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GERMAN & AUSTRIAN SYMPHONIES
From The 19th Century To The Present

Composers other than Beethoven, Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler, Mendelssohn, Schubert & Schumann


A Discography Of CDs And LPs
Prepared by Michael Herman

Plain text for smartphones and printers (discography list only)

All national discographies

© 2011-14 Michael Herman


INTRODUCTION

The composers included in this work were either born or came to settle in Germany and Austria and composed their symphonies from the onset of the nineteenth century down to the present day. Not included are the giants of Austro-German symphonism whose acknowledged masterpieces have been recorded with such regularity that their inclusion would have engendered a tenfold increase in the size of this undertaking.

Even though our word symphony derives from the Italian sinfonia, and works with this title were first written in Italy, it is in the German-speaking lands that the symphony as we now recognize it derived its mature form. The Italian sinfonia was an orchestral piece, usually associated with a vocal work, that was practically synonymous with an overture and composers in Germany (and elsewhere) such as Johann Sebastian Bach (1690-1750) and Georg Friedrich Händel (1690-1759) used the term in that sense. During the course of the eighteenth century, this type of work metamorphosized gradually into the larger, usually four movement structure, that we call the classical symphony. This took place mostly in Vienna and Mannheim as a large number of composers became accomplished and fecund symphonists. However, it is definitely Franz Joseph Haydn (1732-1809) who can be called "the father of the symphony." He not only increased the size and seriousness of the symphony, but also standardized its four-movement form by adding a minuet movement to each work. With his younger contemporary Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791) and well as Haydn's student, Ludwig van Beethoven (1770-1827), these three brought the early "modern" symphony to its its first full fruition. They were followed by that illustrious procession of major German and Austrian symphonists: Franz Schubert (1797-1828), Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847), Robert Schumann (1810-1856), Anton Bruckner (1824-1896), Johannes Brahms (1833-1897) and Gustav Mahler (1860-1911). The symphonies of these nine composers from Haydn to Mahler, constitutes the backbone of the classical-romantic orchestral repertoire both in the concert hall and on recordings. The nineteenth century also witnessed a plethora of Austrian and German composers who produced symphonies. While a number of them are well-represented in this discography, most have either been forgotten by history or have seen only a smattering of their output recorded. On the other hand, the twentieth century saw a steady decrescendo of symphonic composition with the notable exception of works from the composers who wrote during the second half of the century in the German Democratic Republic (East Germany).

As in the previous discographies in this series, no attempt has been made to list every release of every recording of each work. There have just been too many reissues, especially from the major labels, to make this feasible for many recordings. Instead, what are listed are the most current issue the author has located and the earliest release (if any on LP or CD) of that particular recording. In general, multi-disc compendium releases are omitted unless they contain a unique recording or the sole modern reissue of a previously released performance. Recorded is here defined as being available in a physical format that can be (or could have been) purchased or obtained from either a commercial or non-commercial source. Tape recordings, DVD's and formats other than CD's or LP's are not included.

The entry for each composer consists of two sections. First there is a compact biographical paragraph that notes some essential information such as place of birth, higher musical education (including schools and prominent teachers), subsequent musical careers in addition to composing and details of other symphonies that have not been recorded. Compositional styles are not discussed in these paragraphs and readers are referred to the bibliography where various reference books that cover this subject are listed. The second part of each composer entry consists of lists of his or her symphonies that have been recorded and the various recordings of each work. Symphony is defined here as any work the composer has designated as such in its title including works called "sinfonia" or "sinfonietta." The works can be for full orchestra, chamber orchestra, strings, winds, brass or chorus and orchestra. For every symphony that has them, the opus number, key signature and title are noted and the year of composition or première (if known) is stated for all. The entries of the symphonies that have had multiple recordings are listed alphabetically by the conductor's name. Each listing of a recording consists of the following components: (1) Performers (in this order if all are involved - conductor, soloists, choral group, orchestra), (2) Other works on the recording. (3) Label and catalogue number and year of issue and (4) If the recording is a reissue, the original LP or CD release and its year of issue. Please note that the performers listed are for the entry work and not necessarily for the works that it is coupled with. Also, in most instances when an entry work is included in a large collection (especially if most of the other works are not related to the discography's subject) the list of couplings is not given but replaced by the title of the collection.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

I have received a lot of help in preparing this work. For this particular discography, I am especially indebted to my friend Steve Ellis who, in a sense, could be considered my co-author. His depth of knowledge about recordings of twentieth-century composers and how to find information about them was totally indispensable for this work to see the light of day. It was my lucky day when this contributor to that most useful of all musical reference works, Nicolas Slonimsky's Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, spotted my earlier discographies on MusicWeb International and took me under his wing. Not only has he supplied me with tons of data but has also given me a professional editor's oversight that has so improved the quality of my work. Thanks also go to Holger Sambale in Germany and Friedrich Katt in Austria for the specific important information they gave me. As always, Rob Barnett, David Barker and Len Mullenger of MusicWeb International were on hand to help my work onto the internet.

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Please note that all recordings listed are CDs unless specifically designated as LPs.

Finally, as this resource is published online it can always be a work in progress as the author has the ability to amend the work when necessary with very little difficulty. A work of this type is bound to contain errors and omissions as so much material has been gathered from so many diverse sources. Therefore, I ask anyone who reads this book and finds such errors or omissions to please email me at mherman@mindspring.com. I would be very grateful indeed.

COMPOSER INDEX

ABERT, JOHANN JOSEPH (1832-1915)
ADELBURG, AUGUST RITTER VON (1830-1873)
ALBERT, EUGEN D' (1864-1932)
APOSTEL, HANS ERICH (1901-1972)
BARCHET, SIEGFRIED (1918-1982)
BERGER, THEODOR (1905-1962)
BERLANDA, EMIL (1905-1960)
BIALAS, GÜNTHER (1907-1995)
BISCHOFF, HERMANN (1868-1936)
BISHAY, PATRIK (b.1975)
BLACHER, BORIS (1903-1975)
BÖHNER, LUDWIG (1787-1860)
BOHNKE, EMIL (1888-1928)
BRAUNFELS, WALTER (1882-1954)
BRUCH, MAX (1838-1920)
BRÜLL, IGNAZ (1846-1907)
BUCHHOLZ, THOMAS (b. 1961)
BURGMÜLLER, NORBERT (1810-1836)
BUTTING, MAX (1888-1976)
BÜTTNER, PAUL (1870-1943)
CERHA, FRIEDRICH (b. 1926)
CILENŠEK, JOHAN (1913-1998)
CZERNY, CARL (1791-1857)
DALLINGER, FRIDOLIN (b. 1933)
DAVID, JOHANN NEPOMUK (1895-1977)
DAVID, THOMAS CHRISTIAN (1925-2006)
DESSAU, PAUL (1894-1979)
DEUTSCH, MAX (1892-1982)
DIETRICH, ALBERT (1829-1908)
DIETRICH, KARL (b. 1927)
DIETRICH, OSKAR (1888-1978)
DÖHL, FRIEDHELM (b. 1936)
DOMHARDT, GERD (1945-1997)
DRAESEKE, FELIX (1835-1913)
DÜNSER, RICHARD (b. 1959)
EDER, HELMUT (1916-2005)
EGK, WERNER (1901-1983)
EINEM, GOTTFRIED VON (1918-1996)
EISLER, HANNS (1898-1962)
ERBSE, HEIMO (1924-2005)
ERDMANN, EDUARD (1896-1958)
ERÖD, IVÁN (b. 1936)
FESCA, FRIEDRICH ERNST (1789-1826)
FLÖSSNER, FRANZ (1899-1972)
FLURY, PATER THEO (b. 1955)
FORTNER, WOLFGANG (1907-1987)
FRANCK, EDUARD (1817-1893)
FRENZEL. FRANZ XAVER (b. 1945)
FUCHS, ROBERT (1847-1927)
FURTWÄNGLER, WILHELM (1886-1954)
GÁL, HANS (1890-1987)
GÄNSBACHER, JOHANN BAPTIST (1778-1844)
GATTERMEYER, HEINRICH (b. 1923)
GEISSLER, FRITZ (1921-1984)
GENZMER, HARALD (1909-2007)
GERNSHEIM, FRIEDRICH (1839-1916)
GERSTER, OTTMAR (1897-1969)
GLANERT, DETLEV (b. 1960)
GOETZ, HERMANN (1840-1876)
GOLDMANN. FRIEDRICH (1941-2009)
GOLDMARK, KARL (KÁROLY) (1830-1915)
GRAENER, PAUL (1872-1944)
GRAUNKE, KURT (1915-2005)
GRIESBACH, KARL-RUDI (1916-2000)
GURLITT, CORNELIUS (1820-1901)
GÜRLITT, MANFRED (1890-1972)
HALM, AUGUST (1869-1929)
HARTMANN, KARL AMADEUS (1905-1963)
HARTZEL, EUGENE (1932-2000)
HAUBENSTOCK-RAMATI, ROMAN (1919-1984)
HAUER, JOSEF MATTHIAS (1883-1959)
HAUSEGGER, SIEGMUND VON (1872-1948)
HEIDER, WERNER (b. 1930)
HENZE, HANS WERNER (1926-2012)
HERBECK, JOHANN VON (1831-1877)
HERF, FRANZ RICHTER (1920-1989)
HERRMANN, PETER (b. 1941)
HERZOGENBERG, HEINRICH VON (1843-1900)
HESSENBERG, KURT (1908-1994)
HINDEMITH, PAUL (1895-1963)
HOFMANN, HEINRICH (1842-1902)
HOFFMANN, ERNST THEODOR AMADEUS (1766-1822)
HOHENSEE, WOLFGANG (b.1927)
HÖLLER, KARL (1907-1987)
HUEBER, KURT ANTON (1928-2008)
HUMMEL, BERTOLD (1925-2002)
JADASSOHN, SALOMON (1831-1902)
JELINEK, HANNS (1901-1969)
JOST, CHRISTIAN (b. 1963)
KAUFMANN, ARMIN (1902-1980)
KILLMAYER, WILHELM (b. 1927)
KIRCHNER, VOLKER DAVID (b. 1942)
KLEMPERER, OTTO (1882-1973)
KLUGHARDT, AUGUST (1847-1902)
KOCHAN, GÜNTER (1930-2009)
KÖHLER, SIEGFRIED (1927-1984)
KORDA, VIKTOR (1900-1992)
KORN, PETER JONA (1922-1998)
KORNGOLD, ERICH WOLFGANG (1897-1957)
KRÄTZSCHMAR, WILFRIED (b.1944)
KRENEK, ERNST (1900-1991)
KROPFREITER, AUGUSTINUS FRANZ (1936-2003)
KUNAD, RAINER (1936-1999)
KURZ, SIEGFRIED (b. 1930)
LACHNER, FRANZ (1803-1890)
LAMPSON, ELMAR (b. 1952)
LAUERMANN, HERBERT (b. 1955)
LEYENDECKER, ULRICH (b. 1946)
LOEWE, CARL (1796-1869)
LOHSE, FRED (1908-1987)
MARCKHL, ERICH (1902-1980)
MARX, JOSEPH (1882-1964)
MATTHUS, SIEGFRIED (b. 1934
MAULTASCH, ALFRED (1914-2006)
MAYER, EMILIE (1812-1883)
MEYER, ERNST HERMANN (1905-1988)
MEYEROWITZ, JAN (1913-1998)
MIXA, FRANZ (1902-1994)
MOSCHELES, IGNAZ (1794-1870)
MÜLLER, JOACHIM GOTTFRIED (1914-1993)
MÜLLER, KARL-FRANZ (1922-1978)
MÜLLER-WIELAND, JAN (b.1966)
NAGILLER, MATTHÄUS (1815-1874)
NETZER, JOSEF (1808-1864)
NEUBERT, GÜNTER (b. 1936)
NEUKOMM, SIGISMUND VON (1778-1858)
NICOLAI, OTTO (1810-1849)
NITSCH, HERMANN (b.1938)
NUSSGRUBER, WALTHER (b. 1919)
OPITZ, ERICH (1912-2001)
PELINKA, WERNER (b. 1952)
PEMBAUR, JOSEF (1848-1923)
PEPPING, ERNST (1901-1981)
PERNES, THOMAS (b. 1956)
PETERSEN, WILHELM (1890-1957)
PFITZNER, HANS (1869-1949)
POULHEIM. BERT (b. 1952)
RAFF, JOACHIM (1822-1882)
RAGWITZ, ERHARD (b.1933)
RAPF, KURT (1922-2007)
RAPHAEL, GÜNTER (1903-1960)
REGER, MAX (1873-1916)
REINECKE, CARL (1824-1910)
REZNICEK. EMIL NIKOLAUS VON (1860-1945)
RHEINBERGER, JOSEPH (1839-1901)
RIES, FERDINAND (1784-1838)
RIHM, WOLFGANG (b. 1952)
RIOTTE, PHILIPP JAKOB (1776-1856)
ROMBERG, BERNHARD (1767-1841)
ROTT, HANS (1858-1884)
RÖTTGER, HEINZ (1909-1977)
RUBIN, MARCEL (1905-1995)
RUFINATSCHA, JOHANN (1812-1893)
RUZICKA, PETER (b. 1948)
SCHARWENKA, XAVER (1850-1924)
SCHEDL, GERHARD (1957-2000)
SCHENKER, FRIEDRICH (b.1942)
SCHERBER, MARTIN (1907-1974)
SCHISKE, KARL (1916-1969)
SCHMIDEK, KURT (1919-1986)
SCHMIDT, FRANZ (1874-1939)
SCHMIDT-KOWALSKI, THOMAS (b.1949)
SCHNABEL, ARTHUR (1882-1951)
SCHNEBEL, DIETER (b. 1930)
SCHNEIDER, FRIEDRICH (1786-1853)
SCHOENBERG, ARNOLD (1874-1951)
SCHOLLUM, ROBERT (1913-1987)
SCHREKER, FRANZ (1878-1934)
SCHRÖDL, KARLHEINZ (b. 1937)
SCHUBERT, MANFRED (b. 1937)
SCHULZ-BEUTHEN, HEINRICH (1838-1915)
SCHUMANN, GEORG (1866-1952)
SCHUNKE, HERMANN (1825-1898)
SCHWARZ-SCHILLING, REINHARD (1904-1985)
SCHWERTSIK, KURT (b.1935)
SEHLBACH, ERICH (1898-1985)
SIEBENTHAL, WOLFGANG VON (b. 1928)
SIMON, HANS (1897-1982)
SPIES, LEO (1899-1965)
SPOHR, LOUIS (1784-1859)
SPRONGL, NORBERT (1892-1983)
STADLMAIR, HANS (b. 1929)
STAEHLE, HUGO (1826-1848)
STEINER, MAX (1888-1971)
STRAUSS, RICHARD (1864-1949)
STRAUSS, WOLFGANG (b. 1927)
STUPPNER, HUBERT (b. 1944)
SUDER, JOSEPH (1892-1980)
SÜSS, REINHARD (b.1961)
TAKÁCS, JENŐ (1902-2005)
THILMAN, JOHANNES PAUL (1906-1973)
THUILLE, LUDWIG (1861-1907)
TIESSEN, HEINZ (1887-1971)
TJEKNAVORIAN, LORIS (b. 1937)
TOCH, ERNST (1887-1964)
TREIBMANN, KARL OTTOMAR (b. 1936)
TROJAHN, MANFRED (b. 1949)
TYBERG, MARCEL (1893-1944)
UHL, ALFRED (1909-1992)
URAY, ERNST LUDWIG (1906-1988)
VEERHOFF, CARLOS (1926-2011)
VOGEL, ERNST (1926-1990)
VOLKMANN, ROBERT (1815-1883)
VOSS, FRIEDRICH (b. 1930)
WAGNER, ALEXANDER MARIA (b.1995)
WAGNER, RICHARD (1813-1883)
WAGNER, SIEGFRIED (1869-1930)
WAGNER, WOLFRAM (b. 1962)
WAHLMÜLLER, MICHAEL (b. 1980)
WALTER, BRUNO (1876-1962)
WALZEL, LEOPOLD (1902-1970)
WAXMAN, FRANZ (1906-1967)
WEBER, CARL MARIA VON (1786-1826)
WEBERN, ANTON (1883-1945)
WEIGL, KARL (1881-1949)
WEILL, KURT (1900-1950)
WEINGARTNER, FELIX (1863-1942)
WEISMANN, JULIUS (1879-1950)
WEISS, MANFRED (b.1935)
WELLESZ, EGON (1885-1974)
WETZ, RICHARD (1875-1935)
WINBECK, HEINZ (b.1946)
WITT, FRIEDRICH (1770-1836)
WITTINGER, RÓBERT (b.1945)
WOLPE, STEFAN (1902-1972)
WOYRSCH, FELIX (1860-1944)
ZECHLIN, RUTH (1926-2007)
ZEISL, ERIC (1905-1959)
ZEMLINSKY, ALEXANDER (VON) (1871-1942)
ZIMMERMANN, BERND ALOYS (1918-1970)
ZIMMERMANN, UDO (b. 1943)

JOHANN JOSEPH ABERT
(1832-1915)

A Sudeten German, he was born in Kochowitz, Bohemia (now Kochovice, Czech Republic). He studied double bass at the Prague Conservatory with Josef Hrabe and also received lessons in theory from Johann Friedrich Kittl and August Wilhelm Ambros. He became a double bassist for the Court Orchestra at Stuttgart and later was appointed Kapellmeister. He composed orchestral and chamber works as well as lieder and several successful operas. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 in B minor (1852), 2 in C minor (1854), 3 in A major (1856), 5 in C minor (1870), 6 in D minor "Lyric Symphony" (1890) and 7 in C major "Spring Symphony" (1894).

Symphony No. 4 in D major, Op. 31 "Columbus, A Musical Portrait of the Sea in the Form of a Symphony" (1863)

Werner Stiefel/Bohuslav Martinu Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Double Bass and Variations for Double Bass and Orchestra)
BAYER RECORDS 100160 (1996)



AUGUST RITTER VON ADELBURG
(1830-1873)

Born in Pera, Turkey. The son of a diplomat, he spent his early years in Istanbul before going to Vienna to study music with Joseph Mayseder for violin and with Hoffmann for composition. He then toured Europe as a violinist. He later returned to Istanbul where he played the violin before the Sultan to whom he dedicated this Symphony. He mostly composed operas, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Symphonie-Fantaisie, Op. 9 "Aux Bords du Bosphore" (c.1858-9)

Emre Araci/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Guatelli Pasha: Aria Nazionali e Canti Popolari Orientali Antichi e Moderni, Pisani: Une Larme sur la Tombe du Sultan Abdul-Medjid, Arditi: Inno Turco in D and Mariani: Hymne National in C)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 93613 (2008)



EUGEN D' ALBERT
(1864-1932)

Born in Glasgow, Scotland. He studied at the National Training School in London with John Stainer, Arthur Sullivan and Ebenezer Prout. He went to Vienna for further study with Franz Liszt. He spent the rest of his life as a German opera composer who repudiated his British origins. Other major orchestral works include two Piano Concertos and a Cello Concerto.

Symphony in F major, Op. 4 (1886)

Hermann Bäumer/Osnabrück Symphony Orchestra
( + Seejungfräulein)
CPO 777264-2 (2010)

Jun Märkl/MDR Symphony Orchestra, Leipzig
( + Tiefland: Symphonic Prelude)
NAXOS 8.572805 (2013)

Ronald Zollman/Basel Symphony Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto {Antonio Meneses- cello})
PAN CLASSICS 510 066 (1993)



HANS ERICH APOSTEL
(1901-1972)

Born in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg. He studied in Karlsruhe with Alfred Lorenz and was also a student of both Arnold Schoenberg and Alban Berg. Apostel's music was banned during the Nazi era, but he continued to live in Vienna where he worked as an editor and teacher. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works mostly in atonal and twelve-tone systems.

Chamber Symphony in 5 Movements, Op. 41 (1965-7)

Peter Keuschnig/Ensemble Kontrapunkte
( + Requiem, Variationen uber ein Thema von Joseph Haydn, Fischerhaus-Serenade and Passacaglia)
ORF CD 3109 (2010)
(original LP release: PREISER [Dokumentationsreihe des Osterreichischen Komponisten Vol. 16] SPR 10041) (1960s)


SIEGFRIED BARCHET
(1918-1982)

Born in Stuttgart. He had already taken composition lessons since the age of thirteen before studying at the Würtzburg State Conservatory where he was taught by the Conservatory Director Hermann Zilcher.T World War II interrupted his career but he managed to play in Edwin Fischer’s Chamber orchestra and then joined the Bruckner Orchestra in Linz under Georg Ludwig Jochum. He was the first cellist of the Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra for more than 30 years. He composed a large amount of chamber works and pieces for wind as well as arrangements, orchestrations and cadenzas for his own instrument.

Symphony for String Orchestra in C major (1968)

Badisches Kammerorchester
( + Images de Menton)
RBM 3033 (LP) (1974)



THEODOR BERGER
(1905-1992)

Born in Traismauer, Lower Austria. He studied with Franz Schmidt at the Wiener Musikakademie. He moved on to Berlin where Wilhelm Furtwangler became an active proponent of his work. He then returned permanently to Vienna.. In later years, although he continued to compose and publish new works, his music was less frequently performed, and he largely withdrew from public musical life. Most of Berger's published music is orchestral though there are also chamber and vocal works. His other works in symphonic form are: Homerische Symphonie (1948) and Symphonie "Jahreszeiten" (1957).

Sinfonia Parabolica (1956)

Herbert von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Salzburger Orchesterkonzerte 1957")
ORFEO C 773084L (4 CDS) (2008)



EMIL BERLANDA
(1905-1960)

Born in Kufstein,Tyrol. He studied at the Vienna Academy and then worked as an organist at the University of Innsbruck and as the director of several church choirs. Despite suffering from multiple sclerosis, he was able to work as an art critic, essayist, writer of radio talks and music history and held the position of lecturer in harmony at the University of Innsbruck. He composed orchestral, chamber and organ works.

Sinfonietta for Orchestra, Op. 18 (1933)

Walter Hindelang/Innsbruck Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1964)
( + Music to a Ballett-Pantomime after Sigfried Färber, Symphonic Music, Music for String Orchestra and Variations on a Theme of W. A. Mozart)
INSTITUT FÜR TIROLER MUSIKFORSCHUNG (CD) 2010

Karlheinz Siessl/Orchester der Akademie St. Blasius
( + Suite for Orchestra, Leonce und Lena: Suite, Music for Piano Concertante and Orchestra and Symphonic Variations)
INSTITUT FÜR TIROLER MUSIKFORSCHUNG (2 CD's) (2010)

 

GÜNTHER BIALAS
(1907-1995)

Born in Bielschowitz, Silesia (now Bielszowice, Poland). He received lessons in piano and music theory from Fritz Lubrich in Kattowitz (now Katowice). After graduating from the German Minderheiten-Gymnasium in Kattowitz, he studied musicology at the Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität zu Breslau and then proceeded to study music at the Prussian Academy of the Arts in Berlin. He pursued further studies in composition with Max Trapp in Berlinwhere he became a lecturer at the Berliner Musikhochschule. Afterwards, he became a lecturer in music theory and composition at the Institute for Music Education at Breslau University. After World War II, he settled in Bavaria and worked as a conducter and taught composition at the Nordwestdeutschen Musikakademie (now the Detmold Hochschule für Musik) and then transferred to become a professor at the State Academy of Music in Munich. He composed operas, a ballet, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Sinfonia Piccola (1960)

Heinz Dressel/Folkwang-Kammerorchester, Essen
( + Serenata and Hindemith: Schulwerk 4)
BÄRENREITER MUSICAPHON BM 30 L 1517 (LP) (1960s)

 

HERMANN BISCHOFF
(1868-1936)

Born in Duisburg, Rhine-Westphalia. He studied composition with Saloman Jadassohn at the Leipzig Conservatory befor moving on to Munic where he joined the circle of Richard Strauss. His Symphony No. 1 was premiered at the same music festival in Essen as Mahler's Symphony No. 6. He composed a small amount of other orchestral works.

Symphony No. 1 in E major, Op. 16 (1905)

Werner Andreas Albert/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra
CPO 777111 (2006)


Symphony No. 2 in D minor (1910-11)

Werner Andreas Albert/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Introduction and Rondo)
CPO 777206 (2008)

 

PATRIK BISHAY
(b.1975)

Born in Braunschweig, Lower Saxony. He began his musical studies at Berklee College of Music in Boston and had further study in composition at the University of Newcastle in England. His teachers included Deirdre Gribbin and Agustín Fernandez. He has worked as a composer-in-residence at several German orchestras. He has composed orchestral and chamber works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (2001), 3 "Tiefe Ebenen" and 4 "Black and White".

Symphony No. 2 "Metamorphose" (2003)

Vit Micka/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Frameworks X and McKinley: Viola Concerto)
MMC RECORDINGS MMU 2148 (2006)

 

BORIS BLACHER
(1903-1975)

Born in Niutschuang, Manchuria. He went to Berlin to study, first architecture, and then music at the Musikhochschule and the University. He supported himself as an arranger of popular and film music until he received an academic post when Karl Böhm obtained a place for him as director of a composition class at the Dresden Conservatory. He was forced to give up this appointment by the Nazis and, until the end of World War II, his musical career was stifled. However, the post-war years saw his arrival as both an important voice in German composition and the resumption of a brilliant academic career. He was a professor at the Musikhochschule in West Berlin from 1948 until 1970, serving as its director from 1953. He composed prolifically in various genres but was especially drawn to works for the stage including operas and ballets. There was also a large amount of orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Symphony, Op.12 (1938)

Nikos Athinäos/Frankfurt Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Poème for Large Orchestra)
SIGNUM SIG X40 00 (1993)

 

LUDWIG BÖHNER
(1787-1860)

Born in in Töttelstädt, Thuringia. The son of a cantor, he had a preliminary music education before being taught composition under Michael Gotthard Fischer in Erfurt. He worked as a piano teacher in Gotha and taught Louis Spohr. He had considerable skill as a pianist and composer, but a weak character and poor health limited his career. He composed operas as well as orchestral and instrumental works.

Grand Symphony in D minor, Op. 130 (1844)

Hermann Breuer/Thüringen Symphony Orchestra
( + Grand Overture in D, Fantasy and Variations on an Original Theme for Violin and Orchestra and Die Dreiherrstein: Overture)
ES DUR 2022 (1998)

 

EMIL BOHNKE
(1888-1928)

Born in in Zdunska Wola near Łódz, Poland. He studied violin with Hans Sitt and composition with Stephan Krehl at the Leipzig Conservatory and then continued his studies in Berlin. He taught at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin, was the violist of the Bandler Quartet and the Busch Quartet and was conductor of the Leipzig Symphony Orchestra. His early death was the result of a car accident. He composed only sixteen opuses, comprising mainly chamber music and piano pieces, but also a few orchestral works and 2 concertos.

Symphony, Op. 16 (1928)

Israel Yinon/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto)
KOCH SCHWANN 364202 (2002)


WALTER BRAUNFELS
(1882-1954)

Born in Frankfurt am Main. He studied piano in Vienna with Theodor Leschetizky and composition with Felix Mottl and Ludwig Thuille. He became co-director of the Cologne Hochschule fur Musik until proscribed from teaching by the Nazis. After World War II, he returned as that school's director. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. His orchestral catalogue also includes a Sinfonia Brevis in F minor, Op. 69 (1948).

Sinfonia Concertante ( Concerto for Violin, Viola, 2 Horns and Orchestra), Op. 68

Ulf Schirmer/Henry Raudales (violin)/Norbert Merkl (viola)/Karl Reitmayer and Marc Ostertag (horns/Munich Radio Orchestra
( + String Quintet, Op. 63 - version for orchestra)
CPO 777579–2 (2013)



MAX BRUCH
(1838-1920)

Born in Cologne. He studied with the composer and pianist Ferdinand Hiller and was influenced and promoted by Ignaz Moscheles. He had a long career as a teacher, conductor and composer, serving in musical posts in Mannheim , Koblenz, Sondershausen and Berlin and then taught privately in Bonn. He spent three seasons as conductor of the Liverpool Philharmonic Society and capped his academic career as teacher of composition at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik. He is basically well-known for his Violin Concerto No.1 but his catalogue includes operas and a large quantity of orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works..

Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, Op.28 (1867-8)

Wolfgang Balzer/Rhenish Philharmonic
( + Suite on Russian Folk Melodies, Romance for Viola and Orchestra and
Die Loreley: Overture)
EBS 6071 (1994)
(original LP release: RBM 3030 (1984)

James Conlon/Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.2 and 3, Two Piano Concerto and Piano Pieces)
EMI CLASSICS 64356 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: EMI CLASSICS CDS 555046-2 {2 CDs}) (1993)

Michael Halász/Staatskapelle Weimar
( + Symphony No.2)
NAXOS 8.570994 (2010)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 3)
CHANDOS CHAN 9784 (2000)

Sir Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
( + Violin Concerto No.1 and Swedish Dances)
HÄNSSLER CLASSIC 98390 (2004)

Kurt Masur/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.2 and 3, Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Adagio appassionato for Violin and Orchestra, In Memoriam and Konzertstück for Violin and Orchestra)
PHILIPS DUO 462164 (2 CDs) (1998)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 420 932-2 {2 CDs}) (1988)

Johannes Wildner /Neue Philharmonie Westfalen
( + Symphonies Nos.2 and 3, Violin Concerto No. 2, Concertstück and Swedish Dances)
EBS RECORDS 6141 (3 CDs) (2005)


Symphony No. 2 in F minor, Op.36 (1870)

James Conlon/Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 3, Two Piano Concerto and Piano Pieces)
EMI CLASSICS 64356 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: EMI CLASSICS CDS 555046-2 {2 CDs}) (1993)

Michael Halász/Staatskapelle Weimar
( + Symphony No.1)
NAXOS 8.570994 (2010)

Kurt Masur/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 3, Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Adagio appassionato for Violin and Orchestra, In Memoriam and Konzertstück for Violin and Orchestra)
PHILIPS DUO 462164 (2 CDs) (1998)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 411 121-1) (1984)

Jorge Mester/Louisville Orchestra
( + Rietz: Concert Overture)
LOUISVILLE LS-7003 (1970)/RCA GOLD SEAL GL 25017 (1976) (LP)

Gernot Schmalfuss/Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No. 3)
MD&G (DABRINGHAUS & GRIMM) GOLD 3350868 (1999)

Johannes Wildner /Neue Philharmonie Westfalen
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 3, Violin Concerto No. 2, Concertstück and Swedish Dances)
EBS RECORDS 6141 (3 CDs) (2005)


Symphony No. 3 in E major, Op.51 (1887)

James Conlon/Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 2, Two Piano Concerto and Piano Pieces)
EMI CLASSICS 64356 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: EMI CLASSICS CDS 555046-2 {2 CDs}) (1993)

Richard Hickox/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto No.2)
CHANDOS CHAN 9738 (1999)

Manfred Honeck/Hungarian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Suite on Russian Folk Melodies)
NAXOS 8.555985 (2002)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223104)(1987)

Anton Kolar/Max-Bruch-Philharmonic, Sondershausen
( + Kol Nidrei and Gruss an die Heilige Nacht)
DEUTSCHE SCHALLPLATTE DS 1066-2 (1997)

Kurt Masur/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 2, Romance for Violin and Orchestra, Adagio appassionato for Violin and Orchestra, In Memoriam and Konzertstück for Violin and Orchestra)
PHILIPS DUO 462164 (2 CDs) (1998)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 420 932-2 {2 CDs}) (1988)

Johannes Wildner /Neue Philharmonie Westfalen
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 2, Violin Concerto No. 2, Concertstück and Swedish Dances)
EBS RECORDS 6141 (3 CDs) (2005)

 

IGNAZ BRÜLL
(1846-1907)

Born in Prossnitz, Moravia (now Prostejov, Czech Republic). His family moved to Vienna where he studied the piano with Julius Epstein and composition with Johann Rufinatscha and Felix Otto Dessoff. He had great success as a touring pianist and later taught at the Horak Piano Schools, one of Vienna's greatest private musical institutions, and became its artistic director, having refused an appointment to the Vienna Conservatory. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Symphony in E minor Op. 31 (1880)

Marius Stravinsky/Belarussian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Serenade No.1)
CAMEO CLASSICS CC9027CD (2009)

 

THOMAS BUCHHOLZ
(b. 1961)

Born in Eisenach, Thuringia. He was educated at the University of Music and Theatre in Leipzig and studied composition at the Academy of Arts in Berlin with. Ruth Zechlin. He was appointed as a professor for composition at the Yerevan State Komitas-Conservatory (Armenia) and lectured at the University of Musik and Theater in Leipzig and at the creativity center in Leipzig. He has composed orchestral, instrumental and vocal works. His series of Chamber Symphonies has reached at least No.10 (1996).

Chamber Symphony No. 1 "Eruption" (1989/90)

Thomas Müller/Ensemble FORUM ZEITGENÖSISCHE MUSIK; Leipzig
( + Exclamationes, Zwei Rhapsodien, Fluxion I and II and Zweijandlmal)
ARCHIV DES HÄNDELHAUSES HALLE CD


Chamber Symphony No. 6 "Todesfuge" (1994)

Thomas Müller/Ensemble Konfrontation
( + Chamber Symphonies No.7, 8 and 9)
THOROFON 2380 (2000)

Chamber Symphony No. 7 "Ex-sequi" (1995)

Thomas Müller /Ensemble Konfrontation
( + Chamber Symphonies Nos.6, 8 and 9)
THOROFON 2380 (2000)


Chamber Symphony No. 8 "Ellipse" (1995)

Thomas Müller /Ensemble Konfrontation
( + Chamber Symphonies Nos.6, 7 and 9)
THOROFON 2380 (2000)


Chamber Symphony No. 9 "Tabulatura" (1995)

Thomas Müller /Ensemble Konfrontation
( + Chamber Symphonies Nos.6, 7 and 8)
THOROFON 2380 (2000)

 

NORBERT BURGMÜLLER
(1810-1836)

Born in Düsseldorf. He studied with Joseph Kreutzer in Düsseldorf and Louis Spohr and his pupil Moritz Hauptmann in Kassel. He suffered from epilepsy and drowned during a seizure. Robert Schumann arranged for the posthumous publication of Burgmüller's two symphonies, and completed the orchestration of the scherzo of the unfinished Symphony No. 2. Despite his short life, Burgmüller was able to compose a fair amount of orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 2 (1831-3)

Frieder Bernius/Hofkapelle Stuttgart
( + Symphony No.2)
CARUS 83226 (2010)

Marc Piollet/Kassel State Theater Orchestra
( + Staehle: Symphony No.1)
STERLING CDS-1046 (2002)


Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 11 (1834-35, unfinished)

Frieder Bernius/Hofkapelle Stuttgart
( + Symphony No.1)
CARUS 83226 (2010)

Gernot Schmalfuss/Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto and Overture in F)
MD&G (DABRINGHAUS & GRIMM) GOLD 335 0817 (1998)

Georg Schmohe/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Schumann: Symphony No. 4)
SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI CD 311 010 H1 (1988)

 

MAX BUTTING
(1888-1976)

Born in Berlin. He received his first musical instruction from his mother and later from the organist Arnold Dreyer. He then studied at the Akademie der Tonkunst in Munich from 1908 to 1914, receiving instruction in composition from Friedrich Klose, conducting from Felix Mottl and Paul Prill, as well as singing from Karl Erler. He also studied composition privately with Walter Courvoisier. After some early successes, he was sidelined by the Nazis but resumed his musical career after World War II becoming chief editor in the state radio committee of the GDR and a founding member of the Deutsche Akademie der Künste. He composed a large amount of orchestral and chamber music as well as some instrumental and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1, Op. 21 for 16 Instruments (1922), 2, Op. 29 (1926), 3, Op. 34 (1928), 4, Op. 42 (1942), 5, Op. 43 (1943), 6, Op. 44 (1945, rev. 1953) and 8, Op. 84 "Die Urlaubsreise" (1952). There is also a Chamber Symphony for 13 Instruments, Op. 25 (1923) and a Sinfonietta, Op. 100 (1960)

Symphony No. 7, Op. 67 (1949)

Rolf Kleinert/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1960)
( + String Quartet No.8)
ETERNA 820825 (LP) (1968)


Symphony No. 9 in One Movement, Op. 94 (1956)

Franz Konwitschny/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Nova - Sinfonik In Der DDR - East German Symphonies")
BERLIN CLASSICS 184502 (5 CDs) (2009)
(original LP release: NOVA 885169) (1969)


Symphony No. 10, Op. 108 (1963)

Herbert Kegel/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
NOVA 885169 (LP) (1969)

 

PAUL BÜTTNER
(1870-1943)

Born in Dresden. He started composing as a child and was offered free tuition at the Dresden Conservatory where he studied oboe and then took composition lessons with Felix Draeseke. He worked at fits as an oboist in orchestras and dance bands and then became a choral conductor at the Dresden Conservatory. He also worked as a music critic and became artistic director of the Dresden Conservatory. Banned by the Nazis because of his socialist politics, he died in poverty. His small catalogue consists of 2 operas, orchestral and chamber works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 in F major (1898), 2 in G major (1908) and 3 in D major (1915).

Symphony No 4 in B minor (1918)

Gerhard Pflüger/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Heroic Overture)
STERLING CDS-1048 (2002)
(original LP release: ETERNA 820659 (LP) (c. 1975)



FRIEDRICH CERHA
(b. 1926)

Born in Vienna. He received his education at the Vienna Academy of Music where he studied violin with Váša Prihoda and composition with Alfred Uhl and had further studies at the University of Vienna. With Kurt Schwertsik, he created the ensemble "Die Reihe" which was an important instrument for the spreading of contemporary music in Austria. He joined the staff of the Vienna Academy of Music where he also served as director of its electronic music studio. His musical output, all in advanced idioms, includes operas, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. His orchestral catalogue also includes: Symphony (1947-50, 1st movement performed as "Sinfonia in un Movimento) and Symphonies for Winds and Percussion (1964).

Symphony (1975)

Dennis Russell Davies/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Neue Musik aus Österreich IV")
ORF 325 (2 CDs) (2003)

 

JOHAN CILENŠEK
(1913-1998)

Born in Grossdubrau, Saxony. As a youth he played the zither, piano, cello and organ and then studied church music at the Institute of the Leipzig Conservatory with Johann Nepomuk David as well as composition and organ with Frederick Högner. After World War II, he taught composition at the Franz Liszt Academy of Music in Weimar. He composed orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 2 "Symphony with Funeral Music" (1956)
and 3 (1957).


Symphony No. 1 (1954)

Heinz Bongartz/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1958)
ETERNA 820065 (LP) (1963)


Symphony No. 4 for String Orchestra (1958)

Herbert Kegel/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Nova - Sinfonik In Der DDR - East German Symphonies")
BERLIN CLASSICS 184502 (5 CDs) (2009)
(original LP release: ETERNA 820487) (1965)

Vladimir Verbitsky/USSR State Symphony Orchestra
( + Vieru: Concerto for Orchestra)
MELODIYA S10 17693 (LP) (1982)


Symphony No. 5 "Konzertante Sinfonie" (1959)

Horst Stein/Berlin Radio Symphony (rec. 1960)
( + Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra and Konzertstück for Violin and Orchestra)
HASTEDT HT 5310 (1999)


Sinfonietta (1963)

Hans Rotmann/Flemish Radio Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 (Adagio only) and Konzertstück for Trumpet and Orchestra)
KREUZBERG RECORDS KR 10 038 (1998)

 

CARL CZERNY
(1791-1857)

Born in Vienna to a musical family of Czech origin. With his father as his first teacher, Czerny, a child prodigy, began playing piano at age three and composing at age seven. His illustrious list of teachers included Ludwig van Beethoven as well as Johann Nepomuk Hummel, Antonio Salierii and Muzio Clementi. He began a very successful teaching career at age fifteen and based his method on the teaching styles of Beethoven and Clementi and his most famous pupil was Franz Liszt. An enormously prolific composer, his catalogue reached Op. 861 and included masses, requiems and a large number of symphonies, concertos, sonatas and string quartets. However, it is only the large number of didactic piano pieces that keep his name alive as a composer. His unrecorded Symphonies are No. 3 in C (before 1854) and the early Symphony, Op. 2 (1806) and Symphony in D (1814). Some sources list additional symphonies.

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op.780 "Grand Symphony" (c. 1840)

Nikos Athinäos/Brandenburg State Orchestra, Frankfurt
( + Symphony No.5)
SIGNUM SIG X89 00/CHRISTOPHORUS ENTRÉE CHE01522) (1997)


Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op.781 (c. 1840)

Nikos Athinäos/Brandenburg State Orchestra, Frankfurt
( + Piano Concetro for 4 Hands)
SIGNUM SIG X78 00/CHRISTOPHORUS ENTRÉE CHE01522 (1996)

Grzegorz Nowak/SWR Rundfunkorchester, Kaiserlautern
( + Symphony No. 6)
HÄNSSLER HAEN 93169 (2006)

Symphony No. 5 in E flat major (1845)

Nikos Athinäos/Brandenburg State Orchestra, Frankfurt
( + Symphony No.1)
SIGNUM SIG X89 00/CHRISTOPHORUS ENTRÉE CHE01522) (1997)


Symphony No. 6 in B major (1854)

Grzegorz Nowak/SWR Rundfunkorchester, Kaiserlautern
( + Symphony No. 2)
HÄNSSLER HAEN 93169 (2006)

 

FRIDOLIN DALLINGER
(b. 1933)

Born in Eferding, Upper Austria. He studied composition with Robert Schollum at the Music School of Linz and at the Bruckner Conservatory, Linz with Helmut Eder. This was followed by professional studies at the music academies in Vienna and Salzburg. After several years teaching in high schools, he became a music professor at the Pedagogical Academy of the Diocese of Linz. He has composed an opera, several musicals for Austrian television, choral, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 3 (1998-9) and 4 for Baritone ad Large Orchestra (2004).

Symphony No. 1 "Bauernkriegssymphonie" (Peasants' War Symphony) (1975)

Theodor Guschlbauer/Bruckner Orchestra, Linz
( + Gattermeyer: 5 Scenes for String Orchestra)
PREISER RECORDS SPR 142 (LP) (1983)


Symphony No. 2 (1979-80)

Theodor Guschlbauer/Bruckner Orchester, Linz
( + String Quartet No. 2, Accordion Concerto, and Suite for Saxophone Quartet)
RADIO OBEROSTERREICH OÖ CULTUR (c. 1995)


Sinfonietta for String Orchestra (1973)

Jan Stych/Bohuslav Martinu Chamber Orcestra
( + Suite No.1 for Wind Quintet, Sonatine for Flute and Guitar, Sonata for Violin and Piano,; String Quartet and Hunnenzug: Ballade for Mixed Chorus)
PREISER RECORDS SPR 151 (LP) (1984)



JOHANN NEPOMUK DAVID
(1895-1977)

Born in Eferding, Upper Ausrtria. He began his musical career as an organist in the monastery of Sankt Florian and then was a composition student of Joseph Marx at the Vienna Academy of Music. He taught first in a high school and then at the Leipzig Landeskonservatorium where he became the director. This was followed by a directorship at the Salzburg Mozarteum and an appointment as professor of composition at the Stuttgart Musikhochschule. His large catalogue comprised orchestral, chamber, organ and sacred vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 2, Op. 20 (1938), 3, Op. 28 (1941), 4, Op. 39 (1948), 7, Op. 49 (1957) and 8, Op. 59 (1964-5) as well as Sinfonia Preclassica super nomen H-A-S-E, Op. 44 (1953), Sinfonia Breve for Small Orchestra , Op. 47 (1955) and Sinfonia per Archi, Op. 54 (1959). His son, Thomas Christian David (1925–2006), was also a composer.

Symphony No. 1 in A minor, Op. 18 (1937)

Johannes Wildner/ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna
( + Symphony No. 6)
CPO 7777412 (2014)

Symphony No. 5, Op. 41 (1951)

Erich Schmid/Südwestfunks Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden
( + Ezzolied and Organ Concerto)
AUDITE FSM 53 416-17 (2 LPs) (c. 1980)


Symphony No. 6, Op. 46 (1954)

Johannes Wildner/ORF Radio Symphony Orchestra, Vienna
( + Symphony No. 1)
CPO 7777412 (2014)



THOMAS CHRISTIAN DAVID
(1925-2006)

Born in Leipzig, the son of composer Johann Nepomuk David. He studied at the Thomas School in Leipzig and was a member of the Boys Choir and then studied at the Leipzig Conservatory and at the Salzburg Mozarteum in Salzburg. After moving to Stuttgart, he graduated from musicological studies in Tübingen. He had a distinguished academic career beginning with the Salzburg Mozarteum and later at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna. In addition, he was a professor at the University of Tehran where he also was chief conductor of the orchestra of the Iranian TV. Returning to Austria, he was professor of music theory and composition at the Vienna Musikhochschule. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Sinfonia Concertante for Piano, Clarinet, Violin and Orchestra (or Band) (1986)

Kenneth G. Bloomquist/Verdehr Trio (Elsa Ludewig-Verdehr-clarinet; Walter Verdehr-violin, Gary Kirkpatrick-piano)/ Michigan State University Wind Symphony
( + Carmen Suite and Skrowaczewski: Triple Concerto)
CRYSTAL CD749 (1998)

 

PAUL DESSAU
(1894-1979)

Born in Hamburg. He studied violin at the Klindworth-Scharwenka Conservatory in Berlin with Florian Zajic. In Hamburg, he studied piano and score reading with Eduard Behm and took classes in composition from Max Julius Loewengard and then became répétiteur at Hamburg.'s Stadttheater. After World War I. he became conductor at the Kammerspiele, Hamburg, and was répétiteur and later Kapellmeister at the opera house in Cologne under Otto Klemperer, Kapellmeister in Mainz and then Principal Kapellmeister at the Städtische Oper Berlin under Bruno Walter. With the advent of the Nazis, he left Germany for France and then to the United States where he composed for films in Hollywood. He returned to Germany after World War II, settling in East Berlin, where he taught composition at the Staatliche Schauspielschule in Berlin-Oberschöneweide. He composed operas, scenic plays, incidental music, ballets, orchestral works and pieces for solo instruments as well as vocal music.

Symphony (No. 1) in One Movement (1926)

Nikos Athinäos/Brandenburg State Orchestra, Frankfurt
( + Les Voix and Mozart/Dessau: Symphonic Adaptation)
SIGNUM SIG X65-00 (1995)

Roger Epple / Deutsches Sinfonie Orchester, Berlin
( + Symphony No. 2, In Memoriam Bertold Brecht, Examen et Poème de Verlaine and Les Voix)
CAPRICCIO 5019 (2009)


Symphony No. 2 (originally Orchestra Suite in 3 Movements, reworked as symphony) (1934/1962)

Roger Epple / Deutsches Sinfonie Orchester, Berlin
( + Symphony No. 1, In Memoriam Bertold Brecht, Examen et Poème de Verlaine and Les Voix)
CAPRICCIO 5019 (2009)

Rolf Kleinert/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Orchestra Music No.3 "Lenin" and Quintet)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0091822BC (1997)
(original LP release: NOVA 885143) (1979)

 

MAX DEUTSCH
(1892-1982)

Born in Vienna. He had private composition lessons from Arnold Schoenberg and also took courses at the University of Vienna. He began his musical career as a conductor of operettas and then moved to Paris where he founded Der Jüdische Spiegel whose purpose was to promote the works of modernist composers like Schoenberg, Berg and Webern. He also worked there as a pianist, cabaret composer as well as at the École Normale de Musique. After war service, he returned to Paris to teach using the Schoenberg method and founded the Grands Concerts de la Sorbonne. Among his students were György Kurtág, Girolamo Arrigo, Luis de Pablo and Sylvano Bussotti. His Symphony based on the film "Der Schatz" was the first symphony of that type. He also wrote 2 other symphonies as well as a choral symphony after Charles Péguy's "Priere pour Nous Autres Mortels" (1940).

"Der Schatz," A Film Symphony in 5 Acts (1924)

Frank Strobel/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic
CPO 995925-2 (2005)

 

ALBERT DIETRICH
(1829-1908)

Born in Golk, near Meissen, Saxony. He studied composition with Robert Schumann in Düsseldorf, where he first met Brahms and collaborated with Schumann and Brahms on the 'F-A-E' Sonata for Joseph Joachim. He became the musical director at the court of Oldenburg, where Brahms often visited him and where he introduced many of Brahms’s works. He composed, in addition to his sole Symphony, an opera, Concertos for Violin, Cello and Horn, choral, vocal and instrumental works and several chamber compositions.

Symphony in D minor, Op. 20 (c. 1850)

Alexander Rumpf/Oldenburg State Philharmonic
( + Violin Concerto and Einleitung und Romance)
CPO 777314-2 (2008)

 

KARL DIETRICH
(b. 1927)

Born in in Wachstedt/Eichsfeld, Thuringia. At the Friedrich-Schiller University in Jena, he studied musicology, music theory and counterpoint Hans Joachim Moser. Then, at Weimar's Franz Liszt Hochschule für Musik he studied piano with Juliane Lerche, and composition with Otmar Gerster, Heinrich Riethmüller and Willi Niggeling. He became a professor of music theory and composition at the latter school. He has composed orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1969), 2 (1972), 3 "Auftritt eines Orchesters" (1978), 5 "The Weimar" (1986), 6 for 2 Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra ""Unter dem Firmament des Friedens" (1989), 7 "Sinfonia Erfordia" (1992) and 8 "Porträt eines Schauspielers" (2001).

Symphony No. 4 "Contra Bellum" (1977)

Herbert Kegel/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1977)
( + Dramatic Scenes)
NOVA 885421(LP) (1985)

 

OSKAR DIETRICH
(1888-1978)

Born in Vienna. He studied music theory with R. Braun and oechestration with Franz Schmidt. He composed an opera. orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His orchestral output includes 2 Symphonies.

Symphony in D minor "Dona Nobis Pacem!"

Kurt Rapf/Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra
( + Waldstein: Lyric Passacaglia and M. Nedbal: Variations and Fugue)
PREISER RECORDS SPR 124 (LP) (c. 1980)

 

FRIEDHELM DÖHL
(b. 1936)

Born in Göttingen, Lower Saxony. He studied composition with Wolfgang Fortner and piano with Carl Seemann at the Hochschule für Musik Freiburg. He was a lecturer at the Robert Schumann Conservatory in Düsseldorf where he founded the Studio for New Music. Afterwards, he was a professor at the Musicology Institute of the Free University of Berlin where he was a member of New Music Berlin. Then he was appointed director of the Music Academy of Basel where he founded studios for electronic music, non-European music, music and theater. He has composed works for solo instruments, chamber groups, voice, orchestra, and live electronics.

Symphony (1997-98)

Erich Wächter/Philharmonische Orchester der Hansestadt, Lübeck
ARS MUSICI AM 1295 (2000)

 

GERD DOMHARDT
(1945-1997)

Born in Wolmirstedt, Saxony-Anhalt. He studied music education, German studies and musicology at the University of Halle-Wittenberg and then was a master student for composition with Ruth Zechlin at the Academy of the Arts, Berlin. He worked as an editor at the Deutscher Verlag für Musik in Leipzig and was a teacher of the Halle composer's class and an honorary lecturer at the University of Halle-Wittenberg. He composed an opera, orchestral, chamber and choral works. His other orchestral works include Symphony No.1 (1972) and Chamber Symphonies Nos. 1 (1972) and 2 for 12 Solo Strings and Percussion (1975).

Symphony No. 2 (1980)

Christian Kluttig/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + T. Müller: String Quartet No. 2)
NOVA 885278 (LP) (1988)



FELIX DRAESEKE
(1835-1913)

Born in Coburg, Franconia. He wrote his first composition at age 8 and later attended the Leipzig Conservatory where he studied theory and harmony with Benjamin Papperitz and Friedrich Richter, piano with Louis Plaidy and Ignaz Moscheles, composition with Julius Rietz and music history with Franz Brendel. As a composer, he was attracted to the New German School centered on Franz Liszt at Weimar. After some teaching in Switzerland, he settled in Dresden where he would receive appointments to the Dresden Conservatory and then to the Royal Saxon Conservatory. In addition to his Symphonies, he composed operas, other orchestral works, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. An early symphony in C major, completed in 1856 and premiered that year, is considered lost.

Symphony No. 1 in G major, Op.12 (1868-7)

George Hanson/Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto)
MD&G (DABRINGHAUS & GRIMM) GOLD 3350929 (1999)

Jörg Peter Weigle/North German Philharmonic Orchestra
( Symphony No.4 and Gudrun: Overture)
CPO 999746 (2005)


Symphony No. 2 in F major, Op.25 (1874-6)

Jörg Peter Weigle/Hannover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Serenade in D major)
CPO 999719 (2002)


Symphony No. 3 in C major, Op.40 "Sinfonia Tragica" (1885-6)

Hermann Desser (pseudonym for Heinz Drewes /Berlin Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1942)
URANIA URLP 7162 (LP) (c. 1955)

George Hanson/Wuppertal Symphony Orchestra
( + Penthesilea and Gudrun: Overture)
MD&G (DABRINGHAUS & GRIMM) GOLD 3351041 (2002)

Jörg Peter Weigle/Hannover Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Funeral March)
CPO 999581 (2000)


Symphony No. 4 in E minor, WoO 38 " Sinfonia Comica" (1912)

Jörg Peter Weigle/North German Philharmonic Orchestra
( Symphony No.1 and Gudrun: Overture)
CPO 999746 (2005)

 

RICHARD DÜNSER
(b. 1959)

Born in Bregenz, Voralberg. He studied at the Bregenz Conservatory and later studied composition with Francis Burt the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts composition . In addition, he perfected his compositional skills composer under Hans Werner Henze at the Cologne Music Academy and was a composition fellow at Tanglewood. He taught at Innsbruck's music education department, the Salzburg Mozarteum, the Vorarlberg State Conservatory and then became a full professor of music theory at the University) of Music and Dramatic Arts in Graz. He has composed in most genres, ranging from opera to works for vocal and instrumental soloists.

Sinfonietta Concertante for Clarinet and Orchestra (1985)


Richard Dünser/Vienna Concert Society
( + Night-Triptych, Four Serious Songs and Suite for String Orchestra)
SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI 3-1320-2 H1 (1997)



HELMUT EDER
(1916-2005)

Born in Linz. He studied at the Linz Conservatory and then with Johann Nepomuk David in Stuttgart and Carl Orff in Munich. Returning to Linz, he became a teacher and then full professor at the Linz Conservatory and also conducted the Singakademie in Linz and founded an electronic music studio in that city.. He later became professor of composition at the Salzburg Mozarteum.. He composed works across most genres including scores for film, television, and radio. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1950), 2 (1962), 4 "Choral" (1973-5) and 5 "Organ" (1979-80). .

Symphony No. 3, Op. 29 for String Orchestra (1959)

Hans Stadlmair/Munich ChamberOrchestra
( + Stadlmair: Violin Concerto)
AMADEO AVRS 5050 (LP) (1965)


Symphony No. 6, Op.100 "Ombrage" (1994)

Wolfgang Sawallisch/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1996)
( + Haffner—Flute Concerto and Episoden—Piano Concerto)
ORF 271 (2002)

 

WERNER EGK
(1901-1983)

Born in Auchsesheim, today part of Donauwörth, Bavaria (original surname: Mayer). He studied under Carl Orff in Munich. He then had a very successful career as a composer of theater music. He did well during the Nazi era and had to stand trial after the War (and was exonerated). Later on he became the director of the Berlin Hochschule für Musik. In addition to works for the theater, including operas , ballets and radio plays, he composed orchestral chamber and vocal works.

Kleine Symphonie (1926)

Nikos Athinäos/Brandenburg State Orchestra, Frankfurt
( + Peer Gynt: Tango, Joan von Zarissa: Triptychon, French Suite and Die Zaubergeige:
Overture)
SIGNUM SIG X86-00 (1997)



GOTTFRIED VON EINEM
(1918-1996)

Born in Bern, Switzerland, the son of an Austrian diplomat. He was taken to Berlin as a child where he later studied with Boris Blacher and became a répétiteur for the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra. He then went to the Dresden State Opera where he worked as resident composer and music advisor. Moving to Austria, he studied counterpoint in Vienna with Johann Nepomuk David. He taught at the Vienna Conservatory of Music. His vast catalogue includes operas, ballets, orchestra, chamber and vocal work.

Philadelphia Symphony, Op. 28 (1961)

Zubin Mehta/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: " A Tribute To Zubin Mehta")
DECCA 4757470 (6 CDs) (2006)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6418) (1969)


Vienna Symphony, Op. 49 (1977)

Nikos Athinäos/Brandenburg State Orchestra, Frankfurt
( + Symphonic Scenes and Dance-Rondo)
SIGNUM SIG X57-00 (1994)


Munich Symphony, Op. 70 (1983)

Carlos Kalmar/North German Radio Symphony (NDR)
( + Symphony No. 4, Arietten, Concerto for Orchestra and Tanz-Rondo)
COMPOSER'S DOMAIN CD 069 (2 CDs) (c. 2007)


Symphony No. 4, Op. 80 (1987)

Lamberto Gardelli/Hungarian National Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Munich Symphony, Arietten, Concerto for Orchestra, Tanz-Rondo)
COMPOSER'S DOMAIN CD 069 (2 CDs) (c. 2007)




HANNS EISLER
(1898-1962)

Born in Leipzig. His family moved to Vienna where, after service in World War I, he studied under Arnold Schoenberg. Moving to Berlin, his music became increasingly oriented towards political themes and, to Schoenberg's dismay, more popular in style with influences drawn from jazz and cabaret. He also began his friendship and collaboration with Bertolt Brecht. The Nazis forced his exile to America where he taught composition at the New School in New York and then worked scoring movies in Hollywood. After World War II, his Communist politics forced him out of the United States and he returned to Germany and settled in East Berlin. Back in East Germany, he composed the national anthem of the German Democratic Republic and became one of that country's most respected composers and he continued his collaboration with his old friend Bertolt Brecht. He composed an opera, incidental music, orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral works.

