Music For The Peace Of Utrecht (2010)

Händel, Croft

The Netherlands Bach Society

Jos Van Veldhoven

William Towers, Peter Harvey, Nicki Kennedy, Julian Podger

The Treaty of Utrecht was concluded in Utrecht on 11 April 1713. The treaty brought an end to almost two centuries of worldwide warfare. In the prelude to this historic occasion, for one and a half years Utrecht was the host, stage and partner of an international assembly which determined the future of Europe. In 1713, a lavish and festive programme of arts and culture in Utrecht was the catalyst that drew the various cultures of the diplomats and negotiators together and thus smoothened the signing of this historic treaty. This was the first peace achieved through diplomacy, with thanks to the hospitality of Utrecht.The Peace of Utrecht was celebrated in 1713 with music, festive fireworks and specially commissioned compositions such as the Utrecht Te Deum and Utrecht Jubilate by George Frideric Handel (1685-1759) and the Ode for the Peace of Utrecht by William Croft (1678-1727). In 2013, Utrecht once again will be the host, stage and partner of festivities, arts and culture. Then we shall celebrate three hundred years of the Treaty of Utrecht in grand style.

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The Netherlands Bach Society

Founded in 1921, The Netherlands Bach Society is the oldest Early Music ensemble in the Netherlands, and possibly in the whole world. Yet along with the musicians, its artistic director Jos van Veldhoven is still continually in search of contemporary ways of presenting this music, whether it be the traditional performances of the St. Matthew Passion in Naarden, other works by Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750) or music by his predecessors, successors, contemporaries and fellow spirits.

The programmes are often compiled in an original way and thus give a refreshing view of the various musical styles from Schütz/Monteverdi to Haydn/Mozart, as well as of the central composer Bach himself. The flexibility of the ensemble makes it possible to perform works from the secular and sacred repertoires in a great variety of combinations of musicians. In the concerts, top priority is given to beauty, emotion, quality and authentic experience.

For a long time now, the activities of The Netherlands Bach Society have not been restricted to Naarden or Het Gooi, in the Netherlands. They are attracting growing national and international attention from large concert halls and important music festivals, and the ensemble increasingly plays the honourable role of cultural ambassador.

Besides working with principal conductor Jos van Veldhoven, The Netherlands Bach Society also performs with leading early music specialists from the Netherlands and abroad, such as Rinaldo Alessandrini, Peter Dijkstra, Richard Egarr, Gustav Leonhardt, Paul McCreesh, Lars Ulrik Mortensen and Masaaki Suzuki.

In order to reinforce the authentic experience, the concerts are supported where necessary by fringe programming, including introductions, workshops, exhibitions and book publications. Further emphasis is provided by the educational projects, which have also received several awards (e.g. Euro Media Award and the Classical Music Award from the Dutch Association of Theatres and Concert Halls (VSCD)).

The Netherlands Bach Society and Jos van Veldhoven have recorded several CDs for Channel Classics, including the Great Organ Mass with the organist Leo van Doeselaar and Bach's St. Matthew Passion. Illustrated editions of the Christmas Oratorio, the St. John Passion and the Mass in B minor have been published in collaboration with Museum Catharijneconvent.

Jos Van Veldhoven

Jos van Veldhoven studied musicology at Utrecht University, and choral and orchestral conducting at the Royal Conservatory in TheHague. He has been artistic director of TheNetherlands Bach Society since 1983, in which capacity he regularly directs performances at home and abroad of the major works of JohannSebastian Bach, his predecessors and contemporaries.Van Veldhoven also directs the UtrechtsBarok Consort, which he founded in 1976. With these ensembles he has made a great number of national and international radio, tv and cd The Netherlands Bach Society recordings, and has appeared in festivals in theNetherlands, Europe, the United States and Japan.Jos van Veldhoven is a frequent guest conductor with Dutch and foreign orchestras, including DasOrchester der Beethovenhalle Bonn, The TokyoPhilharmonic Orchestra, the Robert Schumann Philharmonie, the Essener Philharmoniker, theBrabant Orchestra and the Limburg SymphonyOrchestra. Since 2001 he has collaborated with director Dietrich Hilsdorf on a cycle of stage dHandel oratorios at the opera houses of Bonn,Chemnitz and Essen.Jos van Veldhoven has attracted frequent attention with performances of newly discovered repertoire within the realm of early music, including noteworthy performances of oratorios by Telemann and Graun, Vespers by Gastoldi,reconstructions of Bach’s St Mark Passion, theso-called Köthener Trauer-Music and many unknown seventeenth-century dialogues. VanVeldhoven has conducted many contemporary premieres of Baroque operas by composers including Mattheson, Keiser, Andrea, Bononcini,Legrenzi, Conti and Scarlatti.Jos van Veldhoven is professor of choral conducting at the Amsterdam Conservatory and theRoyal Conservatory in The Hague. In 2007 he was appointed Knight of the Order of the NetherlandsLion for his pioneering services to early music.

