Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

Reinbert de Leeuw | Der nächliche Wanderer / Abschied (Download)

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Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

Reinbert de Leeuw | Der nächliche Wanderer / Abschied (Download)

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NTR Saturday Matinee Series

 

Reinbert de Leeuw | Der nächliche Wanderer / Abschied

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra

Reinbert de Leeuw / Edo de Waart

Challenge Classics | HQ|NORTHSTAR

Catalogue CC72957

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In Stereophile Magazine a great review 5***** stars for performance and 5***** stars for sonics for the late composer/pianist/conductor #reinbertdeleeuw, together with conductor Edo de Waart and Radio Filharmonisch Orkest
"Thanks to extraordinary digital restoration by Bert van der Wolf - Oude Avenhuis of Northstar Recording Services, the 2017 live recording, conducted by Edo de Waart, is guaranteed to blow you away, assuming your system can handle it"
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"The ending is as unforgettable as all the precedes it"

About the Album

De Leeuw may have started out as a composer, but that aspect receded into the background in the 1970s. He became more and more a performer of music of the major composers our own era. In 1974, he seemed to give up composing altogether: the title of his compact, stormy orchestral work Abschied, from that year, says what needs to be said on that front.

After four decades, Der nächtliche Wanderer was the first orchestral work by De Leeuw since Abschied. The stormy, compact nature of his first orchestral work gave way here to an enormous, dramatic structure, suffused with resonant memories. Der nächtliche Wanderer is named after the short poem of the same title by Friedrich Hölderlin. It crosses every boundary of pretention: over 50 minutes of music in a single movement, for large orchestra with another orchestra off-stage plus played and spoken fragments on tape. Der nächtliche Wanderer is an extreme work in every respect. Its structure and language are complex, but so is its orchestration: with musicians who play in the wings (in a fernorchester, à la Mahler) and with recordings that sound like shreds of recollection over the orchestra.

 

Album tracks

 

REINBERT DE LEEUW (1938-2020)

[1] Der nächtliche Wanderer 46:02

Conductor: Reinbert de Leeuw On tape:

Bart Lelivelt - accordeon [Wagner: Elegie]

Steven Scharf - actor [Hölderlin: Der nächtliche Wanderer]

Radio Philharmonic Orchestra - strings

Jan Panis: sound design

[2] Abschied 22:32 Conductor: Edo de Waart




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