Deutsche Sinfonie for Soloists, 2 Speakers, Chorus and Orchestra, Op. 50 (1937)

Adolf Fritz Guhl/Elisabeth Breul (soprano)/Hermann Hähnel (baritone), Fred Teschler (bass), Ekkehard Schall (speaker) Hilmar Thate (speaker)/Leipzig Radio Chorus/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
BERLIN CLASSICS ETERNA 00 3066 2 BC (1995)
(original release: ETERNA 8 20 481-2 {2 LPs}) (1965)

Eliahu Inbal/Wilm Eike (baritone)/Kurt Rydl (bass)/SophieKoch (mezzo)/Carolin Masur (alto)/Orchestre National de l'O.R.T.F. Chorus/Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
ASTRÉE NAÏVE V 5031 (2006)

Max Pommer/Gisela Burkhardt (sopraan)/Uta Priew (mezzosopraan)/Rosemarie Lang (alt)/
Andreas Sommerfeld (bariton)/Ira Mowitz (bas)/Martin Seifert (spreekstem)/ Stefan Lisewski (spreekstem)/Rundfunkchor Berlin/Rundfunk-Solistenvereinigung Berlin
BERLIN CLASSICS 0300363BC (2012)
(original LP release: NOVA 885281) (1988)

Lothar Zagrosek/Hendrikje Wangemann (soprano)/Annette Markert (alto)/Matthias Görne (baritone)/Peter Lika (bass)/ Gerhard Gütschow (speaker)/Ernst Senff Chor, Berlin/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
DECCA ENTARTETE MUSIK 448389-2 (1995)


Kleine Sinfonie, Op. 29 (1932)

Mathias Husmann/Magdeburgische Philharmonie
( + Chamber Symphony, 3 Pieces for Orchestra, 5 Pieces for Orchestra and Lustspiel Overture)
CPO 999 071-2 (1993)

Rolf Kleinert/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Deutsche Sinfonie and 5 Orchesterstücke)
ETERNA 8 20 481-2 (2 LPs) (1965)

Heinz Rögner/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + 5 Pieces for Orchestra, Winterschlacht: Suite, Wilhelm Tell (sel.), Goethe Rhapsodie: Part 2 and 400 Millionen: Scherzo for Violin and Orchestra)
BERLIN CLASSICS 00 9233 2 BC (1996)
(original LP release: NOVA 885043) (1973)

Ilan Volkov/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Schumann: Faust Overture and Brahms: Symphony No.1)
BBC MAGAZINE MM264 (2006)

Hans E. Zimmer/Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, Berlin
( + Chamber Symphony, 5 Pieces for orchestra, 3 Pieces for Orchestra and Sturm Suite for Orchestra)
CAPRICCIO 10 500 (1997)


Chamber Symphony, Op. 69 (1940)

Walter Goehr/Berlin Chamber Orchestra
( + Piano Sonata in Variation Form and Suite for Septet No.1)
ETERNA 8 20 117 (UNSERE NEUE MUSIK, 12) (LP) (1960s)

Mathias Husmann/Magdeburg Philharmonic
( + Kleine Sinfonie, 3 Pieces for Orchestra, 5 Pieces for Orchestra and Lustspiel Overture)
CPO 999 071-2 (1993)

Hans E. Zimmer/Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, Berlin
( + Kleine Sinfonie, 5 Pieces for orchestra, 3 Pieces for Orchestra and Sturm Suite for Orchestra)
CAPRICCIO 10 500 (1997)



HEIMO ERBSE
(1924-2005)

Born in Rudolstadt, Thuringia. In Weimar, he studied piano and flute as well as theory and composition with Sigfried Walter Müller. He then worked in the theater before studying under Boris Blacher in Blacher. Moving to Salzburg, he lived most of his life in Austria. He composed operas, incidental music, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 3, Op. 42 (1992) 4, Op. 48 (1990) and 5 (1993).

Symphony No. 1, Op. 23 (1964)

Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt/NDR Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg
( + Symphony No. 2)
INSEL HOMBROICH K 12 84 002 (LP) (1970s)


Symphony No. 2, Op. 29 (1970)

Reinhard Petefs/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
INSEL HOMBROICH K 12 84 002 (LP) (1970s)


Sinfonietta Giocosa, Op. 14 (1956)

Peter Keuschnig/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + 3 Choruses for 6 Voices, Trio for Clarinet, Violin and Piano and Piano Sonata)
AULOS FSM 53563 AUL (LP) (1985)



EDUARD ERDMANN
(1896-1958)

Born in Wenden (Cēsis), Livonia (now Latvia). His first musical studies were in Riga, where his teachers were Bror Möllersten and Jean du Chastain for piano and Harald Creutzburg for harmony and counterpoint. Then he studied piano in Berlin with Conrad Ansorge and composition with Heinz Tiessen. For a time, he was considered among Germany's leading modernist composers. Furthermore, he had an international reputation as a concert pianist. His catalogue is not large and includes orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal compositions.

Symphony No. 1, Op. 10 (1919)

Israel Yinon/Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Rondo for Orchestra)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL 3 65 722 (2001)


Symphony No. 2, Op. 13 (1924)

Israel Yinon/Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Rondo for Orchestra)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL 3 65 722 (2001)

Symphony No. 3, Op. 19 (1947)

Israel Yinon/Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt
( + Capricci for Orchestra)
CPO 7770682 (2005)


Symphony No. 4, Op. 20 (1951)

Israel Yinon/Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt
( + Serenade for Orchestra)
CPO 7771752 (2006)

 

IVÁN ERÖD
(b.1936)

Born in Budapest. He studied piano with Pál Kadosa and composition with Ferenc Szabó at Budapest's Franz Liszt Academy of Music. He fled to Austria in 1956 and studied there at the Vienna Music Academy with Richard Hauser for piano and Karl Schiske for composition). He also took several summer classes at Darmstadt. He launched a career as a pianist and then was director of studies at the Vienna Festival. Afterwards, he taught music theory and composition at the Graz Musikhochschule and later at the Vienna Musikhochschule. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. His Symphony No. 2, Op. 75 was composed in (2000-1) and there is a Symphony in C-sharp minor (1948) among his juvenilia.

Symphony No. 1, Op.67 "Aus der Alten Welt" (1995)

Pinchas Steinberg/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Neue Musik aus Österreich III")
ORF 249 (2 CDs) (2002)

Minnesota Sinfonietta for Orchestra, Op. 51 (1985-6)

Pinchas Steinberg/ORF Symphony Orchestra
( + Vox Lucis, Schnappschüsse and Trio)
ÖSTERREICHISCHE MUSIK DER GEGENWART (No.50) 830 004-2 (1995)

 

FRIEDRICH ERNST FESCA
(1789-1826)

Born in Magdeburg, Saxony. He received his early musical education in his home city and completed his studies at Leipzig under Eberhard Muller. At age fifteen, he appeared before the public with several concertos for the violin. He was appointed leading violinist of the Leipzig orchestra and then became concertmaster to the duke of Oldenburg and was appointed solo-violinist by King Jerome of Westphalia at Cassel, In addition to his Symphonies, he composed chamber works, operas, sacred compositions as well as many songs and vocal quartets..

Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, Op.6 (c.1810)

Frank Beermann/North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannover
CPO 999889-2 (2007)


Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op.10 (c. 1810)

Frank Beermann/North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannover
( + Symphony No.3
CPO 777350-2 (2008)


Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 13 (1816)

Frank Beermann/North German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hannover
( + Symphony No.2)
CPO 777350-2 (2008)



FRANZ FLÖSSNER
(1899-1972)

Born in Wiesbaden, Hesse. He studied at the Mainz Conservatory and composed orchestral, chamber and piano works.

Symphony, Op. 37 (1949)

Hans Müller-Kray/South German Radio Orchestra (rec. 1950's)
( + Cello Concerto, Piano Concerto, Organ Concerto and Prelude, Fugue and Toccata for Piano)
MELISMA 7131/32-2 (2 CDs) (1997)

 

PATER THEO FLURY
(b. 1955)

His musical studies were at the Pontifical Academy of Sacred Music in Rome where he received diplomas in organ and composition as well improvisation lessons with Jan Raas in Amsterdam.

Sinfonia Concertante per Organ and Orchestra

Franz Karl Prassl/P. Theo Flury(organ)/Klagenfurt ad hoc orchestra
( + Fhedodoroff: Organ Concerto and Blanco: Organ Concerto)
MATHIS 323-03 (private CD)



WOLFGANG FORTNER
(1907-1987)

Born in Leipzig. He began his studies at the Leipzig Conservatory with Karl Straube for organ and Hermann Graubner for composition and also studied musicology at Leipzig University. While still a student, two of his early compositions were publicly performed. He went to Heidelberg as professor at the Institute for Evangelical Church Music and later taught in Detmold and in Freiburg im Breisgau. His catalogue includes operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber, piano, organ and vocal works.

Symphony (1947)

Roland Bader/North German Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1980)
(included in collection: "Zeitgenössische Musik in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 1 - 1945-1950")
DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI DMR 1004-6 (3 LPs) (1982)

Günter Wand/Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1960)
( + B. A. Zimmermann: Symphony in One Movement, Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano and Winds and Ligeti: Lontano)
PROFIL PH05042 (2006)



EDUARD FRANCK
(1817-1893)

Born in Breslau, Silesia (now Wrocław, Poland). He studied with Felix Mendelssohn as a private student in Düsseldorf and later in Leipzig. As a talented pianist, he embarked upon a dual career as a concert artist and teacher, holding many positions over the course of 40 years. He composed mostly chamber works but his catalogue also includes a select number of works for orchestra.

Symphony in A major, Op.47 (1856)

Hans Peter Frank/Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto in E minor)
AUDITE 20025 (1998)


Symphony in B flat major, Op.52 (c. 1860)

Hans Peter Frank/Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto in D)
AUDITE 20034 (2000)



FRANZ XAVER FRENZEL (FRIEDEMANN KATT)
(b. 1945)

Born Friedemann Katt in Mauterndorf, Salzburg. He studied composition with Alfred Uhl at Hochschule für Musik in Vienna. He worked as an organist at the Abbey of Heiligenkreuz and then began a long career as a music educator in Baden near Vienna. He invented the fictional composeer of baroque music, "Franz Xaver Frenzel" and composes many works under that pseudonym. His vast catalogue includes an opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and sacred works. His only unrecorded symphonic work is "Swinging Symphony" (Symphony in G) (2009).

String Symphony in F major (1982)

Rainer Honeck (violin)/Wiener Streichersolisten
( + Eyne Wasser und Jagdsymphonie, Sinfonia Concertante, Trio in C, Cembalo Sonata, Concerto in F, Suites Nos. 1 and 2 and Sonata for Flute and Organ)
EDITION PREMIERE EP 10.001/2-2 (2 CDs)
(original LP release: ORF REIHE CURIOSA NR. 2 LP-86) (c. 1985)


Sinfonia Concertante in G minor for Violin and String Orchestra (1989)

Erke Duit/Dimitri Polyzoides (violin)/Neue Streicher
( + Eyne Wasser und Jagdsymphonie, String Symphony, Trio in C, Cembalo Sonata, Concerto in F, Suites Nos. 1 and 2 and Sonata for Flute and Organ)
EDITION PREMIERE EP 10.001/2-2 (2 CDs)


Eyne Wasser und Jagdsymphonie zu Schönbrunn for Large and Small Orchestra (1997)

Peter Keuschnigg/ORF Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonia Concertante, String Symphony, Trio in C, Cembalo Sonata, Concerto in F, Suites Nos. 1 and 2 and Sonata for Flute and Organ)
EDITION PREMIERE EP 10.001/2-2 (2 CDs)
(originally released as a Private LP)


Sinfonia Sacra for Brass Ensemble "Erinnerungen an das Cistercienser Kloster Stift Heilige" (1996)

Werner Hackl/Wind Ensemble of the Lower Austrian .Tonkünstler Orchestra.
( + Trumbläsereyen)
FRENZEL RECORDS 9801 (Private CD)


Rieder Symphony (Festive Symphony in B major) (2006)

Dennis Russell Davies/Bruckner Orchestra Linz
FR 200806 (2006)



ROBERT FUCHS
(1847-1927)

Born in Frauental an der Lassnitz, Styria. He studied at the Vienna Conservatory with Felix Otto Dessoff and Joseph Hellmesberger among others. He eventually secured a teaching position at this school and was appointed Professor of music theory. Among his famous pupils were George Enescu, Gustav Mahler, Hugo Wolf, Jean Sibelius, Alexander von Zemlinsky, Erich Korngold, Franz Schmidt and Franz Schreker. He was highly regarded as a composer in his lifetime and produced orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op.37 (c. 1885)

Manfred Müssauer/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Olomouc
( + Symphony No.2)
THOROFON CTH 2268 (1996)


Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op.45 (1887)

Manfred Müssauer/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Olomouc
( + Symphony No.2)
THOROFON CTH 2268 (1996)


Symphony No. 3 in E major, Op.79 (1907)

Manfred Müssauer/Moravian Philharmonic Orchestra, Olomouc
( + Des Meeres und der Liebe Wellen: Overture and Andante Grazioso and Capriccio)
THOROFON CTH 2260 (1995)



WILHELM FURTWÄNGLER
(1886-1954)

Born in Schöneberg (now Berlin-Schöneberg). As a child, he had piano lessons and began to compose. He later studied composition with Anton Beer-Walbrunn and advanced counterpoint with Joseph Rheinberger and completed his studies with Max von Schillings. He soon embarked on a conducting career and performed in Switzerland, Germany and Austria. He became one of the worlds great conductors whose most famous post was at the Berlin Philharmonic. Although his career was tainted as a result of his activities during the Nazi-era, he managed to resume his eminence in the postwar period. He thought of himself primarily as a composer, and, despite his busy conducting career, managed to produce a large amount of orchestral, chamber and instrumental works as well as a pair of early operas and some choral pieces.

Symphony No. 1 in B minor (1938-41)

George A. Albrecht/Weimar Staatskapelle Chamber Orchestra
ARTE NOVA 74321-76828-2 (2000)

Alfred Walter/Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
MARCO POLO 8.223295 (1992)


Symphony No. 2 in E minor (1944-5)

George A. Albrecht/Weimar Staatskapelle Chamber Orchestra
ARTE NOVA ANO 578340 (2005)

Takashi Asahina/Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra
VICTOR (Japan) VIC 2397-8) (2 LPs) (1984)

Daniel Barenboim/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
TELDEC 0927 43495-2 (2 CDs) (2002)

Wilhelm Furtwängler/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Schmann: Symphony No. 4)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON THE ORIGINALS 457722 (2 CDs) (1998)
(original release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON LPM 18017-8 {2 LPs}) (1952)

Wilhelm Furtwängler/Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1948)
( + Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 2 and R. Strauss: Death and Transfiguration)
SOCIÉTÉ WILHELM FURTWÄNGLER SWF CD 921-2 (2 CDs) (2008)

Wilhelm Furtwängler/Hessian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Frankfurt am Main (rec. 1952)
( + Gluck: Iphigenie in Aulis Overture)
WILHELM FURTWÄNGLER GESELLSCHAFT TMK 2006 0291 (2 CDs) (2006)
(original LP release: CETRA FE 36) {2 LPs}) (1983)

Wilhelm Furtwängler/Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1954)
( + Beethoven: Symphony No. 1)
HÄNSSLER HISTORIC HAEN94215 (2 CDs) (2011)
(original release: SOCIÉTÉ WILHELM FURTWÄNGLER SWF 8301-2 {2 LPs}) (1983)

Wilhelm Furtwängler/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1953)
ORFEO D'OR C375941B (1994)

Eugen Jochum/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1954)
BR KLASSIK 900702 (2 CDs) (2010)

Alfred Walter/BBC Symphony Orchestra
MARCO POLO 8. 223436 (1994)


Symphony No. 3 in C sharp minor (1947-54)

George A. Albrecht/Weimar Staatskapelle Chamber Orchestra
ARTE NOVA 74321-72103-2 (2000)

Joseph Keilberth/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (movements 1 - 3) (rec.1956)
( + Beethoven Symphony No. 1)
WILHELM FURTWÄNGLER GESELLSCHAFT TMK 17198

Wolfgang Sawallisch/Bavarian State Orchestra (rec. 1980)
ORFEO C406961B (1996)

Alfred Walter/Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
MARCO POLO 8.223105 (1992)


Symphony in D major (fragment: 1st movement only) (1903)

Alfred Walter/Slovak State Symphony Orchestra, Košice
( + Symphony No.1: 1st Movement and Overture)
MARCO POLO 8.223645 (1995)



HANS GÁL
(1890-1987)

Born in Brunn, Lower Austria. He studied at the University of Vienna with Eusebius Mandyczewski and Guido Adler. Following considerable success as a composer in the 1920s, he was appointed Director of the Conservatory in Mainz. Nazism compelled him to flee to Edinburgh in 1938 where he took employment at the University as a lecturer, a post he held until 1965. He composed many works in various genres. His other major works for orchestra include Symphony No. 4 (Sinfonia Concertante for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello & Orchestra, 1976) and Concertos for Violin, Cello and Piano.

Symphony No.1 in D major (originally Sinfonietta), Op.30 (1927)

Kenneth Woods/Orchestra of the Swan
( + Schumann: Symphony No. 1)
AVIE AV 2233 (2014)

Thomas Zehetmair/Northern Sinfonia
( + Schubert: Symphony No. 6)
AVIE AV2224 (2011)

Symphony No. 2 in F major, Op.53 (1942-3)

Kenneth Woods/Orchestra of the Swan
( + Schumann: Symphony No. 4)
AVIE AV 2232 (2013)

Thomas Zehetmair: Northern Sinfonia
( + Schubert: Symphony No. 9)
AVIE AV2225 (2 CDs) (2011)

Symphony No. 3 in A major, Op.62 (1951-2)

Kenneth Woods/Orchestra of the Swan
( + Schumann: Symphony No. 3)
AVIE AV 2230 (2011)


Symphony No. 4"Sinfonia Concertante" for Flute, Clarinet, Violin, Cello and Orchestra, Op. 105 (1976)

Kenneth Woods/Orchestra of the Swan
( + Schumann: Symphony No. 2)
AVIE AV 2231 (2012)

Sinfonietta No. 1 for Mandolin Orchestra, Op. 81

Volker Gerland/Baden Mandolin Orchestra
( + Biedermeiertänze, Divertimento, Op.68c and Divertimento, Op. 80)
ANTES EDITION (BELLA MUSICA): BM319 171 (2002)


Sinfonietta No. 2 for Mandolin Orchestra, Op. 86

Volker Gerland/Baden Mandolin Orchestra
( + Capriccio, Suite for Three Mandolins and Lyrical Suite)
ANTES EDITION (BELLA MUSICA): BM319 177 (2002)



JOHANN BAPTIST GÄNSBACHER
(1778-1844)


Born in Sterzing, Tyrol. His father, a schoolmaster and teacher of music, undertook his son's early education, which the boy continued under various masters until 1802, when he became the pupil of the celebrated Abbé Vogler. He was director of the music at St. Stephen's Cathedral in Vienna. He mostly composed church music but also wrote several sonatas, his single symphony and several minor dramatic compositions.

Symphony in D major (1807)

Edgar Seipenbusch/Cappella Istropolitana
( + Nagiller: Symphony in C minor)
INSTITUT FÜR TIROLER MUSIKFORSCHUNG (CD) (2008)

 

HEINRICH GATTERMEYER
(b. 1923)

Born in Sierning bei Steyr, Upper Austria. After World War II, he studied composition with Alfred Uhl at the Vienna Academy of Music. He first taught in Vienna's high schools and then composition at the Vienna Academy of Music and Performing Arts. He was President of the Austrian Society for Contemporary Music. He has composed orchestral, chamber. instrumental, choral and vocal works.

Amadeus-Symphonie (2005)

Werner Hackl/ÖGZM-Orchester
( + W.Wagner: Fantasie on a Fugue Fragment by W.A.Mozart, Schwertsik: Mozart, Auf und Davon and S.Huber: Spurensuche)
ORF ÖGZM KONZERTMITSCHNITT (2006)



FRITZ GEISSLER
(1921-1984)

Born in Wurzen, Saxony. His early musical education was haphazard but after war service and professional work as a violist, he studied composition again, at the College of Music at Berlin-Charlottenburg under Hermann Wunsch and Boris Blacher. He then taught music theory and composition at the Institute for Musical Education, at the University of Leipzig and later professor of composition at the musical colleges in Leipzig and Dresden. He was a prolific composer of operas, ballets, cantatas, oratorios, orchestral and chamber music. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 4 (1967), 8 for Soloists, Chorus and Orchestra (1974), 9 (1974-8), 10 (1978) and Chamber Symphony (No. 2) with Soprano (1970).

Symphony No. 1 (Symphonic Suite) (1964-5)

Ruben Gazarian/Westsächsisches Symphonieorchester Borna
( + Violin Concerto)
QUERSTAND VKJK 0224 (1997)


Symphony No. 2 (1962-4)

Václav Neumann/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
(included in collection: "Nova - Sinfonik In Der DDR - East German Symphonies")
BERLIN CLASSICS 184502 (5 CDs) (2009)
(original LP release: NOVA 885152) (1979)


Symphony No. 3 (1965-6)

Herbert Kegel/Leipzig Radio Orchestra
( + Chamber Symphony {1954}, Piano Concerto and Ode to a Nightingale)
HASTEDT HT 5312 (2000)
(original LP release: NOVA 885097) (1978)


Symphony No. 5 (1968-9)

Herbert Kegel/Leipzig Radio Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 11, Clarinet Concerto and Cello Concertino)
HASTEDT HT 5334 (2009)
(original LP release: NOVA 885026) (1973)


Symphony No. 6 "Symphony Concertante" for Wind Quintet and String Orchestra (1971)

Max Pommer/Leipzig Radio Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
NOVA 885097 (LP) (1978)


Symphony No. 7 (1972)

Herbert Kegel/Leipzig Radio Orchestra
( + Concert Fantasy and Horn Sonata)
NOVA 885234 (LP) (1986)


Symphony No. 11 for Alto or Mezzo and Orchestra (1984)

Gerd Puls/Rostock Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5, Clarinet Concerto and Cello Concertino)
HASTEDT HT 5334 (2009)


Chamber Symphony (No. 1) (1954)

Herbert Kegel/Leipzig Radio Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3, Piano Concerto and Ode to a Nightingale)
HASTEDT HT 5312 (2000)


Chamber Symphony (1970)

Max Pommer/Kammermusikvereinigung
( + Symphony No. 2)
NOVA 885152 (LP) (1979)

 

HARALD GENZMER
(1909-2007)

Born in Blumenthal, near Bremen. He studied composition with Paul Hindemith at the Berlin Hochschule für Music and later taught at the Volksmusikschule Berlin-Neukölln. After World War II, he was offered a post at the Munich Musikhochschule but the American authoritiesas this was blocked this. He taught at the Musikhochschule in Freiburg im Breisgau but was able to take the Munich post later. He composed a large catalogue of orchestral, chamber and instrumental works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1957, rev. 1970), Bremer Symphony (1942), Sinfonia da Camera (1970), Sinfonia per Giovan for Large School Orchestra and Sinfonietta No. 2 for String Orchestra.

Symphony No. 2 for String Orchestra (1958)

Alexander Liebreich/Munich Chamber Orchestra
( + Concertino No.1 for Piano and String Orchestra with Flute, Violin Concerto, Chamber Concerto for Violin and Orchestra and Chamber Concerto for Oboe and String Orchestra)
THOROFON CTH 2537 (2006)


Symphony No. 3 (1986)

Werner Andreas Albert/Saarbrucken Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Festive Overture and Hölderlin Fragments)
THOROFON CTH 2556 (2009)


Symphony No. 4 (1995)

Theodor Guschlbauer/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic, Ludwigshafen
( + Prologue II and Piano Concerto No.3)
THOROFON CTH 2401 (2000)


Symphony No. 5 (1999)

Werner Andreas Albert/Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saabrücken Kaiserslautern
( + Concerto for Orchestra No. 2 and Tänzerische Suite)
THOROFON CTH2560 (2013)


Sinfonietta (No. 1) for Strings (1955)

Jörg Faerber/Württemberg Chamber Orchestra, Heilbronn
( + Concerto for Trumpet, Piano and Strings, Miniatures, Divertimento di Danza and Sonatina for Strings)
THOROFON CTH 2457 (2002)

Hortense von Gelmini/Orchestra Gelmini
( + Shostakovich: Piano Concerto No.1 and Roussel: Sinfonietta)
RBM 463 024 (1996)
(original LP release: RBM 3 024) (c. 1970)

 

FRIEDRICH GERNSHEIM
(1839-1916)

Born in Worms, in Rhineland-Palatinate. He was given his first musical training at home and then starting at the age of seven he studied under Worms' musical director, Louis Liebe. His family then moved to Frankfurt am Main where he studied with Edward Rosenhain. He toured as a concert pianist and then settled in Leipzig, where he studied piano with Ignaz Moscheles. He worked as a conductor and was appointed to the staff of the Cologne Conservatory. Later on, he became a teacher at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin and and also taught at Berlin's Academy of Arts. A prolific composer, his catalogue covered the genres of orchestral, chamber, instrumental and choral works.

Symphony No.1 in G minor, Op.32 (1875)

Hermann Baumer/Mainz State Philharmonic
( + Symphony No.3)
CPO 777758-2 (2013)

Siegfried Kohler/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic
( + Symphonies Nos.2, 3 and 4)
ARTE NOVA 74321 63635-2 (2 CDS) (1999)

Symphony No.2 in E flat major, Op.46 (1882)

Siegfried Kohler/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic
( + Symphonies Nos.1, 3 and 4)
ARTE NOVA 74321 63635-2 (2 CDS) (1999)


Symphony No.3 in C minor, Op.54 "Mirjam" (1888)

Hermann Baumer/Mainz State Philharmonic
( + Symphony No.1)
CPO 777758-2 (2013)

Siegfried Kohler/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic
( + Symphonies Nos.1, 2 and 4)
ARTE NOVA 74321 63635-2 (2 CDS) (1999)


Symphony No.4 in B flat major, Op.62 (1895)

Siegfried Kohler/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic
( + Symphonies Nos.1, 2 and 3)
ARTE NOVA 74321 63635-2 (2 CDS) (1999)

Symphony No. 5 (1998)

Werner Andreas Albert/Deutsche Radio Philharmonie Saarbrücken, Kaiserslautern
( + Orchestral Concerto No. 2 and Tänzerische Suite)
THOROFON CTH 2560 (2011)

 

OTTMAR GERSTER
(1897-1969)

Born in Braunfels, Hesse. He studied at the Dr. Hoch's Conservatory in Frankfurt with, among others, Bernhard Sekles and Adolf Rebner . After military service in World War I, he was able to complete his musical studies an then was in the Frankfurt Symphony Orchestra, first as concertmaster, from 1923 to 1927 as principal violist. In the 1920s, Gerster joined the labor movement and supervised its singing clubs.and later. worked as a lecturer in violin, viola, chamber music, music theory and composition at the Folkwang School in Essen. After World War II, he was professor of composition at the Musikhochschule in Weimar and then its director before moving on to the University of Music in Leipzig, where he remained to his retirement. He composed in a full range of genres including operas, orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 "Little Symphony" (1933-34), 3 with Final Chorus "Leipzig Symphony" (1964/65, 2nd version 1966) and 4 "Weimar Symphony" (only 1st movement completed) (1969).

Symphony No. 2 "Thuringian Symphony" (1949-52)

Franz Konwitschny/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
MELODIYA D 4049-1 (LP) (1957)

Franz Konwitschny/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
ETERNA 720013 (LP) (1955)

 

DETLEV GLANERT
(b. 1960)

Born in Hamburg. He learned his first instrument, the trumpet, at the age of eleven and did not start his formal composition studies until his twenties, when he studied under Diether de la Motte, Günther Friedrichs and Frank Michael Beyer. He then worked for four years in Cologne under Hans Werner Henze. The latter was his major influence and promoter and Glanert worked for him at the Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte in Montepulciano, firstly as assistant co-ordinator and head of the music school. Later on, he was elected academician of the Freie Akademie der Künste Hamburg. He is best known for his operas but has also composed in various other genres. His Symphony No. 3, Op. 35, was premiered by the BBC in 1996.

Symphony No.1, Op.6 (1984)

Markus Stenz/BBC Scottish Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No.2, 4 Fantasies for Piano and Mahler/Skizze for Ensemble)
WERGO 6522-2 (1994)


Symphony No. 2 for Baritone and Orchestra, Op.21 "Three Songs from 'Carmen' by Wolf Wondratschek" (1988-90)

Paul Daniel/Andreas Scheibner (baritone)/Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No.1, 4 Fantasies for Piano and Mahler-Skizze for Ensemble)
WERGO 6522-2 (1994)

 

HERMANN GOETZ
(1840-1876)

Born in Königsberg, East Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia). After studying at Berlin's Stern Conservatory with Julius Stern for conducting, Hugo Ulrich for composition, and Hans von Bülow for piano, he moved to Switzerland in where he worked as a critic, pianist and conductor. He was able to spend the last three years of his life composing. In his brief life, he composed 2 operas, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works.

Symphony in F major, Op.9 (1873)

Werner Andreas Albert/NDRRadio Philharmonic Orchestra, Hannover
( + Violin Concerto, Piano Concertos Nos.1 and 2, Francesca von Rimini: Overture, Frühlings Overture, Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung: Overture, Nenie and Psalm 137)
CPO 999939-2 (2 CDs) (2003)

Edouard Van Remoortel/Monte-Carlo Opera Orchestra
( + Francesca von Rimini: Overture, Frühlings Overture and Der Widerspenstigen Zähmung: Overture)
GENESIS GCD105 (2001)
(original LP release: GENESIS GS 1031) (1972)

 

FRIEDRICH GOLDMANN
(1941-2009)

Born in Chemnitz, Saxony. His music education began when he joined the Dresdner Kreuzchor and he then he received a scholarship by the city of Darmstadt to study composition with Karlheinz Stockhausen who further encouraged him over the following years. He moved on to study with Johannes Paul Thilman at the Dresden Conservatory and lastly attended a master class at the Akademie der Künste in Berlin with Rudolph Wagner-Régeny. He worked as a freelance composer and conducyor and then taught master classes at Berlin’s Akademie der Künste and then became professor of composition at the Hochschule der Künste, Berlin. He composed an opera-fantasy, orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphony No. 2 (1976), Sinfonietta (Symphony in G (1955), an early Symphony No. 1 (incomplete, 1957), Sinfonia for Six Wind Instruments, Strings and Percussion (1957-8), Sinfonia Breve for Eight Players (1958) and Quasi una Sinfonia (2008).

