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Ludewig Spohr

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« on: June 25, 2022, 10:20:43 pm »

I do like allot of Spohr's music! Symphonies 1,3 and 4 are,particularly,fine! I have  heard that his symphonies lack depth. Well,okay you won't find Beethovenian profoundness. But Spohr was famous and widely performed in his day for a reason. He was a superb orchestrator & his music,once you get to know it,has a distinctive sound world unlike any of his contemporaries. He's also one of the warmest,happiest composers I have ever heard. His symphonies just seem to bubble with high spirits. His chamber music is excellent,too. A lovely composer. Howard Shelley's recordings for the Hyperion label are very good;but I must admit I,marginally,prefer Howard Griffiths Cpo cycle. Spohr deserves a reappraisal in the concert hall,too! His best music would just the ticket to lift the spirit of audiences in these glum times! The 'critics' would pick holes no doubt?! But when I think of the kind of pretentious,tripe they like?!!
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