From my collection.
Bought in January 2017.
First listen: 7-2-2017.
Second listen: 24-2-2017.
Recording dates: March 2013.
Recording venue: Großer Sendesaal des Landesfunkhaus Hannover, Germany.
Recording engineer: Helge Martensen.
Running time: 60:11.
Symphony No. 3, opus 70.
Drei Böcklin Phantasien, opus 53.
Works performed by:
Oldenburgisches Staatsorchester, Thomas Dorsch.
Not an unknown composer in my book. What is in my collection is highly respected by me. Works from this composer are not thick on the ground, so again we are indebted for CPO for giving him a chance to upgrade his underrated accomplishments. And those are not below any measure you might take. Essentially Woyrsch was a autodidact, he grabbed his knowledge wherever he could. And that meant an impressive list of composers he studied extensively, from as far as the renaissance to the 20th century. At the end of that learning he was one of the leading composers of his time.
In the Symphony first movement you find some pretty massive brass like with Bruckner. It has the same build up. The strings also have these long lines Bruckner puts in his symphonies. That is a impression that goes through the whole symphony, but it does not mean he is slavishly following one or the other composer. Woyrsch carries many influences of divers composers in his music, from classical to late romantic, and this mix makes this music hugely interesting. I like the work very much.
The opus 53 is a very impressive composition. It is a bundle of magical energy, with so many paths into the realm of the magical and fantastic, that it becomes a tonal picture of the most luscious colours. Filigree strings, hushed alleys of the unknown, dark corners, in fact introspective in such a way, that it is absolutely a walk into a dense forest, without light, but with ghosts from the past making their way through this absoluteness. It is a small wonder of creative writing, that in the end a open sky is visible.
The recording is very good, all the details are audible, and there is an enormous depth in this venue.
Tuesday, February 7, 2017
L'Orgue Classique Français 1650-1800. 150 ans de musique du Grand Siècle à la Révolution Française.CD 2.
New acquisition. Date of purchase: 2016. First listen: 20-9-2017. Label: Ligia. CD 2 from 10. Recording dates: 2007/2000 Venues: See b...
A fine disc. This is my second rerun, and I stick to my first review, which was quite a positive one. First review of this disc. ...
From the 206 titles available in the BIS sale, there were not many of interest for me. A lot of new composers, but their modernity was a tad...
New acquisition. Date of purchase: october 2016. First listen: 1-9-2017. Label: Brilliant. CD 10 from 21. Recording dates: January 2013...
From my collection Date of purchase: November 2014. First listen: 23-1-2015. Second listen: 5-9-2017. Label: Aeolus. CD 15 from 19. Re...
From my collection. Date of purchase: May 2002. First listen: April/May 2002. Second listen: 21-5-2013. Third listen: 12-9-2017. Label:...
New Acquisition. Date of purchase: March 2015. First listen: 24-3-2015. Second listen: 30-7-2015. Third listen: 21-8-2017. Label: Aeolu...
New acquisition. Date of purchase: August 2017. First listen: 13-9-2017. Label: Querstand. CD 9 from 12. Recording dates: October 2001....
New acquisition. Date of purchase: October 2016. First listen: 5-9-2017. Label: Brilliant. CD 11 & 12 from 21. Recording dates: CD ...
From my collection. Date of purchase: October 2012. First listen: 29-10-2012. Second listen: 17-11-2012. Third listen"8-9-2017. La...
New acquisition. Date of purchase: October 2016. First listen: 14-9-2017. Label: Brilliant. CD 13 of 21. Recording dates: June 2013 &am...