Symphony No. 1 (1972-3)

Herbert Kegel/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Inclination Temporum)
BERLIN CLASSICS 00 1302 2 BC (2006)
(original LP release: NOVA 885166) (1979)

Michael Tabachnik/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Reimann: Variations, Krätzschmar: Symphony No. 2 and Müller-Siemens: Passacaglia for Orchestra)
RCA (Germany) 74321 73517-2 (2000)


Symphony No. 3 (1986)

Friedrich Goldmann/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Inclination Temporum)
BERLIN CLASSICS 1302 (2006)
(original LP release: NOVA 885280) (1989)


Symphony No. 4 (1988)

Friedrich Goldmann/Berlin Comic Opera Orchestra (rec. 1982)
( + Piano Concerto)
HASTEDT HT 5309 (1999)

 

KARL (KÁROLY) GOLDMARK
(1830-1915)

Born in Keszthely, Hungary. His early training as a violinist was at the musical academy of Sopron where he continued his music studies before being sent to Vienna where he was able to study for some eighteen months with Leopold Jansa and then to the Vienna Conservatory to study the violin with Joseph Böhm and harmony with Gottfried Preyer. As a composer, however, he was largely self-taught. He supported himself in Vienna by playing the violin in theatre orchestras, teaching the piano and working as a music journalist. He composed a significant amount of music and his operas brought him a great deal of fame. Besides the operas, he composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. He wrote an earlier Symphony in C (1858–60) whose scherzo has been published.

Symphony No. 1, Op. 26 "Rustic Wedding Symphony" (Ländliche Hochzeit) (1877)

Maurice Abravanel/Utah Symphony Orchestra
( + Enescu: Romanian Rhapsodies Nos. 1 and 2)
VANGUARD CLASSICS 08615171 (1997)
(original LP release: VANGUARD VSL 11051/ VANGUARD SD 2142) (1964)

Michael Bartos/Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + In Springtime Overture)
NEWPORT CLASSIC PREMIER CD NPD 85503 (1991)

Sir Thomas Beecham/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Handel/Beecham: The Faithful Shepherd)
SONY CLASSICAL SMK 87780 (2002)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA 33CX 1067/COLUMBIA ML-4626) (1953)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Dvo·ák: Slavonic Dances Nos. 1 and 3), Smetana: Bartered Bride-3 Dances and Humperdinck: Hänsel und Gretel-Evening Hymn)
SONY SMK 61836 (1999)
(original LP release: CBS 61069/COLUMBIA MS-7261) (1969

Yondani Butt/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sakuntala Overture)
ASV CDCA 791 (1992)

Jesús Lopez-Cobos/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Grieg: Symphony in C minor)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 4768743 (2006)
(original LP release: DECCA SXDL 7528/LONDON LDR 71030) (1981)

Stephen Gunzenhauser/National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
( + In Italy Overture and In Springtime Overture)
NAXOS 8.550745 (1995)

André Previn/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Prometheus Overture, Dohnanyi: Variations on a Nursery Song and Konzertstuck for Cello and Orchestra)
EMI CLASSICS GEMINI 2643192 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 3891/ANGEL SZ-37662) (1980)

Hubert Reichert/Westphalian Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
VOX ALLEGRETTO ACD 8173 (1994)
(original LP release: TURNABOUT TVS 34410) (1971)

Gerd Schaller/Philharmonie Festiva
( + Merlin: Prelude)
PROFIL PH10048 (2011)

Lan Shui/Singapore Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
BIS SACD-1842 (2013)

Henry Swoboda/Vienna State Opera Orchestra
CONCERT HALL SOCIETY CHS 1138 (LP) (1950s)

Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 35 (1887)

Yondani Butt/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + In Italy Overture and Prometheus Overture)
ASV CDCA 934 (1995)

Michael Halász/Rhenish Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Penthesilea Overture)
MARCO POLO 8.220417 (1993)
(original LP release: RECORDS INTERNATIONAL 7007) (1986)

Lan Shui/Singapore Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
BIS SACD-1842 (2013)



PAUL GRAENER
(1872-1944)

Born in Berlin. He taught himself composition and in 1896 moved to London, where he gave private lessons and served briefly as conductor at the Haymarket Theatre. He later moved to Vienna, where he took a teaching post at the Neues Wiener Konservatorium, and, after moving several more times, accepted the position of professor of composition at the Leipzig University of Music and Theatre. He later resigned this post in order to focus on composition. Returning to Berlin, he directed the Stern Conservatory and then served as professor of composition at the Nazi-controlled Reichsmusikkammer. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His Sinfonietta for Strings and Harp, Op. 27 (1910), has not been recorded.

Symphony in D Minor, Op. 39 "Schmied Schmerz" (1912)

Werner Andreas Albert/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
( + Prinz Eugen, der edle Ritter and Aus dem Reiche des Pan)
CPO 777679-2 (2013)


Vienna Symphony, Op. 110 (1943)

Eric Solén/Altenburg-Gera Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Flue of Sans Souci, Flute Concerto and Turmwächterlied)
STERLING CDS 1090-2 (2010)


Sinfonia Breve, Op. 96 (1932)

Werner Andreas Albert/NDR Radio Philharmonic of Hanover
( + Comedietta, Variations on a Russian Folksong and. Musik am Abend)
CPO 777447-2 (2012)


KURT GRAUNKE
(1915-2005)

Born in Stettin, Pomerania (now Szczecin, Poland). He learned the violin as a child and, while still a teenager, was second concertmaster of the Stettin municipal orchestra. After studying at the Berlin Academy of Music, he worked as a touring violin soloist. In Munich, he founded the Symphony Orchestra Graunke that performed and recorded on a regular basis. In addition to his Symphonies, he composed a Violin Concerto, a song cycle, chamber pieces and some smaller orchestral works.

Symphony No. 1 in E flat major for Orchestra with Chorus Ad Libitum (1969)

Kurt Graunke/Bavarian Radio Chorus/Graunke Symphony Orchestra, Munich
EDITION SEDINA ES 101 CD (1989)
(original LP release: EMI ELECTROLA 1C 061-28 806) (1970)


Symphony No. 2 (1971-2)

Kurt Graunke/Graunke Symphony Orchestra, Munich
( + Symphony No. 3)
EDITION SEDINA ES 102 (1989)
(original LP release: EMI ELECTROLA 1C 061-28 826) (1974)

Symphony No.3 (1976 - revision of the String Quartet of 1974)

Kurt Graunke/Graunke Symphony Orchestra, Munich
( + Symphony No. 2
EDITION SEDINA ES 102 (1989)
(original LP release: EDITION SEDINA ES 902) (1979)


Symphony No. 4 (1977)

Kurt Graunke/Graunke Symphony Orchestra, Munich
EDITION SEDINA ES 104 (1989)
(original LP release: EDITION SEDINA ES 901) (1980)


Symphony No. 5 (1980-1)

Kurt Graunke/Graunke Symphony Orchestra, Munich
( + Zwei Symphonische Tänze)
EDITION SEDINA ES 105 CD (1990)
(original LP release: EDITION SEDINA ES 905) (1981)


Symphony No.6 (1981)

Kurt Graunke/Graunke Symphony Orchestra, Munich
( + Air and Noveletten)
EDITION SEDINA ES 106 CD (1990)
(original LP release: EDITION SEDINA ES 906) (1983)


Symphony No.7 (1982-3)

Kurt Graunke/Graunke Symphony Orchestra, Munich
( + Piano Concerto)
EDITION SEDINA ES 107 CD (1990)
(original LP release: EDITION SEDINA ES 907) (1986)


Symphony No.8 (1985)

Kurt Graunke/Graunke Symphony Orchestra, Munich
EDITION SEDINA ES 108 CD (1989)


Symphony No.9 (1985-6)

Kurt Graunke/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Ariette)
EDITION SEDINA ES 109 (1998)

 

KARL-RUDI GRIESBACH
(1916-2000)

Born in Breckerfeld, Westphalia. He studied composition with Philip Jarnach at the Cologne Music Academy. In the post-World War II period, he lived in Dresden where he worked as a music critic and playwright, among other things. He taught first as a lecturer, then as professor of composition at the Dresden Musikhochschule. His extensive catalogue includes compositions of all genres with a specialty in operas and ballets. His only unrecorded Symphony is his Kleine Sinfonie (1950).

Symphony "African" (1963)

Kurt Masur/Dresden Philharmonic
( + Reinhold: Concertante Music)
ETERNA 820742 (LP) (1990)


Symphony (67) "In Memory of the Great Socialist October Revolution" (1967)

Johannes Winkler/Dresden Philharmonic
( + Partita for Piano and Trinke Mut)
NOVA 885254 (LP) (1986)

 

CORNELIUS GURLITT
(1820-1901)

Born in Altona, Schleswig-Holstein. He first studied at the Leipzig Conservatory with the father of his classmate Carl Reinecke. Afterwards, he went to Copenhagen to continue his studies of the organ, piano, and composition under Christoph Weyse and others. He taught in various cities, including at the Leipzig Conservatory, and served as a military bandmaster. His compositions were many in number and ranged from songs and teaching pieces to operas, cantatas, and symphonies.

Kinder-Symphonie (Toy Symphony) in C major, Op. 169

Vladislav Czarnecki/Southwest German Chamber Orchestra, Pforzheim
( + B. Romberg: Kindersymphonie, Reinecke: Kinder-Symphonie and L. Mozart: Cassatio)
EBS 6116 (2002)

Raymond Lewenthal (piano and conductor/Ensemble
( + Reinecke: Toy Symphony; F. Taylor: Toy Symphony; Steibelt: 3 Bacchanales; Kling: Kitchen Symphony and Méhul: Ouverture Burlesque)
ANGEL S-36080 (LP) (1975)

 

MANFRED GÜRLITT
(1890-1972)

Born in Berlin. A pupil of Humperdinck in composition, he held various conducting positions in Berlin, Bayreuth, Augsburg and Essen, led the Bremen Opera, and became music director and guest conductor at the State Opera Berlin as well as professor at the School of Music in that city. In 1939, he moved to Japan where he worked as a conductor and teacher. He composed operas, orchestra, chamber, piano and vocal works. His Symphony No. 2 for 5 Voices and Orchestra "Shakespeare-Symphony" appeared in 1954.

Symphony No. 1 "Goya-Symphony" (1938)

Anthony Beaumont/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + 4 Dramatic Songs)
CRYSTAL CLASSICS N67082 (2011)
(original CD release: PHOENIX EDITION 114) (2008)

 

AUGUST HALM
(1869-1929)

Born in Grossaltdorf, Württemberg. As a child he was taught violin and pian and then studied theology at the University of Tubingen combined with a study of the composition. Afterwards, he moved on to Munich where his teachers included Anton Bruckner and Joseph Rheinberger. He held various teaching posts at Haubinda and Wickersdorf before becoming director of the men’s choral society at Ulm. He was a prolific writer on musical subjects including a book on Bruckner’s symphonies). His catalogue includes mostly orchestral, chamber and instrumental works. His other Symphonies are in F major "Hamburg Symphony" (1911) and D minor for String Orchestra (1910).

Symphony in A major (1911-24)

Per Borin/Württemberg Philharmonia, Reutlingen
STERLING CDS-1064 (2005)

 

KARL AMADEUS HARTMANN
(1905-1963)

Born in Munich. He studied composition at the Munich Academy with Joseph Haas, a pupil of Max Reger, and later was greatly influenced by the conductor Hermann Scherchen. He voluntarily withdrew completely from musical life in Germany during the Nazi era and refused to allow his works to be played there. During World War II, though already an experienced composer, Hartmann studied privately in Vienna with Anton Webern. After the war, he became a Dramaturg at the Bavarian State Opera and there he became a key figure in the rebuilding of West German musical life. He founded the Musica Viva concert series that reintroduced the German public to 20th-century repertoire that had been banned by the Nazis and also provided a platform for the music of the young composers of the late 1940s and early 1950s. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. Music from his earlier Symphonic Concerto for String Orchestra and Soprano (1938) and Symphony Klagegesang (1944) were later reused in his numbered Symphonies.

Symphony No. 1 for Alto and Orchestra "Versuch eines Requiems" (1936, rev. 1955)

Leon Botstein/Jard van Nes (mezzo)/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No.6 and Miserae)
TELARC CD-80528 (1999)

Ernest Bour/Norma Proctor (alto)/SWF Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden
( + Gesangs-Szene)
WERGO WER 60 061 (LP) (1972)

Ingo Metzmacher/Cornelia Kallisch (alto)/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
EMI CLASSICS 7243 5 56911 2 5 (3 CDs) (2003)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 555 424-2) (1996)

Fritz Rieger/Doris Soffel (alto)/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and Gesangs-Szene)
WERGO WER 60187-50 (4 CDs) (1990)
(original release: WERGO 60086 {5LPs}) (1980)

Markus Stenz/Kismara Pessati (alto)/Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72853 (3 CDs) (2014)

Symphony No. 2 "Adagio" (1946)

James Conlon/ Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
( + Symphony No.4 and Concerto Funèbre)
CAPRICCIO RECORDS C10893 (2002)

Christoph von Dohnányi/Cleveland Orchestra
( + Mahler: Symphony No.9)
DECCA 458902 (2 CDs) (1999)

James Gaffigan/Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72853 (3 CDs) (2014)

Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and Gesangs-Szene)
WERGO WER 60187-50 (4 CDs) (1990)
(original release: WERGO 60086 {5LPs}) (1980)

Ingo Metzmacher/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
EMI CLASSICS 7243 5 56911 2 5 (3 CDs) (2003)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 5 56184-2) (1997)

Karl Anton Rickenbacher/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonia Tragica and Gesangs-Szene)
KOCH 0312592 (1993)

Hans Rosbaud/SWF Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden (rec. 1950)
( included in collection: "75 Jahre Donaueschinger Musiktage 1921-1996")
COL LEGNO WWE 31900-11 (10 CDs) (1998)
(original release: DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI DMR 1004-6 {3 LPS}) (1982)

Leopold Stokowski/WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne (rec. 1955)
( + Harris: Symphony No. 7, Hanson: Symphony No. 4, Hovhaness: Symphony No. 3, Hindemith: Symphony in E flat and Stravinsky: Symphony in C)
GUILD HISTORICAL GHCD 2379-89 (2 CDs) (2011)

Hans Zender/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Rückblick Moderne")
COL LEGNO WWE 20041 (8 CDS) (1999)


Symphony No. 3 (1948-9)

James Gaffigan/Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72853 (3 CDs) (2014)

Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and Gesangs-Szene)
WERGO WER 60187-50 (4 CDs) (1990)
(original release: WERGO 60086 {5LPs}) (1980)

Ingo Metzmacher/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1, 2, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
EMI CLASSICS 7243 5 56911 2 5 (3 CDs) (2003)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 555254-2) (1995)

Symphony No. 4 for String Orchestra (1947)

Franz André/I.N.R. Symphony Orchestra, Brussels
TELEFUNKEN LGM6500T (LP) (1952)

Arie van Beek/Auvergne Orchestra
( + Concerto Funèbre, and Henze: I Sentimenti di CPE Bach)
POLYMNIE POL610434 (2006)

James Conlon/ Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
( + Symphony No.2 and Concerto Funèbre)
CAPRICCIO RECORDS C10893 (2002)

Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8 and Gesangs-Szene)
WERGO WER 60187-50 (4 CDs) (1990)
(original release: WERGO 60086 {5LPs}) (1980)

Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Rafael Kubelik-Rare Recordings 1963-1974")
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4775838 (8 CDs) (2006)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON SLPM 139 359) (1968)

Ingo Metzmacher/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
EMI CLASSICS 7243 5 56911 2 5 (3 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: EMI CLASSICS 754916-2) (1993)

Christopher Poppen /Munich Chamber Orchestra
( + Concerto Funèbre and Chamber Concerto)
ECM NEW SERIES 4657792 (2000)

Markus Stenz/Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7 and 8)
CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72853 (3 CDs) (2014)

Symphony No. 5 for Winds, Cellos and Double Basses "Symphonie Concertante" (1950)

Günther Herbig/Berlin Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1979)
( + Symphonies Nos.6 and 8)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0090482BC (1996)
(original LP release: ETERNA 827432) (1981)

Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8 and Gesangs-Szene)
WERGO WER 60187-50 (4 CDs) (1990)
(original release: WERGO 60086 {5LPs}) (1980)

Ingo Metzmacher/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8)
EMI CLASSICS 7243 5 56911 2 5 (3 CDs) (2003)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 5 56184-2) (1997)

Timothy Reynish/Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
( + Hindemith: Symphony in B flat, Toch: Spiel, Schoenberg: Theme and Variations and Blacher: Divertimento for Winds)
CHANDOS CHAN 9805 (2000)

Michael Schønwandt/Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7 and 8)
CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72853 (3 CDs) (2014)


Symphony No. 6 (1951-3)

Leon Botstein/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No.6 and Miserae)
TELARC CD-80528 (1999)

Ferenc Fricsay/Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No.4-3rd Movement, Fortner: Symphony- Finale and Blacher: Variations on a Theme of Paganini)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4775487 (2005)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON DG16401/DECCA (US) GOLD LABEL 9861) (c.1957)

Günther Herbig/Berlin Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1979)
( + Symphonies Nos.5 and 8)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0090482BC (1996)
(original LP release: ETERNA 827432) (1981)

Erich Kleiber/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1955)
( + Dallapiccola: 2 Pieces for Orchestra and Berg: Wozzeck-Excerpts)
STRADIVARIUS STR 10064 (1992)

Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 and Gesangs-Szene)
WERGO WER 60187-50 (4 CDs) (1990)
(original release: WERGO 60086 {5LPs}) (1980)

Ferdinand Leitner/SWR Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1982)
( + Bruckner: Symphony No.6)
HÄNSSLER HAEN 93051 (2002)

Ingo Metzmacher/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8)
EMI CLASSICS 7243 5 56911 2 5 (3 CDs) (2003)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 5 56122-2) (1997)

Christoph Poppen/Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8)
CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72853 (3 CDs) (2014)

Hermann Scherchen/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1958)
( + Purcell: Suite from King Arthur, Elizabethan Dances of XVI Century, Stravinsky: Pulcinella-Suite)
TAHRA TAH 319 (2000)


Symphony No. 7 (1957-8)

Zdenek Macal/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 and Gesangs-Szene)
WERGO WER 60187-50 (4 CDs) (1990)
(original release: WERGO 60086 {5LPs}) (1980)

Ingo Metzmacher/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No.8 and Piano Works)
EMI 20th CENTURY CLASSICS 6784032 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 5 56427-2) (1997)

Osmo Vänskä/Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8)
CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72853 (3 CDs) (2014)

Symphony No. 8 (1960-2)

Herbert Kegel/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1971)
( + Symphonies Nos.5 and 6)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0090482BC (1996)
(original LP release: ETERNA 826279) (1983)

Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 8 and Gesangs-Szene)
WERGO WER 60187-50 (4 CDs) (1990)
(original release: WERGO 60086 {5LPs}) (1980)

Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Rafael Kubelik-Rare Recordings 1963-1974")
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4775838 (8 CDs) (2006)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON SLPM 139 359) (1968)

Ingo Metzmacher/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No.7 and Piano Works)
EMI 20th CENTURY CLASSICS 6784032 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 5 56427-2) (1997)

Ingo Metzmachr/Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7)
CHALLENGE CLASSICS CC72853(3 CDs) (2014)


Symphony L’Oeuvre (1937-8)

Emilio Pomárico/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Musica Viva Festival 2008")
NEOS NEOS10926 (6 CDs) (2009)


Sinfonia Tragica (1940)

Marek Janowski/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Viola, Piano and Orchestra)
CAPRICCIO CAP 71112 (2002)

Karl Anton Rickenbacher/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No.2 and Gesangs-Szene)
KOCH 0312592 (1993)



EUGENE HARTZEL
(1932-2000)

Born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He studied composition in Vienna with Hans Erich Apostel and settled permanently in this city, There he was editor and newsreader with Radio Austria International and co-founder of the Ensemble Wiener Collage. He composed an opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. In his orchestral catalogue are: Symphony I for Strings (1965), Symphony II (Concertante) for Wind Quintet and Strings (1968), an early Passacaglia Symphony (before 1956), Synopsis of a Symphony (1970) and Sinfoniettina for (13) Strings (1980).

Chamber Symphony for 11 Instruments (1997)

René Staar/Ensemble Wiener Collage
( + Webern: Quartet for Violin. Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone and Piano, Krenek: O Lacrimosa, Staar: From the Gemini Duo-A9, Songs for Elsa Lasker-Schüler, Freitag: Triaphonie 1, Kohn: Reconnaisance and Cerha: String Quartet No.3)
ORF 139 (1998)



ROMAN HAUBENSTOCK-RAMATI
(1919-1984)

Born in Krakow, Poland. He studied musicology and philosophy as well as composition with Artur Malawski in Krakow and took private composition lessons with Jósef Koffler in Lemberg. After years of exile in the USSR as a result of the Nazis, he retuned to head of the music department of the Krakow Radio. He then became director of the State Music Library of Tel Aviv and professor at the Music Academy. Returning to Europe, he worked at the Studio de Musique Concrète in Paris where he drew inspiration from Olivier Messiaen and then worked as editor and music consultant of Universal Edition Vienna. He composed music in many genres ranging from orchestral to solo instrumental and vocal works.

Symphony 'K' (based on materials from his opera "Amerika") (1967)

Milan Horvat/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Globokar: Etude pour Folklora II)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2561 108 (LP) (1972)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1997)
(included in collection: "International Rostrum of Composers 1955-1999")
Q DISC 97006 (6 CDs) (2007)
(original CD release ORF 173 {2 CDs}) (1998)


Les Symphonies de Timbre (1957)

Christobal Halffter/ORF Symphony Orchestra
( + Sequences and Tableau 3)
PREISER SPR 10046 (LP) (1970s)

 

JOSEF MATTHIAS HAUER
(1883-1959)

Born in Wiener Neustadt,Lower Austria. He had an early musical training in zither, cello and choral conducting. These studies did not include theory and composition for he claimed that he was self-taught. He is most famous for developing, independently and a year or two before Arnold Schoenberg, a method for composing with all 12 notes of the chromatic scale. He composed prolifically (577 works) and was also a prolific writer in defense of his musical system. His vast catalogue includes operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His other Symphonies are: No. 1 "Nomos" for 1 or 2 Pianos or Orchestra (1911-2) and No. 2 "Nomos" for 2 Pianos or Small Orchestra (1913).

Symphony No. 3, Op. 5 "Apokalyptische Phantasie" (1913)

Samo Hubad/Ljubljana Radio and TV Orchestra
( + Wellesz: Canticum sapientiae, Ligeti: Apparitions, Cerha: Spiegel VI, and Dimov: Continuum II)
AMADEO AVRS 6456 (non-commercial LP) (1969)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Romantische Phantasie, VII Suite, Violin Concerto and 2 Zwoelftonspieler)
CPO 777154-2 (2007)



SIEGMUND VON HAUSEGGER
(1872-1948)

Born in Graz. He studied music initially under his father, a prominent music writer and Wagner advocate. His studied the violin and French horn, and attempted to teach himself the organ. He studied score-reading under Erich Degner and advanced keyboard under Karl Pohlig. Initially considered to be an important rising composer, his works were soon forgotten and he became much better known as a prominent conductor. He composed masses, operas and symphonic poems as well as many choruses and songs.

Nature Symphony (1911)

Ari Rasilainen /Cologne West German Radio Chorus/Cologne West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
CPO 777237 (2008)



WERNER HEIDER
(b. 1930)

Born in Fürth, Franconia. He first studied with Willy Spilling in Nuremberg and then at the Munich Musikhochschule. He worked at the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra and then embarked on a conducting career introducing many works by colleagues and recording for radio and records. He co-founded the Ars Nova Ensemble Nürnberg and was its conductor and artistic director. He has composed a large catalogue covering many genres from ballets to solo instrumental pieces often with jazz elements in the scores. Among his works is a Symphony No. 2 "Theater Music" (2001-2) and a Sinfonia for 10 Brass Instruments (2000).

Symphony No. 1 (1975)

Werner Heider/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Plakat and Commission)
THOROFON-CAPELLA MTH 239 (LP) (1983)



HANS WERNER HENZE
(1926-2012)

Born in Gütersloh, Westphalia. His musical education began at the state music school of Braunschweig in 1942, where he studied piano, percussion, and theory. After World War II, he became an accompanist in the Bielefeld City Theatre and then continued his studies under Wolfgang Fortner in Heidelberg. He also took part in the famous Darmstadt New Music Summer School. He became one of West Germany's leading composers but went to live in Italy. He also worked as a conductor and taught master classes in composition at the Mozarteum in Salzburg, and became a visiting Professor at Dartmouth College in New Hampshire. His output as a composer is vast and includes operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. His catalogue includes a Vokalsinfonie (based on the opera "König Hirsch") (1955).

Symphony No. 1 (1947, rev. 1963)

Hans Werner Henze/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 9194 (2 CDs) (2010)
(original release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2707029 {2 LPs}) (1966)

Hans Werner Henze/Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
(included in Collection: "Zeitgenössische Musik in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland 2 - 1945-1950)
DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI DMR 1004-6 (3 LPS) (1982)

Marek Janowski/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
WERGO WER67242 (2013)


Symphony No. 2 (1949)

Hans Werner Henze /Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 3, 4, 5 AND 6)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 9194 (2 CDS) (2010)
(original release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2707029 {2 LPs}) (1966)


Symphony No. 3 (1949-50)

Hans Werner Henze /Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 4, 5 and 6)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 9194 (2 CDS) (2010)
(original release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2707029 {2 LPs}) (1966)

Marek Janowski/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 5)
WERGO WER 67232 (2011)


Symphony No. 4 (1955)

Hans Werner Henze /Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1, 2, 3, 5 and 6)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 9194 (2 CDS) (2010)
(original release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2707029 {2 LPs}) (1966)

Marek Janowski/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 3 and 5)
WERGO WER 67232 (2011)


Symphony No. 5 (1962)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic (rec. 1963)
(included in collection: "Bernstein Live")
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC NYP 2003 (10 CDs) (2000)

Hans Werner Henze /Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 9194 (2 CDS) (2010)
(original release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2707029 {2 LPs}) (1966)

Marek Janowski/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4)
WERGO WER 67232 (2011)


Symphony No. 6 (1969)

Hans Werner Henze /London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5)
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 9194 (2 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRMMOPHON 2530261) (1972)

Marek Janowski/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
WERGO WER67242 (2013)


Symphony No. 7 (1982)

Sylvain Cambreling/SWR Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden und Freiburg
( + Ariosi su Poesie di Torquato Tasso)
HÄNSSLER 93047 (2003)

Marek Janowski/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No 8)
WERGO WER 67212 (2008)

Simon Rattle/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No.9, Barcarola and Three Auden Songs)
EMI 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS 2376012 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 754762-2) (1993)


Symphony No.8 (1992-3)

Marek Janowski/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
WERGO WER 67212 (2008)

Markus Stenz/Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
( + Adagio Fugue und Manadentanz, Suite from Die Bassariden and Nachtstucke und Arien)
PHOENIX 113 (2008)


Symphony No.9 for Chorus and Orchestra (1995-7)

Marek Janowski/Berlin Radio Chorus/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
WERGO WER 67222 (2009)

Ingo Metzmacher/Berlin Radio Chorus/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No.7, Barcarola and Three Auden Songs)
EMI 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS 2376012 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 5 56513-2) (1997)


Symphony No. 10 (1997- 2000)

Friedemann Layer/Orchestre National de Montpellier
( + Quattro Poemi and La Selva Incantata: Aria and Rondo for Orchestra)
ACCORD 4767156 (2005)

 

JOHANN VON HERBECK
(1831-1877)

Born in Vienna. He was basically a self-educated musician, but he rose in the music profession from chorister to professor in the Vienna Conservatory. He conducted the concerts of the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde and became chief court Kapellmeister and later director of the Imperial Opera. His greatest claim to fame was being the first conductor of Schubert's "Unfinished" Symphony. He composed orchestral, instrumental and vocal works.

Symphony No. 4 in D Minor "Organ Symphony" (1877)

Martin Haselböck/Irénée Peyrot (organ)/Hamburg Symphony
( + Symphonic Variations)
NEW CLASSICAL ADVENTURE SACD 60150 (2005)

 

FRANZ RICHTER HERF
(1920-1989)

Born in Vienna. He first studied at the Vienna Academy of Music and, after World War II, with Johann Nepomuk David , Egon Kornauth and Bernhard Paumgartner at the Salzburg Mozarteum. He also studied conducting with Clemens Krauss. He taught music theory at the alzburg Mozarteum and became conductor of the choir Choral Salzburg. He composed operas, operettas, ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. His Symphony No. 1 was written in 1959 and revised in 1976.

Symphony No. 2, Op. 16 "Galactica" (1980)

Franz Richter Herf/Orchester der Hochschule Mozarteum, Salzburg
( + Aus einer Sturmnacht, Hypatia, Ekmelischer Satz, Ekmelischer Gesang, Ekmelie Nr. 1, 3 & 4 for Orchestra)
COMPOSER'S DOMAIN CD 142 (c. 2008)
(original LP release: DIESIS VR-5005) (1984)

 

PETER HERRMANN
(b. 1941)

Born in Chemnitz, Saxony. He studied violin at the Robert Schumann Conservatory in Zwickau and then he studied violin and composition at the "Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy Hochschule für Musik in Leipzig with Fritz Geissler and Wilhelm Weismann. He taught at the Leipzig Theatre became assistant professor for composition, orchestration and form analysis at the Leipzig Conservatory. He has composed mostly orchestral, chamber and instrumental works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1978), 2 for Children's Chorus and Orchestra “Sinfonie der Kinder” (1979), 3 for Soprano, Bass, Chorus and Orchestra "Size and Misery" (1986) and 4 (1996) as well as Sinfonietta for String Orchestra (1982), Tape Symphony for Cello, Piano and Tape (2000), Ten Symphony (2001) and Kant Pop Symphony for Speaker, Jazz Singer, Small Orchestra and Electro-Acoustic Realization (2004).

