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Rimsky & Co Originals

Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy

Gliere, Rimsky Korsakov, Prokofiev, Stravinsky, Bortnyansky, Khachaturian, Shostakovich

SKU: 40818

Year of release: 2018

1. Solemn Overture for the Twentieth Anniversary of the October Revolution Opus 72 Gliere 07:35
2. Concerto for Trombone (Allegro Vivace - Andante Cantabile - Allegro-Allegretto) Rimsky Korsakov 10:11
3. Athletic Festival March - Marches for Military Band Opus 69 no. 1 Prokofiev 04:24
4. Variations for Oboe (Introduction - Theme - 12 Variations - Finale) Rimsky Korsakov 08:42
5. March Opus 99 Prokofiev 02:26
6. Concerto for Clarinet and Military Band in E flat Major (Allegro Moderato Ð Andante - Allegro Moderato) Rimsky Korsakov 08:04
7. Symphonies of Wind Instruments Stravinsky 09:03
8. Kol Slaven (Ich bete an die Macht der Liebe) Manuscript Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy Bortnyansky 02:34
9. To the Heroes of the Patriotic War Khachaturian 03:55
10. March of the Soviet Militia Opus 139 Shostakovich 01:38
11. Circus Polka - Composed for a Young Elephant Stravinsky 03:29
Total time: 62:05

About this album

As early as the 17th century in the days of Fleet Admiral Michiel de Ruyter, one of the initiators of the Netherlands Marine Corps, music has played an important role in the navy.Transforming from ships’ bands and ensembles into a land-based full sized orchestra ashore, the Marine Band turned into the all-round musical ambassador of the Royal Netherlands Navy.

From military marching formation, intimate accompanying ensemble, extended big band and classic symphonic wind band to a stunning cover band; no music style is absent from the enormous repertoire. The Marine Band of the Royal Netherlands Navy developed an appreciation for Russia and the music of her great composers. As part of the celebrations of 300 years Peter the Great and the jubilee of the city, concert tours to St. Petersburg were made in 1997 and 2003. In 2009 the branch of the Hermitage in Amsterdam was opened with a concert and attended by Queen Beatrix and President Medvedev.

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Opus Klassiek

(...) De veelal felle klankkleuren, de scherp gestoken ritmische profilering en de opvallend geraffineerde variaties tussen soli (een goede vondst om daarvoor leden van het KCO uit te nodigen) en tutti zorgen voor de klankbetovering die alleen door een topensemble als dit kan worden gerealiseerd. Dan is er de schitterende opname die in niet geringe mate bijdraagt aan dit luxueuze klankfestijn. In dit genre is daarom onvoorwaardelijk sprake van een topproductie. (...)

Stereophile Record To Die For

This is a delight to the ear. (...)This is an album I can enjoy almost every day—especially when I'm able to turn up the volume.


Luister 10 Award

editorial – eurowinds

(...) brillanten Interpretationen (...) Alles im allen kann und darf es daher nicht verwundern, dass hier einer der herausragendsten Tonträger mit originaler Bläsermuziek vorliegt.

BBC Music Magazine [5 stars]

Astonishing clarity of sound and texture thanks both to a crack ensemble and the superb recording. Brilliant, effervescent discoveries.

Klassieke Zaken - Aangenaam Klassiek

Floris de Wever (...) Het orkest weet een aantal fenomenale solisten heel mooi te begeleiden. (...) Dit is blaasmuziek op het allerhoogste niveau (...)

Audiophile Mag Italy

Performance: This is a tremendous album (...) marvellously entertaining Russian music (...) in state-of-the-art sound. (...) the tempi always seem exactly right and the playing is wonderfully alive (...) there is a real sense of enjoyment. Sound: (...) there is exceptional depth (...) Clarity and definition are exemplary, so even in climaxes you can hear every line, without any loss of weight (...) the overall impression is one of exceptional brilliance

De Gelderlander

Marinierskapel levert kwaliteit van de bovenste plank (...) Tien laat zijn musici flexibel en alert spelen. Daarbij staat een energieke en toch ook weer lyrische uitstraling voorop.

Nederlands Dagblad

Roel Sikkema (...) De Marinierskapel is een uitstekend spelend orkest dat zich op deze cd heeft omringd met een aantal solisten van topklasse. Dat maakt het beluisteren van deze cd tot een aangename belevenis.

Technical Specifications

Recording FormatDSD256
Analog To Digital ConverterPyramix - Merging Technologies Horus
Recording DateJune 2018
SpeakersAudio Lab, Holland
Recording Type Bit RateDSD 256
Recording LocationMCO, Studio 1, Hilversum, the Netherlands
Recording EngineerJared Sacks
ProducerJared Sacks
Mixing BoardRens Heijnis, custom design
MicrophonesBruel & Kjaer 4006, Schoeps
Mastering RoomSpeakers: Grimm LS1 / Cables: Van den Hul
Mastering EngineerJared Sacks
Editing SoftwarePyramix - Merging Technologies
Digital ConvertersDSD Super Audio/Horus-256FS - Merging Technologies
CablesVan den Hul