Willem-Alexander and Máxima: Music from the Royal Wedding

Bernard Winsemius, Boudewijn Zwart, Carel Kraayenhof, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra, Miranda van Kralingen, Netherlands Chamber Choir

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Please note: Multichannel DSD is not available for this album at this time, we are working on a fix.

In January 2002 PentaTone recorded the official music which was performed during the wedding ceremony of the Dutch crown prince Willem-Alexander and Máxima. In 2013, Willem-Alexander and Máxima became the King and Queen of the Netherlands.

This album features all the music played during the Royal Wedding of Prince Willem Alexander and Princess Máxima on February 2, 2002 in Amsterdam. Listening to the music of Bach, Handel, Mozart, Schubert, and many others brings back memories of that glorious day.

It includes a new arrangement of Piazzola’s famous tango “Adios Nonino” for Chamber Orchestra, Choir, and Bandoneon. Carel Kraayenhof’s stunning performance of Adiós Nonino’ on bandoneon (see video below) was the reason for Princess Máxima’s memorable tears.

Back in 2002, the album was released as a Surround Sound Super Audio CD (SACD) and the SACD sold over 75.000 copies (triple platinum) in the Netherlands shortly after the wedding. A unique achievement for a classical release.  The album is out of print on SACD but is now available as a Stereo and Multichannel DSD 64 music download at NativeDSD Music.

Bernard Winsemius, Organ
Boudewijn Zwart, Organ
Carel Kraayenhof, Bandoneon
Miranda van Kralingen, Soprano
Mokum Zingt, Netherlands Chamber Choir
Ed Spanjaard, Concertgebouw Chamber Orchestra

Tracklist

1.
Bells
00:17
2.
Galliarda in D Minor, WV 107
02:13
3.
Entrata festiva - Arr. for Organ
03:16
4.
Dankt, dankt nu allen God - Arr. for Choir and Organ
02:40
5.
Missa solemnis in C Major, K. 337 I. Kyrie
02:24
6.
Lof zij de Heer - Arr. for Choir and Organ
02:33
7.
Adios Nonino
04:40
8.
Ave Maria, Op. 52 No. 6, D. 839
04:42
9.
Hemelsch Vader
02:33
10.
A toi la gloire - After Handel's HWV 63
03:13
11.
Messiah, HWV 56 No. 44, Hallelujah
03:49
12.
Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 547 I. Prelude
04:12
13.
Prelude and Fugue in C Major, BWV 547 II. Fugue
04:42
14.
Orange Rhapsody I. Willem-Alexander
02:53
15.
Orange Rhapsody II. Maxima
02:04
16.
Orange Rhapsody III. Wedding Bells
02:52

Total time: 00:49:03

Additional information

Label

SKU

PTC5186262

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Balance Engineers

Jean-Marie Geijsen and Erdo Groot

Digital Converters

EMMLabs Meitner DSD ADC

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Original Recording Format

Producer

Job Maarse

Recording Engineer

Rob Aarden, Holger Busse, Roger de Schot

Recording location

MCO Hilversum, de Nieuwe Kerk Amsterdam, Dordrecht (carillon Grote Kerk)

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD 64

Release Date October 16, 2020

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