Chamber Symphony (1970)

Gunter Herbig/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
( + Matthus: Kleines Orchesterkonzert and Tittel: Musik fur Streichorchester)
NOVA 885 049 (LP) (1973)

 

HEINRICH VON HERZOGENBERG
(1843-1900)

Born in Graz. He was studying law, philosophy and political science at the University of Vienna but soon turned his attention to music and attended the composition classes of Felix Otto Dessoff. He founded the Leipzig Bach-Verein, which concerned itself with the revival of Bach’s cantatas and remained its director for a decade and was also professor of composition at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. He also composed these 4 earlier Symphonies: in D minor WoO 1 (1866), in ???, in F, WoO 25 and in C minor, WoO 29.

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 50 (1880's)

Frank Beermann/Hannover Radio Philharmonic
( + Symphony No.2)
CPO 777 122-2 (2006)


Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 70 (1890)

Frank Beermann/Hannover Radio Philharmonic
( + Symphony No.1)
CPO 777 122-2 (2006)


"Odysseus,"
Symphony For Large Orchestra, Op. 16 (1873)

Frank Beermann/ Saarbrücken Deutsche Radio Philharmonic, Kaiserslautern
( + Violin Concerto)
CPO 777 280-2 (2010)



KURT HESSENBERG
(1908-1994)

Born in Frankfurt am Main. He studied at the Leipzig Conservatory where his teachers included Günter Raphael for composition) and Robert Teichmüller for piano. He became a teacher at the Hoch'sche Konservatorium in Frankfurt am Main, the school where he had earliest music lessons. Years later, he was appointed professor of composition at the Hochschule für Musik und Darstellende Kunst in that same city and taught there until his retirement. He composed a large catalogue of orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1, Op. 11 (1935-6, rev. 1979), 3, Op. 62 (1954, rev. version of the finale, 1978) and 4, Op. 109 (1980) as well as Symphony for String Orchestra, Op. 129 (1986), Sinfoniettas Nos. (1) for String Orchestra, Op. 73 (1959) and 2 for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 104 (1978).

Symphony No. 2 in A Minor, Op. 29 (1944)

Leland Sun/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Orchestra No.1)
CASSANDRA RECORDS CR 201 (2001)



PAUL HINDEMITH
(1895-1963)

Born in Hanau, Hesse. Taught the violin as a child, he entered Frankfurt's Hoch’sche Konservatorium, where he studied violin with Adolf Rebner, as well as conducting and composition with Arnold Mendelssohn and Bernhard Sekles. His first professional work was as a dance band violinist byt he went on to become leader of the Frankfurt Opera Orchestra and toured as both violinist and violist in the Rebner String Quartet and the Amar Quartet. His own compositions began to be noticed and he began to work as an organizer of the Donaueschingen Festival, where he programmed works by several avant garde composers, He also taught composition at the Berliner Hochschule für Musik. He left Germany during the Nazi period, first to Switzerland, then to a musical post in Turkey and finally to the United States where he taught primarily at Yale University and was the mentor of dozens of America's finest composers. He eventually returned to Switzerland and taught in Zurich. He is undoubtedly one of the greatest German composers of the 20th century. He composed on an enormous scale covering all genres from opera and ballet to works for solo instruments and voices.

Symphony "Mathis der Maler" (1933-4)

Claudio Abbado/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 447389 (1995)

Werner Andreas Albert/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonia Serena and Requiem)
CPO 999008-2 (1993)

Jiri Belohlávek/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Concerto for Flute, Oboe, Clarinet, Bassoon, Harp and Orchestra and Konzertmusik for Brass and Strings)
CHANDOS CHAN 9457 (1996)

Leonard Bernstein/Israel Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber and Konzertmusik for Brass and Strings)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 429404-2 (1991)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic (rec. 1956)
(included in collection: "Bernstein Live")
NEW YORK PHILHARMONIC NYP 2003 (10 CDs) (2000)

Herbert Blomstedt/San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber and Trauermusik for Viola and Strings)
DECCA 421523-2 (1988)

Heinz Bongartz/Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Bartók: Divertimento For Strings)
ETERNA 825870/HELIODOR 89784 (LP)

Guido Cantelli/NBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1950)
(included in collection: "Guido Cantelli - The NBC Broadcast Concerts 1949-1950")
TESTAMENT SBT 1306 (4 CDs) (2003)

Guido Cantelli/NBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1950)
(included in collection: "Guido Cantelli - The NBC Studio Concerts 1949-1954")
TESTAMENT SBT 2194 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: RCA LM-1089/HMV BLP 1010) (1953)

Guido Cantelli/NBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1952)
(included in collection: "The Art of Guido Cantelli")
MUSIC & ARTS CD 1120 (12 CDs) (2003)

Sergiu Celibidache/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1970)
( + Franck: Symphony in D minor)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 469071 (2000)

Franz Paul Decker/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber and Nobilissima Visione)
NAXOS 8.553078 (1995)

Oskar Danon/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1979)
( + Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber and Nobilissima Visione)
SUPRAPHON 110665-2 (1991)

Paul Hindemith/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1934)
( + Concerto for Violin and Der Schwanendreher)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDBP 9767 (2007)
(original LP release: CAPITOL TELEFUNKEN L 8003) (c. 1950)
(from TELEFUNKEN 78's)

Paul Hindemith/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1953)
(included in collection: "Original Masters - Hindemith Conducts Hindemith")
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 474770-2 (3 CDs) (2004)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON DG 16130/DECCA {US} GOLD LABEL 9818 (1956)

Jascha Horenstein/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1972)
( + R. Strauss: Tod und Verklärung)
CHANDOS COLLECT 6549 (1986)
(original LP release: UNICORN RHS 312) (1972)
Jascha Horenstein/Orchestre Radio Symphonique, Paris (rec. 1954)
( + Korngold: Prelude and Carnival from Violanta, Lauro: Guitar Concerto and Shostakovich: Symphony No.1)
DOREMI DHR7998 (2010)
Milan Horvat/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber and Pittsburgh Symphony)
PILZ VIENNA MASTER SERIES CD 160 273 (1992)

Milan Horvat/Zagreb Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber)
TURNABOUT TVS-34215 (LP) (1968)

Eugen Jochum/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (rec. 1979)
( + Brahms: Piano Concerto No.2)
AUDIOPHILE CLASSICS 545 (2001)

Herbert von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1957)
( + Symphonia Serena, Konzertmusik for Brass and Strings, Der Schwanendreher, Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber and Nobilissima Visione)
EMI 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS 2068632 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA SAX 2432/ANGEL S-35949) (1963)

Herbert von Karajan/Vienna Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1957)
( + Beethoven: Symphony No.7)
ORFEO D'OR C232901B (1995)

Herbert Kegel/Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony in E flat major, Symphonia Serena, Nobilissima Visione and Concerto for Trumpet and Bassoon)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0090542BC (2 CDs) (1996)
(original LP release: ETERNA 827542) (1982)

Paul Kletzki/Suisse Romande Orchestra
( + Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber and Violin Concerto)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 718289 (2002)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6445/LONDON CS 6665) (1970)

Yoel Levi/Atlanta Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber and Nobilissima Visione)
TELARC CD-80195 (1989)

Leopold Ludwig/Hamburg Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Schumann: Manfred Overture and Weber: Euryanthe Overture)
REMINGTON 199-209/BERTELSMANN 8042 (LP) (1950's)

Sir Charles Mackerras/Basel Symphony Orchestra
( + Amor and Psyche Overture and The Four Temperaments)
NOVALIS 150 118-2 (1995)

Pierre Monteux/Danish State Radio Orchestra (rec. 1962)
(included in collection: "Great Conductors Of The 20th Century - Pierre Monteux")
EMI CLASSICS 75474-2 (2 CDs) (2003)

Milen Nachev/Bulgarian National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Ravel: Daphnis et Chloé -Suite No.2 and Falla: El Sombrero de Tres Picos:-Suite)
GEGA NEW 260 (2003)

John Neschling/São Paulo Symphony Orchestra (OSESP)
( + Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber and Nobilissima Visione)
BIS SACD-1739 (2011)

Eugene Ormandy/ Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1959)
( + Einem: Capriccio for Orchestra, Ravel: La Valse and Roussel: Bacchus et Ariane-Suite No.2)
ORFEO D'OR C199891B (1990)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Konzertmusik for Brass and Strings)
COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-4816/PHILIPS ABL 3051 (LP) (1955)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber and Walton: Variations on a Theme by Hindemith)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS SBK 53258 (1993)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS 6562/CBS S 61347) (1962)

Eugene Ormandy/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (rec. 1967)
(included in collection: " Anthology Of The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Volume 3, 1960-70")
RCO LIVE 5001 (15 CDs) (2005)

Fritz Reiner/NBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1946)
(included in collection: "The Art of Fritz Reiner : American Broadcast Performances 1942-1952)
WEST HILL RADIO ARCHIVES WHRA 6024 (5 CDs) (2009)

Karl Anton Rickenbacher/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber, Neues vom Tage-Overture, Mahler: Totenfeier, Symphony No.1-Blumine and Symphony No.10-Adagio)
VIRGIN DE VIRGIN 562047-2 (2 CDs) (2002)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS CLASSICS VC 791086-2) (1989)

Esa-Pekka Salonen/Los Angeles Philharmonic
( + Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber and The Four Temperaments)
SONY CLASSICS SK 64087 (2005)

Wolfgang Sawallisch/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber and Nobilissima Visione)
EMI CLASSICS 55230-2 (1995)

Constantin Silvestri/Philharmonia Orchestra
(included in collection: "Constantin Silvestri-The Collection")
DISKY 707432 (10 CDs) (2001)
(original LP release: HMV ALP 1597/ANGEL S-35643) (1958)

William Steinberg/Boston Symphony Orchestra
( + Der Schwanendreher and Konzertmusik for Brass and Strings)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON ELOQUENCE 4800662 (200 )
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2530246) (1972)

William Steinberg/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
( + Toch: Symphony No.3 and Martin: Petite Symphonie Concertante)
EMI CLASSICS 658682 (1996)
(original LP release: CAPITOL SP 8364) (1957)


Symphony in E flat major (1940)

Werner Andreas Albert/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony in B flat and Neues vom Tage: Overture)
CPO 999 007-2 (1993)

Leonard Bernstein/New York Philharmonic
( + Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber and Konzertmusik for Brass and Strings)
SONY CLASSICS SMK 47566 (1992)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS 7426) (1970)

Sir Adrian Boult/London Philharmonic Orchestra
EVEREST EVER CD013 (2008)
(original LP release: EVEREST SDBR 6008) (1959)

Paul Hindemith/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (rec. 1949)
( + H. Andriessen: Organ Concerto and Wagenaar: Cyrano de Bergerac Overture)
Q DISC 97017 (2003)

Werner Janssen/Janssen Symphony Orchestra of Los Angeles
COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML-4387 (LP) (1951)

Herbert Kegel/Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Mathis der Maler, Symphonia Serena, Nobilissima Visione and Concerto for Trumpet and Bassoon)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0090542BC (2 CDs) (1996)
(original LP release: ETERNA 827760) (1984)

Leopold Stokowski/NBC Symphony Orchestra, Cologne (rec. 1943)
( + Harris: Symphony No. 7, Hanson: Symphony No. 4, Hovhaness: Symphony No. 3, K.A. Hartmann: Symphony No. 2 and Stravinsky: Symphony in C)
GUILD HISTORICAL GHCD 2379-89 (2 CDs) (2011)

Otmar Suitner/Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
EURODISC 80544 (LP) (c. 1970)

Yan Pascal Tortelier/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Nobilissima Visione and Neues vom Tage: Overture)
CHANDOS CHAN 9060 (1991)


Symphonia Serena (1946)

Werner Andreas Albert/Sydney Symphony Orchestra
( + Mathis der Maler and Requiem)
CPO 999008-2 (1993)

Herbert Blomstedt/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
( + Die Harmonie der Welt)
DECCA 458899 (2000)

Paul Hindemith/Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1956)
( + Mathis der Maler, Konzertmusik for Brass and Strings, Der Schwanendreher, Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber and Nobilissima Visione)
EMI 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS 2068632 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA CX 1676/ANGEL S-35491) (1959)

Herbert Kegel/Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony in E flat major, Mathis der Maler, Nobilissima Visione and Concerto for Trumpet and Bassoon)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0090542BC (2 CDs) (1996)
(original LP release: ETERNA 827760) (1984)

Rudolf Kempe/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (re. 1965)
( + Brahms: Symphony No.1, Debussy: Iberia Suite, Rachmaninov: Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini and Respighi: Feste Romane)
GOLDEN MELODRAM GM40042 (2 CDs) (2010)

Yan Pascal Tortelier/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Die Harmonie der Welt)
CHANDOS CHAN 9217 (1994)

Bruno Walter/Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra of New York (rec. 1948)
( + Dvorák: Symphony No.8 and Mendelssohn: Hebrides Overture)
MUSIC & ARTS PROGRAMS OF AMERICA 4714 (1999)


Symphony in B flat major for Concert Band (1951)

Werner Andreas Albert/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony in E flat and Neues vom Tage: Overture)
CPO 999 007-2 (1993)

Roger Boutry/Orchestre d'Harmonie de la Garde Républicaine
( + Schoenberg: Theme and Variations, Boutry: Alternances,
Chants de l'Apocalypse and Stravinsky: Ebony Concerto)
CORELIA CC 897804 (1998)

Roger Epple/Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, Berlin
( + Konzertmusik for Brass and Strings, Toch: Spiel, Gál: Promenade Music Nos.1-3 and Krenek: Dream Sequence)
WERGO WER 6641 2 (2000)

Frederick Fennell/Eastman Wind Ensemble (rec. 1957)
( + Stravinsky: Symphonies of Wind Instruments and Schoenberg: Theme and Variations)
MERCURY SR 90143/MERCURY AMS 16106) (LP) (1959)

Lieutenant Colonel Lowell F. Graham/Air Combat Command Heritage of America Band
(+ Holst: First and Second Suites, Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy, Barber: Commando March, F. Schmitt: Dionysiaques, and Vaughan Williams: Toccata Marziale and Flourish)
AIR COMBAT COMMAND MCD-1178 (c. 2000)

Paul Hindemith/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1955)
( + The Four Temperaments and Berg: Chamber Concerto)
ORFEO C 197891 A (1990)

Paul Hindemith/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphonia Serena, Nobilissima Visione, Konzertmusik for Brass and Strings, Clarinet Concerto and Horn Concerto)
EMI CLASSICS 77344-2 (2 CDs) (2006)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA 33CX1512/ANGEL 35489) (1958)

Harlan Parker/Peabody Wind Ensemble
( + Holst: Suite No.1, Grainger: Lincolnshire Posy and Schwantner: And the Mountains Rising Nowhere)
NAXOS 8.572242 (2009)

Timothy Reynish/Royal Northern College of Music Wind Orchestra
( + Toch: Spiel, Schoenberg: Theme and Variations, Hartmann: Symphony No. 5 and Blacher: Divertimento)
CHANDOS CHAN 9805 (2000)


Symphony "Die Harmonie der Welt" (1951)

Werner Andreas Albert/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Konzertmusik for Brass and Strings and Das Nusch-Nuschi-Dances)
CPO 999006-2 (1991)

Herbert Blomstedt/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
( + Symphonia Serena)
DECCA 458899 (2000)

Wilhelm Furtwängler/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1952)
(included in collection: "Edition Wilhelm Furtwängler - The Complete RIAS Recordings")
AUDITE 21403 (12 CDs) (2009)
(original LP release: DISCOCORP RR 438)

Wilhelm Furtwängler/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1953)
(included in collection: "Wilhelm Furtwängler - Die Salzburger Orchesterkonzerte 1949 - 1954")
ORFEO D'OR C 408048 L (8 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: CETRA FE 22)

Paul Hindemith/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Original Masters - Hindemith Conducts Hindemith")
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 474770-2 (3 CDs) (2004)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON DG 18181/DECCA {US} GOLD LABEL 9765 (1956)

Herbert Kegel/Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Pittsburgh Symphony)
ARS VIVENDI 2100178 (1995)
(original LP release: ETERNA 827976 (1987)

Yevgeny Mravinsky /Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1965)
( + Honegger: Symphony No. 3)
MELODIYA MELCD 1000936 (1995)
(original LP release: MELODIYA SM 02861-2) (1971)

Karl Anton Rickenbacher/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta in E)
KOCH 3-6471-2 (2000)

Yan Pascal Tortelier/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonia Serena)
CHANDOS CHAN 9217 (1994)


Pittsburgh Symphony (1958)

Werner Andreas Albert/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonetta in E, Concerto for Orchestra and March)
CPO 999014-2 (1993)

Milan Horvat/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Nobilissima Visione)
CLASSICAL EXCELLENCE CE 11026 (LP) (1978)

Herbert Kegel/Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony "Die Harmonie der Welt")
ARS VIVENDI 2100178 (1995)
(original LP release: ETERNA 827976 (1987)

Yan Pascal Tortelier/BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonic Dances, Ragtime)
CHANDOS CHAN 9530 (1994)


Lustige Sinfonietta in D minor, Op. 4 (1917)

Werner Andreas Albert/Queensland Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Dances and Ragtime)
CPO 999005-2 (1991)

Gerd Albrecht/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
WERGO WER 60089 (LP) (1982)


Sinfonietta in E major (1949-50)

Werner Andreas Albert/Melbourne Symphony Orchestra
( + Pittsburgh Symphony, Concerto for Orchestra and March)
CPO 999014-2 (1993)

Karl Anton Rickenbacher/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony "Die Harmonie der Welt")
KOCH 3-6471-2 (2000)

Robert Whitney/Louisville Orchestra
( + Diamond: Timon of Athens and Almand: John Gilbert-A Steamboat Overture)
LOUISVILLE 605 (LP) (1960)

 

HEINRICH HOFMANN
(1842-1902)

Born in Gross-Tabarz, present-day Thuringia. He studied with Theodor Kullak, Eduard Grell, Siegfried Dehn and Richard Wüerst. Though his Frithjof Symphony was frequently performed in his lifetime, it and all of his other were later forgotten. In addition to orchestral music, he also wrote several operas, some lieder, choral music, and works for solo piano.

Symphony in E-flat major "Frithjof" (1874)

Eric Solen/Altenberg-Gera Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Schauspiel Overture and Hungarian Suite)
STERLING CDS 1097-2 (2012)



ERNST THEODOR AMADEUS HOFFMANN
(1766-1822)

Born in Königsberg, East Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia). Best known as a writer of fantastic fiction, he was thoroughly trained in various fields of art and literature. As a child he showed great talent for piano playing, and he was taught counterpoint by a Polish organist named Podbileski. He later held several positions as conductor, critic, and theatrical musical director in Bamberg and Dresden. He composed a considerable amount of music for the stage as well as orchestral and instrumental works. However, his name is kept alive in musical discussions basically as the original author of the story set to music by Tchaikovskysky as "the Nutcracker" and as the subject of Offenbach's opera "The Tales of Hoffmann."

Symphony in E Flat major (c. 1806)

Rolf Beck/Concerto Bamberg
( + Miserere)
KOCH SCHWANN 3-1148-2 (1997)

Tamás Sulyok/Southwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Spohr: Symphony No.3)
RBM 3035 (LP) (1985)

Lothar Zagrosek/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Undine Overture, Die Lustigen Musikanten-Selections and Quintet)
SCHWANN CD 11627 (1990)
(original LP release: SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI VMS 1627) (1984)

 

WOLFGANG HOHENSEE
(b.1927)

Born in Berlin. He studied at the Hochschule für Musik in Berlin-Charlottenburg and then had composition with Paul Hoffer and Konrad Friedrich Nötel. Then he began to study musicology in Berlin with Ernst Hermann Meyer and Hans-Heinz Draeger and in Heidelberg with Thrasyboulos Georgiades . In addition, he attended the master classes in composition of Hanns Eisler and Leo Spies . After working briefly in broadcasting, he was as a conductor, choir director and music editor at the the German National Theatre in Weimar. Subsequently, he taught at the Hochschule fur Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin as a professor of music theoryand then as a professor of composition. He composed an opera, ballets, film scores, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. Among his orchestral compositions are a Symphony in G, Sinfonietta and Chamber Symphony (1963).

"Hier bin ich Mensch," Film Symphony in Five Movements (1969)

Herbert Kegel/Dresden Staatskapelle
ETERNA 825920 (LP) (1982)


KARL HÖLLER
(1907-1987)

Born in Bamberg. From a musical family, he showed aptitude for the organ at the age of three and was a choirboy from age six. He studied piano, organ and cello in Bamberg and went to the Würzburg Conservatory where he studied composition under Hermann Zilcher. Afterwards, he attended the Munich Academy of Music where he studied composition with Joseph Haas, organ with Emanuel Gatscher, and conducting with Siegfried von Hausegger. He did postgraduate work as a a master-class student of Haas. He taught at the Munich Academy, in Frankfurt at the Hoch Conservatory and Hochschule für Musik and the Munich Hochschule für Musik, taking over the composition class of his teacher Joseph Haas. He composed orchestral, chamber, organ and piano works. Among his orchestral works are 2 Little Symphonies, Op. 32a (1965) and Op. 32b (1969).

Symphony in C sharp minor, Op. 40 (1942-6)

Hermann Bäumer/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony in G minor)
AMBITUS AMB 96 895 (2 CDs) (2008)

Symphony in G minor, Op. 65 "Homage to Mozart" (1973)

Hermann Bäumer/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony in C sharp minor)
AMBITUS AMB 96 895 (2 CDs) (2008)



KURT ANTON HUEBER
(1928-2008)

Born in Salzburg. He studied at the Salzburg Mozarteum with Johann Nepomuk David and also musicology at the University of Vienna. He was vocal coach at the Graz Opera House, a director at the Linz State Theatre and later taught musical acoustics at the Vienna Hochschule für Musik. He composed orchestral, chamber and instrumental works with a special emphasis on percussion instruments. His catalogue also includes: Symphony No. 2 (1964), Sinfonia Concertante (1961) and Symphony for Winds and Percussion, Op. 12 (1968).

Symphony No. 1, Op. 6 (1964)

Andres Orozco Estrada/ÖGZM Orchestra
( + Kreuz: Orchesterszenen, Hertel: Der Gemeinheitstango, Baksa: Clarinet Concerto and Schermann: Kontakte)
ÖGZM KONZERTMITSCHNITT (CD) (2006)



BERTOLD HUMMEL
(1925-2002)

Born in Hüfingen, Baden. He studied at the Music Academy in Freiburg im Breisgau with Harald Genzmer for composition and Atis Teichman for cello. After graduation, he toured as composer and cellist. He was choirmaster in Freiburg i. Breisgau and worked as a freelancer in radio with the Südwestfunk Baden-Baden,. Then he was appointed teacher of composition at the state conservatory in Würzburg and subsequently directed the Studio for New Music, Würzburg. He composed a chamber opera, ballets, orchestral works, 5 masses; cantatas; motets; song-cycles; chamber music; organ works; electronic compositions and music for children. His other Symphonies are: No. 1 for String Orchestra, Op. 20 (1959), Sinfonietta for Wind Orchestra, Op. 39 (1970), Sinfonia Piccola for 8 Double Basses, Op. 66 (1978) and Oregon Symphony for Large Wind Orchestra, Op. 67 (1978).

Symphony No. 2, Op. 30 "Reverenza" (1966)

Hanns Reinartz/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Poem and Visionen)
CONVENTUS MUSICUS CM 108 (2000)


Symphony No. 3, Op. 100 "Jeremiah" (1996)

Jonathan Seers/Würzburg Philharmonic Orchestra
CONVENTUS MUSICUS CM 107 (1999)



SALOMON JADASSOHN
(1831-1902)

Born in Breslau, Silesia (now Wrocław, Poland). At the Leipzig Coservatory, he he studied composition with Moritz Hauptmann, Ernst Richter and Julius Rietz, as well as piano with Ignaz Moscheles. At the same time, he studied privately with Franz Liszt in Weimar. He worked for a Leipzig synagogue and a few local choral societies as well as teaching privately and, eventually, was able to qualify for a position at the Leipzig Conservatory, where he taught piano and composition. A superb teacher, his students included Edvard Grieg, Ferruccio Busoni, Frederick Delius, Emil Reznicek and Felix Weingartner. He composed prolifically, turning out more than 140 works covering all genres. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 2 in A major, Op.28 (1865), 3 in D minor, Op.50 (1876) and 4 in C minor, Op.101 (1889).

Symphony No.1 in C major, Op.24 (1860)

Marius Stravinsky/Belarussian State Symphony Orchestra
( + Piano Concerto No.1, Brull: Violin Concerto {2nd movement}, Serenade No.1 {4th and 5th movements} and Macbeth: Overture)
CAMEO CLASSICS CC9026CD (2009)

 

HANNS JELINEK
(1901-1969)

Born in Vienna. He briefly studied piano, harmony and counterpoint with Franz Schmidt as well as harmony and counterpoint with Arnold Schoenberg at the Vienna Academy of Music. Later, he studied music on his own by reading scores by contemporary composers. He earned his living performing light music as a pianist and conductor before becoming a lecturer and then a professor at the Vienna Academy of Music. He composed prodigiously in many genres ranging from light music to dodecaphonic orchestral, chamber and instrumental works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1926-30, rev. 1940 and 1945-6), 2 for Jazz Band and Orchestra "Sinfonia Ritmica" (1929, rev. 1949), 3 for Brass and Percussion "Heitere Sinfonie" (1931-2), 4 for String Quartet and Orchestra "Sinfonia Concertante" (1931, rev. 1953) and 6 "Sinfonia Concertante" (1953, rev. 1957).

Symphony No. 5 Op. 16 "Symphonia Brevis" (1948-50)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Neue Musik aus Österreich II")
ORF 173 (2 CDs) (1998)

 

CHRISTIAN JOST
(b. 1963)

Born in Trier, Rhineland-Palatinate. He studied composition, analysis and conducting in Cologne with Bojidar Dim and completed his studies with David Sheinfeld at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in 1989. Jost has served as composer-in-residence for several German orchestras and is also active as a composer. He has composed operas, a ballet, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

"Cocoon Symphony," Five movements of a Trip to the Centre for large Orchestra (2003)

Christian Jost/Essen Philharmonic
( + Violin Concerto)
CAPRICCIO C5118 (2012)

 

ARMIN KAUFMANN
(1902-1980)

Born in Neu-Itzkany, Bukovina, Austria-Hungary (now in Romania). He began learning the violin from his father. In Brno, he studied violin, cello and music theory with Bruno Weigl and then at the Vienna Academy of Music he studied composition with Joseph Marx and cello with Franz Schmidt. After graduation, he taught at the New Vienna Conservatory and worked simultaneously as a second violinist in the Rothschild Quartet. Then, for three decades he was a violinist with the Vienna Symphony Orchestra. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 3 (1962) and 4 (1967) and an early Symphony in C, Op. 18 (1929).

Symphony No. 1, Op. 65 "Cuckoo Symphony" (1952)

Franz Litschauer/Vienna Symphony Orchestra
( + Tierlieder)
AMADEO AVRS 3005 (LP) (1950's)

Symphony No. 2, Op. 74 (1957-8)

Karl Etti/Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra
( + Walzel: Symphony No. 5)
PREISER SPR 105 (LP) (1975)

 

WILHELM KILLMAYER
(b. 1927)

Born in Munich. He studied conducting and composition in Munich at Hermann Wolfgang von Waltershausen’s Musikseminar. At the same time, he was enrolled at the Munich University where he studied musicology with Rudolf von Ficker and Walter Riezler. He was also a private student of Carl Orff and was admitted to his master class at the Staatliche Musikhochschule. He taught music theory and counterpoint at the Trappsches Konservatorium in Munich from and was a conductor of the Bavarian State Opera's ballet. Lastly, he was a professor of composition at Munich's Hochschule für Musik.He composed ballets as well as orchestral, chamber and vocal works

Symphony No. 1 "Fogli" (1968)

Erich Schmid/Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.2 and 3, La Joie de Vivre and Nachtgedanken)
WERGO WER-6282-2 (2000)
(original LP release: WERGO WER 60116) (1985)


Symphony No. 2 for Chamber Orchestra "Ricordanze" (1968-9)

Viktor-Lukas-Consort
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 3, La Joie de Vivre and Nachtgedanken)
WERGO WER-6282-2 (2000)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 654 061) (1970)


Symphony No. 3 "Menschen-Los" (1972-3, rev. 1988)

Wilhelm Killmayer /Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 2, La Joie de Vivre and Nachtgedanken)
WERGO WER-6282-2 (2000)
(original LP release: WERGO WER 60116) (1985)

 

VOLKER DAVID KIRCHNER
(b. 1942)

Born in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate. He studied at the Peter Cornelius Conservatory in Mainz with Günter Kehr and Günter Raphael, with Bernd Alois Zimmermann at the Hochschule für Musik, Cologne and then with Tibor Varga at the Hochschule für Musik Detmold. He played in jazz ensembles in Cologne and as a violist in chamber ensembles and in the Frankfurt Symphony Orchestra. He eventually became a freelance composer. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber, keyboard and sacred choral works. His Symphony No. 2 "Mythen" appeared in 1992.

