MORITZ MOSZKOWSKI (1854-1925): Orchestral Music, Vol. 1 - Johanna d’Arc - Symphonic Poem in 4 Movements, Op. 19.
Catalogue Number: 10V001
Label: Toccata Classics
Reference: TOCC 0523
Description: This Polish composer is best remembered for a handful of virtuoso piano pieces, but he also produced a substantial body of orchestral music, most of it unperformed for decades. Astonishingly, he was only in his early twenties when he wrote his monumental Johanna d’Arc in 1875-76– heard here in its first recording – a vast, hour-long symphonic fresco depicting the life, death and transfiguration of the heroine of Friedrich Schiller’s 1801 play, Die Jungfrau von Orleans. Sinfonia Varsovia; Ian Hobson.