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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 8 februari 2019 | Naxos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice
Without question the figurehead of classical Brazilian music will always be Villa-Lobos. But of course, that’s not counting his friend and unfaltering mentor, Alberto Nepomuceno, the man who founded the country’s national music school. With the encouragement of Edvard Grieg, from the 1890s Nepomuceno began to explore traditional popular music in Brazil and tentatively began to incorporate it into his compositions. As time went by, he did so more and more boldly and Villa-Lobos then picked up where he left off, building on the foundations he had laid. None other than Richard Strauss conducted the opening of his O Garatuja (which is featured on this album) at the Rio Opera during his first tour of South America, just a few days before the composer’s untimely death. His Série Brasileira from 1897 paved the way for many of the Brazilian styles that later emerged, such as for Milhaud who took themes directly from music on the streets at the time and incorporated a wide variety of percussion instruments into his music. This is an impeccable orchestral composition and a testament to the excellent teaching Nepomuceno received during his long period in Europe – in Germany he conducted the Berlin Philharmonic playing two of his works, in Austria he had a famous encounter with Mahler, in France he became friends with Debussy, Saint-Saëns and Indy and he also went to Norway, Switzerland and Belgium. Here, his music is performed by a very impressive orchestra based in Belo Horizonte called the Philharmonic Orchestra of Minas Gerais. © SM/Qobuz
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 2 november 2018 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Gramophone Editor's Choice - 5 étoiles de Classica
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 6 april 2018 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 23 maart 2018 | Onyx Classics

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Gramophone Editor's Choice
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 3 november 2017 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Diapason d'or - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Qobuzism - 5 étoiles de Classica
Aside from Elgar’s fascinating and obligatory Falstaff composed in 1913 (a Symphonic Study according to the partition, but in reality a symphonic poem in the grand tradition of Strauss— about whom Elgar probably thought when he wrote his masterpiece, and the rather present solo cello cannot help but remind us of Strauss’ Don Quixote, composed sixteen years earlier), the album distinguishes itself by a few melodies with orchestra from the same Elgar, a repertoire unfortunately too often neglected and yet of breathtaking beauty (we hear, in a pinch, the Sea Pictures performed from time to time, but that’s all folks). And when you know that it’s the now very famous baritone Roderick Williams on the mic, we can only applaud the initiative of Andrew Davis and the BBC Philharmonic to feature these splendors once again. Elgar proves to us here that, far from just being a great master of large symphonic-vocal soundscapes in the form of oratorio (we obviously think about The Dream of Gerontius, The Apostles and The Music Makers), he handles the miniature with genius. Roderick Williams, one of the most beautiful voices of today’s British scene, grasps these rarities with a joy that is as rare as these pieces. The album closes on a hilarious wink, the Smoking Cantata, a cantata with a ginormous orchestration but that lasts… only 49 seconds, and whose text is limited to: “Kindly, Kindly, kindly do not smoke in the hall or staircase”. It’s the best British humor! Qobuz technical commentary on sound qualityThe sound quality for this wonderful orchestration is refined; the level ratios are well-judged; and the distances between the consoles are just right, in this airy piece of mixing that renders the lines exceptionally clear. Clear and enveloping reverberation never hides the discourse: the result is a rare evenness between the different families within the orchestra. The tutti certainly aren’t lacking any liveliness, thanks to the remarkably assured dynamic, and when the percussion gets going we discover a beautifully-proportioned hall, which gives the sound room to develop without constraints. Without falling into the very (too?) popular trap of ultra-proximity, and because the acoustics allow it, Chandos has produced a mix which really respects the score, the performance, and the sound scene... what a relief! © SM/Qobuz
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 19 mei 2017 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice - 4 étoiles de Classica
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 4 november 2016 | Toccata Classics

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Gramophone Editor's Choice
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Symfonieën - Verschenen op 5 augustus 2016 | BIS

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen Gramophone Award - Gramophone Editor's Choice
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 20 januari 2015 | Signum Records

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 3 november 2014 | Halle Concerts Society

Hi-Res Onderscheidingen Gramophone Editor's Choice
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 1 januari 2013 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Hi-Res Audio
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Symfonische muziek - Verschenen op 26 oktober 2010 | Chandos

Hi-Res Booklet Onderscheidingen 5 de Diapason - Gramophone Editor's Choice - Hi-Res Audio