Symphony While The Swans Come Forward (Download)

 
 

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Symphony While The Swans Come Forward

Mike Fentross / Johannette Zomer / La Sfera Armoniosa

Challenge Classics, HQ|NORTHSTAR

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About the Album

La Sfera Armoniosa, founded in 1992, is a Dutch Baroque ensemble and orchestra specialized in the performance of music from the seventeenth and eighteenth century. Artistic director and conductor is Mike Fentross. Mike Fentross: I was really moved when I heard my orchestra play the opening bars of the Purcell. I heard a sound that was quite different to what I knew from other present-day baroque orchestras. Was this sound closer to that of Purcell’s own orchestra, a sound that he may have had in mind when composing this wondrous music? In the very first chat I had about this project with Lidewij van der Voort, our new concertmaster, we talked about the modern adaptations that are often (and understandably) applied to baroque instruments nowadays, and about the possibility of going back to authentic strings (completely bare gut) and a 17th century bow hold (the French grip) for this Purcell project. As it happens, I’d had a similar conversation not long before that with Lidewei de Sterck, our principal oboist, about authentic reeds (scraped from the inside) and with Graham Nicholson, about 17th century trumpets (natural trumpets with no finger holes). These aspects, seemingly just details, have a major impact not just on the sound but also the way of playing and therefore on the way we interpret the music. We all felt the need to record this CD with these ‘experimental’ instruments. An orchestral sound with so much transparency and colour, a way of playing with such narrative power! I’m full of admiration for the musicians who played so beautifully and who were prepared to take up the challenge of moving away from a well-trodden path.

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  1. The Prophetess Symphony for trumpets and violins Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  2. First Music Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  3. What shall I do to show her how much I love her Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  4. Butterfly Dance Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  5. Dance of the Furies Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  6. Since from my dear Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  7. Tune for the trumpets Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  8. Canaries Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  9. The Indian Queen Air Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  10. I attempt from love´s sickness Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  11. Hornpipe Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  12. King Arthur Ouverture Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  13. First Act tune Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  14. Hornpipe Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  15. Fairest Isle Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  16. Sonnerie de trompettes Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  17. St. George, the patron of our Isle Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  18. Chaconne Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  19. The Fairy Queen Preludio Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  20. Hornpipe Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  21. Air Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  22. Rondeau Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  23. Ouverture Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  24. If love´s a sweet passion Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  25. Overture for trumpets Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  26. Ye gentle spirits of the air Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  27. Dance for the followers of the night Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  28. See even night herself is here Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  29. Air Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  30. Hark! The ech'ing air Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30
  31. Chaconne Mike Fentross Johannette Zomer La Sfera Armoniosa 0:30

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Performer(s)

Mike Fentross / Johannette Zomer / La Sfera Armoniosa

Genre

Modern (> 1920 A.D.)

Label

Challenge Classics

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