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Franz Xaver Richter & Johann Stamitz: Early String Symphonies, Vol. 2

New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra, Simon Murphy

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Sinfonia a Quattro in F Major  
1
I. Presto
Johann Stamitz; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
4:09
2
II. Andante
Johann Stamitz; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
8:06
3
III. Tempo di Minuetto
Johann Stamitz; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
4:10
Sinfonia a Quattro in C Major  
4
I. (without tempo indication)
Franz Xaver Richter; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
9:13
5
II. Andantino
Franz Xaver Richter; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
4:14
6
III. Tempo di Menuetto
Franz Xaver Richter; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
5:38
Sinfonia a Quattro in E-Flat Major  
7
I. Allegro
Franz Xaver Richter; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
4:20
8
II. Andante
Franz Xaver Richter; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
3:38
9
III. Presto Fugato
Franz Xaver Richter; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
5:37
Sinfonia a Quattro in G Major  
10
I. Allegro
Franz Xaver Richter; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
6:50
11
II. Andantino
Franz Xaver Richter; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
6:07
12
III. Allegro
Franz Xaver Richter; New Dutch Academy Chamber Orchestra; Simon Murphy
4:41
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    66:43
"... vibrant, energetic and wonderfully secure playing is supported by a sumptuous recording which fairly wallows in the fulsome acoustic, yet there is no loss of detail in the fast music."
- Gramophone

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 second 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 14, 15 and 16 January, 2003
Producer: Carl Schuurbiers
Balance / Recording Engineer: Erdo Groot
Editing: Carl Schuurbiers

Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV
Microphones: DPA 4006 and Schoeps MK 2. All microphones modified 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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