JET SET! Classical Glitterati - Album Presentation Concert at The Concertgebouw Amsterdam
On Monday 16 September 2019, Simon Murphy and the NDA will perform works from the new album at The Concertgebouw in Amsterdam.
Get your tickets for this special concert event here
The album follows the musical "jet set" of the 18th century as they "do" the splendid cultural epicentres of the time including London, Berlin, Vienna and St Petersburg. On the programme, world-premiere recordings of symphonies by Abel and Reichardt balance well-loved works by Mozart and Paisiello, with Murphy also appearing in the double role of conductor/soloist in Zelter's exquisite Viola Concerto in E-flat.
Upbeat - Chamber Concerts in historic locations in the heart of The Hague
Leading up to the orchestral album presentation in The Concertgebouw, a series of intimate chamber concerts in historic locations in The Hague offers audiences the opportunity to gain an unique inside view of the album's backstory. Portraying the album's composers and some of the figures around them, members of the NDA perform Mendelssohn's classic String Quartet Op. 12 together with works by star Bach-student and Mozart-mentor Abel, Hofkapellmeister at the Court of Orange in The Hague Graaf and Bach-champion Zelter.
Dates include Wednesday 4 September at Haags Historisch Museum and Thursday 5 September at Pulchri Studio (Louis XV Zaal) - both commencing at 17:30 - and at the Embassy Festival's Classical Stage at 13:30 on Saturday 7 September.
Warm Welcome for the Album
"Exhilarating 18th-century music provides a luxury tour of Europe"
Listeners streamed tracks from JET SET! and related Murphy/NDA albums more than 1.7 million times during an Apple Music Classical Radio spotlight. BBC 3, MDR Klassik and NPO 4 have also run features on the album. Dutch music magazine, Luister, summed it up as:
"Sparkling and brilliant ... an impressive portrait of an exceptional cultural period that influenced and permanently changed the sound-landscape of the European capitals in the second half of the eighteenth century. ... Nothing but praise for the musicians for this expressive, adventurous, refined and irrefutably radiant recording which succeeds in illuminating 18th-century music from a different point of view."
Check out the album "making of"
Get your copy of the album here
JET SET! is Murphy and the NDA's 7th release with long standing partner-label, PENTATONE, and follows their well-received previous album, GRAND TOUR Baroque Road Trip (2017). JET SET! (PTC 5186 787) is available on disc, on all relevant digital platforms including Spotify and iTunes, with high-resolution download on PENTATONE, and high-resolution streaming on Primephonic.
Check out the background story on the album in a personal article by Simon Murphy for Limelight Magazine
The crowdfunding campaign for JET SET! made this album possible. Thank you to all who supported it.