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Reviews: Schmitt: Symphonies - New Dutch Academy/Murphy

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Site review by Polly Nomial August 18, 2006
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Review by stvnharr June 17, 2006 (5 of 5 found this review helpful)
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Another wonderful disc from Pentatone!!!!! Joseph Schmitt was also known as "the Dutch Haydn" as many of his compositions were credited to the "real" Haydn. You can read much more about Joseph Schmitt in the very good notes by Simon Murphy.
As this is a world premier recording, there's really nothing with which to compare the music. That being said, the music itself is just wonderful. The disc contains four short symphonies and two flute quartets. The symphonies sound "large", as played by the NDA. And the quartetes are nicely done.
The sound is some of the best as done by the Polyhymnia recording team. There's a fair bit of reverb from the Oud-Katholieke Kerk in Den Haag, where the recording was done.
Highly recommended!

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