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Dutch Composers / Willem Mengelberg, Concertgebouw Orchestra


Release Date: 06/04/2008 
Label:  Teldec   Catalog #: 44157   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Hendrik AndriessenCornelis DopperRudolf MengelbergJulius Röntgen,   ... 
Performer:  Jo Vincent
Conductor:  Willem Mengelberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Mono 
Length: 0 Hours 57 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

''Personally, I think that, along with Stokowski, Mengelberg was the greatest conductor I've ever heard on record.'' -- Glenn Gould

In a conversation with the French musician and film-maker, Bruno Monsaingeon, in 1976, Glenn Gould remarked: ''Personally, I think that, along with Stokowski, Mengelberg was the greatest conductor I've ever heard on record''... [This] record of Dutch music is of particular interest. The Wagenaar Overture has always led a reasonably successful independent life, and there is the elegiac Giaconna Gotica by Cornelius Dopper (1870–1939) who had been Mengelberg's deputy at the Concertgebouw from 1908–31. The two charming Dutch dances by Roentgen are music after the manner of Respighi's Ancient
Read more airs and dances. Jo Vincent is rather distantly recorded in the Andriessen but it is interesting to hear snippets of music from the early twentieth century flowering of the Dutch Catholic choral tradition... [T]here is plenty of evidence to suggest that Mengelberg, both as technician and interpreter, is someone younger musicians lose sight of at their peril.

-- Richard Osborne, Gramophone [9/1989]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Magna res est amor by Hendrik Andriessen
Performer:  Jo Vincent (Soprano)
Conductor:  Willem Mengelberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1919; Netherlands (Holland 
Date of Recording: 04/1940 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 
Length: 4 Minutes 3 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
2.
Ciaconna gotica by Cornelis Dopper
Conductor:  Willem Mengelberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1920; Netherlands (Holland 
Date of Recording: 04/1940 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 
Length: 19 Minutes 23 Secs. 
3.
Salve Regina, Op. 20 by Rudolf Mengelberg
Performer:  Jo Vincent (Soprano)
Conductor:  Willem Mengelberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Netherlands (Holland 
Date of Recording: 05/1940 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 
Length: 11 Minutes 1 Secs. 
Language: Latin 
4.
Early Netherlands Dances (6), Op. 46: no 5, Bergerette by Julius Röntgen
Conductor:  Willem Mengelberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Netherlands (Holland 
Date of Recording: 11/1940 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 
Length: 4 Minutes 27 Secs. 
5.
Early Netherlands Dances (6), Op. 46: no 6, Pavane by Julius Röntgen
Conductor:  Willem Mengelberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1904; Netherlands (Holland 
Date of Recording: 11/1940 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 
Notes: This selection shares a timing with the previous track. 
6.
Wilt heden nu treden by Adriaen Valerius
Conductor:  Willem Mengelberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Baroque 
Date of Recording: 11/1938 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 
Length: 1 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Notes: Arranged: Johann Wagenaar 
7.
Cyrano de Bergerac Overture, Op. 23 by Johan Wagenaar
Conductor:  Willem Mengelberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Date of Recording: 04/1942 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 
Length: 13 Minutes 25 Secs. 
8.
Wilhelmus van Nassouwe by Anonymous
Conductor:  Willem Mengelberg
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Renaissance 
Written: Netherlands (Holland 
Date of Recording: 11/1938 
Venue:  Live  Concertgebouw, Amsterdam 
Length: 2 Minutes 12 Secs. 
Notes: Orchestrated: Rudolf Mengelberg 

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