F X Richter - Grandes Symphonies (1744) Nos 1-6 (Set 1) | Naxos 8557818

F X Richter - Grandes Symphonies (1744) Nos 1-6 (Set 1)


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Label: Naxos

Cat No: 8557818

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 2nd July 2007



The hallmarks of Franz Xaver Richter’s mature style are already evident in the Six Grandes Symphonies published in 1744, several years before he joined the celebrated musical establishment at the Mannheim court.
The fast movements possess a driving intensity which owes much of its power to the frequent employment of contrapuntal devices, while the slow movements are rich in expressive harmonies and unexpected melodic twists. These symphonies are the first of a set of twelve, originally published in Paris in two groups of six.
Richter is a composer described on a previous release by Gramophone as “remarkable for [his] contrapuntal dexterity and the richness and variety of [his] instrumental writing”.

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