Moritz MOSZKOWSKI: Orchestral Music, Volume Two

Catalogue No: TOCC0557
EAN/UPC: 5060113445575
Release Date: 2020-09-04
Composer: Moritz Moszkowski
Artists: Ian Hobson, Sinfonia Varsovia

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 a century or more. The first volume in this first-ever survey of his orchestral output presented the monumental ‘Symphonic Poem in Four Movements’ Johanna d’Arc – a vast symphonic fresco depicting the life, death and transfiguration of the heroine of Schiller’s 1801 play Die Jungfrau von Orleans – and drew a warm welcome from the musical press. These two big-hearted Suites continue that process of discovery, opening a treasure chest of gorgeous melody and sumptuous orchestral writing that make these forgotten gems irresistibly attractive.

Sinfonia Varsovia
Ian Hobson, conductor

First recordings

Listen To This Recording:

    Deuxième Suite d’Orchestre, Op. 47 (1890)*

  1. I Preludio: Lento –
  2. II Fuga: Un pocchino più animato
  3. III Scherzo: Molto vivace
  4. IV Larghetto
  5. V Intermezzo: Allegretto con moto
  6. VI Marcia: Allegro con brio
  7. Troisième Suite d’Orchestre, Op.79 (1908)**

  8. I Allegro
  9. II Molto moderato (La note obstinée)
  10. III Tempo di valse, non troppo allegro
  11. IV Allegro deciso


1 review for Moritz MOSZKOWSKI: Orchestral Music, Volume Two

  1. :

    Sinfonia Varsovia led by Ian Hobson, a tremendously versatile pianist and composer, capture the music with élan. The recording is clear and vibrant. As far as I can tell, the performances are ideal. They allow the music its best chance of finding an appreciative audience.’

    —Gary Higginson, MusicWeb International

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