Franz Berwald - The Four Symphonies


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Franz Berwald - The Four Symphonies



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1st Nov 1996




2 hours 11 minutes


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Franz Berwald - The Four Symphonies


Symphony No. 1 in G minor 'Sinfonie sérieuse'

Konzertstück for Bassoon and Orchestra

Christian Davidsson (bassoon)

Symphony No. 2 in D major 'Sinfonie capricieuse'

Symphony No. 3 in C major 'Sinfonie singulière'

Symphony No. 4 in E flat major 'Sinfonie naïve'

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Franz Berwald: Symphony No. 1 in G minor, "Sinfonie serieuse"

I. Allegro con energia

II. Adagio maestoso

III. Stretto

IV. Finale

Franz Berwald: Konzertstuck for Bassoon and Orchestra

Konzertstuck for Bassoon and Orchestra

Franz Berwald: Symphony No. 2 in D major, "Sinfonie capricieuse"

I. Allegro

II. Andante

III. Finale

Franz Berwald: Symphony No. 3 in C major, "Sinfonie singuliere"

I. Allegro fuocoso

II. Adagio - Scherzo. Allegro assai - Adagio

III. Finale. Presto

Franz Berwald: Symphony No. 4 in E flat major, "Sinfonie naive"

I. Allegro risoluto

II. Adagio - attacca

III. Scherzo

IV. Finale

Gramophone Classical Music Guide


“As might be expected, given Sixten Ehrling's excellent account of the Singulière and the E flat Symphonies with the LSO for Decca way back in the late 1960s and his no less impressive 1970 Swedish Radio version of the Sérieuse, the performances are echt-Berwald. Ehrling gives us plenty of space without ever lingering too lovingly. Even apart from the tempo giusto, you feel rather more comfortable with Ehrling's handling of phrasing and balance. He's very attentive to dynamic markings and sometimes, as at the beginning of the Sinfonie singulière, pianissimo becomes pianopiano-pianissimo! The recording reproduces these dynamic extremes flawlessly. The Malmö Concert Hall, where this set was made, has a good acoustic.
The recordings are generally excellent, though there seems to be more back-to-front perspective and air around the players in the Singulière and E flat Symphonies than in the Sérieuse. In short, Ehrling and his fine players bring us closer to the spirit of this music than do any of the current rivals.”

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