Music and Vision homepage Sponsor an article of your choice. Reward the author and unlock it to share online with non-subscribers - Music and Vision

CD Spotlight

Spohr on the Cheap

Symphonies 2 and 9 -
heard by
GERALD FENECH

'... much to enjoy in the second symphony ...'

Spohr: Symphonies 2 and 9. Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra / Alfred Walter. © 1993, 2016 Naxos Rights US Inc

This is a straight reissue from the Marco Polo set of Spohr symphonies from the early 1990s recorded in Bratislava, Slovakia. Although conductor Alfred Walter seems to have a way with this often uneven and rather tepid music, his interpretations are consistently outclassed by the excellent Howard Shelley on Hyperion, who brings much more character and clout to the music. This is especially true in the ninth symphony, titled 'The Seasons'...

Copyright © 11 September 2016 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

-------

SPOHR SYMPHONIES 2 AND 9

LOUIS SPOHR

NAXOS

SLOVAKIA

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

GERMANY

 << Music & Vision home      Recent CD reviews       Frances White >>

 

Music and Vision - Let us know what you think ... write to the Editor