Spohr - Symphonies 3 & 6 | Naxos 8555533

Spohr - Symphonies 3 & 6

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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8555533

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 14th October 2016

Contents

Artists

Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Alfred Walter

Works

Spohr, Louis

Symphony no.3 in E minor, op.78
Symphony no.6 in G major, op.116

Artists

Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra

Conductor

Alfred Walter

About

Louis Spohr (1784-1859) was seen in his day as a worthy successor to Haydn, Mozart and Beethoven, and completed his Third Symphony whilst at the apex of his personal and professional life. This is reflected in a forward-looking, confident and compelling work which sublimely balances mood and atmosphere, including a passionate Larghetto and a joyous, life-affirming Finale. In his Sixth Symphony, Spohr drew inspiration for each movement from a different musical era; from the music of Bach and Handel in the first movement through to the finale ‘The Very Latest Period’, a lively and sardonic satire on what Spohr felt to be the superficial and flashy compositional style of the time.

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