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Franz Ignaz Beck: Symphonies Op. 3, Nos. 1-4

Album Summary

>Beck, Franz Ignaz : Symphony in F major, Op. 3/1 (Callen 13)
>Beck, Franz Ignaz : Symphony in B flat major, Op. 3/2 (Callen 14)
>Beck, Franz Ignaz : Symphony in G minor, Op. 3/3 (Callen 15)
>Beck, Franz Ignaz : Symphony in E flat major, Op. 3/4 (Callen 16)
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Notes & Reviews:

Beck's symphonies have long been regarded as among the most striking works of their kind from the mid-18th century. Remarkable for their dramatic flair, rich harmonic language and fluid, inventive part writing, Beck's 'Op. 3 Symphonies' (published 1762) display a rare level of compositional finish that elevates them above all but the very greatest symphonies of their time. The 'Six Symphonies, Op. 1' are available as NXS 8554071.

"Naxos' excellent series of Franz Ignaz Beck symphonies in Artari Editions continues apace with Franz Ignaz Beck: Symphonies Op. 3, Nos. 1-4, and at first glance one wonders if this isn't the most astounding installment of the series thus far. Presented in dedicated, crisp, and well-studied performances by the Toronto Chamber Orchestra under Kevin Mallon, these four symphonies constitute some of the most outrageous symphonic music to be found in the 18th century, slightly to the left of Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach...Mallon and Toronto Chamber Orchestra play every measure of this music with attention and discipline. [This recording] lays waste to the well-worn adage that beyond Haydn, Beethoven, and Mozart there is nothing left in the classical period to surprise us; indeed, if this is an indication of what we don't know about the era, then this is exactly where we should be looking for surprise." - All Music Guide

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: St Anne's Church, Toronto, Canada (08/27/2007-08/30/2007).



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>Beck, Franz Ignaz : Symphony in F major, Op. 3/1 (Callen 13)
  • Conductor: Kevin Mallon
  • Notes: St Anne's Church, Toronto, Canada (08/27/2007-08/30/2007)
  • Running Time: 15 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral

>Beck, Franz Ignaz : Symphony in B flat major, Op. 3/2 (Callen 14)
  • Conductor: Kevin Mallon
  • Notes: St Anne's Church, Toronto, Canada (08/27/2007-08/30/2007)
  • Running Time: 14 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Beck, Franz Ignaz : Symphony in G minor, Op. 3/3 (Callen 15)
  • Conductor: Kevin Mallon
  • Notes: St Anne's Church, Toronto, Canada (08/27/2007-08/30/2007)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral

>Beck, Franz Ignaz : Symphony in E flat major, Op. 3/4 (Callen 16)
  • Conductor: Kevin Mallon
  • Notes: St Anne's Church, Toronto, Canada (08/27/2007-08/30/2007)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral