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Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 7 & 8 / Alfred Walter, Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra

Album Summary

>Spohr, Louis : Symphony no 7 in C major ("Irdisches und Göttliches im Menschenleben"), Op. 121
>Spohr, Louis : Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 137
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

Louis Spohr's innovative approach to symphonic writing began with the programmatic Symphony No. 4 (8555398) and was further broadened by Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 121 which he subtitled "The Earthly and Divine in Human Life". Jettisoning traditional symphonic form, this work is in effect a daring symphonic poem in three movements with a small orchestra representing the "divine" and the full orchestra the "earthly". The more traditional Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 137 - enshrining both tragic lament and sweet serenade - enables us to compare Spohr the innovator with Spohr the formalist.

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: House of Arts in Kosice (03/26/1991-03/28/1991); House of Arts in Kosice (09/27/1991-09/28/1991).



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>Spohr, Louis : Symphony no 7 in C major ("Irdisches und Göttliches im Menschenleben"), Op. 121
  • Conductor: Alfred Walter
  • Ensemble: Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: House of Arts in Kosice (03/26/1991-03/28/1991)
  • Running Time: 33 min. 52 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1841

>Spohr, Louis : Symphony no 8 in G major, Op. 137
  • Conductor: Alfred Walter
  • Ensemble: Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: House of Arts in Kosice (09/27/1991-09/28/1991)
  • Running Time: 34 min. 37 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1847