LOUISE FARRENC (1804-1875): Symphonies No. 2 in D, Op. 45 and No. 3 in G Minor, Op 36.

Catalogue Number: 05T037

Label: Naxos

Reference: 8.573706

Format: CD

Price: $11.98

Description: The third recording of these works (after cpo and Pierre Verany back around the turn of the century) appears at mid-price. As we said back then “You will find it hard to believe that it was a French woman and not a wild-eyed German visionary who wrote these three symphonies.” They date from 1845 and 1847, the second owing something to Mozartian models, with imaginative writing for winds and hints of Beethoven and the third notable for a richness of harmonic writing which, in its color and lyricism, is reminiscent of Mendelssohn and Schumann. Solistes Européens, Luxembourg; Christoph König.

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