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Wagner: Symphony in C Major / Markl, MDR Leipzig Radio Symphony


Release Date: 03/10/2017 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8573413  
Composer:  Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Although he is best known for his innovative operas and iconic music dramas, Richard Wagner maintained a keen interest in symphonic composition throughout his career. Written in his late teens and early twenties, these two symphonies stand as a tribute to Wagner's passion for his great idol Beethoven. The Symphony in C major absorbs the engertic fire and rhythmic dynamism of Beethoven's Seventh and Eighth Symphonies, while the Symphony in E major was alas left unfinished at its beautifully warm and lyrical Adagio cantabile.

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REVIEW:

If you enjoy the music of Mendelssohn, you will very much enjoy this CD, as it occupies much of the same musical territory. There are hints of Wagner’s reverence
Read more for Beethoven, and there is real energy and fire in parts of the writing. Performances here are clear and committed. Jun Märkl has the measure of the scores, and it is good indeed to be reminded of the depth and musical richness of the various radio orchestras found in Germany – there is no need for this Leipzig (how appropriate!) ensemble to hide its light.

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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony in E major [fragment] by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1834; Germany 
2.
Symphony in C major by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Jun Märkl
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832; Germany 

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