EMILIE MEYER (1812-1883): Symphony No. 3 in C, “Sinfonie militair”, Overtures in D Minor, D and in C, Faust-Ouvertüre in B Minor, Op. 46.

Catalogue Number: 05X002

Label: MD&G

Reference: 901 2239-6

Format: SACD hybrid

Price: $18.98

Description: Since 2010 we have had recordings of four of Meyer’s eight symphonies and this new release brings us one more - enough to hope that we’ll eventually get the final three also. This one’s genesis can perhaps be traced back to the influence of Mayer's teacher, the Prussian military musician Wieprecht. Here, Mayer finds a very individual approach: instead of triumphant sounds, an adagio of deep seriousness ends the half-hour opus. In her earlier works, the composer orientates herself on classical models; the overtures No. 2 and 3 hint at memories of Haydn and Mozart. But she is also no stranger to the romantic, and the Faust overture unfolds a world of sound reminiscent of Bruckner. Mecklenburgische Staatskapelle Schwerin; Mark Rohde.


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