Notes & Reviews:
Fabio Luisi leads the MDR Symphony Orchestra Leipzig in the fourth and last symphony by Austrian composer Franz Schmidt, whose conservative post-Wagnerian Romantic style reflected the influence of his teacher Anton Bruckner.
Schmidt's most personal work, the Fourth Symphony was a kind of Requiem for his daughter Emma, who had died in 1932 during the birth of her son.
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Works DetailsSchmidt, Franz : Symphony no 4 in C major
- Conductor: Fabio Luisi
- Ensemble: Middle German Radio Symphony Orchestra
- Notes: Leipzig, MDR Studio am Augustusplatz (03/23/2001-03/25/2004)
- Running Time: 50 min. 18 sec.
- Period Time: Modern
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: 1932-1933