Symphony (No. 1) "Totentanz" (1980)


Peter Gulke/Berlin Radio symphony Orchestra
( + Requiem "Messa di Pace")
WERGO WER 6206-2 (1991)




OTTO KLEMPERER
(1882-1973)

Born in Breslau, Silesia (now Wrocław, Poland). He studied music first at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt and later at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin under Hans Pfitzner. He became a member of Gustav Mahler's circle and became conductor at the German Opera in Prague on Mahler's recommendation. He then went on to hold a number of important conducting positions including at the Kroll Opera in Berlin where he enhanced his reputation as a champion of new music. The advent of the Nazi regime brought about his immigration to America where his conducting career continued unabated there and, after World War II, back in Europe to the end of his life. He composed steadily over the years and his output included orchestral works, a Mass, nine string quartets, many lieder and the opera Das Ziel. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 3 (1969-71; two versions), 4 (1968; two versions), 5 (1969) and 6 (1969).

Symphony No. 1 in 2 Movements (c. 1960)

Alun Francis/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic
( + Symphony No.2, Merry Waltz, Marcia Funebre and Scherzo)
CPO 999987-2 (2004)

Otto Klemperer/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (rec. 1961)
( + Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht)
ARCHIPHON ARCH-1(LP)(1987)

Symphony No. 2 (1967-9)

Alun Francis/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic
( + Symphony No.1, Merry Waltz, Marcia Funebre and Scherzo)
CPO 999987-2 (2004)

Otto Klemperer/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + String Quartet and Mahler: Symphony No.2)
EMI CLASSICS CMS 764147-2 (2 CDs) (1992)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2575) (1970)

 

AUGUST KLUGHARDT
(1847-1902)

Born in Köthen, Saxony-Anhalt. He had his first piano and music theory lessons at the age of 10 and began to compose. He took further lessons in Dresden and played his compositions in public for the first time. Soon afterwards, he began to earn his living as a conductor and held several positions including the court theatre in Weimar where he met Franz Liszt who encoraged him in his creative development. He continued with his conducting career, becoming director of music at the court in Dessau. He composed a fairly large catalogue of operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 2 in F minor, Op. 34 (1876), 4 in C minor, Op. 57 (1897) and an early "Waldleben Symphony (1871) that he withdrew and is possibly lost.

Symphony No. 1 in D minor , Op. 27 "Lenore" (1872) (published as Symphonic Poem in 4 Movements, 1874)

Manfred Mayrhofer/Anhalt Philharmonic
( + Gernsheim: Zu Einem Drama)
STERLING CDS 1096-2 (2012)

Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 37 (1879)

Golo Berg/Anhalt Philharmonic, Dessau
( + Violin Concerto)
CPO 777465-2 (2011)


Symphony No. 5 in C Minor, Op. 71 (1897, arrangement of the Sextet opus 58)

Antony Hermus/Anhalt Philharmonic Orchestra, Dessau
( + Im Frühling Overtüre and Festouvertüre)
CPO 777693-2 (2013)


GÜNTER KOCHAN
(1930-2009)

Born in Luckau, Brandenburg. He attended the Hochschule für Musik Berlin in Charlottenburg where he studied with Boris Blacher, Konrad Noetel and Gerhard Wunsch and then studied at the Deutsche Hochschule für Musik in East Berlin.where he attended Hanns Eisler's masterclasses. He then taught at East Berlin's Akademie der Künster and Hochschule für Musik.He composed mostly orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. His Symphonies Nos. 1 for Chorus and Orchestra (1963-4) and 6 (2003-6) as well as Sinfonietta (1960) and Sinfonietta for String Orchestra (2002) remain unrecorded.

Symphony No. 2 (1967/68)

Kurt Sanderling/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Musik in der D.D.R. Volume I")
BERLIN CLASSICS 0090692 (3 CDs) (1996)
(original LP release: NOVA 885003) (1971)


Symphony No. 3 for Soprano and Orchestra (1972)

Gerd Puls/Renate Reinecke (soprano)/Rostock Volkstheater Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto)
NOVA 885107 (LP) (1976)


Symphony No. 4 (1983/84)

Claus Peter Flor/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
( + Shostakovich: Symphony No. 9)
BERLIN CLASSICS 00 2172 2 BC (2000)
(original LP release: NOVA 885 265) (1987)


Symphony No. 5 (1985-87)

Claus Peter Flor/Berlin Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1987)
( + Piano Concerto and Violin Concerto)
HASTEDT HT 5303 (1997)



SIEGFRIED KÖHLER
(1927-1984)

Born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg. He studied at the Freiburg Musikhochschule, he worked as a harpist and conductor. Specializing in opera, he held various conducting and music director posts both in Germany and abroad. In addition, he was the director of the East German state recording company Deutsche Schalplatten as well as professor of composition at the Dresden Hochschule für Musik. He composed operas, operettas and musicals as well as orchestral and instrumental works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1, Op.37 "Sinfonie 69" (1968), 2, Op.45 (1971) and 4., Op.62 (revised as "Epitaph für Antigone" (1976, rev. 1979) as well as Sinfonie der Jugend, Op.25 (1965) and Sinfonietta, Op.71, 1981.


Symphony No. 3, Op. 57 (1974-5)

Siegfried Kurz/Dresden Staatskapelle
( + Piano Concerto)
NOVA 885126 (LP) (1978)


Symphony No. 5, Op. 78 for Soprano, Alto, Chorus and Orchestra "Pro Pace" (1984)

Martin Flämig/Helga Termer (soprano)/Heidi Riess (alto)/Wolfgang Hellmich (baritone)/Dresden Symphony Chorus/Dresden Kreuz Chorus/Dresden Philharmonic Chorus/Dresden State Opera Chorus/Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
( + String Quartet No.1)
NOVA 885249 (LP) (1985)

 

VIKTOR KORDA
(1900-1992)

Born in Vienna. He composed a number of orchestral works. No further information has been located.

Sinfonietta (1971)

Vlastimil Horák/Bratislava Chamber Orchestra
( + Gattermeyer: Skolion and K.F. Müller: Sardian Symphony)
PREISER SPR 128 (LP) (1970s)

 

PETER JONA KORN
(1922-1998)

Born in Berlin. He began his musical studies at the Berlin Music Academy and continued them at the Beltane School in London as a student of Edmund Rubbra and at the Jerusalem Conservatory with Stefan Wolpe. Then in America, where he became a citizen in 1944, he studied with Arnold Schönberg and at the University of Southern California as well as with Hanns Eisler and ErnstToch. In addition, he studied film music composition with Miklos Ròzsa and Ingolf Dahl and became an American citizen in 1944. Returning to Germany, he settled in Munich where he taught composition at the Trapp Conservatory and was the director of the Richard Strauss Conservatory and also wrote music criticism. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 2, Op. 13 (1950-1) and 4, Op. 91"Ahasver" (1989-90).

Symphony No. 1, Op. 3 (1941-6, rev. 1956 and 1977)

Rudolf Alberth/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Toccata)
PREMIER PRCD 1058 (1997)


Symphony No. 3, Op. 30 (1956, rev. 1969)

Olaf Koch/Thuringian Philharmonic Orchestra, Suhl
( + Variations for Orchestra and Exorzismus eines Liszt-Fragments)
THOROFON CTH 2153 (1992)

 

ERICH WOLFGANG KORNGOLD
(1897-1957)

Born in Brünn, Moravia (now Brno, Czech Republic). His family moved to Vienna when his father became music critic of the Neue Freie Presse. A musical wunderkind, he began playing the piano and composing at a very ealy age. His father took him to Gustav Mahler who recommended that he should be taught by the composer Alexander von Zemlinsky. Although he had some lessons with Robert Fuchs and Hermann Grädener among others, Zemlinsky would be Korngold's only real teacher. He started turning out compositions, including operas that were so polished and mature that many thought they were actually written by his father. He became one of Austria' leading opera composrrs, and, with the advent of the Nazi regime sending him to America, one of the greatest of all film composers. He made several return trips to Europe in the post-World War II period for the premieres of some oh work, but died in Hollywood. Although his greatest fame rests on his movie scores, he also produced a significant catalogue of operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works, many of which have been repreatedly revived since his death. He left the sketches of a Symphony No. 2.

Symphony in F sharp major, Op. 40 (1947-52)

Werner Andreas Albert/Northwest German Philharmonic
( + Variations for Orchestra and Straussiana)
CPO 999146-2 (1991)

Marc Albrecht/Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg
( + Much Ado About Nothing: Suite)
PENTATONE PTC 5186 373 (2010)

Edward Downes/BBC Philharmonic
( + Lieder des Abscheids)
CHANDOS CHAN 9171 (1993)

Rudolf Kempe/Munich Philharmonic
VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD 5346 (1992)
(original LP release: RCA RED SEAL ARL1-0443) (1974)

André Previn/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Much Ado About Nothing: Suite)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 453 436-2 (1997)

John Storgårds/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Dance in the Old Style)
ONDINE ODE 1182-2 (2011)

Timothy Vernon/McGill Symphony Orchestra
McGILL 750043-2 (1991)

Franz Welser-Möst/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Much Ado About Nothing:: Suite, Theme & Variations, Violin Sonata, 6 Einfache Lieder and Die Tote Stadt: Excerpt)
EMI 20TH CENTURY CLASSICS 0946832 (2 CDs) (2011)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 556169-2) (1996)


Sinfonietta in B major, Op. 5 (1912)

Werner Andreas Albert/Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie
( + Der Schneemann: Prelude and Serenade and Schauspiel Overture)
CPO 999 037-2 (1991)

Gerd Albrecht/Berliner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester
VARÈSE SARABANDE VSD 5311 (1991)
(original LP release: VARÈSE SARABANDE 704200) (1985)

Matthias Bamert/BBC Philharmonic
( + Sursum Corda)
CHANDOS CHAN 9317 (1995)

Andrew Litton/Dallas Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
DORIAN DOR-90216 (1995)

John Storgårds/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Much Ado About Nothing: Incidental Music)
ONDINE ODE 1191-2 (2012)

 

WILFRIED KRÄTZSCHMAR
(b.1944)

Born in Dresden. He studied at the Dresden Musikhochschule with Johannes Paul Thilman for composition and Wolfgang Plehn for piano. Afterwards, he headed the theater music at Theater Meiningen and then worked Fritz Geissler at the Dresden Musikhochschule. He was appointed associate professor at the Dresden Musikhochschule and was rector of the Academy of Music "Carl Maria von Weber" in Dresden as well as professor of composition. He has composed mostly orchestral, chamber and instrumental works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1976), 3 (1982) and 4 (1985).

Symphony No. 2 "Explosionen und Cantus" (1980)

Wolf-Dieter Hauschild/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1981)
( + Reimann: Variations, Goldmann: Symphony No. 2 and Müller-Siemens: Passacaglia for Orchestra)
RCA (Germany) 74321 73517-2 (2000)
( + Wind Quintet, Solitude No.2, Cataracta and Netze)
WERGO WER 6297-2 (1996)
(original LP release: NOVA 885229) (1984)

 

ERNST KRENEK
(1900-1991)

Born in Vienna. He studied there and in Berlin with Franz Schreker before working in a number of German opera houses as conductor. He composed in various modern idioms and his music was declared degenerate by the Nazis and banned, prompting his immigration to the United States where he taught at various schools. His catalogue of compositions is enormous, comprising operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal, choral and electronic works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Symphony "Pallas Athene", Op. 137 (1954) and Little Symphony for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 58, (1928).

Symphony No. 1, Op. 7 (1921)

Takao Ukigaya/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
( + Symphony No.5)
CPO 999 359-2 (1996)

Hermann Scherchen/unknown orchestra
(included in collection: " "A Tribute to Hermann Scherchen: The Best-Known Unknown")
TAHRA TAH 185-9 (5 CDs) (1996)

Lothar Zagrosek/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.2 and 3)
AMADEO 415825-1 (2 LPs) (1985)


Symphony No. 2, Op. 12 (1922)

Takao Ukigaya/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
CPO 999 255-2 (1994)

Lothar Zagrosek/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 3)
AMADEO 415825-1 (2 LPs) (1985)

Lothar Zagrosek/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
DECCA 452 479-2 (1997)


Symphony No. 3, Op. 16 (1922)

Takao Ukigaya/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
( + Potpourri)
CPO 999 359-2 (1996)

Lothar Zagrosek/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 2)
AMADEO 415825-1 (2 LPs) (1985)


Symphony No. 4, Op. 113 (1947)

Alun Francis/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
( + Concerto Grosso)
CPO 777 210-2 (2011)


Symphony No. 5, Op. 119 (1947-9)

Takao Ukigaya/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
( + Symphony No. 1)
CPO 999 236-2 (1995)


Symphony for Winds and Percussion, Op. 34 (1924-25)

Vinko Globokar/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Schreker: Kleine Suite, Zieritx: Praeludium and Fugue, Rathaus: Clarinet Sonata, Weill:
Zur Potsdam unter den Eichen, Eisler: Palmström and Pfitzner: Lieder)
THOROFON CTH 2043 (2001)
(original release: included in collection "Musik Zwischen den Kriegen,"
THOROFON MTH 341-4 {4 LPs}) (1987)


Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, Op. 131 "La Brasileira" (1952)

Ernst Kovacic/Wroclaw Leopoldinum Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphonic Elegy, 7 Easy Pieces, Adagio and Fugue, Symphonic Piece and 5 Short Pieces)
CAPRICCIO RECORDS C 5033 (2009)

Ernst Krenek/NDR Syymphony Orchestra, Hamburg (rec. 1958)
( + 2 Piano Concerto, Transparencies, Quaestio Temporis and Kette, Kreis und Spiegel)
EMI ELECTROLA 562 858-2 (2004)

Peter Wolf/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Neue Musik aus Österreich III")
ORF 249 (2 CDs) (2002)

 

AUGUSTINUS FRANZ KROPFREITER
(1936-2003)

Born in in Hargelsberg bei Enns, Upper Austria. He entered the Monastery of St. Florian where he initially taught music theory by Johann Krichbaum. Then he studied composition and organ at the Linz Bruckner-Conservatory and at the Vienna Academy of Music. After completing his studies, he served as organist at St. Florian and was a teacher at St. Florian Boys' Choir and later and director of the Abbey choir. He composed orchestral, chamber, choral and organ works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1985) and 3 "Mein Testament" (1994-5) as well as Sinfonia Concertante for Woodwind Quintet and Strings (1979) and Symphony for Strings (1985).

Symphony No. 2 (1990)

Manfred Mayrhofer/Bruckner Orchestra, Linz
( + Clarinet Sonata, Meditation mit Variationen, and Duo Concertante)
RADIO OBERÖSTERREICH OÖ CULTUR (1992)

 

RAINER KUNAD
(1936-1999)

Born in in Chemnitz, Saxony. He had his first lessons with Paul Kurzbach in Chemnitz and then studied at the Leipzig Musikhochschule with Fidelio Finke and Ottmar Gerster. He conducted incidental music at the Dresden State Theatre and also worked at the Deutsche Staatsoper in Berlin. His catalogue includes operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber and piano works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 "Symphony 64" (1964), 2 (1966-7) and Sinfonia Variatione (1959).

Sinfonietta (1969)

Horst Neumann/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Antiphonie, Duomix; and Melodie)
NOVA 885113 (LP) (1978)

 

SIEGFRIED KURZ
(b. 1930)

Born in Dresden. He began his musical career as a trumpeter. He studied at the Dresden State Academy of Music and the Theater with Fidelio Finkefor for composition, Ernst Hintze for conducting and trumpet with Gerd Seifert. Even before completing his studies, he began conducting incidental music at the Dresden State Theater. He remained in that position until moving on to Dresden's Saxon State Opera. He also taught at the Academy of Music "Carl Maria von Weber" Dresden, where he rose to a professorship. He composed mostly orchestral and chamber works including Symphonies Nos. 1, Op. 28 (1958) and 2, Op. 29 (1960).

Sinfonia Piccola, Op. 24 (1953)

Heinz Bongartz/Dresdner Philharmonic
( + Thilman: Partita Piccola and Lohse: Divertimento)
ETERNA 820668 (LP) (1967)

 

FRANZ LACHNER
(1803-1890)

Born in Rain am Lech, Bavaria to a musical family (his brothers Ignaz, Theodor and Vinzenz also became notable musicians). He studied music with Simon Sechter and Maximilian, the Abbé Stadler. He conducted at the Theater am Kärntnertor in Vienna and then became a major figure in the musical life of Munich as conductor at the opera and various concerts and festivals. His career there ended abruptly when he was replaced by Hans von Bülow. He composed an opera, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 2 in F, Op. 44 (1833), 3 in D minor, Op. 41 (1834), 4 in E (1834), 6 in D, Op. 56 (1837) and 7 in D minor, Op. 58 "Elegy in the Form of a Symphony" (1839).

Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 32 (1828)

Choo Hoey/Singapore Symphony Orchestra
( + Spohr: Symphony No. 2)
MARCO POLO 8.220360 (1990)
(original LP release: RECORDS INTERNATIONAL 7004-1/MARCO POLO 8.220360) (1985)


Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 52 "Passionata" (1835)

Paul Robinson/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice
MARCO POLO 8.23502 (1994)


Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 100 (1851)

Paul Robinson/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice
( + Ball Suite)
MARCO POLO 8.23502 (1994)

 

ELMAR LAMPSON
(b. 1952)

Born in Koblenz, Rhineland-Palatinate. He studied composition (with Alfred Koerppen), music theory and violin at the Musikhochschulen in Hannover and Würzburg. He is professor of composition and theory at the Hamburg's University of Music and Drama. He has composed orchestral, chamber and instrumental works as well as music for choir and an opera. His other symphonic pieces are: Symphony No. 2 "Gesang des Marsyas" (2004-6) and Sinfonietta for Soloists Ensemble (1988).

Symphony (No.1) in 2 Movements "The Dream Song of Olaf Åsteson" (1991-2)

Elmar Lampson/Ulrike Bauer-Wirth/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic, Ludwigshafen
( + Music for Piano, Percussion and Strings)
COL LEGNO WWE 1CD 20 040 (1999)



HERBERT LAUERMANN
(b. 1955)

Born in Vienna. He studied music privately with with Ernst Vogel as well as at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts where he had composition with Erich Urbanner. He taught music education at the state high school and grammar school in Stockerau and then was appointwed teacher of music theory at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna and subsequently associate professor of composition. He has composed operas as well as orchestral, chamber and vocal works. He wrote Sinfonietta for Orchestra in 1993.

Chamber Symphony for 11 Instruments (1984)

Lothar Zagrosek/ORF Sinfonietta
( + Caccia and Das Ehepaar)
AMADEO 431 078 2 (1990)



ULRICH LEYENDECKER
(b. 1946)

Born in Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia. He studied at the Cologne Musikhochschule with Ingo Schmitt and Rudolf Petzold for composition as well aspiano with Günter Ludwig. He became a lecturer at the Hamburg Academy for Music and Performing Arts and was appointed professor of composition and theory at the Hamburg Music and Theatre Hochschule. Afterwards, he became professor of composition at the State Hochschule for Music and the Performing Arts of Heidelberg-Mannheim. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1974), 2 (1985) and 5 (Concerto for Orchestra) (2000).

Symphony No. 3 (1990-1)

Johannes Kalitzke/North German Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
NAXOS 8.557427 (2005)


Symphony No. 4 (1997)

Johannes Kalitzke/Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Guitar Concerto and Evocazione)
MUSICAPHON M 55720 (2010)



CARL LOEWE
(1796-1869)

Born in Löbejün, Saxony-Anhalt. He received his initial musical training from his father and became a well-known choirboy. His fame was such that he received a scholarship from Jérôme Bonaparte, King of Westphalia that enabled him to further his education in music, as well as to study theology, at Halle University. He moved to Stettin in Prussia (now Szczecin, Poland) where he worked as an organist and music director of the school. Later on, he became very popular both as a composer and as a singer, and, in the latter capacity, toured all around Europe. He composed operas as well as orchestral and instrumental works, but his fame rests on his lieder that are often compared favorably with those of Franz Schubert. His only other Symphony is in E minor (? 1820s).


Symphony No. 1 in D Minor (?1820s)


Jacques Houtmann/Orchestre Philharmonique de Lorraine, Metz
( + Piano Concerto)
SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI 3 15 392 H1 (1994)



FRED LOHSE
(1908-1987)

Born in Leipzig. He studied at the Leipzig Conservatory with Hermann Grabner for composition and counterpoint. His was musical career was mostly academic and he became lecturer and later professor of composition and music theory in the Department of Musicology of the University of Leipzig. He composed orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1955) and 3 (1984-5).

Symphony No. 2 (1961-2)

Herbert Kegel/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Cilensek: Konzertstück for Violin and Orchestra)
NOVA 885124 (LP) (1977)



ERICH MARCKHL
(1902-1980)

Born in Celje, Styria, Austria-Hungary (now in Slovenia). He studied composition studies with Franz Schmidt. He was the state music director of the Province of Styria and also the Province of Styria Conservatory in Graz and professor as well as president of the Graz Academy of Music. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano and organ works as well as lieder and church music. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 2 in G sharp minor (1955-8), 3 in A minor (1946, rev. 1952-61), 4 "Kapfenberger Symphonie" (1955), 5 in E minor "Tragic" (1940-59) and 6 (1974).



Symphony (No. 1) in C sharp minor (1931, rev. 1957)


Ernst Märzendorfer/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Rubin: Symphony No.5)
AMADEO AVRS 5065 ST (1970s)



JOSEPH MARX
(1882-1964)

Born in Graz. He attended the Johann Buwa Piano Academy where he developed his virtuosic piano talents and also taught himself to play the cello and violin at that time. At the University of Graz, he studied with Erich Degner and took courses in musicology. He later taught theory and composition at the Vienna Academy of Music (afterwards the Hochschule für Musik) and became its director and taught there for the next 30 years. He was also an inflential music critic. He composed orchestral, chamber, choral and a vast number of vocal works. His Autumn Symphony (1921) awaits its first recording.

Sinfonia "In Modo Classico" for String Orchesra (1944)

Steven Sloane/Bochum Symphony Orchestra
( + Alt-Wiener Serenaden and Partita for String Orchestra "In Modo Antico")
ASV CD DCA 1158 (2005)



SIEGFRIED MATTHUS
(b. 1934)

Born in Mallenuppen, East Prussia (now Zadorozhye, Kaliningrad Oblast, Russia). He studied at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin and then continued his studies in composition with Rudolf Wagner-Régeny and Hanns Eisler. He became the youngest composer in residence in the history of the Komische Oper Berlin. In addition to composing he has been the Artistic Director of the Kammeroper Rheinsberg since and also the founder and director of the Rheinsberg Music Festival. He has composed operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His First Symphony is his "Dresden Symphony" composed in 1969.

Symphony No. 2 (1975-6)

Siegfried Matthus/Berlin Komischen Oper Orchestra
( + Cello Concerto)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0094522BC (2002)
(original LP release: NOVA 885163 (1979)



ALFRED MAULTASCH
(1914-2006)

Born in Salzburg. He studied clarinet and piano at the Salzburg Mozarteum. He worked for years as a clarinetist in major orchestras. However, after his retirement from performing, he took private lessons in composition with Manfred Stahnke in Hamburg and has, siince then, composed about 40 works, including three symphonies.

Symphony No. 3 (1983)

Werner Hackl/ÖGZM Orchestra
( + Van de Vate: Concerto for Pipa and Orchestra and Schmidinger: Violin Concerto)
ÖSTERREICHISCHE GESELLSCHAFT FÜR ZEITGENÖSSISCHE MUSIK ÖGZM (2005)



EMILIE MAYER
(1812-1883)

Born in Friedland, Mecklenburg-Strelitz (now Mecklenburg-Vorpommern). She was a pupil of Carl Loewe in Stettin. Moving to Berlin, she studied counterpoint with Adolph Bernhard Marx and orchestration with William Wieprecht. She was a very prolific composer, mostly of chamber music and sol piano pieces. Her other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 in E minor, 2 in C minor, 3 in C "Military", 4 in E and 6 in B minor.

Symphony No. 5 in F minor (1862)

Jürgen Bruns/Berlin Chamber Symphony Ensemble
( + F. Mendelssohn: Hero und Leander and LeBeau: Piano Concerto)
DREYER-GAIDO DGCD21015 (2010)

 

ERNST HERMANN MEYER
(1905-1988)

Born in Berlin. He received his first piano lessons at the age of six, and started composing at the age of eleven. He started studying music at Heidelberg University, where he completed his PhD in musicology and then became a pupil of Hanns Eisler. He fled to England during the Nazi-era and lectured at Bedford College, London and then was given a guest professorship at King's College, Cambridge. He returned to Germany after World War II and became one of East Germany's most influential figures of music culture. Among his other official posts, he was was head of the German Society of Composers and Musicologists and professor of musicology at the Berlin Humboldt University. He composed an opera, orchestral, chamber and choral works as well as over 300 songs. His orchestral catalogue also includes a Sinfonietta (1980) and a Chamber Symphony (arr. from his String Quartet No. 5) (1978/1983)..

Symphony in B flat major (1967)

Otmar Suitner/Berlin Staatskapelle
( + Kochan: Symphony No.2)
NOVA 885 002 (LP) (1973)


Symphony for Strings (1947)

Wolf-Dieter Hauschild/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
NOVA 885110 (LP) (1979)

Herbert Kegel/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1960)
ETERNA 820171 (LP) (1967)


Sinfonie Concertante for Piano and Orchestra (1961)

Herbert Kegel/Dieter Zechlin (piano)/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Toccata Appassionata)
NOVA 885081 (LP) (1976)


"Kontraste-Konflikte," Symphony for Orchestra (1977)

Günther Herbig/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
( + Viola Concerto)
NOVA 885233 (LP) (1985)

 

JAN MEYEROWITZ
(1913-1998)

Born in Breslau, Silesia (now Wrocław, Poland). Movibg to Berlin, he studied with Walther Gmeindl and Alexander von Zemlinsky at the Hochschule für Musik. Nazism forced his departure from Germany and he went to Rome for further studies with Ottorino Respighi and Alfredo Casella. After brief sojourns in France and Belgium, he immigrated to the United States where he taught at the Berkshire Music Center and at Brooklyn and City Colleges in New York. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. His other symphonic works are Silesian Symphony (1957) and Sinfonia Brevissima (1968).

Symphony "Midrash Esther" (1954)

Yoel Levi/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + A. Avshalamov: 4 Biblical Tablaux and Silver: Shirat Sara)
NAXOS 8.559426 (2004)



FRANZ MIXA
(1902-1994)

Born in Vienna. He studied at the Vienna State Academy of Music with Robert Heger, Franz Schmidt, Joseph Marx and Eusebius Mandyczewski. He received a degree in conducting and spent some years in Iceland as a teacher, conductor and administrator. He taught music theory at the Karl-Franzens-University in Graz and directed the opera school at the Conservatory of Styria. After war service, he organized the State Conservatory in Styria and became its director. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instumental, choral and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1953) and 4 (1970s).

Symphony No. 2 in A minor (1956)

Manfred Müssauer/Donau Philharmonic, Vienna
( + Icelandic Rhapsody)
ANTES EDITION BM-CD 31.9252 (2008)


Symphony No. 3 in E minor (1969)

Manfred Müssauer/Donau Philharmonic, Vienna
( + Symphony No. 5 Music on Irish Folksongs)
ANTES EDITION BM-CD 31.9270 (2010)

Symphony No. 5 in A minor (1975)

Manfred Müssauer/Donau Philharmonic, Vienna
( + Symphony No. 3 Music on Irish Folksongs)
ANTES EDITION BM-CD 31.9270 (2010)



IGNAZ MOSCHELES
(1794-1870)

Born in Prague. He had piano lessons as a child and was then taught by B.D. Weber, director of the Prague Conservatory. Moving to Vienna, he studied counterpoint with Johann Georg Albrechtsberger and composition with Antonio Salieri. He achieved fame as a pianist, conductor, teacher and composer and was a close associate of Felix Mendelssohn. He composed in varios genres but his catalogue is highly weighted towards music for the piano (including 8 Concertos) and chamber music.

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op 81 (1829)

Nikos Athinäos/Brandenburg State Orchestra, Frankfurt
( + Piano Concerto No. 6 and The Maid of Orleans: Overture)
CHRISTOPHORUS ENTRÉE CHE 0135-2 (2008)

 

JOACHIM GOTTFRIED MÜLLER
(1914-1993)

Born in Dresden. He studied at the Hochschule für Musik where he became a lecturer in music theory. He held this same position at the Nuremberg Academy of Music. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano, organ and choral works.

Dürer Symphony (1963)

Jan Koetsier/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Large Orchestra)
CAVALLI RECORDS CCD 402 (2000)

 

KARL-FRANZ MÜLLER
(1922-1978)

Born in Vienna. He studied at the State Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna and also privately with Hans Pfitzner in Munich. In addition, he had lessons with Joseph Marx and Alfred Uhl. He worked as a freelance composer and music writer and then for the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation and as President of the ÖGZM (Austrian Society for Contemporary Musi). He composed a large number of orchestral works. Among his unrecorded Symphonies, there are these additional Greek titled examples: "Archaic," "Athenian," "Delphic" and "Hellenic" as well as Sinfonia Mazedonia No. 3 for String Orchestra and Sinfonia Breve No. 1.

