Traveling Light (2018)

Brahms, Schubert, Beethoven

Intercontinental Ensemble

Ernst Spyckerelle

"Making a musical arrangement is best compared with translating a book, and I imagine that a translator must answer the same questions before he goes to work. How do I transform the original into a new form, whilst keeping the message of the work clear? Which bits and pieces have to be cut, and what new space is created through this process? Which notes must stay? Armed with the orchestral score and a sharpened pencil, I started my operation. In the beginning, I mumbled “sorry, Ludwig…” under my breath every time I crossed out a note, but after a while I started to get into the swing of things, and before I know it I was two symphonies in. (...)

I would want to wish every musician a recording experience like the one I have had with TRPTK. Brendon’s incredible enthusiasm, combined with an eye for detail and professionalism made sure that our project came to a beautiful end. My arrangements and my ensemble were in the best possible hands. Also during the performance, Brendon found the right mix between strict listener and healing psychologist, whenever a mental breakdown came awfully close after 15 takes… 

With the Intercontinental Ensemble, we try to distill chamber music out of famous symphonic works. TRPTK made sure that this adventure was captured and edited crystal clear. Together with them, we went to the absolute extreme, and I hope that we will walk this path more often together."

– Ernst Spyckerelle, from the Intercontinental Ensemble

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Traveling Light (2018)

Brahms, Schubert, Beethoven

Intercontinental Ensemble

    HRAudio.net | NativeDSD Blog

The InterContinental Ensemble has taken up the challenge with verve. Playing Beethoven, Schubert and Brahms is a hefty programme. Opening up all sorts of questions about interpretation and getting it convincingly across to an audience. On the other hand, what we have here is so incomparably different from anything else, from anything existing, that it can only be judged in its own right. In Beethoven we look for brilliance and exuberance, in Schubert for emotionally laden content and in Brahms for respecting long melodical lines and, in this particular case, for a fair bit of nostalgic drama. (...) My enthusiasm concerns in equal measure the quality of the recording. TRPTK, and more in particular, Brendon Heinst, have done a great service to musicians and music lovers alike.

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Traveling Light (2018)

Brahms, Schubert, Beethoven

Intercontinental Ensemble

Amplifiers: Hegel H30
Cables: Furutech custom microphone cables, Furutech NanoFlux NCF power cables, Furutech NanoFlux speaker cables, Furutech LineFlux XLR interconnects
Digital Converters: Merging Technologies HAPI
Mastering Engineer: Brendon Heinst
Microphones: Sonodore RCM-402, Brauner VM-1
Preamplifiers: Sonodore MPA-502
Producer: Brendon Heinst
Recording Engineer: Brendon Heinst
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DXD
Speakers: KEF Blade Two

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Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 36 I. Adagio Molto - Allegro con brio
Beethoven
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Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 36 II. Larghetto
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Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 36 III. Scherzo - Allegro
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Symphony No. 2 in D major Op. 36 IV. Allegro molto
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Symphony No. 8 in B minor D. 759 I. Allegro moderato
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Symphony No. 8 in B minor D. 759 II. Andante con moto
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Symphony No. 3 in F major Op. 90 III. Poco allegretto
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