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Franz Danzi: Complete Symphonies

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>Danzi, Franz : Symphony in B flat major, P 222
>Danzi, Franz : Symphony in D minor, Op. 24, P 220
>Danzi, Franz : Symphony in D major, P 218
>Danzi, Franz : Symphony in D major, P 223
>Danzi, Franz : Symphony in C major, P 221
>Danzi, Franz : Symphony in E flat major, P 219

Album Summary

>Danzi, Franz : Symphony in B flat major, P 222
>Danzi, Franz : Symphony in D minor, Op. 24, P 220
>Danzi, Franz : Symphony in D major, P 218
>Danzi, Franz : Symphony in D major, P 223
>Danzi, Franz : Symphony in C major, P 221
>Danzi, Franz : Symphony in E flat major, P 219
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Notes & Reviews:

Today Franz Danzi continues to be known as a composer of entertaining wind chamber music only to a few knowledgeable musical souls. From the perspective of music history he had the best prospects imaginable for a great career as a composer and court music director. At decisive moments in his life, however, fate played nasty tricks on him and so immensely upset the sensitive composer that his production repeatedly came to a standstill. He was born in Schwetzingen, and his life's further stations were Mannheim, Munich, Stuttgart, and Karlsruhe. In Stuttgart he became close friends with Carl Maria von Weber, who was twenty years his junior, helping him as a mentor, friend, and supporter. The joint efforts of the two on behalf of a representative, "serious" German-language opera that would leave behind the character of the singspiel but also be able to win the interest of the public must have been their common ground. After many operas Danzi also composed six symphonies between 1790 and 1820. These highly original, masterfully instrumented orchestral works open wide the door to romanticism and show why Weber so extraordinarily highly esteemed his friend - and what he had to thank him for.

"This is first time I have run across any of the symphonies. Naturally, they have sparkling woodwind solos. They are definitely lighter weight than Beethoven's and they run from 17 to 24 minutes - all in the standard four-movement form. Howard Griffiths, though British by birth, has lived in Switzerland for the last 30 years. His conducting of the Danzi symphonies must go to the top of the list. They are skillfully played, well recorded, and gloriously annotated with 12 pages of English language notes." -American Record Guide

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: RSI Auditorio Stelio Molo, Lugano, Switzerland (2007-02-??&2007-08-??&2007-).



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Works Details

>Danzi, Franz : Symphony in B flat major, P 222
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Notes: RSI Auditorio Stelio Molo, Lugano, Switzerland (2007-02-??&2007-08-??&2007-)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 36 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral

>Danzi, Franz : Symphony in D minor, Op. 24, P 220
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Notes: RSI Auditorio Stelio Molo, Lugano, Switzerland (2007-02-??&2007-08-??&2007-)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical

>Danzi, Franz : Symphony in D major, P 218
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Notes: RSI Auditorio Stelio Molo, Lugano, Switzerland (2007-02-??&2007-08-??&2007-)
  • Running Time: 16 min. 38 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral

>Danzi, Franz : Symphony in D major, P 223
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Notes: RSI Auditorio Stelio Molo, Lugano, Switzerland (2007-02-??&2007-08-??&2007-)
  • Running Time: 22 min. 48 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral

>Danzi, Franz : Symphony in C major, P 221
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Notes: RSI Auditorio Stelio Molo, Lugano, Switzerland (2007-02-??&2007-08-??&2007-)
  • Running Time: 20 min. 56 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral

>Danzi, Franz : Symphony in E flat major, P 219
  • Conductor: Howard Griffiths
  • Notes: RSI Auditorio Stelio Molo, Lugano, Switzerland (2007-02-??&2007-08-??&2007-)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Classical
  • Form: Orchestral