Quartets kv370 kv421 Sonata kv377 (2006)

Mozart

Bart Schneemann

Rombouts Quartet, Paolo Giacometti

What I really wanted was a motor scooter, if I remember correctly. But on that memorable day when I turned 13, it turned out to be something very different- a 45-rpm record, with a touching family portrait of Wolfgang, Nannerl, and Papa Leopold on the cover of the pretty little square case. The contents of that case were even more impressive: Mozart's Oboe Quartet! What wonderful music that was for me, and how beautiful the oboe sounded: open, warm, expressive, and piercing. It went straight to my childish soul. That was when I decided to start playing the oboe, and that's what I'm still doing today. Remarkable, really, that Mozart: he only lived for 35 years and he wasn't someone who immediately made an unforgettable impression when he walked into a room. In his day he was respected, in a sense he was famous. But there were composers who had more successful careers. He composed a staggering quantity of music, all of it in a style that you could describe as being of its time. Some 250 years later, it's a period in history that might or might not appeal to you. The appeal of a world of lace, periwigs, and Meissen porcelain. But the strange thing is that when you hear Mozart's voice 250 years later, that appeal becomes quite powerful, 250 years. Back then, as a 13 year old, I was hooked, and I'm not the only one: at the very moment that I'm writing this, we are all celebrating Mozart's 250th birthday. All you have to do is turn on the radio and you can hear Mozart. Either there's a wonderful opera, or one of his 41 symphonies, 27 string quartets, serenades, piano sonatas, incidental stage works, contradances, whatever. Of course there may be a potboiler here or there, but still, strangely enough, nearly all of Mozart's works are masterpieces, soaring far above the prevailing Stamitz-and Salieri atmosphere....

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Bart Schneemann

Bart Schneemann was born in Melbourne, Australia in 1954. He completed his studies in The Netherlands with Han de Vries in 1977 and gained orchestra experience early in his career. This led to his appointment as principal oboist of the celebrated Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra. a position he held until 1996 when he decided to focus on his soloistcareer. He is founder member of the Fodor Quintet in 1987 and worked intensly on restyling and increasing the artistic ranges of the celebrated Netherlands Wind Ensemble which is recognized as one of the best wind ensembles in the world. 

Mr. Schneemann is a master in various fields of music wich has made him the unanimous winner of the prestigious 3M Music Laureate Prize in 1991 (Theo Loevendie and Ton Koopman were previous recipients of this award). The prize was installed to recognize, reward and stimulate outstanding musical talent in the Netherlands. His virtuoso and musically sensitive playing has attracted the attention of many first rate contemporary composers. Several of them have written works especially for him including Tristan Keuris, P.J. Wagemans, Wolfgang Rihm, John Zorn, Gerald Brophy, Gija Kancheli and Kevin Volans. The next composers wo will be asked to write for him are George Crumb and György Kurtág . 

Mr. Schneemann has performed as a soloist with conductors like Valery Gergiev, Edo de Waart, Hartmut Haenchen, Ernest Bour, Lev Markiz, Frans Brüggen, Roy Goodman and Ton Koopman. There is a growing demand for Mr. Schneemann’s soloistical talents aswell as for his conducting skills, resulting in a growing amount of appearances throughout Europe, America, the Far East and Australia. Recently he conducted the Odense Symphony Orchestra and Pori Sinfonietta both orchestra’s  invited him for future collaborations.

Mr. Schneemann has made numerous recordings for different labels. For instance the Saint-Saëns songs transcribed for oboe and piano with Paolo Giacometti, the Telemann Concerti for Channel Classics as well as Oboe Concerti by the German composer Lebrun. 
A recording of Gija Kancheli’s Childhood Revisited (written especially for Mr. Schneemann) has been released by ECM. Future engagements include conducting orchestras such as Brabants Orchestra as well as several soloist performances with a.o. Sinfonia Rotterdam and Musica Amphion and recitals with pianist Paolo Giacometti. Apart from playing, Mr. Schneemann holds the position of oboe professor at the Royal Conservatory in The Hague.

