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Jet Set! / Murphy, New Dutch Academy


Release Date: 03/15/2019 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 5186787  
Composer:  Carl Friedrich ZelterKarl Friedrich AbelWolfgang Amadeus MozartJohann Friedrich Reichardt,   ... 
Performer:  Simon MurphyGudrun Sidonie Otto
Conductor:  Simon Murphy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Dutch Academy
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Featuring works by Abel, Reichardt, Zelter, Storace, Mozart and Paisiello, this album follows the musical “jet set” of the 18th century as they “do” the splendid cosmopolitan cultural epicentres of the time, including London, Paris, Berlin, Vienna and St Petersburg. Exploring the intertwining stories of these leading lights as they criss-cross the European Continent, the album watches the sparks fly as they inspire each other in this period abuzz with creative fervour, international cultural exchange and mindblowing talent. With several world-première recordings of new discoveries (Abel, Reichardt, Storace) alongside some well-loved classics, this journey features music which abounds in enlightened positivity, radiance, Read more inventiveness, energy and inspiration. This outstanding programme is presented by conductor/violist Simon Murphy and his New Dutch Academy, with soprano Gudrun Sidonie Otto providing the vocal contributions. JET SET! is the seventh PENTATONE release of Murphy and his ensemble, after having presented albums performing the works of Corelli, Stamitz, Richter, Schmitt, Zappa, Bach, Handel, Telemann, Vivaldi and Van Wassenaer. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Viola and Orchestra in E flat major by Carl Friedrich Zelter
Performer:  Simon Murphy (Viola)
Conductor:  Simon Murphy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Dutch Academy
Period: Romantic 
2.
Symphonies (6), Op. 14: No. 1 in C Major, WKO 25 by Karl Friedrich Abel
Conductor:  Simon Murphy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Dutch Academy
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Germany 
3.
Le nozze di Figaro, K. 492: Deh vieni, non tandar by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Performer:  Gudrun Sidonie Otto (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Murphy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Dutch Academy
4.
Symphony in G Major by Johann Friedrich Reichardt
Conductor:  Simon Murphy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Dutch Academy
5.
The Siege of Belgrade: Domestic peace, my soul's desire by Stephen Storace
Performer:  Gudrun Sidonie Otto (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Murphy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Dutch Academy
6.
La molinara: Nel cor piů non mi sento by Giovanni Paisiello
Performer:  Gudrun Sidonie Otto (Soprano)
Conductor:  Simon Murphy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Dutch Academy
Period: Classical 
Written: 1789/1790; Italy 
7.
Symphonies (6), Op. 14: No. 2 in E-Flat Major, WKO 26 by Karl Friedrich Abel
Conductor:  Simon Murphy
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Dutch Academy
Period: Classical 
Written: 1778; Germany 

Customer Reviews

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 The International Style in 18th Century Music April 23, 2019 By Dean Frey See All My Reviews "From 14th century Gothic cathedrals to early 20th century skyscrapers, there have been International Styles in the arts, as the nobility and then multi-national corporations vied for the best artists, architects and composers from around the world, who influenced each other and created new styles through cross-fertilization. Simon Murphy's latest theme album tells the story of 18th century musicians as if they were from the mid-20th century Golden Age of Travel: "classical glitterati" going to the musical capitals of Europe to show off their wares. This is stylish programme design and very clever marketing, but it would mean nothing without top-class musical values, and we have that here in spades. First of all, the music itself, full of rarities, and even a number of recording premieres, is of very high quality. Sure, the aria from Mozart's Marriage of Figaro does stand out a bit, but the symphonies, concertos and arias here are always interesting and occasionally quite brilliant. And Murphy manages the transitions from the 18th century to the 21st, with various stops in the 20th century along the way, with verve, panache, and finely modulated levels of style. A simply wonderful time!" Report Abuse
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