Richard Stöhr: Orchestral Music, Volume Two


Catalogue No: TOCC0472
EAN/UPC: 5060113444721
Release Date: 07.07.2023
Composer: Richard Stöhr
Artists: Ian Hobson, Sinfonia Varsovia

This second volume of the orchestral music of the Austro- American composer Richard Stöhr (1874–1967) reveals further marvels: the first of his two suites for string orchestra encases a moving slow movement between a charming prelude and an elegant fugue; and the four imposing spans of the expansive First Symphony offer grandeur and heartfelt profundity – as well as irresistibly catchy tunes that will set the foot tapping. Stöhr writes in a musical language somewhere between Bruckner, Mahler and his exact Viennese contemporary Franz Schmidt – but it is a voice increasingly readily recognised as his own.

Sinfonia Varsovia
Piotr Wilczyński, organ
Ian Hobson

Listen To This Recording:

Suite No. 1 in C Major, Op. 8 for string Orchestra (publ. 1909) (18:42)

  1. I. Präludium: Presto (4:16)
  2. II. Andante (9:35)
  3. III. Fuge: Allegro grazioso (4:51)

Symphony No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 18 (1909) (49:20)

  1. I. Andante maestoso (15:32)
  2. II. Scherzo: Allegro commodo – Quasi allegretto (12:56)
  3. III. Andante religioso (8:16)
  4. IV. Finale: Vivacissimo (12:36)

First Recordings


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