Paolo Giacometti

Paolo Giacometti performs all over the world as a soloist and as a chamber musician, both on period and on modern instruments. He was born in Milan, Italy in 1970, but has been living in the Netherlands from his early childhood. He studied with Jan Wijn at the Sweelinck Conservatorium Amsterdam, where he graduated with the highest distinction. Also Gyorgy Sebök was an important source of inspiration and had a significant influence on his musical education. Paolo Giacometti has won many prizes at both national and international competitions. He has played with renowned orchestras under distinguished conductors such as Frans Brüggen, Kenneth Montgomery, Laurent Petitgirard, Michael Tilkin and Jaap van Zweden. Apart from his activities as a soloist, Paolo Giacometti’s love for chamber music has resulted in a successful co-operation with leading musicians such as Pieter Wispelwey, Gordon Nikolich, Alois Brandhofer, Janine Jansen, Bart Schneemann and Viktoria Mullova. Paolo Giacometti is a much sought-after musician at chamber music festivals in Europe, Canada and the United States. He has performed in concert halls all over the world including the Concertgebouw (Amsterdam), Teatro Colon (Buenos Aires), Wigmore Hall (London), Théâtre du Châtelet (Paris) and Seoul Arts Centre (South Korea). Paolo Giacometti records exclusively for Channel Classics. His impressive discography has been widely acclaimed by the international press. His recordings include Rossini’s complete piano works, a remarkable project that started in 1998 and was completed in 2007. In Rossini’s homeland critics say: "... Rossini has finally found his pianist ...". For the third recording of this series Giacometti was distinguished with the Edison Classical Music Award 2001. His recording of Schumann’s Humoreske, Fantasiestücke and Toccata has received the BBC Music Magazine’s Benchmark and Performance of Outstanding Quality distinctions. His recording of the Dvorák and Schumann piano concertos have been acclaimed by Gramophone as "... one of the best concerto disks I have heard in a long while ...".  Among Paolo Giacometti’s chamber music recordings, a recording with works by Schubert with cellist Pieter Wispelwey has received the Choc du Monde de la Musique and Luister 10 awards, while another recording with works by Chopin, Fauré and Poulenc, also with Pieter Wispelwey, has been awarded the Diapason d’or.  Paolo Giacometti is also a dedicated piano professor at the Robert Schumann Musikhochschule Düsseldorf.

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Quartets kv370 kv421 Sonata kv377 (2006)

Mozart

Bart Schneemann

    Opus d’Or

ce splendide enregistrement propose également la Sonate en fa majeur K.377 arrangée pour piano et flûte par le compositeur Ignace Pleyel, un contemporain de Mozart, ainsi que le Quatuor en ré mineur K.421, arrangé sous forme de Quintette pour hautbois, violon, deux altos et violoncelle par Franz Joseph Rosinack (1748-1823) musicien et admirateur du compositeur. Jouant sur un instrument d'époque, le hautboïste Bart Schneemann précise par ailleurs que le hautbois "classique" n'étais en réalité qu'un morceau de bois percé de 12 trous comprenant pour quelques-uns de ceux-ci une petite clé facilitant la technique digitale. Les facteurs de hautbois n'avaient cependant pas encore pensé à un trou muni d'une clé pour jouer plus commodément et sans risque les octaves. Ce qui fait tout le prix de cette interprétation en tous points magistrale pour laquelle Bart Schneemann se joue de tous les pièges de son instrument. Avec aisance, chaleur, virtuosité et précision, ce dernier trouve un alliage de timbres idéal avec ses partenaires. L'esprit mozartien est bien au rendez-vous et une prise de son exemplaire, en pur DSD, achève de faire de ce Super Audio CD un incontournable indispensable.

    NRC Handelsblad

Bart Schneemann, die met zijn begenadigde muzikaliteit buitengewoon (?) jarenlang opviel in het Rotterdams Philharmonisch en dat na tien jaar verliet, ging soleren en kamermuziek spelen, ook op ‘authentieke’ instrumenten. Dat horen we op zijn nieuwe Mozart cd waarin hij kwartetten speelt met het Rombouts kwartet en een Sonate met de pianist Paolo Giacometti. Schneemann is hier een echte solist, de kwartetten klinken zelfs als hoboconcerten. Heerlijke muziek, fantastische uitvoeringen.

Quartets kv370 kv421 Sonata kv377 (2006)

Mozart

Bart Schneemann

Cables:Van den Hul T3 series
Digital Converters:Meitner A/D DSD / Meitner DA
Mastering Engineer:Jared Sacks
Mastering Equipment:B&W 803 diamond series
Microphones:Bruel & Kjaer, Schoeps
Mixing Board:Rens Heijnis custom design
Producer:Jared Sacks
Recording Engineer:Jared Sacks
Recording location:Doopgezinde Kerk, Deventer The Netherlands 2006
Recording Software:Pyramix bij Merging
Recording Type & Bit Rate:DSD64
Speakers:Audiolab, Holland

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Quartet In F KV 370 (368 b) - Allegro
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Quartet In F KV 370 (368 b) - Adiago
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Quartet In F KV 370 (368 b) - Rondeau Allegro
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Sonata In F KV 377 - Allegro
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Sonata In F KV 377 - Andante Mit 6 Variationen
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Sonata In F KV 377 - Tempo Di Minuetto, Un Poco Allegretto
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Quartet In D KV 421 - Allegro Moderato
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Quartet In D KV 421 - Andante
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Quartet In D KV 421 - Menuetto, Allegretto
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Quartet In D KV 421 - Allegretto Ma Non Troppo
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