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Crossroads
Various composers

NedSym Lite

Crossroads

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Format: SACD hybrid
Label: Challenge Classics
UPC: 0608917261226
Catnr: CC 72612
Release date: 26 July 2013
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Challenge Classics
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0608917261226
Catalogue number
CC 72612
Release date
26 July 2013

"What different styles of music, what color, what a soloists!"

Klassieke zaken, 13-5-2014
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About the album

"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 art 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 NedSymLite. 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... "



Een ontdekkingsreis door kleurrijke werken
Op dit album staan werken voor een breder publiek, variërend van jazz tot aan klassiek. Het zijn bekende en minder bekende stukken die zijn gekozen omdat ze zowel toegankelijk zijn voor het publiek als uitdagend om te spelen voor de musici. De stukken zijn in technisch opzicht perfect uitgevoerd en prachtig om naar te luisteren.

NedSymLite is een veelzijdig en fantasierijk ensemble dat bestaat uit muzikanten uit het Orkest van Oosten en werd opgericht in 2011 door contrabassist Tim Nobel. NedSymLite speelt muziek van vergezochte genres en stijlen zoals Brahms, Piazolla, Cole Porter, Ravel, zigeunermuziek en jazz. Eigen composities en arrangementen van Tim Nobel maken het debuutalbum van NedSymLite tot een ontdekkingsreis door deze kleurrijke werken.

Farbenfrohe Zusammenstellung von Brahms bis Jazz mit einem phantasievoll besetzten Ensemble.

NedSymLite, ein vielseitiges und phantasievolles Ensemble setzt sich aus Musikern des Netherlands Symphony Orchestra zusammen. Es wurde 2011 vom Kontrabassisten Tim Nobel gegründet und besteht aus Robert Windak (1. Violine), Annemarie van Viegen (2. Violine), Eva Suslikova (Viola), Don Hofstee (Gitarre) und Tim Nobel (Kontrabass und Leitung). Für ihre erste Aufnahme holte sich das Ensemble weitere herausragende Musiker hinzu: Sebastiaan van Halsema (Cello), Arthur Kerklaan (Flügelhorn) , Bart van Grinsven (Schlagzeug), Rob van Bavel (Klavier) sowie Carel Kraayenhof (Bandoneón).

NedSymLite spielt Musik entlegenster Genres und Stile: Brahms, , Piazzolla, Cole Porter, Ravel, Zigeunermusik und Jazz. Originalkompositionen und Arrangements von Tim Nobel machen das Debüt-Album von NedSymLite zu einer Entdeckungsreise changierender Couleur.

Artist(s)

Rob van Bavel

Graduated in 1987 at the Rotterdam Conservatory with the highest possible mark (A with distinction). He won several awards, a.o. the second prize at the first 'Thelonious Monk Jazzpiano Competition' (Washington D.C.), soloist awards in Germany/Belgium, the Wessel Ilcken Award (Holland) and the Dutch Grammy (Edison) for the cd 'Rob van Bavel trio'. He made many cd's as a sideman and as leader: Rob van Bavel Octet and Rob van Bavel Trio. Some cd's released by RVB Productions, a.o. 'Duo Rob van Bavel/Marc van Rooij LIVE'. Nowadays working as a teacher at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts) and the Amsterdam Conservatory (Conservatorium van Amsterdam). Of course also performing (inter-)nationally with several groups, such as The Ghost, The King And I. Van Bavel played...
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Graduated in 1987 at the Rotterdam Conservatory with the highest possible mark (A with distinction). He won several awards, a.o. the second prize at the first "Thelonious Monk Jazzpiano Competition" (Washington D.C.), soloist awards in Germany/Belgium, the Wessel Ilcken Award (Holland) and the Dutch Grammy (Edison) for the cd "Rob van Bavel trio".
He made many cd's as a sideman and as leader: Rob van Bavel Octet and Rob van Bavel Trio. Some cd's released by RVB Productions, a.o. "Duo Rob van Bavel/Marc van Rooij LIVE".
Nowadays working as a teacher at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts) and the Amsterdam Conservatory (Conservatorium van Amsterdam). Of course also performing (inter-)nationally with several groups, such as The Ghost, The King And I. Van Bavel played with Woody Shaw, Randy Brecker, Slide Hampton, Johnny Griffin, Bob Mintzer, Wynton Marsalis, Gary Willis a.o.

