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Pfitzner: Symphony In C; Schumann: Konzertstuck For 4 Horns / Schwarz, Seattle Symphony

Pfitzner / Schumann / Seattle Sym / Schwarz
Release Date: 09/25/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572770   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Hans PfitznerRobert SchumannJohannes BrahmsAnton Webern,   ... 
Performer:  Robert BonnevieMark RobbinsDavid C. KnappScott [french horn] Wilson
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

The musical expression of German Romanticism is the theme of this disc. The trajectory of Schumann’s Konzertstück, Op 86, written for four horns and orchestra, goes from heroism to introspection. Two of his Symphonic Etudes, Op 13, were orchestrated by no less a figure than Tchaikovsky, while Albert Parlow orchestrated four of Brahms’ most exciting Hungarian Dances. Mendelsssohn’s Overture to his Ballad Opera Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde (Song and Stranger) embodies classical virtues. Anton Webern’s Langsamer Satz for string quartet has been vibrantly orchestrated by Gerard Schwarz. Hans Pfitzner, one of the last representatives of the movement, is represented by his concise, melodic Symphony in C major. The musical expression of German Romanticism is the theme of this disc. The trajectory of Schumann’s Konzertstück, Op 86, written for four horns and orchestra, goes from heroism to introspection. Two of his Symphonic Etudes, Op 13, were orchestrated by no less a figure than Tchaikovsky, while Albert Parlow orchestrated four of Brahms’ most exciting Hungarian Dances. Mendelsssohn’s Overture to his Ballad Opera Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde (Song and Stranger) embodies classical virtues. Anton Webern’s Langsamer Satz for string quartet has been vibrantly orchestrated by Gerard Schwarz. Hans Pfitzner, one of the last representatives of the movement, is represented by his concise, melodic Symphony in C major. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony in C major, Op. 46 by Hans Pfitzner
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1940; Germany 
2.
Concertstück for 4 Horns and Orchestra in F major, Op. 86 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Robert Bonnevie (French Horn), Mark Robbins (French Horn), David C. Knapp (French Horn),
Scott [french horn] Wilson (French Horn)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1989 
Venue:  Seattle Opera House, Seattle, Washington 
Length: 18 Minutes 15 Secs. 
3.
Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13: Variation no 11, Adagio by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1837/1852; Germany 
4.
Symphonic Etudes for Piano, Op. 13: Variation 12, Allegro brilliante by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
5.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 6 in D major by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
6.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 5 in G minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868; Austria 
7.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 16 in F minor by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868-1880; Austria 
8.
Hungarian Dances (21) for Orchestra, WoO 1: no 11 in D major by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
9.
Langsamer Satz for String Quartet, M 78 by Anton Webern
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: 20th Century 
Written: 1905; Vienna, Austria 
10.
Heimkehr aus der Fremde, opera, Op. 89: Overture by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 12/19/1829 

Sound Samples

Concertstuck in F major, Op. 86: I. Lebhaft
Concertstuck in F major, Op. 86: II. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam
Concertstuck in F major, Op. 86: III. Sehr Lebhaft
Heimkehr aus der Fremde (Son and Stranger), Op. 89, MWV L6: Overture
Symphonische Etuden, Op. 13: Adagio and Allegro brillante (arr. P.I. Tchaikovsky for orchestra): Variation 11
Symphonische Etuden, Op. 13: Adagio and Allegro brillante (arr. P.I. Tchaikovsky for orchestra): Finale: Allegro brillante
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 (version for orchestra): Hungarian Dance No. 5 in F sharp minor
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 (version for orchestra): Hungarian Dance No. 6 in D flat major
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 (version for orchestra): Hungarian Dance No. 11 in D minor
21 Hungarian Dances, WoO 1 (version for orchestra): Hungarian Dance No. 16 in F minor
Langsamer Satz (arr. G. Schwarz for string orchestra)
Symphony in C major, Op. 46: I. Allegro moderato -
Symphony in C major, Op. 46: II. Sehr langsam -
Symphony in C major, Op. 46: III. Presto

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