto
Antonin Dvořák; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam; Yakov Kreizberg
12:07
2
II. Largo
Antonin Dvořák; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam; Yakov Kreizberg
13:52
3
III. Scherzo. Molto vivace
Antonin Dvořák; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam; Yakov Kreizberg
7:59
4
IV. Allegro con fuoco
Antonin Dvořák; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam; Yakov Kreizberg
11:44
5
Romeo and Juliet Fantasy Overture (3rd version, 1880)
Pyotr Il'yich Tchaikovsky; Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra Amsterdam; Yakov Kreizberg
21:13
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    66:55
"... Kreizberg conducts really fine performances of these two repertoire favourites ... this Romeo and Juliet is most memorable for Kreizberg’s supremely natural, intelligent phrasing ... this live recording sounds gorgeous ... make no mistake, even without the audiophile credentials the quality of the music making speaks for itself."
- ClassicsToday.com

"... the performances here are rock-solid ... the addition of the Romeo and Juliet Overture makes for a nice programme. Repeated listenings, however, gave me much more of an appreciation for the pace at which Yakov Kreizberg takes his forces through the symphony ... the playing is nothing short of stunning, with a sweet string tone throughout and massive bursts of brass and percussion where appropriate. The Romeo and Juliet is played with bravura and not too syrupy ..."
- Audiophile Audition

Yakov Kreizberg leads the Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra on this exciting live recording of Dvořák's classic Symphony No. 9 "New World" paired with another eternal favourite, Tchaikovsky's Romeo and Juliet Overture. Both of these energetic performances were recorded in Amsterdam's Concertgebouw in 2003 in what has been praised by critics as stunning audiophile sound quality.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM and 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recording Producer: Job Maarse
Executive Producer: Job Maarse
Balance Engineer: Everett Porter, Erdo Groot
Recording Engineer : Everett Porter,
Editing: Mario Nozza, Taco van der Werf Daan van Aalst, Sebastian Stein

Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV
Microphones: DPA 4006 with Polyhymnia microphone buffer electronics.
Microphone pre-amps: custum 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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