Eclipse, Vol. 2: Hans Henkemans

Ed Spanjaard, Mattias Spee, South Netherlands Philharmonic

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Available in Stereo and 5 Channel Surround Sound DSD plus 5.1.4 Channel Auro3D Immersive Surround Sound 

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Pianist Mattias Spee brings us Eclipse, Volume 2 the second volume in his Eclipse series on TRPTK with an album of works composed by Hans Henkemans plus 4 Intermezzos composed by the pianist.  It is available in Stereo and 5 Channel Surround Sound DSD 256, DSD 128, DSD 64 and DXD from NativeDSD – as well as in 5.1.4 Channel Auro3D Immersive Surround Sound. 

On Tracks 7 thru 15 on Eclipse, Volume 2, Spee is accompanied by the South Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Ed Spanjaard. This is conductor Ed Spanjaard’s 9th album at Native DSD Music.

This album follows Spee’s first Eclipse album featuring the compositions of Joseph Wölfl, available in Stereo and 5 Channel Surround Sound at NativeDSD.

Spee tells us “There are many treasures to be discovered in the history of music. If you are just a little bit curious, a boundless world opens up, full of hidden gems, that the general audience is not aware of. It is one of my big passions to look for those treasures and to shine a light on them. This passion led me to make a series of albums entitled Eclipse, featuring music that nobody knows, but everyone should know.

Around the time we released the first volume of this series, with music by Joseph Wölfl, I was approached by conductor Ed Spanjaard. He was in the process of setting up a foundation in order to restore the legacy of Dutch pianist/composer Hans Henkemans to its proper status and he wanted a young pianist, who was open-minded towards unknown repertoire, to be involved with the foundation. Most of those involved were people who had known Henkemans personally and, as Henkemans died before I was born, they were from an older generation than myself. My involvement was to show the next generation of musicians the way towards Hans Henkemans’s music.”

Mattias Spee, Piano
South Netherlands Philharmonic conducted by Ed Spanjaard (tracks 7-15)

Tracklist

Please note that the below previews are loaded as 44.1 kHz / 16 bit.
1.
Sonatina for piano: I. Moderato
04:49
2.
Sonatina for piano: II. Allegro giocoso
02:59
3.
Sonatina for piano: III. Allegro molto
04:37
4.
Intermezzo 1
02:12
5.
Adagio & Variations
06:56
6.
Intermezzo 2
02:16
7.
Concerto for piano and string orchestra: I. Adagio
04:39
8.
Concerto for piano and string orchestra: II. Adagio molto
05:35
9.
Concerto for piano and string orchestra: III. Presto
03:22
10.
Intermezzo 3
03:17
11.
Andante con moto
05:55
12.
Intermezzo 4
01:30
13.
Sonata for piano: I. Allegro molto moderato
03:58
14.
Sonata for piano: II. Molto adagio
05:15
15.
Sonata for piano: III. Allegro ma non troppo
03:29

Total time: 01:00:49

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TTK0102

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Analog to Digital Conversion

Hapi and Anubis, Merging Technologies at 7.1.4 Channel Surround Sound DSD 256 (recording) and DXD 352.8 kHz with Grimm Audio CC2 Clock (editing)

Cables

Purecable Optimus Series microphone edition, Furutech custom microphone cables, Furutech custom power cables & Grimm Audio TPR8 breakout cables

Mastering Engineer

Brendon Heinst

Microphone Preamps

Millennia HV-3D-8

Microphones

DPA 4041-SP (main), DPA 4006A (height) & Ehrlund EHR-M (piano)

Monitoring

KEF Blade Two (main speakers) & KEF LS50 Meta (height speakers) Hegel H30 & Hegel C55 Amplifiers

Instruments

Original Recording Format

Piano Technician

Marc van Hoorn

Recording Engineer

Brendon Heinst

Recording Location

Grote Zaal, Muziekgebouw in Eindhoven, Netherlands during June 2022

Tuning

JCAT Optimo 3 Duo linear power supplies, JCAT M12 Switch Gold, JCAT NET Card XE, Computer Audio Design GC3 & Pura Power Supplies The Sauropoda line conditioner

Release DateJune 27, 2023

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