Grandes Symphonies (1744) Nos. 7-12, Set 2
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The hallmarks of Franz Xaver Richter' mature style are already evident in the Six Grandes Symphonies published in 1744, several years before he joined the celebrated musical establishment at the Mannheim court. The fast movements possess a driving i
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Richter's composing is every bit as good as anyone else....Period !!!
Flourishing and fantastic !! Great artistry Naxos !! Wonderfully played and great sounding product !! Be sure to get "Grand Symphonies 1-6" as well.
I love Baroque symphonies for their short movements and majestic sound. Newer and recently discovered composers are turning the classical world upside down. Please invest in this cd and decide for yourself if Richter is not every bit as good as the best. These symphonies are as good as Haydn's. Richter had at least 82 symphonies and several concertos for flute and orchestra, oboe and orchestra, and trumpet and orchestra.
Richter was an Austro-Moravian singer, violinist, composer, conductor and music theoretician who spent most of his life first in Austria and later in Mannheim and in Strasbourg, where he was music director of the cathedral. From 1783 on Haydn's favorite pupil Ignaz Pleyel was his deputy at the cathedral.
Richter wrote chiefly symphonies, concertos for woodwinds, trumpet, chamber and church music, his masses receiving special praise. He was a man of a transitional period, and his symphonies in a way constitute one of the missing links between the generation of Bach and Handel and the Viennese classic.
Once again, Very Memorable are the compositions on this cd !! You will be surprised !
Have a great day friends !!!!
These Six Grandes Symphonies were composed in his pre Mannheim period (1740), and are fairly typical of the transition from late Baroque to early Classical. In that sense they are conservative, but his most notable gift was his skill with orchestral counterpoint, considered by some to be old fashioned, but he was and remains a Master of this. Indeed,Stamitz, Beck and Krauss's Symphonies exhibit Richter's ingenious contrapuntal style, developed further in a great manner and resulting in exciting music.
The recorded sound is excellent, clean and neat, but maintaining a rich sound. I am sure Richter would be thrilled with it!