Arkiv Music Holiday Shop
WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org
Welcome to ArkivMusic, the retail store for CLOFO!

Urspruch: Piano Concerto & Symphony / Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra


Release Date: 06/08/2018 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 555194  
Composer:  Anton Urspruch
Performer:  Oliver Triendl
Conductor:  Georg Fritzsch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  

Notes and Editorial Reviews

During his lifetime Anton Urspruch was an internationally highly regarded German representative of late romanticism. After his early death, however, he unfortunately was quickly forgotten. Apart from choral orchestral compositions and two pieces for violin and orchestra, Urspruch wrote only one symphony and one piano concerto, both of which, however, met with great recognition. The Piano Concerto op. 9, composed shortly prior to the symphony and in the same key of E flat major, has astonishingly little to do with Liszt and much to do with Brahms. Although the piano part is properly virtuosic and demands eminent talent on a thoroughly Lisztian level, the ambitiously designed work is actually more a symphony for piano and orchestra. The Read more instrumentation of his symphony is in principle of classical character and often pleasurably sonorous and also shares a certain predilection for the oboe with its model, and he too combines Beethovian texture and its frequent shifts of tempo with romantic emotion. The themes are oscillating and reflective, exhibit staying power, and intensify to dramatic upswings. A marvelous rediscovery! Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Concerto for Piano in E-Flat Major, Op. 9 by Anton Urspruch
Performer:  Oliver Triendl (Piano)
Conductor:  Georg Fritzsch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
2.
Symphony in E-Flat Major, Op. 14 by Anton Urspruch
Conductor:  Georg Fritzsch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title