“Hans Pfitzner: Symphony In C Major”
Hungarian Dance No. 11,
Hungarian Dance No. 16 in F minor,
Hungarian Dance No. 5,
Hungarian Dance No. 6 in D flat major.
|Felix Mendelssohn||Heimkehr aus der Fremde Overture.|
|Hans Pfitzner||Symphony in C major, Op. 46.|
Konzertstück for four horns, Op. 86,
Études symphoniques, Op. 13 (Symphonic Studies / Symphonische Etüden).
|Anton von Webern||Langsamer Satz, (slow movement), Op. post. (1905).|
Scott Wilson (Horn), David C. Knapp (Horn), Mark Robbins (Horn), Robert Bonnevie (Horn).
Seattle Symphony Orchestra – Gerard Schwarz.
The musical expression of German Romanticism is the theme of this disc.The trajectory of Schumann’s Konzertstück, Op. 86, written for four horns andorchestra, goes from heroism to introspection. Two of his Symphonic Etudes, Op.13, were orchestrated by no less a figure than Tchaikovsky, while Albert Parloworchestrated four of Brahms’ most exciting Hungarian Dances. Mendelsssohn’sOverture to his Ballad Opera Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde (Song and Stranger)embodies classical virtues. Anton Webern’s Langsamer Satz for string quartethas been vibrantly orchestrated by Gerard Schwarz. Hans Pfitzner, one of thelast representatives of the movement, is represented by his concise, melodicSymphony in C major.