Symphonies (6), Op. 4: no 3 in C minorby Johann Wenzel Stamitz Conductor:
New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Period: Classical Date of Recording: 11/1994 Venue: Sacred Heart Cathedral, Wellington, NZ Length: 14 Minutes 56 Secs.
Average Customer Review: ( 2 Customer Reviews )
ExcellentAugust 19, 2015By Henry S. (Springfield, VA)See All My Reviews"I am in complete agreement with William Z.'s assessment of this excellent 20 year old Naxos recording, so I won't add anything to what he has already said. The orchestra is outstanding, Naxos' sound qualities are top notch, and the music makes a relevant historical statement."Report Abuse
Another underrated composer shows why he should bJanuary 20, 2013By William Z. (Broad Run, VA)See All My Reviews"This recording was my first exposure to the elegant and enjoyable music of Johann Wenzel Anton Stamitz (1717-1757). Stamitz was an important musical figure in the Mannheim Court and in the development of the Classical style from the late Baroque around the middle of the 1700s. The works presented here, named Orchestral Trios, are from about 1755 and somewhere between a chamber trio and a full symphony, and apparently are equally suitable for performance by either a chamber ensemble or full orchestra. Each work is in four movements and is smooth, flowing, stately, and elegant music, reminding me of early Haydn symphonies. In this performance, the New Zealand Chamber Orchestra does a wonderful job and sounds great throughout the recording. As with many Naxos releases of the works of lesser known and underrated Classical composers, there are informative liner notes, a great performance of high quality works by somewhat lesser known but top notch musicians, and a reasonable price, making the whole package very compelling. Strongly recommended for understanding and appreciating the context and development of the early Classical style, and most importantly, for the merits and sheer enjoyment of some very fine music by a composer who should be better known."Report Abuse