Arcadian Symphony (1970-2)

Karl Etti/Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra
( + Würdinger: 3 Lieder after Trakl, Etti: Variations on an Original Theme and M. Nedbal: Symphonic Dance)
PREISER RECORDS SPR 132 (LP) (1980)


Attic Symphony (1963)

Kurt Wöss/Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra Kurt Wöss/
( + Threnos Nos. 1 and 2)
PREISER RECORDS PR 9909 (LP) (1970s)


Sarda, Symphony in One Movement for Chamber Orchestra (1968-9)

Vlastimil Horák/Bratislava Chamber Orchestra
( + Thessaliian Symphony and Threnos No.3)
PREISER RECORDS SPR 110 (LP) (1970s)


Sardian Symphony (1966-7, rev. 1971-2)

Vlastimil Horák/Bratislava Chamber Orchestra
( + Gattermeyer: Skolion and Korda: Sinfonietta)
PREISER SPR 128 (LP) (1970s)


Sinfonia Breve No. 2 (1963)

Kurt Wöss/Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra
( + Music for String Orchestra)
PREISER RECORDS PR 9906 (LP) (1970s)


Sinfonia Breve No. 3 (1960)

Kurt Wöss/Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra
( + Gattermeyer: Piano Concertino and Sprongl: Symphony No.3)
PREISER RECORDS SPR 3199 (LP) (1970s)


Sinfonia Imitanda for String Orchestra (1957)

Max Schönherr/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Miniature Concerto No.1 for Piano and Orchestra, 4 Kleine Orchesterstücke and Symphonie des Machines No.1)
PREISER RECORDS PR 9907 (LP) (1970s)


Sinfonia Mazedonia No. 1 (1959-60)

Max Heider/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + 2 Greek Dances)
PREISER RECORDS PR 3158 (LP) (1970s)


Sinfonia Mazedonia No. 2 (1962)

Max Heider/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + 2 Greek Dances and Die Glocken der Kathedrale Santiago de Campostella)
PREISER RECORDS PR 9908 (LP) (1970s)


Sinfonia Mazedonia No. 4 (1963)

Max Schönherr/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Greek Dances)
PREISER RECORDS PR 3159 (LP) (1970s)


Sinfonia Praeclassica No. 1 (1961)

Max Heider/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonia Praeclassica No. 2 and Fugati)
PREISER RECORDS PR 3147 (LP) (1970s)


Sinfonia Praeclassica No. 2 for String Orchestra (1965)

Karl Etti/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonia Praeclassica No. 1 and Fugati)
PREISER RECORDS PR 3147 (LP) (1970s)


Symphonie des Machines No. 1 (1959)

Max Schönherr/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Miniature Concerto No.1 for Piano and Orchestra, 4 Kleine Orchesterstücke and Sinfonia Imitanda)
PREISER RECORDS PR 9907 (LP) (1970s)


Symphonie for Organ and Chamber Orchestra "Fresques de Mazedonia, Series No. 2" (1968-70)

Vlastimil Horak/G. Vojtech (organ)/Bratislava Chamber Orchestra
( + Färber: Serenata Romantica for Oboe and Strings)
PREISER RECORDS SPR 122 (LP) (1970s)


Thessaliian Symphony for String Orchestra and Harp (1967)

Kurt Wöss/Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra
( + Sarda and Threnos No.3)
PREISER RECORDS SPR 110 (LP) (1970s)

 

JAN MÜLLER-WIELAND
(b.1966)

Born in Hamburg. He studied at the Lübeck Musikhochschule with Friedhelm Döhl for composition and did postgraduate work at the Cologne Musikhochschule with Hans Werner Henze. After many musical awards and composer-in-residence positions, he was appointed a professor of composition at the Munich Hochschule für Musik und Theater. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1986), 3 for Soprano, Piano and Orchestra and 4 (1993).

Symphony No. 2 "Arabesque" (1988)

Jan Müller-Wieland/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Yamin and Poem des Morgens)
WERGO WER 6535-2 (1997)

 

MATTHÄUS NAGILLER
(1815-1874)


Born in Münster, Tyrol. He receivred his first music lessons at the in Schwaz from the choir director. He then studied with Georg Benedikt Pichler and P. Martin Goller in Innsbruck and subsequently with Gottfried Preyer at the Vienna Conservatory. He went to Paris where he worked as a music teacher and there founded the Mozart Society, a singing group that toured all around Germany. He went on to found similar groups in Bolzano and Innsbruck but was most famous as organizer and conductor of various Tyrolean music festivals. He composed an opera, incidental music and a number of orchestral and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 in C minor (1845)

Edgar Seipenbusch/Cappella Istropolitana
( + Gänsbacher: Symphony in D)
INSTITUT FÜR TIROLER MUSIKFORSCHUNG (CD) (2008)



JOSEF NETZER
(1808-1864)


Born in Zams, Tyrol. He received his first musical training from his father and then at Innsbruck's Musikverein. He was then taught by the Viennese music theorist Simon Sechter. He has worked as a conductor and composer in Vienna at the Theater an der Wien and then at Mainz's Municipal Theater and also in Leipzig and Linz. In addition to his Symphonies, he composed an opera and chamber music.

Symphony No. 1 in C major (1837)

Edgar Seipenbusch/Cappella Istropolitana
( + Symphony No. 4)
INSTITUT FÜR TIROLER MUSIKFORSCHUNG CD (2006)

Symphony No. 2 in E flat major (1838)

Edgar Seipenbusch/Cappella Istropolitana
( + Symphony No. 3)
INSTITUT FÜR TIROLER MUSIKFORSCHUNG CD (2005)

Symphony No. 3 in D major (1845)

Edgar Seipenbusch/Cappella Istropolitana
( + Symphony No.2)
INSTITUT FÜR TIROLER MUSIKFORSCHUNG CD (2005)

Symphony No. 4 in E flat major (1849)

Edgar Seipenbusch/Cappella Istropolitana
( + Symphony No. 1)
INSTITUT FÜR TIROLER MUSIKFORSCHUNG CD (2005)




GÜNTER NEUBERT
(b. 1936)

Born in Crimmitschau, Saxony. He began his musical studies at the Leipzig Academy of Music and also pursued a course in professional sound engineering at Berlin's Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler". He finished his studies in 1960 with the state exam and diploma. Subsequently, he completed his composition studies by becoming a student at Rudolf Wagner-Régeny and Paul Dessau's masterclasses at the German Academy of Arts in East Berlin. He then was a lecturer of the University of Leipzig and also served as lecturer and later professor at the University of Music Carl Maria von Weber Dresden. In addition, he has worked as a sound engineer for Central German Broadcasting. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His orchestral catalogue includes a Symphony in One Movement "Sinfonia Infernale" (1985)

Chamber Symphony for Nonet (1979)

Wolf-Dieter Hauschild/Leipzig Radio Chamber Orchestra
( + Notturno for 19 Strings and Gewaltig wie der Tod)
NOVA 885253 (LP) (1986)


SIGISMUND VON NEUKOMM
(1778-1858)

Born in Salzburg. He first studied with the organist Weissauer and later studied theory under Michael Haydn. After working as an organist, he was kapellmeister at St. Petersburg's German theater and then spent time in Brazil, where he popularized the works of Franz Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. His vast output also includes a clarinet quintet, several organ voluntaries, ten operas, incidental music for four plays, 48 masses, 8 oratorios, and a large body of smaller works including vocal pieces, works for piano solo, and about 200 songs.

Grande Sinfonie heroïque, Op. 19 (1817)

Michael Alexander Willens/Die Kölner Akademie
( + Fantaisie à grand Orchestre, Fantaisie à grand Orchestre, Op. 9 and Dramatic Fantasia on some passages of Milton’s Paradise Lost)
CPO 777 573-2 (2012)


OTTO NICOLAI
(1810-1849)

Born in Königsberg, East Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia). A child prodigy, he ran away as a youth and established himself as a student of Carl Friedrich Zelter in Berlin. He became musician to the Prussian Embassy in Rome and eventually became a major figure in the concert life of Vienna. He was offered the position of Kapellmeister at the Berlin Cathedral and after the successful premiere of "The Merry Wives of Windsor," he was appointmented as Hofkapellmeister at the Berlin Staatsoper but collapsed and died from a stroke two days later. His everlasting fame has been secured by the above-named opera, but he composed other operas, melodramas, orchestral, instrumental and vocal works. His Symphony (No. 1) in C minor (1831) has not been recorded.

Symphony (No. 2) in D major (1835)

David Stern/South Westphalian Philharmonic, Hilchenbach
( + Fantasy and Variations Brillantes on a Theme from Norma)
MD&G (DABRINGHAUS & GRIMM) MDG 6010832 (1998)



HERMANN NITSCH
(b.1938)

Born in Vienna. He is better known as a painter and performing artist who has engendered great controversy about his works. His Symphony No. 6 "All Saint's Symphony" from 1980 was recorded by the Iceland Symphony Orchestra conducted by the composer and released on limited edition cassettes in 1988. Other Symphonies were also issued on a limited basis.

Symphony No. 8 for Choir, Orchestra, and Noise Orchestra (1990)

Franz Gruber/Ensemble 20.Jahrhundert/Hugo Distler Chorus/ Blasorchester der Wiener E-Werke/Wolfgang Mitterer (synthesizer)
TOCHNIT ALEPH TA 093 (2 CDs) (2010)
(original release: CORTICAL FOUNDATION CORTI 30 (2 LPs) (2001)

Symphony No. 9 "The Egyptian" (2009)

Peter Jan Marthé/European Philharmonic Orchestra
GRAMOLA 98880-1 (2 CDs) (2010)



WALTHER NUSSGRUBER
(b. 1919)

Born in Vienna. He studied at the Vienna Academy of Music with, among others, Alfred Uhl for composition and Hans Swarowsky for conducting. He toured as an organist and became a teacher of improvisation and coach at the Vienna Academy of Music. He composed oratories, masses, cantatas, orchestral and chamber music as well as solo works for piano, organ and voice. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 "Jugendsymphonie" (1946, rev. 1980; orchestration of Piano Sonata No. 1), 3, "Gesualdo" (1974), 4, "Tantra" (1980-1) and 5 (1992-93) as well as "Kosmische Sinfonie" (1973).

Symphony No. 2 "Sinfonietta" (1948, rev. 1958)

Jan Stych/Martinu Chamber Orchestra
(included in collection: "Ausgewählte Werke von Walther Nussgruber")
(2 Private CDs)



ERICH OPITZ
(1912-2001)

Born in Graz. He was a student ofJoseph Marx and Felix Weingartner at the Vienna Academy of Music. He taught for many years at the Carinthian State Conservatory in Klagenfurt and also worked as a music critic. He composed 5 Symphonies, Chamber Music, Cantatas, Motets and Lieder.

Symphony No. 1 for Chamber Orchestra (1958)

Vlastimil Horak/Bratislava Chamber Orchestra
( + Färber: Concerto Classico, Nussgruber: Gesang vom Tode, Uhl: Symphonic March and Schmidek: Ouverture Lègere)
PREISER RECORDS SPR 126 (LP) (1970s)



WERNER PELINKA
(b. 1952)

Born in Vienna. He studied at the Vienna Conservatory and then at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts. His teachers included Robert Schollum but he was basically self-taught in composition. He works as a composer, performer, teacher and musicologist. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works.

Sinfonietta con Chorale for Horn and Orchestra, Op. 5 (1986)

Christo Stanischeff/Erwin Sükar (horn)/ORF Symphony Orchestra
( + Gallagher: Symphony, Ocker: Eclogue, Eyser: Anakron and Wolking: Luta Continua)
VIENNA MODERN MASTERS VMM 3028 (1994)



JOSEF PEMBAUR
(1848-1923)


Born in Innsbruck. He studied at the Conservatories in Vienna and Munich. He became the long-time head of the Innsbruck Music School and was the leader of several choral societies. He composed an opera, orchestral, chamber, keyboard, vocal and choral works.

Symphony in F major, Op. 39 "In Tirol" (1884)

Karl Heinz Siessl/Orchestra of the Academy of St. Blasius
( + Frühlings Overtüre and Cello Concerto)
INSTITUT FÜR TIROLER MUSIKFORSCHUNG (CD) (2008)



ERNST PEPPING
(1901-1981)

Born in Duisberg, North Rhine-Westphalia. He studied composition at the Berliner Hochschule für Musik with Walter Gmeindl between and was appointed a teacher for music theory and composition at the Spandauer Kirchenmusikschule in Spandau, a position he kept for many years. He also taught at the Berliner Hochschule as a professor of church music and composition. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano, organ, vocal and choral works. His Te Deum is his best-known work.

Symphony No. 1 (1939)

Werner Andreas Albert/Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.2 and 3 and Piano Concerto)
CPO 777041-2 (2 CDs) (2006)


Symphony No. 2 in F minor (1943)

Werner Andreas Albert/Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 3 and Piano Concerto)
CPO 777041-2 (2 CDs) (2006)

Wilhelm Furtwängler/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1942)
( + H. Schubert: Hymnisches Konzert for Soloists, Organ and Orchestra)
MELODIYA MELCD 1001101 (2006)
(original LP release: MELODIYA M10 049724) (1980s)


Symphony No. 3 "The Times of Day" (1944)

Werner Andreas Albert/Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.1 and 2 and Piano Concerto)
CPO 777041-2 (2 CDs) (2006)



THOMAS PERNES
(b. 1956)

Born in Vienna. He studied piano with Bruno Seidlhofer and composition with Roman Haubenstock-Ramati. As a composer he combimes several music streams including elements of folk music, jazz and electronics and produces works in various genres. He is well known as a performance artist.

Gleichsam eine Sinfonie (1980-1, rev. 1984)

Hiroyuki Iwaki/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Alpenglühn)
AMADEO 423734-1 (LP) (1987)



WILHELM PETERSEN
(1890-1957)

Born in Athens, Greece to German parents. His family moved back to Germany, settling in Darmstadt, and he studied in Munich with Friedrich Klose for composition and Felix Mottl for conducting. He wrote poetry as well as music but eventually devoted himself exclusively to composition. He was a lecturer in the Music Academy at Darmstadt then became professor of music in Mannheim. He composed an opera, orchestral, chamber and choral works. His Symphonies, all unrecorded, are: Nos. 1 in C minor, Op. 3 (1921), 2 in E-flat major, Op. 4 "On the Chorale 'Christ ist Erstanden'" (1923), 3 in C-sharp minor, Op. 30 (1934), 4 in D-major. Op. 33 (1941) and 5 in D minor, Op. Posth, No. 1 (1957).

Sinfonietta for Strings in G major, Op. 5 (c. 1925)

Günther Kehr/Mainz Chamber Orchestra
( + Variations for String Orchestra and Piano Quartet)
DA CAMERA MAGNA SM 92412-3 (2 LPs) (1974)



HANS PFITZNER
(1869-1949)

Born in Moscow, Russia to German parents. His family moved to Frankfurt and his earliest compositions were composed when he was 11. He then studied composition with Iwan Knorr and piano with James Kwast at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt. Afterwards, he taught at the Koblenz Conservatory and then was appointed conductor at the Stadttheater in Mainz. He was considered a very importantfigure in German music until running into problems with the Nazis and his last years were spent in neglect, poverty and illness. He composed operas, incidental music, orchestral, choral and vocal works.

Symphony in C sharp minor, Op. 36a (1932)

Werner Andreas Albert/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantasie for Orchestra and Elegie und Reigen)
CPO 999080-2 (1992)

Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt/German Opera House Orchestra, Berlin
URANIA URLP 7056 (LP) (1952)


Kleine Symphonie in G major, Op. 44 (1939)

Herman Abendroth/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
( + Symphony in C)
URANIA URLP 7044 (LP) (1952)

Werner Andreas Albert/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony in C and Das Fest auf Solhaug: Preludes)
CPO 999080-2 (1990)

Kurt Rapf/Vienna Chamber Orchestra
AUDIOSPHERE 1061-BN (LP) (1950's)


Symphony in C major, Op. 46 (1940)

Werner Andreas Albert/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Kleine Symphonie and Das Fest auf Solhaug: Preludes)
CPO 999136-2 (1990)

Karl Böhm/Dresden Staatskapelle (rec. 1940)
( + R. Strauss: Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel, Salome, Op. 54: Dance of the seven veils and Festive Prelude for Organ and Orchestra)
PROFIL PH7010 (2007)
(original LP release: URANIA URLP 7044) (1952)
(from ELECTROLA 78's)

Wilhelm Furtwängler/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1949)
( + Brahms: Symphony No. 4 and Beethoven: Leonore Overture No. 3)
ORFEO D'OR C525 991B (1999)

Ferdinand Leitner/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Palestrina: 3 Preludes)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON SLPEM 136022 (LP) (1960)

Hans Pfitzner/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1940)
( + Palestrina: 3 Preludes; Das Herz: Love Melody and Christ-Elflein:Overture)
HELIODOR 88014 (LP) (1969)
(from POLYDOR 78's)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony
( + Schumann: Konzertstuck for 4 Horns, Mendelssohn: Die Heimkehr aus der Fremde - Overture, Schumann/Tchaikovsky: 2 Etudes Symphoniques, Brahms: Hungarian Dances Nos. 5, 6, 11 and 16 and Webern/Schwarz: Langsamer Satz)
NAXOS 8.572770 (2012)

Georg Tintner/Symphony Nova Scotia
( + Reznicek: Donna Diana-Overture, Humperdinck: Hansel und Gretel-Prelude, Schreker: Valse Lente, Gál: Serenade for Strings and Morawetz: Divertimento)
CBC SMCD 5167 (1997)



BERT POULHEIM
(b. 1952)

Born in Berlin. He studied at Berlin's Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" with Andre Asriel for composition and Fritz Finsch for bassoon and then had post-graduate work in the masterclass of Ruth Zechlin. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 (1979)

Siegfried Kurz/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Krätzschmar: Symphony No. 2)
NOVA 885229 (LP) (1984)



JOACHIM RAFF
(1822-1882)

Born in Lachen, Switzerland. Basically self-taught in music, he composed while working as a schoolteacher and attracted attention by sending some of his compositions to Mendelssohn. After his music was published and favorably received, he entered the circle of Franz Liszt and Hans von Bülow and his fame grew thereafter. Having moved to Germany, he was Director of, and a teacher at, the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt am Main. He was an extremely prolific composer whose music was considered of great importance in his own time. His compositions encompass most genres including other orchestral music, opera, chamber music and works for solo piano. For orchestra he also wrote a Piano Concerto, 2 Violin Concertos, 2 Cello Concertos, 4 Suites and much else.

Symphony No. 1 in D major, Op. 96 "An das Vaterland" (1859-61)

Samuel Friedman/Rhenish Philharmonic Orchestra
NAXOS 8.555411 (2001)(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223165) (1988)

Hans Stadlmair/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
TUDOR 7099 (2001)


Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 140 (1866)

Neeme Järvi/Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
( + 4 Shakespeare Preludes)
CHANDOS CHSA 5117 (2013)

Urs Schneider/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice
( + Macbeth Overture and Romeo & Juliet Overture)
MARCO POLO 8.223630 (1994)

Hans Stadlmair/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + From Thüringia Suite)
TUDOR 7102 (2002)


Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 153 "Im Walde" (1869)

Francesco d'Avalos / Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Romeo & Juliet Overture and Abends-Rhapsodie)
ASV CD DCA 793 (1992)

Richard Kapp/Westphalian Symphony Orchestra
( + Ode to Spring)
CANDIDE CE 31063 (LP) (1972)

Urs Schneider/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice
( + Symphony No. 10)
NAXOS 8.555491 (2003)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223321) (1990)

Hans Stadlmair/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Italian Suite)
TUDOR 7088 (2001)

Hilary Davan Wetton / Milton Keynes City Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55017 (1999)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA66628) (1993)


Symphony No. 4 in G minor, Op. 167 (1871)

Urs Schneider/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice
( + Symphony No. 11)
MARCO POLO 8.223529 (1993)

Hans Stadlmair/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Concert Overture op.123, Overtures to the Operas: "Die Parole" WoO.30, "Dame Kobold" op.154 and "Benedetto Marcello)
TUDOR 7113 (2004)

Hilary Davan Wetton / Milton Keynes City Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3
HYPERION HELIOS CDH55017 (1999)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA66628) (1993)


Symphony No. 5 in E major, Op. 177 "Lenore" (1872)

Matthias Bamert/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
KOCH SCHWANN 311 013 H1 (1989)

Yondani Butt/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Six Pieces op.85: Excerpts)
ASV CD DCA 1000 (1997)

Nicholas Carthy/Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
( + Dame Kobold Overture)
DYNAMIC CDS 283 (2000)

Bernard Herrmann/London Philharmonic Orchestra
UNICORN KANCHANA SOUVENIR UKCD 2031(1990)
(original LP release: UNICORN UNS 209) (1970)

Neeme Järvi/Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
( + Overtures: Dame Kobold, König Alfred, Die Eifersüchtigen and Abends Rhapsodie)
CHANDOS CHSA 5135 (2014)

Urs Schneider/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice
( + Ein Feste Burg Overture)
MARCO POLO 8.223455 (1993)

Hans Stadlmair/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Orchestral Suite No. 1)
TUDOR 7077 (1999)


Symphony No. 6 in D minor, Op. 189 (1873)

Urs Schneider/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice
( + Jubel Overture, Festmarch and Dame Kobold Overture)
MARCO POLO 8.223638 (1994)

Hans Stadlmair/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Hungarian Suite)
TUDOR 7108 (2003)


Symphony No. 7 in B flat major, Op. 201 "In den Alpen" (1875)

Werner Andreas Albert/Philharmonia Hungarica
( + Jubel Overture )
CPO 999289-2 (2004)

Urs Schneider/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice
NAXOS 8.555491 (2003)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223506) (1993)

Hans Stadlmair/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Abends-Rhapsodie and J.S. Bach/Raff: Chaconne)
TUDOR 7117 (2004)


Symphony No. 8 in A major, Op. 205 "Frühlingsklänge" (1876)

Werner Andreas Albert/Philharmonia Hungarica
( + Symphonies Nos. 9, 10 and 11)
CPO 999536-2 (2 CDs) (2004)

György Lehel / Basle Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1978)
( + Ode to Spring)
TUDOR 784 (1995)
(original CD release: EX LIBRIS 8067) (1987)

Urs Schneider/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice
( + Symphony No. 9)
MARCO POLO 8.223362 (1991)

Hans Stadlmair/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 10)
TUDOR 7127 (2005)


Symphony No. 9 in E minor, Op. 208 "Im Sommer" (1878)

Werner Andreas Albert/Philharmonia Hungarica
( + Symphonies Nos.8, 10 and 11)
CPO 999536-2 (2 CDs) (2004)

Jean-Marie Auberson /Basle Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1981)
( + Piano Concerto)
TUDOR 785 (1996)
(original CD release: EX LIBRIS 6090) (1988)

Jason Klein/Saratoga Symphony Orchestra
( + Berlioz: Les Francs-Juges Overture and Delibes: La Source Suite)
Saratoga OSR 04-5 (2004)

Urs Schneider/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice
( + Symphony No. 8)
MARCO POLO 8.223362 (1991)

Hans Stadlmair/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 11)
TUDOR 7120 (2005)


Symphony No. 10 in F minor, Op. 213 "Zu Herbstzeit" (1879)

Werner Andreas Albert/Philharmonia Hungarica
( + Symphonies Nos.8, 9 and 11)
CPO 999536-2 (2 CDs) (2004)

Urs Schneider/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice
( + Symphony No. 3)
NAXOS 8.555491 (2003)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223321) (1990)

Hans Stadlmair/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
TUDOR 7127 (2005)

Francis Travis/Basle Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Ein Feste Burg Overture )
TUDOR 786 (1993)


Symphony No. 11 in A minor, Op. 214 "Der Winter" (1876, completed by Max Erdmannsdörfer, 1883)

Werner Andreas Albert/Philharmonia Hungarica
( + Symphonies Nos. 8, 8 and 10)
CPO 999536-2 (2 CDs) (2004)

Urs Schneider/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra, Košice
( + Symphony No. 4)
MARCO POLO 8.223529 (1993)

Hans Stadlmair/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
TUDOR 7120 (2005)

Mario Venzago / Basle Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta)
TUDOR 787 (1993)


Sinfonietta in F major for Wind Instruments, Op. 188 (1873)

Leopoldo Casella/winds of the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
( + Von Wartensee: 2 Clarinet Concerto and Stunz: Rappressaglia Overture)
COMMUNAUTÉ DE TRAVAIL SUISSE CTS 34 (LP) (1967)

Andres Joho/Basle Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 11)
TUDOR 787 (1993)

 

ERHARD RAGWITZ
(b.1933)

Born in Königsberg, East Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia). He studied music education, music theory and musicology at the University of Halle and then composition with Ottmar Gerster, Wilhelm Weismann, Fritz Reuter and Paul Schenk at the University of Halle and at the Leipzig Conservatory. He taught music theory at Halle and then in Leipzig. He became director of the Special School of Music in Berlin and also was lecturer, professor of composition and then head of the composition department at the Academy of Music "Hanns Eisler" Berlin. He composed mostly chamber and instrumental works.

Symphony No.1, Op. 45 (1979)

Jochen Wehner/Leipzig Collegium Musicum
( + Johann-Sebastian-Bach-Poem and 3 Movements for String Orchestra)
NOVA 885237 (LP) (1985)

 

KURT RAPF
(1922-2007)

Born in Vienna. He studied conducting, organ , harpsichord , piano and composition at the Vienna Academy of Music and Performing Arts. After graduation, he was an assistant to the conductor Hans Knappertsbusch at the Zurich Opera House. He was Professor at the Vienna Academy of Music and music director of the city of Innsbruck. Afterwards, he worked as a freelance conductor, organist, composer and piano accompanist. He founded the Collegium Musicum Wien as well as the chamber orchestra, the Wiener Sinfonietta. He composed an opera, two oratorios, orchestral, chamber, vocal and organ works. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 3 for Female Chorus and Orchestra (1986) and 4 (1995) and a Sinfonietta for String Orchestra (1977).

Symphony No. 1 for Large Orchestra (1976)

Kurt Rapf/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Concerto for Flute, Strings and Percussion and Violin Concerto No. 2)
CD-213

Symphony No. 2 (1981)

Kurt Rapf/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Aphorisms and Petits Fours)
AMADEO 427 690 1 (LP) (1980s)



GÜNTER RAPHAEL
(1903-1960)

Born in Berlin. He studied at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik where his teachers included Max Trapp for Piano, Walter Fischer for organ and Robert Kahn for composition. Wilhelm Furtwängler premiered his Symphony No. 1 in 1926 in Leipzig. He taught theory and composition at the Leipzig Conservatory and also at the Kirchenmusikalisches Institute. He eventually fled to Sweden during the Nazi period and after his return to Germany taught at Laubach, Duisburg, Mainz and Cologne. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. Remaining unrecorded is his Symphony No. 1 in A minor, Op.16 (1926)

Symphony No. 2 in B minor, Op. 34 (1932)

Christoph Alstaedt/Middle German Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.3, 4 and 5 and Von der Grossen Weisheit)
CPO 777563-2 (3 CDs) (2010)


Symphony No. 3 in F major, Op. 60 (1942)

Matthias Foremny/Middle German Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos.2, 4 and 5)
CPO 777563-2 (3 CDs) (2010)


Symphony No. 4 in C major, Op.62 (1947)

Sergiu Celibidache/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1950)
( + Symphonies Nos.2, 3 and 5 and Von der Grossen Weisheit)
CPO 777563-2 (3 CDs) (2010)


Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, Op. 75 (1953)

Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt/North German Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1960)
( + Symphonies Nos.2, 3 and 4 and Von der Grossen Weisheit)
CPO 777563-2 (3 CDs) (2010)


Sinfonia Breve, Op. 67 (1949)

Carl Schuricht/Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Smetana-Suite, Jabonah and Zoologica)
QUERSTAND VKJK 1221 (2013)


"Von der Grossen Weisheit" (Choral Symphony), Op. 81

Michael Gielen/ Cvetka Ahlin (alto)/Raimund Grumbach (baritone)/Bavarian Radio Chorus/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1965)
( + Symphonies Nos.2, 3, 4 and 5 and Von der Grossen Weisheit)
CPO 777563-2 (3 CDs) (2010)

 

MAX REGER
(1873-1916)

Born in Brand, Bavaria. He first studied theory and organ with Adalbert Lindner. Hugo Riemann then taught him in Munich and Wiesbaden. He became an accomplished organist, chamber pianist and accompanist and obtained numerous concert offers and gained much fame. He worked in Leipzig where he was music director of the University and then professor of composition at the Conservatory until his death. In the interim, he had gotten the position of Hofkapellmeister at the court of Georg II, Duke of Saxe-Meiningen. Despite his very active performing and teaching careers, he managed to compose a large amount of orchestral, chamber and vocal works.

Sinfonietta in A major, Op. 90 (1904-5)

Heinz Bongartz/Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
GARNET G 40140 (LP) (1980)

Heinz Bongartz/Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
( + An die Hoffnung and. Hymnus der Liebe)
BERLIN CLASSICS 00 3223 2 BC (2002)
(original release: EURODISC 86 535 XEK {2 LPs}) (1973)

Horst Stein/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Konzert im Alten Stil)
KOCH SCHWANN 3-1354-2 (1993)

 

CARL REINECKE
(1824-1910)

Born in Altona, Denmark (now in Hamburg, Germany). The son of a music teacher, he began to compose at age of seven, and made first public appearance as a pianist a year later. After studies in Leipzig with studied Felix Mendelssohn, Robert Schumann and Franz Liszt, he went on a performance tour was then appointed Court Pianist for King Christian VIII in Copenhagen. He had a brilliant academic, conducting and administrative career starting as a a professor at the Cologne Conservatory. Subsequently, he was appointed musical director at Barmen and became the academic musical director and conductor of the Singakademie at Breslau.and then director of the Gewandhaus Orchestra concerts in Leipzig and professor of composition and piano at the Leipzig Conservatory. He composed several operas and a large catalogue of orchestral, chamber and instrumental works. His production increased greatly after his retirement from teaching and conducting.

