Richard Stöhr: Orchestral Music, Volume Two

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Catalogue No: TOCC0472
EAN/UPC: 5060113444721
Release Date: 2023-07-07
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

1 review for Richard Stöhr: Orchestral Music, Volume Two

  1. :

    ‘Gotta add this to my list of favorite newly discovered symphonies of 2023 […]

    If nothing else, the liner notes by William Melton are incredible, some of the deepest and I assume completely original archival and analytical research I’ve ever read in this format — 68 footnotes! One of the many reasons physical media is INDISPENSIBLE.

    The music is terrific too, especially the slow movement, which is like a personal gift to me, who’s been hunting for manifestly Bruckner-inspired adagios by Jewish composers.’

    — Frank Lehman

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