Britten-Hartmann-Bartok

Netherlands Chamber Orchestra

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

 Music from the silence before the storm

1937: an imminent holocaust was threatening Europe. In November, during his so-called ‘Fu?hrer’ conference, Adolf Hitler revealed his war plans. He was planning to use aggression in order to extend the German Empire and expand the Lebensraum’ of the German people. On the one hand, Hitler tried to create the necessary goodwill by means of treaties: thus he signed a non-aggression pact with the British prime minister Chamberlain during the Munich conference. On the other hand, these treaties turned out to be worth less than the paper on which they had been written. Hitler’s urge to expand could not be checked. Before the year 1939 came to an end, Czechoslovakia and Austria had already been annexed and Poland attacked. What could a composer do in these uncertain times? Could he make a stand in his work against aggression and violence? Could music be used to propagate political ideas? The three works on this CD were written between 1937 and 1939 in England, Germany and Hungary. The three composers were both pacifists and humanists. All three were finally forced to flee: be it literally, by leaving for the United States, or figuratively speaking, by means of self-imposed exile.

Tracklist

1.
Britten- Frank Bridge Variations - Introduction and Theme - Lento maestoso - Allegretto poco lento
02:02
2.
Britten- Frank Bridge Variations - Adagio
02:29
3.
Britten- Frank Bridge Variations - March - Presto alla marcia
01:01
4.
Britten- Frank Bridge Variations - Romance - Allegretto grazioso
01:25
5.
Britten- Frank Bridge Variations - Aria Italiana - Allegro brillante
01:13
6.
Britten- Frank Bridge Variations - Bourr?e Classique - Allegro e pesante
01:16
7.
Britten- Frank Bridge Variations - Wiener Walzer - Lento - Vivace
02:43
8.
Britten- Frank Bridge Variations - Moto Perpetuo - Allegro molto
01:05
9.
Britten- Frank Bridge Variations - Funeral March - Andante ritmico
03:44
10.
Britten- Frank Bridge Variations - Chant - Lento
01:44
11.
Britten- Frank Bridge Variations - Fugue and Finale - Allegro molto vivace - Molto animato - Lento e
07:42
12.
Hartmann- Concerto funebre - Introduction (Largo)
01:16
13.
Hartmann- Concerto funebre - Adagio
06:58
14.
Hartmann- Concerto funebre - Allegro di molto
08:27
15.
Hartmann- Concerto funebre - Choral (Langsamer Marsch)
04:00
16.
Bartok- Divertimento - Allegro non troppo
08:48
17.
Bartok- Divertimento - Molto adagio
09:10
18.
Bartok- Divertimento - Allegro assai
07:12

Total time: 01:12:15

Additional information

Label

SKU

PTC5186056

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Producer

Job Maaarse

Recording Engineer

Jean Marie Geijsen, Erdo Groot, Jin Choi

Recording location

doopsgezinde Singelkerk, Amsterdam

Recording Software

Merging

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date July 17, 2015

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