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Bruno Maderna

Italian composer and conductor Bruno Maderna was one of the preeminent figures in contemporary European music in the mid-twentieth century. Born in Venice, Maderna was a child prodigy who played hot violin in a local combo and made his conducting debut at La Scala at age 12. By 1935 the course of Maderna's career was redirected by Italian fascists, who sent the talented child out to tour the capitals of Europe as a symbol of the superiority of the fascist order. Maderna was rescued from this depressing situation by prominent Veronese fashion designer Irma Manfredi, who took the now-adolescent professional musician under her wing and provided for his education.
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Italian composer and conductor Bruno Maderna was one of the preeminent figures in contemporary European music in the mid-twentieth century. Born in Venice, Maderna was a child prodigy who played hot violin in a local combo and made his conducting debut at La Scala at age 12. By 1935 the course of Maderna's career was redirected by Italian fascists, who sent the talented child out to tour the capitals of Europe as a symbol of the superiority of the fascist order. Maderna was rescued from this depressing situation by prominent Veronese fashion designer Irma Manfredi, who took the now-adolescent professional musician under her wing and provided for his education.

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Sebastiaan van Halsema

At the age of six, Sebastiaan van Halsema (born in 1985 in Amsterdam) starts playing the cello with Denise Rosing at the Zaanstad Municipal Music School. He is accepted in the Young Talent Class of the Amsterdam Conservatory when he is twelve years old. He has been studying with Maarten Mostert in Amsterdam for six years. Sebastiaan continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London with teacher Louise Hopkins. In 2008 he graduated cum laude for his Bachelor and he also received the prestigious Concert Recital Diploma. In 2010 he also successfully completed his master’s study at the same school. Sebastiaan was a prize winner at the 2003 national final of the Princess Christina Competition and...
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At the age of six, Sebastiaan van Halsema (born in 1985 in Amsterdam) starts playing the cello with Denise Rosing at the Zaanstad Municipal Music School. He is accepted in the Young Talent Class of the Amsterdam Conservatory when he is twelve years old. He has been studying with Maarten Mostert in Amsterdam for six years. Sebastiaan continued his studies at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London with teacher Louise Hopkins. In 2008 he graduated cum laude for his Bachelor and he also received the prestigious Concert Recital Diploma. In 2010 he also successfully completed his master’s study at the same school.
Sebastiaan was a prize winner at the 2003 national final of the Princess Christina Competition and winner of various scholarships including the Martin Musical Scholarship Fund award.
He regularly performs as a soloist and with orchestra. He is also a great fan of chamber music and he is active in various formations.

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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...
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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.” NedSym Lite excels in making the mishmash of musical styles – Brahms, Piazzolla, Cole Porter, Ravel, gypsy music and jazz – sound quite convincingly coherent. It’s Nobel’s arrangements and original compositions that provide the colour and flavour that makes all the music on their debut album sound NedSym Lite pur sang.

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Composer(s)

