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Petrushka / Pulcinella

Petrushka / Pulcinella

Jaap van Zweden

Label: Exton
Format: SACD
Barcode: 4526977003784
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Catalog number: OVCL 378
Releasedate: 04-09-09
Two excellent orchestras of Dutch Radio and Television, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, have the genius of music, Jaap van Zweden as their Chief Conductor/Artistic Director and have enjoyed one of the greatest eras in their history. This disc includes splendid performance of Stravinsky's outstanding works by those two orchestras heightened up to supreme perfection.
  • Superb recording of 2008 by Van Zweden met het Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and the Radio Chamber Orchestra with works of Stravinsky
  • Super Audio!
  • Ballet Petrushka in the original version of 1911 and the Pulcinella Suite and the  Symphonies of Wind Instrument (revised version of 1947), a composition written in remembrance of Claude Debussy
  • Since 2008 Van Zweden is chief-conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in the USA and critics lyrical about his achievements there
  • Jaap van Zweden coducts with the utmost precision and passion
  • Hybrid (CD SACD 2ch, 5ch)



 
Two excellent orchestras of Dutch Radio and Television, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic, have the genius of music, Jaap van Zweden as their Chief Conductor/Artistic Director and have enjoyed one of the greatest eras in their history. This disc includes splendid performance of Stravinsky's outstanding works by those two orchestras heightened up to supreme perfection.
Ballet Petrushka in the original version of 1911 and the Pulcinella Suite and the  Symphonies of Wind Instrument (revised version of 1947), a composition written in remembrance of Claude Debussy
Since 2008 Van Zweden is chief-conductor of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra in the USA and critics lyrical about his achievements there
Jaap van Zweden coducts with the utmost precision and passion
Hybrid (CD SACD 2ch, 5ch)
Jaap van Zweden
Chief Conductor and Artistic Director, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra and Radio Kamer Filharmonie
Music Director, Dallas Symphony Orchestra
Chief Conductor, Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra

Born in Amsterdam in 1960, Jaap van Zweden began his musical career as a violinist, becoming at nineteen the youngest ever concertmaster of the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra. Since beginning his conducting career in 1995, he has been Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra (1996-2000) with whom he made his Carnegie Hall debut, and Chief Conductor of the Residentie Orchestra (2000-2005). He is presently the Chief Conductor and Artistic Director of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic and Chamber Orchestras (until 2013), Music Director of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, and Chief Conductor of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic Orchestra.

He has worked with the Chicago Symphony, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Gothenburg Symphony, WDR Symphony Cologne, London Philharmonic and Oslo Philharmonic, and future plans include debuts with the Cleveland Orchestra, Czech Philharmonic, Tonhalle Zurich, Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Philadelphia Orchestra, a UK/European tour with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, and return visits to the Chicago Symphony and Orchestre National de France.

His opera repertoire includes La Traviata and Fidelio (National Reisopera), Madama Butterfly (Netherlands Opera), Otello, Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg, Lohengrin and Vanessa, and his future projects include concert performances of Haydn’s Armida and Parsifal.

He has recorded the complete Beethoven symphonies with the Residentie Orchestra, Shostakovich Symphony No.5 with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, Mahler Symphony No.5 (recorded live at his London Philharmonic debut), Stravinsky’s Rite of Spring and the Brahms symphonies with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic, with whom he is currently recording a Bruckner cycle for Octavia, with symphonies 4, 5, 7, 9 and 2 already released to great critical acclaim.