Beck: Symphonies Op 4 no 1-3 / Schneider, Stagione Frankfurt

Album Summary

>Beck, Franz Ignaz : Symphony in D major Op. 4/1 (Callen 19)
>Beck, Franz Ignaz : Symphony in B flat major Op. 4/2 (Callen 20)
>Beck, Franz Ignaz : Symphony in F major Op. 4/3 (Callen 21)
>Beck, Franz Ignaz : L'isle deserte
Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

"of his symphonies and three overtures on CD. I am always suspicious when a composer churned out symphonies by the threes or sixes, as Beck did, yet these works are remarkably good. These are the first three of his Op. 4, published in 1766-quite early among symphonies; yet all are in four movements and seem more thoroughly fleshed out than even some of Haydn's early symphonies from this period. In fact it is hard to realize that these works came so early in the creation of the symphonic form. They are so much more brilliant than other symphonies from the early- and mid-1760s. Each movement is well constructed and has unusual harmonic modulations and shifts that run contrary to every example of easy-to-digest musical language. Some see him as a kindred spirit and forerunner of Beethoven. The overture to The Desert Isle was written much later-1799. It is also in the same forward- looking style. It portrays a storm that marooned two sisters on a desert isle. The performances and recordings are absolutely first class. La Stagione Frankfurt plays period instruments with great enthusiasm and polish." -ARG



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Works Details

>Beck, Franz Ignaz : Symphony in D major Op. 4/1 (Callen 19)
  • Conductor: Michael Schneider
  • Ensemble: La Stagione Orchestra (Frankfurt)
  • Notes: Sendesaal, DLF Köln (10/18/2005-10/20/2005)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Beck, Franz Ignaz : Symphony in B flat major Op. 4/2 (Callen 20)
  • Conductor: Michael Schneider
  • Ensemble: La Stagione Orchestra (Frankfurt)
  • Notes: Sendesaal, DLF Köln (10/18/2005-10/20/2005)
  • Running Time: 6 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Beck, Franz Ignaz : Symphony in F major Op. 4/3 (Callen 21)
  • Conductor: Michael Schneider
  • Ensemble: La Stagione Orchestra (Frankfurt)
  • Notes: Sendesaal, DLF Köln (10/18/2005-10/20/2005)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 57 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Beck, Franz Ignaz : L'isle déserte
  • Conductor: Michael Schneider
  • Ensemble: La Stagione Orchestra (Frankfurt)
  • Notes: Sendesaal, DLF Köln (10/18/2005-10/20/2005)
  • Running Time: 5 min. 27 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical