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Gade: Symphonies Vol 1 - No 2 And 8, Etc / Hogwood


Release Date: 01/23/2001 
Label:  Chandos   Catalog #: 9862   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Niels Gade
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 10 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

If you like Mendelssohn and the Leipzig School in general, you'll like Gade. A gentle composer at heart, even when Gade says "con fuoco", as in the first movement of the Eighth Symphony, this isn't Tchaikovsky or even Schumann we're talking about here. Nor will you find much ethnic or "Nordic" character in his music, least of all in the overture In the Highlands. But enough of what his music is not. While conservative in form and harmony, it often offers considerable melodic appeal, and even when he's not at his best (as in the relatively placid Second Symphony), there's usually something ear-catching to hold your attention--in this case, for example, the interesting minor-key slow movement. Also, you always can count on Gade to score Read more transparently, and one of the best things about Christopher Hogwood's performances is the way in which he consistently allows the winds to penetrate the textures in the scherzos and slow movements. He also secures real warmth and richness of tone from the brass in the Eighth Symphony's outer movements, and keeps the music moving along effectively with nicely inflected rhythms and a secure sense of each movement's architecture. In short, these are fine performances, very well recorded, not necessarily better than Schonwandt (Da Capo) or Järvi (BIS), but just as good in their way. More to the point, they demonstrate the positive direction in which Hogwood's career as a conductor of "normal" music seems to be evolving.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 2 in E major, Op. 10 by Niels Gade
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1843; Copenhagen, Denmark 
2.
Symphony no 8 in B minor, Op. 47 by Niels Gade
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Denmark 
3.
Symphony no 8 in B minor, Op. 47: Allegretto, un poco lento by Niels Gade
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1871; Denmark 
Notes: This movement is from the original version of Gade's Symphony no 8. 
4.
In the Highlands, Op. 7 by Niels Gade
Conductor:  Christopher Hogwood
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: by 1844; Denmark 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 2 in E major, Op. 10: I. Andantino quasi allegretto - Molto allegro
Symphony No. 2 in E major, Op. 10: II. Andante con moto
Symphony No. 2 in E major, Op. 10: III. Scherzo: Molto allegro - Allegretto
Symphony No. 2 in E major, Op. 10: IV. Finale: Allegro energico - Molto allegro
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, Op. 47: I. Allegro molto e con fuoco
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, Op. 47: II. Allegro moderato
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, Op. 47: III. Andantino
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, Op. 47: IV. Finale: Allegro non troppo [molto marcato]
Allegretto, un poco lento (discarded slow movement from Symphony No. 8)
In the Highlands, Op. 7

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