KARL AMADEUS HARTMANN (1905-1963): Symphonies No. 1 "Versuch eines Requiem" (Kismara Pessati [alto], Markus Stenz [conductor]), No. 2 "Adagio" (James Gaffigan [conductor]), No. 3 (Gaffigan [conductor]), No. 4 (Stenz [conductor]), No. 5 "Sinfonia concertante" (Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic; Michael Schønwandt), No. 6 (Christoph Poppen [conductor]), No. 7 (Osmo Vänskä [conductor]) & No. 8 (Ingo Metzmacher [conductor]).
Catalogue Number: 03P102
Label: Challenge Classics
Format: SACD hybrid
Description: By now, no one needs to be instructed about Hartmann's place in 20th century music, so we just note that Ingo Metzmacher's EMI cycle with the Bamberg Symphony was unavailable to us when it came out as a set, so we offer this new one with multiple conductors, the same orchestra (except for its chamber version in No. 5) and in live recordings all made in the 11 months between June 2012 and May 2013. 3 CDs. Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra.