NEW DUTCH ACADEMY EARLY STRING SYMPHONIES V1 SACD
The musicians at Mannheim formulated a codified, highly articulate musical
language, which is full of rhetorical musical gestures and effects borrowed from
earlier musical languages. In its classic form, the Mannheim symphonic language
typically combines energetic and exciting Italianate string figurations with
driving bass lines, and soothing cantabile Italian opera style melody writing.
The New Dutch Academy Mannheim Project is an immense project involving original
material from dozens of libraries throughout the world, the analysis of
manuscripts, the preparation of working scores, the consultation of treatises
and other sources; thought about aesthetical schools, flows, changes and in
relation to instruments, playing techniques and musical realization; and the
combination of all this with performance, learning the Mannheim language, and
bringing the music to life. Through this disc we are very proud to launch our
Mannheim Project, and to set the tone for the resulting series of recordings
which will present newly discovered works, many of which will appear here for
the first time in recorded form.
Musicians: The Mannheim Project; The Chamber Orchestra of The New Dutch Academy
directed by Simon Murphy on authentic instruments.
Stamitz's Sinfonia a Quattro in A
Richter's Sinfonia a Quattro in B flat
Richter's Sinfonia a Quattro in C minor
7. Allegro ma poco
8. Tempo giusto
Stamitz's Sinfonia a Quattro in D
from Symphony in D major " Op. XI, No. 1"
13. Andante non Adagio