Lento Religioso

Amsterdam Sinfonietta, Candida Thompson

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Original Recording Format: DSD 256

The Serenades by Dvořák and Tchaikovsky, Schönberg’s Verklärte Nacht and the Bridge Variations by Britten: all these masterpieces from the corpus of music for string orchestra belong to the very nucleus of our repertoire. But in recent decades we have further enriched our genre by initiating commissions, presenting numerous premieres and having music specially arranged for us. And occasionally we have also discovered gems that are never played.

On this album ‘Lento Religioso’ we bring together several romantic works, each with a very specific expressive power of its own. Some are genuine pieces for string ensemble, others are adaptations created for us. Some arrangements are simple: you play the four parts of a string quartet with all the strings of a string orchestra and have a nice bass part written, and a ‘new work’ is born. But it can also be a complicated process. In ‘translating’ a work written for piano or symphony orchestra, the arranger must make complex artistic and technical decisions. In any adaptation lies a danger, but also a potential; will the listener be disappointed in comparing it to his previous knowledge of the piece, or pleasantly surprised by new aspects presented by the arrangement? This tender, melancholy and languishing album is intended for the inquisitive listener.

– Candida Thompson
Artistic director, lead violinist

Tracklist

1.
Berg - Sonata, Opus 1, Arr. Wijnand van Klaveren
12:31
2.
Korngold - Lento Religioso from Symphonic Serenade, Opus 39
11:16
3.
Bruckner - Adagio from String Quintet WAB 112
14:04
4.
Bridge - Lament for String Orchestra H117 Adagio, con molto espessione - Poco piu adagio
06:21
5.
Lekeu - Adagio pour quatuor d'orchestre
10:23
6.
Wagner - Prelude from Tristan und Isolde, Arr. Adrian Williams - Langsam und schmachtend
10:00
7.
Strauss - Prelude from Capriccio, Opus 85 - Andante con moto
12:06

Total time: 01:16:41

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SKU

36620

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Original Recording Format

Cables

Van den Hul

Digital Converters

DSD 64fs AD1 / Grimm Audio (2014, 2016) DSD 256fs Horus / Merging Technologies (2020)

Editing Software

Pyramix Workstation / Merging Technologies

Mastering Engineer

Jared Sacks

Microphones

Bruel & Kjaer 4006, Schoeps

Mixing Board

Rens Heijnis, custom design

Producer

Willem de Bordes

Recording Engineer

Jared Sacks (except Lekeu is recorded by Daan van Aalst)

Recording location

Stadsgehoorzaal, Leiden (2014) Bethlehemkerk Studio 150, Amsterdam (2016, 2020)

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD 64 (2014, 2016) and DSD 256 (2020)

Speakers

Grimm LS1

Release Date September 9, 2020
SKU 36620

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