Royal Flemish Philharmonic

At The Edge Of The World / Empty Mind I / Groove!

Format: SACD
Label: Royal Flemish Philharmonic
UPC: 0608917760323
Catnr: RFP 011
Release date: 11 March 2016
2 SACD
 
Label
Royal Flemish Philharmonic
UPC
0608917760323
Catalogue number
RFP 011
Release date
11 March 2016

"All the recordings are stupendous; one cannot imagine SACD or surround sound delivering anything more thrilling. Tejas made my 2012 Want List; Henderickx’s symphony and Groove! must do so in 2017. This is how I want the 21st century to sound.        "

Fanfare Magazine, 01-6-2017
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About the album

Wim Henderickx, artist in residence of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic, is one of Belgium’s most prolific contemporary composers. He is known for a style that casts its net far beyond Western music. According to Gramophone Magazine, this process of creative osmosis does not lead to an eclectic or postmodern style, but rather to a clearly identifi able and internally
consistent musical organism, ‘as if he stood back and viewed the world from a great distance, studied its many cultural forms
and practices in detail, immersed himself fully in its musical styles and traditions, then carried on much as before.’
Following the successful release of his powerful and impressive orchestral work Tejas (hailed by Gramophone as ‘a veritable
Rite of Spring for the 21st century), the Royal Flemish Philharmonic is proud to present a new double album with more
orchestral music by Henderickx. The subtitle of his Symphony No. 1, At the Edge of the World (2011), is inspired by a sculpture
by Anish Kapoor, and is in itself a fi ve-movement refl ection on space and sound. This new recording goes along with the
percussion concerto Groove! (2012), which dynamically confronts percussive and orchestral forces, and the two alternative
versions of Empty Mind I (2013-2014), for oboe, orchestra and electronics. The Royal Flemish Philharmonic plays under Edo de Waart and Martyn Brabbins and is joined by percussion player Pieterjan Vranckx and oboist Piet Van Bockstal as soloists.
Royal Flemish Philharmonic präsentiert gemeinsam mit den Dirigenten Edo de Waart und Martyn Brabbins Kompositionen des belgischen Komponisten Wim Henderickx, der dort seit 2013 "Composer in Resident" ist.

Artist(s)

A modern and stylistically flexible symphony orchestra, the Royal Flemish Philharmonic demonstrates an artistic flair which allows for a variety of styles – from classical to contemporary – in a historically authentic manner. Chief Conductor Edo de Waart is responsible for the orchestra’s main repertoire. Drawing on his vast orchestral experience, as former Chief Conductor of the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra, San Francisco Symphony and Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra, he contributes to the unique character of the Royal Flemish Philharmonic. He works in close cooperation with Principal Conductor Philippe Herreweghe, who makes use of his specific background in his readings of (pre)Romantic music. Composer Wim Henderickx joined the Royal Flemish Philharmonic as ‘artist in residence’.

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All the recordings are stupendous; one cannot imagine SACD or surround sound delivering anything more thrilling. Tejas made my 2012 Want List; Henderickx’s symphony and Groove! must do so in 2017. This is how I want the 21st century to sound.        
Fanfare Magazine, 01-6-2017

Interesting for everyone, a must-have for music lovers.
Klassiek Centraal, 25-10-2016

juni - 2016
luister, 01-6-2016

klassieke zaken - juni 2016
klassiekezaken, 01-6-2016

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Disc #1
01.
Symphony No. 1, ‘At the Edge of the World’: I. Marsyas
03:48
02.
Symphony No. 1, ‘At the Edge of the World’: II. Melancholia
07:00
03.
Symphony No. 1, ‘At the Edge of the World’: III. Svayambh
04:56
04.
Symphony No. 1, ‘At the Edge of the World’: IV. At the Edge of the World
08:17
05.
Symphony No. 1, ‘At the Edge of the World’: V. Leviathan
06:13
06.
Oboe Concerto, ‘Empty Mind I’ (for oboe, orchestra and electronics): I. Awakening
08:56
07.
Oboe Concerto, ‘Empty Mind I’ (for oboe, orchestra and electronics): II. Without Desires
06:30
08.
Oboe Concerto, ‘Empty Mind I’ (for oboe, orchestra and electronics): III. Ecstacy
04:07
09.
Oboe Concerto, ‘Empty Mind I’ (for oboe, orchestra and electronics): IV. Contemplation
05:08
10.
Oboe Concerto, ‘Empty Mind I’ (for oboe, orchestra and electronics): V. Secret Glance
03:18
11.
Oboe Concerto, ‘Empty Mind I’ (for oboe, orchestra and electronics): Epilogue
05:23

Disc #2
01.
Groove! (for percussion and orchestra): I. 1001 Nights
06:37
02.
Groove! (for percussion and orchestra): Interlude 1
01:06
03.
Groove! (for percussion and orchestra): II. Into a Mystical World
11:14
04.
Groove! (for percussion and orchestra): Interlude 2
00:47
05.
Groove! (for percussion and orchestra): III. Black Magic
09:40
06.
Empty Mind I (for oboe and electronics): I. Awakening
05:44
07.
Empty Mind I (for oboe and electronics): II. Without Desires
03:49
08.
Empty Mind I (for oboe and electronics): III. Ecstacy
04:17
09.
Empty Mind I (for oboe and electronics): IV. Contemplation
03:33
10.
Empty Mind I (for oboe and electronics): V. Secret Glance
02:40
11.
Empty Mind I (for oboe and electronics): Epilogue
04:13
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