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Dmitry Bortnyansky (1751-1825)
THE ITALIAN ALBUM
PRATUM INTEGRUM ORCHESTRA

CM 0042003
"Sinfonia" from "Il Quinto Fabio" opera (1778) in C major
1   Allegro comodo [6:50]
Listen audioclip (1.15Mb)
2   Rondo. Andantino [3:14]
3   Presto [1:44]
    Pratum Integrum Orchestra    
 
4   Aria "Cara deh torna in pace" from "Il Quinto Fabio" opera for soprano and orchestra [5:33]
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    G. Knysh, Pratum Integrum Orchestra [3:47]
    World Premiere Recording [5:40]
 
5   Canzonetta "Ecco quell fiero istante" for soprano and string quintet [4:45]
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    G. Knysh, S. Filchenko, V. Pessin, Ju. Vdovitchenko, M. Spiridonova, P. Serbin  
    World Premiere Recording  
 
6   Aria "Vas orner le sein de Themire" (1778) for soprano and strings [2:05]
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    G. Knysh, Pratum Integrum Orchestra  
    World Premiere Recording  
 
7   Fuga (Studio) "Amen" for four-part choir and strings [1:34]
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    The soloists of The Russian Patriarchate Choir, the soloists of The Moscow Boys Capella, Pratum Integrum Orchestra  
    World Premiere Recording  
 
Motet "In convertendo dominus" (1777) for soprano, alto, basso and strings
8   In convertendo [2:10]
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    G. Knysh, E. Pozhidaeva, A. Vassiliev, S. Filchenko, D. Sinkovsky, Ju. Vdovitchenko, P. Serbin, Ja. Kovaliov, O. Martynova  
    World Premiere Recording  
         
9   [Aria] Converte Domine [3:41]  
    E. Pozhidaeva, S. Filchenko, D. Sinkovsky, Ju. Vdovitchenko, P. Serbin, Ja. Kovaliov, O. Martynova    
         
10   [Aria] Qui Semi [2:34]  
    G. Knysh, S. Filchenko, D. Sinkovsky, Ju. Vdovitchenko, P. Serbin, Ja. Kovaliov, O. Martynova    
         
11   Gloria Patri [1:34]  
   

G. Knysh, E. Pozhidaeva, A. Vassiliev, S. Filchenko, D. Sinkovsky, Ju. Vdovitchenko, P. Serbin, Ja. Kovaliov, O. Martynova

   
    World Premiere Recording    
 
Motet "Ave Maria" (1775, Napoli) for soprano, alto and orchestra
12   Ave Maria [3:33]
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    G. Knysh, E. Pozhidaeva, Pratum Integrum Orchestra  
         
13   [Aria] Benedicta [2:40]  
    G. Knysh, Pratum Integrum Orchestra    
         
14   Sancta Maria [1:55]  
    G. Knysh, E. Pozhidaeva, Pratum Integrum Orchestra    
    World Premiere Recording    
 
15   Motet "Salve Regina" (1776) for soprano and orchestra [5:33]
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    G. Knysh, Pratum Integrum Orchestra  
    World Premiere Recording  
 
16   Motet "Montes valles resonate" (1778) for soprano, alto, chorus and orchestra [4:48]
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    G. Knysh, E. Pozhidaeva, the soloists of The Russian Patriarchate Choir, the soloists of The Moscow Boys Capella, Pratum Integrum Orchestra  
    World Premiere Recording  
Total time [55:17]

Text of the booklet is available in English, Italian and Russian.

How it was - photos from the recording sessions

 Disc reviews:
"Audiophile Audition"
"Audio" magazine (in Czech, 2620Kb pdf file)
"Clic Musique !"
"Opus Haute Définition" e-magazine (in French)
Diapason (in French)
"Fono Forum" magazine (in German)
"American Record Guide" magazine
Arizona Public Media
allmusic.com
"Le Monde de la Musique" magazine (in French)

4 etoiles du Monde de la Musique

 

PRATUM INTEGRUM ORCHESTRA

Sergei Filchenko violin (1 - 16)
"In Memory of Great Stainer", A. Rabinovich, St. Petersburg, Russia, 1996 / after
J. Stainer,Austria, mid. 1600s

