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First new album reviews are in
23 Jun 2017
Music News
Being featured on “A list” new release playlists, including on iTunes and Spotify, Simon Murphy's new album, GRAND TOUR Baroque Road Trip, has received a warm welcome by the music industry. The album's trailer was also a success on social media, and now the formal press reviews are starting to come in.

Dutch music quarterly MUZE takes the honours for the very first review:

“Inspired by the many pages of travel diaries and reports of musical experiences, Murphy and the NDA plan out their own route with thrilling concertos by Telemann, Bach, Vivaldi and Van Wassenaer. Instead of pastel drawings and sketches, this sonorous travel report consists of atmospheric images in major and minor, with the colours, aromas and tantalising glimpses being impeccably rendered by the music's grandeur, warmth and elegant repose. Matching the infectious energy of the musical adventurers of the time, the outstanding playing of this perfectly attuned ensemble of soloists makes the invitation in the CD booklet to “sit back and enjoy” impossible to refuse. Both the repertoire and the performance of The New Dutch Academy make this an unforgettable musical journey.”

Read full review (in Dutch)



Check out the album teaser here
Check out the Making Of here
Order tickets for the Album Launch at The Concertgebouw Amsterdam on 3 September 2017
Order the album on the PENTATONE website
Check out the B2B tour info here