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SPOHR, L.: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 9,


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SPOHR, L.: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 9, "Die Jahreszeiten" (Slovak State Philharmonic, A. Walter)

Composed in London, Spohr’s Second Symphony was received with real enthusiasm at its première, the audience responding to the work’s tasteful Haydnesque flourishes, wide emotional palette and delightful writing for wind instruments. Written in 1850, a year after the re-imposition of authoritarian rule in Germany, Symphony No. 9 ‘The Seasons’ is no mere programmatic work but a symbolic journey from the winter darkness of political oppression through the ‘Garden of Eden’ imagery of Spring, and the vibrant colours of Summer, ending with Autumn whose positive finale is a celebration of the composer’s belief in the political rebirth of Germany.

Spohr, Louis

  Symphony No. 2 in D Minor, Op. 49
1.   I. Allegro 00:11:56
2.   II. Larghetto 00:05:45
3.   III. Scherzo: Presto 00:05:54
4.   IV. Finale: Vivace 00:07:05
  Symphony No. 9 in B Minor, Op. 143, "Die Jahreszeiten" (The Seasons)
5.   Part I: Der Winter (The Winter): Allegro maestoso 00:08:43
6.   Part I: Der Übergang zum Frühling (The transition to Spring): L'istesso tempo 00:00:42
7.   Part I: Der Frühling (Spring): Moderato 00:05:37
8.   Part II: Der Sommer (Summer): Largo 00:04:58
9.   Part II: Einleitung zum Herbst (Prelude to Autumn): Allegro vivace 00:00:30
10.   Part II: Der Herbst (Autumn): L'istesso tempo 00:06:14

Total Playing Time: 00:57:24

Spohr, Louis

Walter, Alfred

Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.555540

Barcode: 747313554027

Physical Release: 08/2016

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