Scharwenka, Xaver: Symphony in C minor and other works

        Xaver Scharwenka
CDS1060         Performer:
        Gävle SO
        Christopher Fifield

CDS 1060-2 Xaver Scharwenka (1850-1924): Symphony in C minor, Op. 60; Overture; Andante Religioso. Gävle Symphony Orchestra conducted by Christopher Fifield..

A master of melody, Scharwenka developed his skills mostly as a piano composer and virtuoso. But he was also a very typical late romantic orchestral composer and his symphony proves his excellent sense of pace and melody. The Andante should be a standard work for everybody longing for peace and stillness.

"All in all this Symphony is to be warmly welcomed: a work with sometimes resolute character, a slight Russian accent on occasions and the regal/pastoral tendencies of Dvorák's Fifth and Sixth Symphonies." - MusicWeb

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