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Weber: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 / Krumpock, Flor, Vienna Concert Verein


Release Date: 07/07/2017 
Label:  Christophorus   Catalog #: 2122  
Composer:  Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Florian Krumpock
Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concert-Verein
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Carl Maria von Weber wrote his two charming symphonies - the only works in the genre that he composed - in his early 20's in the space of sixw eeks around New Year 1808. They bear witness to the period of transition from classicism to romanticism, particularly in terms of orchestral color. That both should be so neglected is partly down to historical accident: they were composed just four years after Beethoven's monumental ''Eroica'' Symphony. So when Weber's symphonies saw the light of day, overshadowed by the great master, no one took much notice. There are certainly more mature symphonies than Weber's two youthful essays, but few are as much fun; the second might have been composed by a Haydn in the making. An unmistakably Viennese band, Read more with a rustic oboe as from a bygone VPO era plus horns to match, the Wiener Concert-Verein and Claus-Peter Flor are aided here by a well-integrated recording tha tputs space around music. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in C major, J 50/Op. 19 by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concert-Verein
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1807/1810; Germany 
2.
Symphony no 2 in C major, J 51 by Carl Maria von Weber
Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concert-Verein
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1807; Germany 
3.
Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra in F minor, Op. 79 by Carl Maria von Weber
Performer:  Florian Krumpock (Piano)
Conductor:  Claus Peter Flor
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Concert-Verein
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Dresden, Germany 

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