Grand Tour - Baroque Road Trip (2017)

Handel, Vivaldi, Wassenaer, Bach, Telemann

New Dutch Academy

Simon Murphy

I grew up in the inner-city of Sydney, in the largely Greek and Italian harboursuburb of Balmain. As a child of 5 or 6, I remember the delighted smiles and warm embraces one received upon stepping into the local Italian restaurant, where you would be greeted like family. Chef Armando would immediately stop what he was doing, scoop me up and whisk me off, straight into the kitchen. I was totally fascinated by the sights and sounds. Holding me in his arms, he would passionately show how and what he was making, give me a taste of all of the sauces, and simply revel in all the ingredients, flavours and textures. Such warmth, welcomeness and inclusiveness. Such an innate love
for what he did. Such a beautiful belief in the importance of sharing passion, nourishment and inspiration.

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Simon Murphy

“Murphy is a musician with guts: a conductor with the passion and conviction of a born missionary.” – De Volkskrant, NL

“Breathtaking. Compelling, technically brilliant and unusually effervescent! Murphy has it all – verve and pulsating temperament – presented with the finest finesse.” – Concerto, D

Simon Murphy (Sydney, 1973) is an international award-winning, Dutch-based, Australian conductor and violist with a special focus on music of the 18th and early 19th centuries. He is the founder and artistic director of The Hague’s Baroque orchestra, The New Dutch Academy.

After studying viola with Leonid Volovelsky and early music performance with Hans-Dieter Michatz and Geoffrey Lancaster at the University of Sydney, he was further educated by the leading lights of the Dutch early music movement, studying Baroque viola with Alda Stuurop at the Utrecht Conservatorium and performing extensively with legendary figures Frans Brüggen and Gustav Leonhardt.

Performing at the world’s most prestigious halls and festivals, Murphy has won international recognition for delivering fresh perspectives on classic symphonic repertoire and for bringing newly rediscovered masterworks to life. France’s Diapason reported “The repertoire refresher, conductor Simon Murphy radiates joie de vivre. His interpretation distinguishes itself by its enthusiasm and his approach possesses a classic élan, displaying delicate sensitivity.”

Working with both specialist baroque and modern symphony orchestras, Murphy’s conducting technique was described by the BBC Music Magazine as “the best of both worlds”. He has performed throughout Europe, the US, Canada, Russia, Asia and Australia. Recent concert highlights include cycles of Mozart, Haydn, Beethoven and Mendelssohn symphonies for Dutch radio at The Hague’s Philipszaal and Amsterdam’s Het Concertgebouw. European festival appearances include productions for the Händel Festspiele Halle and Bachfest Leipzig.

Murphy is recognised as a world authority on the early, classical symphony. His discography includes first recordings of symphonies by Stamitz, Schmitt (“The Dutch Haydn”), Graaf and Zappa (PENTATONE). His groundbreaking recording of Corelli’s Concerti Grossi was voted one of the top five highlights in the 30 year history of the Holland Festival of Early Music Utrecht.

photo: from booklet Jet Set! (PENTATONE)

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Grand Tour - Baroque Road Trip (2017)

Handel, Vivaldi, Wassenaer, Bach, Telemann

New Dutch Academy

Editing Software: Merging
Mastering Engineer: Polyhymnia International
Producer: Karel Bruggeman
Recording Engineer: Jean Marie Geijsen
Recording location: Gothic Hall of the Council of State, The Hague
Recording Software: Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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Aria Tornami a vagheggiar
Handel
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Concerto for Viola, Strings and Basso Continuo in G - Largo
Telemann
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Concerto for Viola, Strings and Basso Continuo in G - Allegro
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Concerto for Viola, Strings and Basso Continuo in G - Andante
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Concerto for Viola, Strings and Basso Continuo in G - Presto
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Concerto for Lute, Strings and Basso Continuo in D - Without tempo indication
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Concerto for Lute, Strings and Basso Continuo in D - Largo
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Concerto for Lute, Strings and Basso Continuo in D - Allegro
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Brandenburg Concerto no. 6 in B flat, BWV 1051 - Without tempo indication
Bach
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Brandenburg Concerto no. 6 in B flat, BWV 1051 - Adagio, ma non tanto
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Brandenburg Concerto no. 6 in B flat, BWV 1051 - Allegro
Bach
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Concerto Armonico no. 1 in G - Grave
Wassenaer
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Concerto Armonico no. 1 in G - Allegro
Wassenaer
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Concerto Armonico no. 1 in G - Andante
Wassenaer
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Concerto Armonico no. 1 in G - Allegro
Wassenaer
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Concerto in C for Flautino, Strings and Basso Continuo, RV 443 - Allegro
Vivaldi
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Concerto in C for Flautino, Strings and Basso Continuo, RV 443 - Largo
Vivaldi
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Concerto in C for Flautino, Strings and Basso Continuo, RV 443 -Allegro molto
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Aria Brilla nell'alma
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