Rob van Bavel

Graduated in 1987 at the Rotterdam Conservatory with the highest possible mark (A with distinction). He won several awards, a.o. the second prize at the first 'Thelonious Monk Jazzpiano Competition' (Washington D.C.), soloist awards in Germany/Belgium, the Wessel Ilcken Award (Holland) and the Dutch Grammy (Edison) for the cd 'Rob van Bavel trio'. He made many cd's as a sideman and as leader: Rob van Bavel Octet and Rob van Bavel Trio. Some cd's released by RVB Productions, a.o. 'Duo Rob van Bavel/Marc van Rooij LIVE'. Nowadays working as a teacher at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts) and the Amsterdam Conservatory (Conservatorium van Amsterdam). Of course also performing (inter-)nationally with several groups, such as The Ghost, The King And I. Van Bavel played...
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Graduated in 1987 at the Rotterdam Conservatory with the highest possible mark (A with distinction). He won several awards, a.o. the second prize at the first "Thelonious Monk Jazzpiano Competition" (Washington D.C.), soloist awards in Germany/Belgium, the Wessel Ilcken Award (Holland) and the Dutch Grammy (Edison) for the cd "Rob van Bavel trio".
He made many cd's as a sideman and as leader: Rob van Bavel Octet and Rob van Bavel Trio. Some cd's released by RVB Productions, a.o. "Duo Rob van Bavel/Marc van Rooij LIVE".
Nowadays working as a teacher at the Rotterdam Conservatory (Codarts) and the Amsterdam Conservatory (Conservatorium van Amsterdam). Of course also performing (inter-)nationally with several groups, such as The Ghost, The King And I. Van Bavel played with Woody Shaw, Randy Brecker, Slide Hampton, Johnny Griffin, Bob Mintzer, Wynton Marsalis, Gary Willis a.o.

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Johannes Brahms

Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. His reputation and status as a composer is such that he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the 'Three Bs' of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.   Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ, and voice and chorus. A virtuoso pianist, he premiered many of his own works. He worked with some of the leading performers of his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann and the violinist Joseph Joachim (the three were close friends). Many of his works have become...
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Johannes Brahms was a German composer and pianist. Born in Hamburg into a Lutheran family, Brahms spent much of his professional life in Vienna, Austria. His reputation and status as a composer is such that he is sometimes grouped with Johann Sebastian Bach and Ludwig van Beethoven as one of the "Three Bs" of music, a comment originally made by the nineteenth-century conductor Hans von Bülow.
Brahms composed for symphony orchestra, chamber ensembles, piano, organ, and voice and chorus. A virtuoso pianist, he premiered many of his own works. He worked with some of the leading performers of his time, including the pianist Clara Schumann and the violinist Joseph Joachim (the three were close friends). Many of his works have become staples of the modern concert repertoire. Brahms, an uncompromising perfectionist, destroyed some of his works and left others unpublished.
Brahms has been considered, by his contemporaries and by later writers, as both a traditionalist and an innovator. His music is firmly rooted in the structures and compositional techniques of the Classical masters. While many contemporaries found his music too academic, his contribution and craftsmanship have been admired by subsequent figures as diverse as Arnold Schoenberg and Edward Elgar. The diligent, highly constructed nature of Brahms's works was a starting point and an inspiration for a generation of composers. Within his meticulous structures is embedded, however, a highly romantic nature.

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Fritz Kreisler

Friedrich 'Fritz' Kreisler was an Austrian-born violinist and composer. One of the most noted violin masters of his or any other day, and regarded as one of the greatest violin masters of all time, he was known for his sweet tone and expressive phrasing. Like many great violinists of his generation, he produced a characteristic sound which was immediately recognisable as his own. Although it derived in many respects from the Franco-Belgian school, his style is nonetheless reminiscent of the gemütlich (cozy) lifestyle of pre-war Vienna.
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Friedrich "Fritz" Kreisler was an Austrian-born violinist and composer. One of the most noted violin masters of his or any other day, and regarded as one of the greatest violin masters of all time, he was known for his sweet tone and expressive phrasing.
Like many great violinists of his generation, he produced a characteristic sound which was immediately recognisable as his own. Although it derived in many respects from the Franco-Belgian school, his style is nonetheless reminiscent of the gemütlich (cozy) lifestyle of pre-war Vienna.

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Press

What different styles of music, what color, what a soloists!
Klassieke zaken, 13-5-2014

Listening to this SACD made me sit on the edge of my seat... And I did not come off it again. 
HVT, 01-3-2014

Crossroads is an ideal album for some pepper on a Lazy Sunday Afternoon
Written in music, 17-2-2014

"But the musical craft and the musical mixture shows ‘Crossroads’ without traffic lights, with a musical exposure that flies all over the place. Lovely!"
www.musicframes.nl, 23-12-2013

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