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Fritz Volbach Symphony on CPO

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« on: May 03, 2021, 07:00:36 am »

Just stumbled on this a few weeks ago and really love it!!    Somewhat in the romantic period of music

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« Reply #1 on: May 03, 2021, 07:51:52 am »

CPO (or cpo) are quite remarkably enterprising - Draeseke, Spohr, Atterberg, Siegfried Wagner, Ries, Potter, Goetz, Holbrooke, Boehe, van Gilse, Reznicek, Herzogenberg, Enna, Hausegger, Schreker, etc., etc.


A true cornucopia...

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« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2021, 10:16:43 am »

Even from listening to the snippets available at Presto Classical ( one can hear that Volbach has an individual and most attractive voice. This is going on the "wants" list immediately.  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2021, 08:45:57 am »

I received this disc as a Christmas present - it's a really enjoyable, full-blooded Romantic symphony. It certainly lives up to that arresting and powerful opening, I think.

It's a shame that he doesn't appear to have been a very prolific composer, at least from what I can find online. I was hoping there might be more symphonies and tone poems to be discovered.
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