Carl Maria von Weber: Symphonies (BIS SACD Super Audio CD)

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Symphonies (BIS SACD Super Audio CD)

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Symphony No.1 in C major; Symphony No.2 in C major; Andante e Rondo Ungarese for Bassoon and Orchestra; Concerto in F major for Bassoon and Orchestra

Tapiola Sinfoniett; Jaakko Luoma, bassoon;
Jean-Jacques Kantorow

• Kantorow and the Tapiola Sinfonietta revisit Weber focusing on works by the young composer, before the fame that his opera Der Freischütz would bring. The two symphonies – the only works in the genre that Weber composed – were written in the space of six weeks around New Year 1808, while Weber were staying at the court of the Count of Württemberg-Öls in Carlsruhe (nowadays Pokój in Poland). The symphonies also bear witness to the period of transition from classicism to romanticism, particularly in terms of orchestral colour.

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