EGGERT, J.N.: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 4 (Gävle Symphony, Korsten)
One of the more forward-looking Swedish composers and conductors of his age, Eggert died before achieving wider European recognition and has remained neglected ever since. The Second Symphony evokes moods both stormy and lyrical, revealing a technical brilliance that foreshadows Schubert. The Fourth Symphony reflects the military backdrop to the political unrest of the times, its alternative slow movement being one of Eggert’s most powerful and progressive works. Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 can be heard on Naxos 8.572457.
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