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ORDONEZ: Symphonies

Born into the ranks of the minor nobility and as such forbidden a career as a professional musician, Karl von Ordonez nonetheless played a significant role in the musical life of his native Vienna. If he was denied the life of an artist he shared the fate of many in death, ending his days in desperate poverty, his estate too small even to cover the cost of his funeral. Possessed of a lively musical imagination, Ordonez is one of the most interesting if unknown contemporaries of Haydn. His symphonies, of which he composed over seventy, contain much that is beautiful and, in their modest way, highly original. The slow movement of the Sinfonia in C makes striking use of violin and cello obbligati, while the two minor key symphonies suggest a composer sensitive to the tonal nuances of different keys.

Ordonez, Karl von

  Symphony in A Major, Brown A4
1.   I. Allegro più presto con franchezza 00:03:39
2.   II. Andante 00:04:44
3.   III. Allegro 00:01:19
  Symphony in G Minor, Brown Gm7
4.   I. Allegro 00:03:05
5.   II. Andante 00:03:26
6.   III. Allegro non troppo con garbo 00:03:33
  Symphony in C Major, Brown C2
7.   I. Adagio 00:05:31
8.   II. Larghetto 00:04:29
9.   III. Presto 00:03:12
  Symphony in B Minor, Brown Bm1
10.   I. Allegro maestoso e con garbo 00:04:51
11.   II. Andantino 00:04:28
12.   III. Rondeau non troppo presto 00:04:14
  Symphony in G Minor, Brown Gm8
13.   I. Allegro 00:07:02
14.   II. Andante 00:04:25
15.   III. Allegro 00:03:54

Total Playing Time: 01:01:52

Ordonez, Karl von

Mallon, Kevin

Toronto Chamber Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Classical

Catalogue No: 8.557482

Barcode: 747313248223

Physical Release: 01/2006

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