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Podcast: Music by Hans Rott (1858-1884). A legacy of powerful potential.

September 25, 2020

ROTT, H.: Orchestral Works (Complete), Vol. 1
Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra, Christopher Ward
C5408

No lover of classical music from the Romantic period should miss an opportunity to become acquainted with the music of Hans Rott, a little known composer (even in his day), but one who made a significant impact before his untimely death at the age of 25. Improbable though it may seem, it’s likely that not a single one of Rott’s works was performed in public during his lifetime. When Gustav Mahler is on record as having said that “It simply cannot be gauged what music has lost with him”, people can be confident that there are treats in store with the Capriccio label’s new edition of his orchestral works, a welcome opportunity to help correct Rott’s neglect and experience exactly what Mahler was referring to. Raymond Bisha presents.



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