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Schmidt: Symphony No. 2; R Strauss: Festival Prelude Op. 61

Format:
Super Audio CD
No of Discs:
1
Availability:
Available
Release Date:
23-06-2017
Label:
Barcode:
760623200668
Packaging:
Super Jewel Case (SACD)
Catalog Number:
MDG9372006
Schmidt: Symphony No. 2; R Strauss: Festival Prelude Op. 61
Schmidt: Symphony No. 2; R Strauss: Festival Prelude Op. 61

Description

Franz Schmidt was the most musical man in Vienna this is what Gustav Mahler had to say about his fellow composer, who, unlike him, is almost completely forgotten today. Stefan Blunier has rediscovered this late-romantic master and now with the mighty forces of the Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn presents Schmidts Symphony No. 2 together with Richard Strausss Festival Prelude composed during the same year for the opening of Viennas Konzerthaus. Schmidt calls for a gigantic orchestra for his second symphony. However, behind it all there is a masterfully composed texture with overlapping themes and variations resulting in a cyclical work structure with a systematic logic. By contrast, in the Festival Prelude the musical magician Richard Strauss once again aims at big sound. The majestic development of instrumental splendor leaves nobody unmoved. Also available: Franz Schmidt - Symphony No. 4 Beethoven Orchester Bonn; Stefan Blunier MDG9371631

Tracks

  1. Name
  2. Richard Strauss: Festliches Praeludium Op. 61
  3. Franz Schmidt: Symphony No. 2 - Lebhaft
  4. Allegretto Con Variazioni
  5. Finale Langsam Ruhig Und Fl Ießend
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