Matthew Locke: Music for His Majesty's Cornetts and Sackbuts
Air. Courante. Allemande. Courante. Allemande. Sarabande
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 38, "Spring"
I. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace
III. Scherzo: Molto vivace
IV. Allegro animato e grazioso
Johannes Brahms: Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 73
I. Allegro non troppo
II. Adagio non troppo - L'istesso tempo, ma grazioso
III. Allegretto grazioso (quasi andantino) - Presto ma non assai
IV. Allegro con spirito
“... The [Schumann] shimmers in luxuriant energies and lean, warm evocations of Nature's bounty… Exuberant rocket figures culminate in the restatement of the main theme in jubilant horns, the strong rockets rising and tumbling in playful dalliance.”
“Kertesz was a direct, unfussy director, but an imaginative one too - this is vibrant music-making. What we have are lithe, strongly projected and very polished readings of two great symphonies of the Romantic era.”
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