Naxos continues to produce wonderful recordings of 18th Century orchestral music, and this is certainly one of them.Franz Richter (1709-1789) was an important part of the most famous school of music in Europe at that time- the Mannheim ,with its Court Orchestra. Richter was an early director, and had an illustrious group of pupils including Stamitz, Pleyel,Beck,Reigel and Kraus. These composers have many works recently recorded on Naxos and Chandos.
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!