Crossroads (2013)

Traditional, Duke, Kreisler, Sholom Secunda, Nobel, Piazzolla, Porter, Brahms, Kosma, Bavel, Chorinsky-Hardegg

NedSym Lite

So-called entertainment or light music tends to carry a negative connotation these days. For many, it would seem that achieving overnight success and making loads of money are on a par with easy music, preferably performed by musicians in very smart attire. But that certainly hasn’t always been the case. Indeed, Bach, Mozart, Schubert, Beethoven and, of course, the Strauss family – to name but a few great composers – whose music belongs to the Netherlands Symphony Orchestra’s repertoire, could provide audiences of their day with plenty of exciting, entertaining fare with their contradances, ländlers, waltzes and quodlibets to which people danced, laughed and drank. Mastering this aspect of composition was an aart for such masters. 
The main difference with much of today’s popular music is perhaps that, in the past, superficiality was not necessarily a prerequisite. The same holds true for NedSym Lite. After our concert performances featuring works by Beethoven, Schumann and Wagner, for instance, why not enjoy NedSym Lite? Performed with such skill, mastery and success! We simply couldn’t resist sharing all this with you on a CD...

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NedSym Lite

NedSym Lite is the versatile, eclectic ensemble of the renowned Netherlands Symphony Orchestra. During the last decade NedSym, next to the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and the Rotterdam Philharmonic, has grown into one of Holland’s major orchestras. Under the passionate and visionary direction of Jan Willem de Vriend the orchestra has produced a large number of world class recordings for the respected Challenge Classics label. In an everlasting search for a larger audience for their beautiful music, NedSym decided to branch out into styles of music considered less serious or ‘heavy’, genres which are thought to be more entertaining and lighter – hence the name of the ensemble NedSym Lite. There was no need for NedSym to launch a search for suitable musicians throughout the country as one of their double bass players, Tim Nobel, had been dreaming of that kind of music making for quite some time. The ensemble, which he created in 2011, consists of Robert Windak (first violin), Annemarie van Viegen (second violin), Eva Suslikova (viola), Don Hofstee (gitaar) and artistic director and arranger Tim Nobel. “For me playing with these great musicians from the orchestra has always been a musical party,“ Tim Nobel exclaims. “Robert’s passionate disposition is just what this kind of music needs, Eva was brought up on Middle European music, Annemarie’s flawless intonation is a big plus and considering our variety of styles a versatile guitarist like Don is of the essence.”

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Crossroads (2013)

Traditional, Duke, Kreisler, Sholom Secunda, Nobel, Piazzolla, Porter, Brahms, Kosma, Bavel, Chorinsky-Hardegg

NedSym Lite

Cables: Siltech
Digital Converters: DCS AD/DA
Mastering Equipment: Avalon Acoustic
Microphones: Sonodore
Producer: Bert van der Wolf
Recording Engineer: Bert van der Wolf
Recording location: Evangelisch Lutherse Kerk, Haarlem Holland
Recording Software: Pyramix
Recording Type & Bit Rate: DSD64

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Sirba
Traditional
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Autumn in New York
Duke
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Schön Rosmarin
Kreisler
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Ballade au bord du Danube
Traditional
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Bei mir bistu shein
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Thistles and Dragonflies
Nobel
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Hora ca la Caval
Traditional
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Oblivion
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Just one of those Things
Porter
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Hungarian Dance No. 5
Brahms
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Autumn Leaves
Kosma
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Ravel's Tomb
Bavel
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Winterzon
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Heyser Bulgar
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Walzermelodien sind ein Gruss aus Wien
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Adiod Nonino
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De Viersprong
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