Farrenc: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3 / Konig, Solistes Europeens, Luxembourg
Pursuing a musical career was no easy matter for women in the nineteenth century, but Louise Farrenc’s character and determination resulted in her becoming a respected part of the European scene, and the first ever female senior professor of piano at the Paris Conservatoire. Farrenc’s Second Symphony owes something to Mozartian models, with imaginative writing for winds and hints of Beethoven. The Third Symphony is notable for a richness of harmonic writing which, in its color and lyricism, is reminiscent of Mendelssohn and Schumann.
Release Date: April 13, 2018
Catalog Number: 8573706
Number of Discs: 1
Composer: Jeanne-Louise Farrenc
Conductor: Christoph König
Orchestra/Ensemble: Luxembourg Solistes Européens