Two symphonies ‘on the theme of nature’! Valid though this expression is, it nevertheless calls for quotation marks: far from being a prefiguration of the famous Pastoral, the Symphonie ‘Portrait musical de la nature’ represented a highly convincing attempt by its composer to extricate himself from programme music , 23 years before Beethoven's masterpiece! It is exciting to hear these two works recorded together for the first time by a period-instrument orchestra directed by its concertmaster, Bernhard Forck.
Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and Bernhard Forck
- Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin and Bernhard Forck
- Beethoven: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2 - C.P.E. Bach: Symphonies, Wq 175 & 183/17
- Harmonia Mundi
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- July 10, 2020