Dmitry Sinkovsky violin (1-4, 6-16)
J. Schweizer, Germany, 1810

Marina Katarzhnova violin (1-4, 6-7, 12-16)
L. Kerchenko, Moscow, Russia, 1996 / after A. Stradivari, Italy, 1707

Ekaterina Krasutskaya violin (4)
anonym, France, early 1800s

Natalia Kossareva violin (1-4, 6-7, 12-16)
anonym, Germany, 1791

Vlad Pessin violin (4-5)
A. Rabinovich, St. Petersburg, Russia, 2001 / after J. Stainer, Austria, mid. 1600

Nikolai Dolzhnikov violin (1-3, 6-7, 12-16)
A. Danielo, Venezia, Italy, 1704

Dmitry Lepekhov violin (1-3, 6-7, 12-16)
anonym, XVIII century

Juri Vdovitchenko viola (1 - 16)
anonym, Tirol, 1792

Margarita Spiridonova viola (1-7, 12-16)
anonym, Italy, early 1800s

Jaroslav Kovaliov
cello (1-4, 12-14, 16)
I. Frolov, Moscow, Russia, 1950
double-bass piccolo (6-11, 15)
anonym, Germany, XIX century

Pavel Serbin cello (1 - 16)
F. Pillement, Mirecourt, France, 1795 / restored by A. Meyer, Metz, France

Miroslav Maksimyuk double-bass piccolo (1-4, 12-14, 16)
anonym, Germany, XIX century

Andrei Piskunov oboe (1, 3, 15, 16)
G. Wolf, Cronah, Germany/ after J.F. Grundmann, 1788

Philipp Nodel oboe (1, 3, 15, 16)
M & F Ponseele , Damme , Belgium / after J.F. Grundmann, ca. 1775

Ekaterina Driazzhina flute (2, 4, 16)
R. Tutz, Innsbruk, Austria / after H. Grenser, Germany, 1765

Olga Ivusheikova flute (4)
R. Tutz, Innsbruk, Austria / after H. Grenser, Germany, 1765

Andrei Ikov trumpet (3, 16)
A. Egger, Basel, Switzerland, 2002 / after J.L. Ehe II, Nuremberg, 1746

Vladimir Kern trumpet (3, 16)
A. Egger, Basel, Switzerland, 2002 / after J.L. Ehe II, Nuremberg, 1746

Helen MacDougall natural horn (4)
Ferdinand Kron, Mainz, Germany, 1820

Alexander Andrusik natural horn (1, 3, 4, 12, 16)
Patterson Hornworks, USA, 2002 / after A. Cortois, France, 1841

Alexei Raiev natural horn (1, 3, 12, 16)
Patterson Hornwork, USA, 2002 / after A. Cortois, France, 1841

Konstantin Semenov kettledrum (16)
Russia, early 1900-s

Olga Martynova harpsichord (1-4, 6, 8-16)
Cembalobau Merzdorf, Germany, 1997 / after J. Ruckers, Antwerpen, 1640

Anatoliy Grindenko conducting (7, 16)

Soloists:

Pavel Serbin - Artistic Director
Sergei Filchenko - Principal Violin, Concertmaster
Galina Knysh - soprano
Elena Pozhidaeva - alto
Anton Vassiliev - bariton
The soloists of The Russian Patriarchate Choir (Director A. Grindenko)
The soloists of The Moscow Boys Capella (Choirmaster and Conductor Leonid Baklushin)

 

Recording Details

Microphones - Neumann km130
DPA (B & K) 4006
DPA (B & K) 4011

SCHOEPS mk2S
SCHOEPS mk41

All the microphone buffer amplifiers and pre-amplifiers are Polyhymnia International B.V. custom built.

DSD analogue to digital converter - Meitner design by EMM Labs.

Recording, editing and mixing on Pyramix system by Merging Technologies.

 

Recording Producer - Michael Serebryanyi
Balance Engineer - Erdo Groot
Recording Engineer - Roger de Schot
Editor - Carl Schuurbiers

 

(P)&(C) Essential Music, #16b-2, Volokolamskoye shosse,
Moscow, 125080, Russia.

DDD

Recorded:
17-22.08.2003 15-23.10.2003 5th Studio of The Russian Television and Radio Broadcasting Company (RTR) Moscow, Russia

 


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