Spohr: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 9 / Walter, Slovak State Philharmonic

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Composed in London, Spohr's Second Symphony was received with real enthusiasm at its premiere, the audience responding to the work's tasteful Haydn-esque flourishes, wide emotional...

Composed in London, Spohr's Second Symphony was received with real enthusiasm at its premiere, the audience responding to the work's tasteful Haydn-esque flourishes, wide emotional palette and delightful writing for wind instruments. Written in 1850, a year after the re-imposition of authoritarian rule in Germany, Symphony No. 9 "The Seasons" is no mere programmatic work but a symbolic journey from the winter darkness of political oppression through the "Garden of Eden" imagery of Spring and the vibrant colors of Summer, ending with Autumn whose positive finale is a celebration of the composer's belief in the political rebirth of Germany.



Product Description:


  • Release Date: August 12, 2016


  • UPC: 747313554027


  • Catalog Number: 8555540


  • Label: Naxos


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: ""


  • Composer: Louis Spohr


  • Conductor: Alfred Walter


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra


  • Performer: Walter