Bought in September 2016.
First listen: 31-10-2016.
Recording dates: March/October 2011.
Recording venue: Ruhrcongress Bochum, Germany.
Recording engineer: Holger Urbach.
Running time: 60:17.
Classical relevance: This is a pretty amazing composer, well worth the investment.
Symphony No. 3, opus 50 in B minor.
Variationen über ein eigenes Thema, opus 24.
Bochumer Symphoniker, Frank Beermann.
A composer that was unknown to me, but attracted my attention considering the time he lived in.
The samples made me curious, and since it was mid-price I ordered it some time ago, and finally landed in my player. And I am pleasantly surprised of how good a composer he really is. For these are thoroughly professional works, expertly orchestrated, and melodious as tight as a shoestring. Fine ideas are tumbling over each other without end, and many a musical invention has the stamp of originality. He is an amalgam of many influences, worked out into perfection. I am very impressed, and delighted at that. A genius in his own right, unjustly forgotten, and happily revived by CPO. May they record also the first two symphonies, just a small hint that is to the owners of CPO. The recording is pretty near State of the Art, and the performance likewise.
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New acquisition. (2016) First listen: 16-4-2018. Label: Hanssler. CD 18 from 20. Recording dates: September 1998. Venue: St. Katharinen...
New acquisition. (2017) First listen: 11-4-2018 Label: Dynamic. CD 19 from 29. Recording dates: March 2004. Venue: Sovizzo, Chiesa di ...
New acquisition. (2016) First listen: 11-4-2018. Label: Hanssler. CD 16 from 20. Recording dates: January 1999. Venue: Garrison Church,...
New acquisition. (2016) First listen: 9-4-2018. Label: Hanssler. CD 14 & 15 from 20. Recording dates: October 1999. Venue: Nidaros ...
New acquisition. (2016) First listen: 6-4-2018. Label: Hanssler. CD 11 from 20. Recording dates: March 1999. Venue: Martinikerk in Gron...