Classical Symphonies

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Classical Symphonies

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5th Jan 2009




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Classical Symphonies


Symphony in B-flat major Op. 6, No. 6

Kraus, J M:

Symphony in C minor, VB 142


Symphony for Strings No. 4 in C minor


Symphony in G minor

Cappella Coloniensis, Hans-Martin Linde



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This CD brings together repertoire that is not often performed. The Cappella Coloniensis made this recording in the 80s staying true to historical performance practice, defining the large symphonic sound by the seek, clear sound from original instruments.

At least in the case of Joseph Martin Kraus there has been a reappraisal: this Mozart contemporary is regarded today as a significant composer with his own, idiosyncratic musical language. Nevertheless the Cappella Coloniensis aimed to fill a gap with this disc, taking the listener on a journey to discover the symphonies that were composed and played during the time of Haydn and Mozart.

Francois-Joseph Gossec: Symphony in B flat major, Op. 6, No. 6

I. Allegro molto

II. Larghetto poco lento

III. Largo con sordini

IV. Fuga

V. Menuetto I-II

Johann Baptist Vanhal: Symphony in G minor, Bryan Gm2

I. Allegro moderato

II. Andante

III. Menuetto and Trio: Moderato

IV. Finale: Allegro

Antoine Mahaut: Symphony No. 4 in C minor

I. Allegro

II. Adagio

III. Presto

Joseph Martin Kraus: Symphony in C minor (1783)

I. Larghetto - Allegro

II. Andante

III. Allegro assai

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