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Music For The Peace Of Utrecht (2010)

Händel, Croft

The Netherlands Bach Society

    Www. Opusklassiek

Deze nieuwe uitgave biedt niet alleen een wereldpremière in de vorm van een hoogst geïnspireerde en doortimmerde uitvoering van William Crofts ‘Ode for the Peace of Utrecht’, maar tevens een niet minder bevlogen vertolking van Händels Te Deum en Jubilate. (…) De opname klinkt ruimtelijker dan ik mij van de Philharmonie in Haarlem herinner, maar de gesuggereerde kerkakoestiek past deze muziek als een handschoen. Articulatie en helderheid blijven daarbij volkomen intact en laten nergens te wensen over. Solisten, koor en orkest staan er bijzonder fraai op, met volledig behoud van hun individuele karakteristieken. Het gebruik van historische instrumenten verhoogt de waarde van deze uitgave nog eens extra. (...) Een mooie, bijzonder goed verzorgde productie, de zoveelste van het huis Channel Classics.

    Kerk en Muziek

(…) Wonderschone fluitsolo die Händel enkele keren schitterend laat versmelten met het koor en de solisten. (...) Introverte devotie wordt afgewisseld door luidruchtige koordelen met trompetten en pauken (...) Over de uitvoering niets dan lof: fris en gedreven en een fantastische solistencast. Heerlijk, heerlijk, Händel.

    Classica -

Superbe spatialisation! Les solistes réunis ici sont miraculeux d’expressivité, de justesse et de discrétion sensible. (…) (…) Le tout est dirigé avec un sens rare de la ligne et une jubilation de chaque instant. Un disque original mérite vraiment le détour.

    Fanfare

(…) Jos van Veldhoven gives us performances equal to the best previous recordings of the Handel. His soloists are all very good and equal to those on competing discs. The Netherlands Bach Society Orchestra plays brilliantly. (…)

    Tijdschrift Oude Muziek

…) Deze werken sluiten in hun Engelse pracht en praal naadloos op elkaar aan (…). Hier moet groots worden uitgepakt en dat gebeurt ook zeer overtuigend.

    Toccata

(...) Der brilliante Character der beiden Werke von Händel kommen in der Einspielung der Niederländischen Bachvereinigung sehr gut zum Tragen. (...) Chor und Orchester agieren auf hohem Niveau. (...)

    Musicweb International

(…) who better than the Netherlands Bach Society to sing the music composed for a treaty signed in their country? (…) With an excellent, attractively illustrated booklet and top-rate recording this may not be seasonal music but it is strongly recommended.

    Reformatorisch Dagblad

(...) feestelijke en transparante uitvoering (...) de cd vormt een mooie opmaat naar het jaar 2013, als 300 jaar Vrede van Utrecht uitbundig gevierd gaat worden. (...)

Music For The Peace Of Utrecht (2010)

Händel, Croft

The Netherlands Bach Society

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Te Deum hwv 278 - Soli and Chorus
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Te Deum hwv 278 - Chorus
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Te Deum hwv 278 - Chorus
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Te Deum hwv 278 - Soli and Chorus
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Te Deum hwv 278 - Chorus
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Jubilate hwv 279 - Tenore, Chorus
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Jubilate hwv 279 - Soli and Chorus
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Jubilate hwv 279 - Alto and Basso
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Jubilate hwv 279 - Chorus
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Jubilate hwv 279 - Alto, Tenore and Basso
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Jubilate hwv 279 - Chorus
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Ode for the Peace of Utrecht - Overtur
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Ode for the Peace of Utrecht - Vers - With Noise Of Canons
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Ode for the Peace of Utrecht - Aria - A Milder, happier Strain We Now Begin
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Ode for the Peace of Utrecht - Chorus - Turning To Peace
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Ode for the Peace of Utrecht - Duet - Peace Is The Song
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Ode for the Peace of Utrecht - Chorus - The Soul Of Musick
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Ode for the Peace of Utrecht - Aria - Nor Will We Ev'n The Martial Trumpet Spare
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Ode for the Peace of Utrecht - Chorus - Where, Mighty Anna, Will Thy Glories End
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