Moritz MOSZKOWSKI: Orchestral Music, Volume One

The Polish composer Moritz Moszkowski (1854–1925) 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 ‘Symphonic Poem in Four Movements’ Johanna d’Arc – heard here in its first recording – a vast symphonic fresco depicting the life, death and transfiguration of the heroine of Friedrich Schiller’s 1801 play, Die Jungfrau von Orleans. Moszkowski admitted to the influence of Wagner and Raff on the work – but he also managed to prefigure the musical language of the Hollywood epics of sixty years later.

Sinfonia Varsovia
Jakub Haufa, solo violin (Tracks 1, 4)
Ian Hobson, conductor

Listen To This Recording:

    Johanna d’Arc: Symphonic Poem in Four Movements, Op. 19 (1875–76)

  1. I Allegro commodo
  2. II Andante malinconico
  3. III Molto moderato
  4. IV Allegro molto

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Catalogue No: TOCC0523
EAN/UPC: 5060113445230
Release Date: 04.10.2019
Composer: Moritz Moszkowski
Artists: Ian Hobson, Jakub Haufa, Sinfonia Varsovia

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