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Louis Spohr (1784-1859): Symphonies Nos. 2 and 9 / Alfred Walter, Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra

Album Summary

>Spohr, Louis : Symphony no 2 in D minor, Op. 49
>Spohr, Louis : Symphony no 9 in B minor ("Die Jahreszeiten"), Op. 143
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Notes & Reviews:

Composed in London, Spohr's Second Symphony was received with real enthusiasm at its premiere, the audience responding to the work's tasteful Haydnesque flourishes, wide emotional palette and delightful writing for wind instruments. Written in 1850, a year after the re-imposition of authoritarian rule in Germany, Symphony No. 9 "The Seasons" is no mere programmatic work but a symbolic journey from the winter darkness of political oppression through the "Garden of Eden" imagery of Spring and the vibrant colors of Summer, ending with Autumn whose positive finale is a celebration of the composer's belief in the political reirth of Germnay.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: House of Arts in Kosice (10/26/1992-10/30/1992).



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>Spohr, Louis : Symphony no 2 in D minor, Op. 49
  • Conductor: Alfred Walter
  • Notes: House of Arts in Kosice (10/26/1992-10/30/1992)
  • Running Time: 30 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1820

>Spohr, Louis : Symphony no 9 in B minor ("Die Jahreszeiten"), Op. 143
  • Conductor: Alfred Walter
  • Notes: House of Arts in Kosice (10/26/1992-10/30/1992)
  • Running Time: 25 min. 28 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1849-1850