Carl Stamitz: Four Symphonies

Audio Samples

>Stamitz, Carl : Symphony in D minor, Op. 15/3
>Stamitz, Carl : Symphony in E flat major
>Stamitz, Carl : Symphony in E minor, Op. 15/2
>Stamitz, Carl : Symphony in F major ("La chasse")

Album Summary

>Stamitz, Carl : Symphony in D minor, Op. 15/3
>Stamitz, Carl : Symphony in E flat major
>Stamitz, Carl : Symphony in E minor, Op. 15/2
>Stamitz, Carl : Symphony in F major ("La chasse")
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Carl Stamitz, while popular in his lifetime, faded somewhat into obscurity after his death. However, he was considered by many of his contemporaries to be the ideal embodiment of emotion and musical sensibility, as demonstrated on this CPO recording.

Though he was famous and popular during his lifetime, Carl Stamitz was thoroughly forgotten after his death in 1801, and little has changed over the past two centuries. Born in Mannheim in 1745, Carl Stamitz was the first son of Johann Stamitz, the famous founder of the Mannheim school. He received instruction in music from his father quite early and already in 1761 became a member of the Mannheim Court Orchestra then ranking as Europe’s best orchestra. After a mere nine years he left Mannheim to seek his fortune as a virtuoso on his tours throughout Europe. Presumably contrary to Stamitz’s original plans, these unsettled years of wandering first ended a few years prior to his death in Jena, where he served as an academic music teacher at the local university. Stamitz led the life of a man on the move, and all the authors of his time assigned him outstanding marks for his musical qualities. He was viewed as practically the ideal embodiment of sensibility because his "heart brimming with emotion left its imprint on his music".

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Bayer Kulturhaus Leverkusen.



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Works Details

>Stamitz, Carl : Symphony in D minor, Op. 15/3
  • Conductor: Werner Ehrhardt
  • Ensemble: L'Arte del Mondo
  • Running Time: 11 min. 49 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral

>Stamitz, Carl : Symphony in E flat major
  • Conductor: Werner Ehrhardt
  • Ensemble: L'Arte del Mondo
  • Running Time: 18 min. 4 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral

>Stamitz, Carl : Symphony in E minor, Op. 15/2
  • Conductor: Werner Ehrhardt
  • Ensemble: L'Arte del Mondo
  • Running Time: 17 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral

>Stamitz, Carl : Symphony in F major ("La chasse")
  • Conductor: Werner Ehrhardt
  • Ensemble: L'Arte del Mondo
  • Running Time: 11 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral