Koželuch: Symphonies, Vol. 2 (CD)

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8573872
Artist:
Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, Marek Stilec

One of the most prominent Bohemian composers working in Vienna during the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Leopold Koželuch was a prolific composer of instrumental music including seventeen symphonies. They are notable for mellifluous themes, sophisticated structures and, at times, a lyricism that seems to foreshadow the youthful works of Schubert. This unique recording draws on the original sources and corrects a number of mistakes encountered in previously published versions.

This second volume of the complete edition of the symphonies of Leopold Kozeluch follows a first that was released in March 2017 and given a 9/9 score by ClassicsToday.com with plaudits for both conductor and orchestra: “Marek Stilec leads lively, smartly paced performances, and gets fine playing from the ensemble.”

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Tracklisting:

Kozeluch:

Symphony in F Major, P. I:4

  1. I. Allegro molto
  2. II. Poco adagio
  3. III. Menuetto: Allegretto
  4. IV. Presto

Symphony in D Major, P. I:1

  1. I. Allegro
  2. II. Andante
  3. III. Rondo: Andantino

Symphony in G Major, P. I:8

  1. I. Allegro molto
  2. II. Poco adagio
  3. III. Menuetto: Allegretto
  4. IV. Presto con fuoco

Symphony in D Major, P. I:D3

  1. I. Allegro con brio
  2. II. Andante
  3. III. Allegro