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Grand Tour: Baroque Road Trip / Murphy, New Dutch Academy


Release Date: 05/19/2017 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 5186668  
Composer:  George Frideric HandelGeorg Philipp TelemannAntonio VivaldiJohann Sebastian Bach,   ... 
Performer:  Myrsini Margariti
Conductor:  Simon Murphy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Dutch Academy
Number of Discs: 1 
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From London to Venice via Leipzig and The Hague, with Grand Tour - Baroque Road Trip, simon Murphy and the New Dutch Academy take a fascinating journey through Europe in a sumptuous programme of Baroque musical treasures. Using authentic instruments in an immersive acoustic, these vivid performances not only celebrate the glories of the Baroque but also teh sheer joy of making music. ''We've aimed to create a musical experience where you can really feel the human physicality involved'', writes simon Murphy, ''...and the earthy and raw, textured and gritty, sometimes rustic aspects of this Baroque craft of music making.'' This musical journey takes in works by Bach, Handel, Telemann, Vivaldi and van Wassenauer. Described by De Volkskrant as Read more ''a musician with guts: a conductor with the passion and conviction of a born missionary'', Simon Murphy has a reputation for bringing fresh perspectives to the classic symphonic repertoire and is the founder and artistic director of the award-winning New Dutch Academy. This Baroque orchestra was described by BBC Music Magazine as ''a big band playing on period instruments'' and praised for its ''sumptuous...swinging rhythms...stylish ornamentation...inventive extemporisation.''

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REVIEW:

A fascinating journey through Europe in a sumptuous programme of Baroque musical treasures. Using authentic instruments in an immersive acoustic, these vivid performances not only celebrate the glories of the Baroque but also the sheer joy of making music. Founder and artistic director of the award-winning New Dutch Academy Simon Murphy has a reputation for bringing fresh perspectives to the classic symphonic repertoire.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Alcina, HWV 34: Tornami a vagheggiar by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Myrsini Margariti (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Murphy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Dutch Academy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1735; London, England 
2.
Concerto for Viola in G major, TV 51 no G 9 by Georg Philipp Telemann
Conductor:  Simon Murphy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Dutch Academy
Period: Baroque 
Written: circa 1716-1721; Frankfurt, Germany 
3.
Chamber Concerto for Lute and 2 Violins in D major, RV 93 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Simon Murphy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Dutch Academy
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
4.
Brandenburg Concerto no 6 in B flat major, BWV 1051 by Johann Sebastian Bach
Conductor:  Simon Murphy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Dutch Academy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1708-1710; ?Weimar, Germany 
5.
Concerti armonici (6): no 1 in G major by Unico Graf Van Wassenaer
Conductor:  Simon Murphy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Dutch Academy
Period: Baroque 
Written: by 1740; Netherlands (Holland 
6.
Concerto for Piccolo in C major, RV 443 by Antonio Vivaldi
Conductor:  Simon Murphy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Dutch Academy
Period: Baroque 
Written: Venice, Italy 
7.
Alessandro, HWV 21: Brilla nell' alma un non inteso ancor by George Frideric Handel
Performer:  Myrsini Margariti (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Murphy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Dutch Academy
Period: Baroque 
Written: 1726; England 

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 Pure joy September 24, 2017 By William L Brosious (Harrisburg, PA) See All My Reviews "An excellent introduction to baroque. Lively and excellent performances." Report Abuse
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