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The Spirit of GAMBO

SFR 357.4042.2

Direct Cut Hybrid Stereo / Multichannel SACD

For this Hybrid-SACD the internationally acclaimed ensemble The Spirit of Gambo recorded Dutch music for viola da gamba from the 17th century: Accompanied by violin and harpsichord they perform compositions from the viola da gamba virtuosos Johan Schenk, Christiaen Herwich and Philippus Hacquart.

The special sound of the gambas, the pieces sparkling with musical versatility and the musicians of The Spirit Of Gambo performing with incredible virtuosity form the fascination of this SACD - likewise relaxing and exciting for the listener.

For this recording, we chose a specialised room with defined room acoustics and an extreme isolation: The large concert hall of the GALAXY studios in Mol, Belgium.   The complete studio complex is suspended upon gigantic steel springs that absorb low frequencies down to 3 Hz.   Extraneous noise outside the building is dampened by more than 100 dB.

Freek Borstrap viola da gamba
Ivanka Neeleman viola da gamba
Haru Kitaminka harpsichord
Judith Freise violin

  1. -  7. Johan Schenk
       Suite G major (Scherzi Musicali)

  8. Christiaen Herwich
       Eerste Stuck voor de fiool de Gamba

  9. - 13. Johan Schenk
       Sonata VI (Le Nymphe di Rheno)

14. Christiaen Herwich
       Tweede Stuck voor de fiool de Gamba

15. - 20. Johan Schenk
       Sonata III (L'Echo du Danube)

21. Christiaen Herwich
       Derde Stuck voor de fiool de Gamba

22. - 25. Philippus Hacquart
       Suite (D major)

       Total Time: 63:01

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