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François-Xavier Roth & Gürzenich-Orchester Köln

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Schumann: Symphonies 1&4
About the album The year 1841 finally marked Robert Schumann’s breakthrough as a composer for orchestra. That year, he created no less than two works: his First Symphony, also known as the “Spring Symphony”, and a piece which he initially planned as a "Symphonic Fantasy" in one movement, and which...
Bruckner - Symphony No. 7
About the album Loss, death, and redemption: Anton Bruckner went through a whirlwind of emotions during the two years in which he wrote the Seventh Symphony. The worst theatre fire in history left hundreds dead practically next door to his Vienna apartment; Bruckner would have been one of the victims,...
Bruckner - Symphony No. 9 (Original version)
About the album Anton Bruckner dedicates his 9th Symphony to „Dear God“, knowing full well that his heart disease will kill him. When he died in October 1896, the news of his death was merely a marginal note in the Viennese newspaper Neue Freie Presse. However, everyone can see from...
Bruckner - Symphony No. 3 (1873 version)
About the album Bruckner's Third - a creative history that is unique even for the great Austrian romantic. No other of his symphonies has been revised, reshaped and reissued more often. Yet the first version from 1873, which François-Xavier Roth has chosen for this recording, bristles with boldness and the...
Bruckner - Symphony No. 4
About the album After the tremendous success of the 7th Symphony, François-Xavier Roth and the Gürzenich-Orchester Köln continue their Bruckner complete symphonies cycle. The "Romantic", as Anton Bruckner himself entitles his 4th Symphony, was composed in 1874 in the midst of a period of personal defeat. And he immediately doubted...