Jet Set: Classical Glitterati | Pentatone PTC5186787

Jet Set: Classical Glitterati

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Label: Pentatone

Cat No: PTC5186787

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Release Date: 15th March 2019

Contents

Artists

Simon Murphy (viola)
Gudrun Sidonie Otto (soprano)
The New Dutch Academy

Conductor

Simon Murphy

Works

Abel, Carl Friedrich

Symphonies (6), op.14
» no.1 in C major
» no.2 in E flat major

Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus

Le nozze di Figaro (The Marriage of Figaro), K492
» Deh vieni non tardar

Paisiello, Giovanni

La molinara
» Nel cor piu non mi sento

Reichardt, Johann Friedrich

Symphony in G major

Storace, Stephen

The Siege of Belgrade
» Domestic peace (Act 2)

Zelter, Carl Friedrich

Viola Concerto in E flat major

Artists

Simon Murphy (viola)
Gudrun Sidonie Otto (soprano)
The New Dutch Academy

Conductor

Simon Murphy

About

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 mind-blowing 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, 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.

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