Symphony No. 1 in A major, Op. 79 (1870)

Johannes Moesus/Bern Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, Romance for Violin and Orchestra and King Manfred: Overture)
CPO 777 105-2 (2007)

Alfred Walter/Rheinish Philharmonic
( + King Manfred: Overture, Preludes and Ballet Music)
NAXOS 8.555397 (2001)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223117) (1988)


Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 134 "Hakon Jarl" (1875)

Howard Shelley/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No.3)
CHANDOS CHAN 9893 (2001)


Symphony No. 3 in G minor, Op. 227 (1895)

Heribert Beissel/Brandenburg State Orchestra, Frankfurt
( + Harp Concerto)
CHRISTOPHORUS ENTRÉE CHE01622 (2011)
(original CD release: SIGNUM SIG X117-00) (2001)

Howard Shelley/Tasmanian Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No.2)
CHANDOS CHAN 9893 (2001)


Kinder-Symphonie, Op. 239 (1897)

Vladislav Czarnecki/Southwest German Chamber Orchestra, Pforzheim
( + B. Romberg: Kindersymphonie, C. Gurlitt: Kinder-Symphonie and L. Mozart: Cassatio)
EBS 6116 (2002)

Raymond Lewenthal (piano and conductor/Ensemble
( + C. Gurlitt: Toy Symphony; F. Taylor: Toy Symphony; Steibelt: 3 Bacchanales; Kling: Kitchen Symphony and Méhul: Ouverture Burlesque)
ANGEL S-36080 (LP) (1975)

Misha Rachlevsky/Kremlin Chamber Orchestra
( + Serenade for String Orchestra and 12 Tone Poems for String Orchestra)
CLAVES CD 50-2107 (2002)

 

EMIL NIKOLAUS VON REZNICEK
(1860-1945)

Born in Vienna. He studied in Graz with Wilhelm Mayer-Remy and later, briefly, at the Leipzig Conservatory with Carl Reinecke and Salomon Jadassohn. He worked as a conductor in various cities including in Zurich, Mainz, Mannheim and Warsaw and then became conductor at the Komische Oper in Berlin. He taught at Berlin's Scharwenka Conservatory and Hochschule für Musik. He was an enormously prolific composer of operas, operettas, a ballet, orchestral, chamber, piano and organ works. Until quite recently, his name was kept alive only by the popularity of the overture to his opera "Donna Diana."

Symphony No. 1 in D minor "Tragic" (1902)

Frank Beermann/Brandenburg State Orchestra, Frankfurt
( + Bet- und Bussgesänge Nos.1-4)
CPO 777 223-2 (2008)


Symphony No. 2 in B flat major "Ironic" (1904)

Frank Beermann/Bern Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
CPO 777 056-2 (2005)


Symphony No. 3 in D major "Im alten Stil" (1918)

Gordon Wright/Philharmonia Hungarica
( + Symphony No. 4)
SCHWANN CD 11091 (1988)
(original LP release: SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI VMS 2095) (1984)


Symphony No. 4 in F minor (1919)

Gordon Wright/Philharmonia Hungarica
( + Symphony No. 3)
SCHWANN CD 11091 (1988)
(original LP release: SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI VMS 2091) (1985)


Symphony No. 5 "Dance Symphony" (1924)

Frank Beermann/Bern Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
CPO 777 056-2 (2005)

 

JOSEPH RHEINBERGER
(1839-1901)

Born in Vaduz, Liechtenstein. At the age of 7, he became organist at Vaduz Parish Church and his first composition was performed the following year. He studied at the Munich Conservatory where he later became professor of piano and then professor of composition. When the Munich Conservatory was dissolved he was appointed répétiteur at the Court Theatre and then obtained the rank of court conductor, a position that gave him responsibility for the music in the royal chapel. He was an eminent teacher and when the new Munich Conservatory was founded, he was appointed its professor of organ and composition, a post he held until his death. An extremely prolific composer, his catalogue included operas, masses, a requiem, orchestral, chamber, choral and instrumental (especially organ) works.

Symphony, Op. 10 "Wallenstein" (1866)

Nikos Athinäos/Frankfurt Philharmonic Orchestra
( + The Seven Ravens: Prelude)
SIGNUM SIG X50-00 (1994)


Symphony in F major, Op. 87 "Florentine"
(1875)

Alun Francis/Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
CARUS 82.112 (1990)

 

FERDINAND RIES
(1784-1838)

Born in Bonn into a highly musical family. Initiall taught the piano and violin by his father, he studied the cello with Bernhard Rombberg and hadd additional training with Peter von Winter. He then continued his piano studies with Ludwig van Beethoven with whom he became a good friend and later his biographer. He spent a decade living in England then returned to Germany and had successful careers as composer and conductor. He composed a large amount of music in genres ranging from opera and oratorios to orchestral and solo instrumental works.

Symphony No. 1 in D (1809)

Howard Griffiths/Zurich Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
CPO 999716-2 (2001)


Symphony No. 2 in C minor, Op. 80 (1814)

Howard Griffiths/Zurich Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
CPO 999716-2 (2001)


Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op 90 (1816)

Howard Griffiths/Zurich Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
CPO 999547-2 (1997)


Symphony No. 4 in F major, Op. 110 (1818)

Howard Griffiths/Zurich Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
CPO 999836 -2 (2003)


Symphony No. 5 in D minor, Op. 112 (1813)

Howard Griffiths/Zurich Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
CPO 999547-2 (1997)


Symphony No. 6 in D major, Op. 146 (1822)

Howard Griffiths/Zurich Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
CPO 999836 -2 (2003)


Symphony No. 7 in A minor, Op 181 (1835)

Howard Griffiths/Zurich Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8)
CPO 999904-2 (2004)


Symphony No. 8 in E flat major, WoO, 30 (1822)

Howard Griffiths/Zurich Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 7)
CPO 999904-2 (2004)

 

WOLFGANG RIHM
(b. 1952)

Born in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg. He studied composition with Eugen Velte at the Karlsruhe Hochschule fûr Musik and then with Karlheinz Stockhausen in Cologne and Klaus Huber in Freiburg im Breisgau. He had further composition lessons with Wolfgang Fortner and Humphrey Searle and attended the Darmstadt new music summer courses. He has taught at the Karlsruhe Hochschule für Musik as well as in Munich. He has composed a vast amount of music, encompassing operas, orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 3 for Soprano, Baritone, Chorus and Orchestra (1976-7) and Vers une Symphonie Fleuve Nos. I (1992-5), II (1992-5), II (1992-5) and IV (1992-7, rev. 1998–2000).

Symphony No. 1, Op. 3 (1969)

Jonathan Stockhammer/SWR Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart
( + Symphony No. 2, Vers une Symphonie Fleuve III, Nachtwach and Raumage)
HÄNSSLER CD 93.227 (2008)


Symphony No. 2 (1975)

Jonathan Stockhammer/SWR Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart
( + Symphony No. 1, Vers une Symphonie Fleuve III, Nachtwach and Raumage)
HÄNSSLER CD 93.227 (2008)


Vers une Symphonie Fleuve III (1992-5)

Jonathan Stockhammer/SWR Symphony Orchestra, Stuttgart
( + Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 and Nachtwach and Raumage)
HÄNSSLER CD 93.227 (2008)


Symphony "Nähe Fern" (Distant Proximity) (2012)

James Gaffigan/Hans Christoph Begemann (baritone)/Lucerne Symphony Orchestra
HARMONIA MUNDI HMC 902153 (2013)


PHILIPP JAKOB RIOTTE
(1776-1856)

Born in Sankt Wendel, Saarland. He studied violin, violoncello and later piano and organ in his hometown and continued his studies in Offenbach with the composer and music publisher Johann Anton André. He worked as an organist and conductor and also gave piano lessons. He became assistant Kapellmeister at the famous Theater an der Wien. His compositions ranged from operas and oratorios to and piano reductions and variations of successful operas.

Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 25 (1812)

Gernot Schmalfuss/Stuttgart Chamber Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concerto and Flute Concerto)
NOVALIS 150168 (2002)

 

BERNHARD ROMBERG
(1767-1841)

Born at Dinklage, Lower Saxony. His father, a bassoonist and cellist, taught him the cello and the young Bernhard both toured as a soloist and played Münster Court Orchestra. He was a professor of cello at the Paris Conservatory and also became part of the Beethoven circle and gained fame as a virtuosic and innovative cellist. He composed orchestral and chamber works as well as many works for his own instrument. Some of his works were written in collaboration with his cousin Andreas Romberg (1767-1821). Among his orchestral works are: Trauer-Symphonie in C Minor, Op. 23, Symphony in E-flat Major, Op. 28 and Symphony in C major, Op. 53 (pub. 1830).

Kindersymphonie, Op. 62 (also kmown as "Symphonie Burlesque")

Vladislav Czarnecki/Southwest German Chamber Orchestra, Pforzheim
( + C. Gurlitt: Kindersymphonie, Reinecke: Kinder-Symphonie and L. Mozart: Cassatio)
EBS 6116 (2002)

 

HANS ROTT
(1858-1884)

Born in Braunhirschengrund, a suburb of Vienna. At the Vienna Conservatory, he studied piano with L. Landskron and Josef Dachs, harmony with Hermann Graedener, counterpoint and composition with Franz Krenn. There, he also studied organ with Anton Bruckner and worked as an organist in a Viennese church. Mental illness ended his promising career but tuberculosis shortened his life. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works many of which only survive in fragmentary form. Rott left sketches for a second Symphony that was never finished.

Symphony in A flat major for String Orchestra (1874-5)

Enrico Delamboye/Philharmonisches Orchester des Staatstheaters Mainz
( + String Quartet in C minor)
ACOUSENCE RECORDS ACO-CD 20205. (2005)

Symphony in E major (1880)

Dennis Russell Davies/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Pastoral Overture)
CPO 999854-2 (2002)

Paavo Järvi/Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Suite for Orchestra in B flat)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 8869196319-2 (2012)

Friedemann Layer/Orchestre National de Montpellier Languedoc-Roussillon
NAÏVE AD 085 AT20001 (2003)

Rudolf Piehlmayer/Philharmonisches Orchester Augsburg
( + Ravel: La Valse)
AUGSBURG THEATER (private CD) (2008)

Catherine Rückwardt/Philharmonisches Orchester des Staatstheaters Mainz
ACOUSENCE ACO-CD20104 (2004)

Gerhard Samuel/Cincinnati Philharmonia Orchestra
HYPERION HELIOS CDH 55140 (2004)
(original CD release: HYPERION CDA66366) (1989)

Leif Segerstam/Norrköping Symphony Orchestra
BIS CD-563 (1993)

Jac van Steen/Netherlands Radio Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1997)
AVRO KLASSIEK ZOC 9702

Sebastian Weigle/Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Prelude to Julius Caesar and Prelude for Orchestra in E major)
ARTE NOVA 577480 (2004)



HEINZ RÖTTGER
(1909-1977)

Born in Herford, North Rhine-Westphalia. He studied conducting and composition at the Munich Academy of Music with Siegmund von Hausegger and Walter Courvoisier and also took a course on the musicology. He became an assistant to Hans Knappertsbusch at the Bavarian State Opera and then worked as vocal coach and conductor at the Municipal Theatre in Augsburg. After the Second World War he worked as musical director at the Theatre Stralsund, then as general music director at the Public Theater Rostock and finally as director of the State Theater, Dessau where he was appointed professor. A prolific composer, his catalogue included operas, orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His other Symphonies are in D major (1935), E major (1936) and G sharp minor (1939). In addition, there is a Choral Symphony "Sollt' ich meinem Gott nicht Singen?" (1946), Sinfonia Brevis (1949) and Sinfoniettas (No. 1) (1937) and (No. 2) (1941), Sinfonietta Brevis da Camera (1960) and Sinfonietta per Archi (1968).

Dessau Symphony (1965)

Heinz Röttger/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1972)
( + Sinfonietta and Violin Concerto)
HASTEDT HT 5314 (2000)


Sinfonietta for Strings (1968)

Horst Neumann/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1968)
( + Dessau Symphony and Violin Concerto)
HASTEDT HT 5314 (2000)
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MARCEL RUBIN
(1905-1995)

Born in Vienna. He studied at the Vienna Music Academy with Richard Robert for piano, Richard Stohr for theory and Franz Schmidt for counterpoint and fugue, He later went to Paris where he studied composition privately with Darius Milhaud. The Nazis necessitated his moving from Austria, first to France and then on to Mexico City where he was a repetiteur at the opera house, as well as an active piano accompanist and conductor of his own works. He returned to Vienna after the end of World War II and worked as a music critic, composed music for the theater and he served as president of the Gesellschaft der Autoren, Komponisten und Musikverleger Osterreichs. His large catalogue includes music for the stage as well as orchestral, chamber, instrumental, choral and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 2 (1937, rev. 1974), 6 (1973--4, rev. 1983), 7 (1976-7) and 9 (1984) as well as Sinfonia Concertante for Violin, Trumpet, Bassoon and Chamber Orchestra (1993).

Symphony No. 1 in B flat major (1927, rev. 1957)

Karl Österreicher/Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra
( + Gattermeyer: Intention I, Sieben Interludien from the Oratorio "Der Turmbau zu Babel")
PREISER RECORDS SPR 130 (LP)


Symphony No. 3 (1939, rev. 1962)

Ernst Marzendorfer/Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra
( + Heiller: Tanz-Toccata, T.C. David: Concerto for String Orchestra and Takács: Octet)
PREISER RECORDS SPR 139 (LP)


Symphony No. 4 "Dies Irae" (1943-4, rev. 1972)

Kurt Rapf/Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra
( + T.C. David: Concerto No.2 for String Orchestra)
PREISER RECORDS SPR 137 (LP) (1980)


Symphony No.5 (1965)

Wolfgang Sawallisch/Vienna Symphony Orchestra
( + Marckhl: Symphony in C sharp minor)
AMADEO AVRS 5065 ST (1970s)


Symphony No.8 (1980)

Gabor Ötvös/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Variations of a French Revolutionary Song and Variations on a Schubert Theme)
PREISER RECORDS SPR 148 (LP)


Symphony No. 10 "Hommage à Chartres" (1988)

Hans Graf/Vienna Symphony Orchestra
( + Variations of a French Revolutionary Song, Variations on a Bach Chorale and Piano Sonata No. 1)
ÖSTERREICHISCHE MUSIK DER GEGENWART 830 003-2 (2002)


Sinfonietta for String Orchestra (1965-6)

Jan Stych/Martinu Chamber Orchestra
( + Uhl: Introduction and VAriations, Schmidek: Rondo-Polonaise, and T. C> David: Concerto for 12 Strings)
PREISER RECORDS SPR 3202 (1979)

 

JOHANN RUFINATSCHA
(1812-1893)

Born in Mals, South Tyrol (now in Italy). As a teenager, he went to Innsbruck, where he studied the piano, violin and musical theory at its conservatory. After that he settled permanently in Vienna where he spent his life as a prominentteacher of piano and harmony. He composed orchestral, chamber and instrumental works that are currently in the process of being rediscovered. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 3 in F major - lost) and 4 in C minor (1846, only the piano four-hands adaptation of 3 extant movements survives). Another Symphony in C minor has recently been discovered.

Symphony No. 1 in D major "Mein erstes Studium" (1834)

Edgar Seipenbusch/Cappella Istropolitana
( + Symphony No. 5)
INSTITUT FÜR TIROLER MUSIKFORSCHUNG (CD) (2006)


Symphony No. 2 in E-flat major (1840)

Edgar Seipenbusch/Cappella Istropolitana
( + Overture in C minor and Overture in C major)
INSTITUT FÜR TIROLER MUSIKFORSCHUNG (CD) (2007)


Symphony No. 5 in B minor (1846)

Edgar Seipenbusch/Cappella Istropolitana
( + Symphony No. 5)
INSTITUT FÜR TIROLER MUSIKFORSCHUNG (CD) (2006)



Symphony No. 6 in D (c. 1865)

Gianandrea Noseda/BBC Philharmonic
( + The Bride of Messina Overture)
CHANDOS CHAN 10665 (2011)

Edgar Seipenbusch/Cappella Istropolitana
INSTITUT FÜR TIROLER MUSIKFORSCHUNG (CD) (2007)



PETER RUZICKA
(b. 1948)

Born in Düsseldorf. His early musical training in piano, oboe and composition was at the Hamburg Conservatory. He then studied composition with Hans Werner Henze and Hans Otte. He was appointed professor at the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Hamburg and was artistic director of the Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra. He had subsequent appointments as artistic director of the Hamburg State Opera, the Philharmonic Orchestra of Hamburg, the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra in Amsterdam, the Salzburg Festival and the Munich Biennale. He has also performed worldwide as a conductor. He has composed theatrical pieces as well as orchestral, chamber and vocal works.

Symphony for 25 Solos Strings, 16 Vocalists and Percussion (1971)

Michael Gielen/Südfunk Chorus, Stuttgart/Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Befragung, Feed Back and Metamorphosen über ein Klangfeld von Joseph Haydn)
CPO 999 053-2 (1993)


Celan-Symphony for Soprano, Baritone and Orchestra (1997-9)

Peter Ruzicka/Anne-Carolyn Schlüter (soprano)/Thomas Mohr (baritone)/NDR Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg
( + Erinnerung for Clarinet and Orchestra)
THOROFON CTH 2490 (2004)

 

XAVER SCHARWENKA
(1850-1924)

Born in Samter, Prussia (now Szamotuły, Poland). He began his formal music studies at age 15 when his family moved to Berlin and he enrolled at the Akademie der Tonkunst. He studied the piano with Theodor Kullak and his ability developed so rapidly that he soon made his debut at the Singakademie, where he was given a teaching position. After military service, he began touring as a concert pianist and was greatly acclaimed as an interpreter of Chopin. He founded his own music school in Berlin (later adding a branch in New York City) and spent the rest of his active life in the triple rôle of pianist, composer and educator. He composed an opera, orchestral, chamber and piano works. His cycle of 5 Piano Concertos is undoubtedly his greatest legacy. His brother Philipp Scharwenka (1847-1917) was also a noted composer and teacher.

Symphony in C minor, Op. 60 (1885)

Christopher Fifield/Gavle Symphony Orchestra
( + Overture and Andante Religioso)
STERLING CDS 1060-2 (2004)

 

GERHARD SCHEDL
(1957-2000)

Born in Vienna. He first studied the violin and guitar and played in various bands before later turning to the study of musicology at the University of Vienna and composition, music theory, counterpoint and conducting at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Vienna. His teachers included Erich Urbanner for composition and Otmar Suitner for conducting. He was a lecturer at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt am Main and also taught at the Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1982), 3 for Baritone and Orchestra (1990) and 4 "Belfast" (2000, fragment only).

Symphony No. 2 "Fleurs du Mal" (1987)

Darijan Božic/ Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Gruber: Anagramm, Ferrero: Ostinato, Moran: 6 Celli, Rihm: Protokoll, Kopelent: Eines Tages, Nieder: Adern and Krenek: Akrosticho)
ORF 150 057 (documentation LP of the 1987 Steirischer Herbst Festival) (1987).

 

FRIEDRICH SCHENKER
(b.1942)

Born in Zeulenroda, Thuringia. As a child, he learned the trombone and piano and also made his first attempts at composition. He then studied at Berlin's Academy of Music "Hanns Eisler" with trombone lessons from Helmut Stachowiak and composition with Günter Kochan. In addition, he taught himself twelve-tone techniques and had his own jazz band. He then received an appointment as principal trombonist with the Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra while continuing his composition studies at the Leipzig Conservatory with Fritz Geissler. He composed music for the stage as well as orchestral, chamber, solo instrumental, vocal and choral works. Renaining unrecorded are his Small Symphony for Strings (1969), Chamber Symphony (1971) and Symphony for Strings (1993).

Symphony "In Memoriam Martin Luther King" (1971)

Herbert Kegel/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
NOVA 885106 (LP) (1975)


Flötensinfonie (Flute Symphony) (1978)

Wolf-Dieter Hauschild/Werner Tast (flute)/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
BERLIN CLASSICS 0013042BC (2002)
(original LP release: NOVA 885240) (1985)


Michelangelo-Symphony for Narrator, Chorus, Organ and Orchestra (1985)

Kurt Masur/Wolfgang Dehler (narrator)/Felix Friedrich (organ)/Latvian State Academic Chorus/
Gewandhaus Chilkdren's Chorus/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
BERLIN CLASSICS 0021202BC (1997)
(original release: NOVA 885 274-5 {2 LPs}) (1989)

 

MARTIN SCHERBER
(1907-1974)

Born in Nuremberg. At the age of thirteen, he began composing while he was having advanced piano lessons with the Nuremberg opera conductor, Karl Winkler. He made his first public appearances as a pianist in 1922. He worked as répétiteur in Aussig on the River Elbe and then became a conductor and choir leader. He subsequently withdrew from public activity and went on as a free-lance composer and music teacher in Nuremberg. He composed orchestral, instrumental, choral and vocal works. His Symphony No. 1 in D minor (1938) has not been recorded.

Symphony No. 2 in F minor (1951-2)

Samuel Friedmann/Russian Philharmonic Orchestra, Moscow
CASCADE-MEDIA 05116 (2010)


Symphony No. 3 in B minor (1952-5)

Elmar Lampson/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philarmonic
COL LEGNO 20078 (2001)

 

KARL SCHISKE
(1916-1969)

Born in Győr (German name Raab), Hungary. His family moved to Austria after World War I and he later studied piano at the New Vienna Conservatory with Roderich Bass and Julius Varga and studied harmony and counterpoint privately with Ernst Kanitz. He also studied musicology at the University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna where he received degrees in composition and piano.. He became a teacher of counterpoint and then professor at the Vienna Academy of Music. He composed a large body of orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His earlier Symphonies are: Nos. 1, Op. 16 (1941-2), 2, Op. 26 (1947-8), 3, Op. 31 "Über den Pacher-Altar zu St. Wolfgang" (1950-1) and 4, Op. 44 (1955).

Symphonie No 5 , Op.50 "auf B" (1965)

András Ligeti/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Candáda, Synthese, Mis, Divertimento, Dialog for Piano and Partita for Organ)
ORF CD 3028 (2009)

 

KURT SCHMIDEK
(1919-1986)

Born in Vienna. He was a profressor at the Vienna Academy of Music. He composed mostly orchestral and chamber works,

Little Symphony. Op. 55b (1971-2)

Vlastimil Horák/Bratislava Chamber Orchestra
( + Walzel: Fragment for Oboe and Strings and K.F. Müller: Impressioni di Catalonia)
PREISER RECORDS SPR 117 (LP) (1970s)

 

FRANZ SCHMIDT
(1874-1939)

Born in Pressburg (Hungarian name: Pozsony), Austria-Hungary (now Bratislava, Slovakia). His first teacher was his mother, Mária Ravasz, an accomplished pianist. Brother Felizian Moczik, the organist at the Franciscan church in Pressburg taught him theory. After studying piano briefly with Theodor Leschetizky, he moved to Vienna with his family and studied at the Vienna Conservatory. His teachers included Robert Fuchs for composition, Ferdinand Hellmesberger for cello and Anton Bruckner for counterpoint. He was appointed a cellist in the Vienna Court Opera Orchestra and as well as professor of piano at the Vienna Conservatory. Over the years, as teacher of piano, cello, counterpoint and composition at the Academy, he trained numerous musicians many of whom became Austria's leading composers and performers. He composed 2 operas, orchestral, chamber, piano, organ and choral works.

Symphony No. 1 in E major (1896-9)

Karl Etti/Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra
ORF-LANDESSTUDIO NÖ. ( private LP)

Michael Halász/Budapest Symphony Orchestra
( + Notre Dame: Introduction, Intermezzo and Carnival Music)
MARCO POLO 8.223119 (1987)

Neeme Järvi/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + R. Strauss: Intermezzo- 4 Symphonic Interludes)
CHANDOS CHAN 9357 (1992)

Fabio Luisi/MDR Symphony Orchestra
QUERSTAND VKJK0503 (2005)

Ludovit Rajter/Radio Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
OPUS 9310 1851 (1987)

Vassili Sinaisky/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Notre Dame: Introduction, Intermezzo and Carnival Music)
NAXOS 8.570828 (2009)


Symphony No. 2 in E flat major (1911-2)

Neeme Järvi/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
CHANDOS CHAN 8779 (1989)

Erich Leinsdorf/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1983)
(included in collection: " Vienna Philharmonic Plays 20th Century Masterpieces")
ANDANTE 4080 (3 CDs) (2003)

Fabio Luisi/MDR Symphony Orchestra
QUERSTAND VKJK0504 (2005)

Dimitri Mitropoulos/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1958)
( + Schoenberg: Verklärte Nacht, Pelleas und Melisande and Scriabin: Symphony No. 5)
MUSIC & ARTS PROGRAMS OF AMERICA MA1156 (2 CDs) (2005)

Ludovit Rajter/Radio Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
OPUS 9310 1852 (1987)

Vassili Sinaisky/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Fuga Solemnis)
NAXOS 8.570589 (2009)


Symphony No. 3 in A major (1927-8)

Neeme Järvi/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Hindemith: Concerto for Orchestra)
CHANDOS CHAN 9000) (1992)

Fabio Luisi/MDR Symphony Orchestra
QUERSTAND VKJK0505 (2005)

Libor Pešek/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
SUPRAPHON CO-1668 (1987)
(original LP release: SUPRAPHON 1110 3394) (1984)

Ludovit Rajter/Radio Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
OPUS 9310 1853 (1987)

Vassili Sinaisky/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Chaconne)
NAXOS 8.572119 (2010)


Symphony No. 4 in C major (1932-3)

Stefan Blunier Beethoven Orchestra, Bonn
( + Notre Dame: Intermezzo)
MD&G (DABRINGHAUS & GRIMM) MDG 9371631 (2010)

Neeme Järvi/Detroit Symphony Orchestra
( + R. Strauss: Josephs Legende-Symphonic Fragments
CHANDOS CHAN 9506) (1996)

Yakov Kreizberg/ Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Notre Dame: Introduction, Intermezzo and Carnival Music)
PENTATONE PTC 5186015 (2003)

Fabio Luisi/MDR Symphony Orchestra
QUERSTAND VKJK0506 (2005)

Zubin Mehta/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Mahler: Symphony No. 2)
DECCA DOUBLE DECKER 440615 (2 CDs) (1995)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6544 /LONDON CS 6747) (1972)

Ludovit Rajter/Radio Bratislava Symphony Orchestra
OPUS 9310 1854 (1987)

Vassili Sinaisky/Malmö Symphony Orchestra
( + Variations for Orchestra on a Hussar's Song)
NAXOS 8.572118 (2010)

Franz Welser-Möst/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Variations for Orchestra on a Hussar's Song)
EMI CLASSICS ENCORE 55693-2 (2006)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 55518-2) (1995)

 

THOMAS SCHMIDT-KOWALSKI
(b.1949)

Born at Oldenburg, Lower Saxony. He studied composition at the Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts in Berlin under Frank Michael Beyer and at the Musikhochschule Hannover under Alfred Koerppen. He has worked as a freelance composer, mainly writing commissioned works and his compositions have been performed worldwide.In addition, he has worked as a conductor of his own works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 in D, Op.15 (1981), 2 in B, Op.57 "Sinfonie zur Jahrtausendwende" (1996), Kammersinfonie No.1 in F, Op.32 (1988) and Kammersinfonie No.2 in C minor, Op.35 (1990).

Symphony No. 3 in D minor, Op. 67 (1997-2000)

Manfred Neuman/SW German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kaiserslautern
( + Cello Concerto)
NAXOS 8.551212 (2003)

Symphony No. 4 in C, Op. 96 (2003-4)

Manfred Neuman/SW German Radio Symphony Orchestra, Kaiserslautern
( + Violin Concerto No. 2)
NAXOS 8.551246 (2006)

 

ARTHUR SCHNABEL
(1882-1951)

Born in Kunzendorf, a small suburb of Bielitz, Galicia, Austria-Hungary (now Lipnik, Bielsko-Biała, Poland). His family moved to Vienna and he began learning the piano at the age of four and, within a few years, he was accepted as a pupil by the famous piano teacher Theodor Leschetizky with whom he studied for seven years. He was rejected as a composition pupil by Anton Bruckner, then studied music theory and composition under Eusebius Mandyczewski. The latter was an assistant to Johannes Brahms so Schnabel was able to enter the Brahms' circle. He then had a brilliant career as a pianist both in Europe and the United States where he fled from Nazism and became a naturalized citizen. He taught at the University of Michigan but returned to Europe at the end of World War II. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 (1938)

Paul Zukofsky/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
CP2 109 (1996)


Symphony No. 2 (1941-3)

Paul Zukofsky/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
CP2 104 (1991)


Symphony No. 3 (1948)

Paul Zukofsky/Prague Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
CP2 109 (1996)

 

DIETER SCHNEBEL
(b. 1930)

Born in Lahr, Baden-Württemberg. He began his musical studies privately with Wilhelm Sibler and then had piano lessons with Wilhelm Resch followed by music history under Eric Doflein. Simultaneously, he began studying composition with Ernst Krenek, Theodor W. Adorno, and Pierre Boulez. He completed his studies at the University of Tübingen with a degree in theology. He became a minister and taught theology and religion until 1963, but later, in Berlin, he became a professor of experimental music and music research. He has composed music for the theater as well as orchestral, chamber, piano, organ and vocal works.

Sinfonie-Stucke (1984-5)

Christoph Eschenbach/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1985)
( + Trojahn: Symphony No. 3, Kochan: Symphony No. 5 and Lachenmann: Staub)
BMG ARIOLA 74321 73518-2 (2000)


Symphony for Percussion and Orchestra "Beethoven" (1985)

Zoltán Peskó/ Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Bach-Contrapuncti: Selections, Webern-Variations, Wagner-Idyll, Verdi-Moment,
Schumann-Moment, Mozart-Moment and Mahler-Moment)
WERGO WER 6616-2 286 (1998)


Symphony X for Large Orchestra, Alto, Live Electronic Equipment and Tape (1987-92, rev. 2004)

Michael Gielen/Susanne Otto (alto)/SWF Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden
( + Zapf: Dreiklang, Smolka: Rain…, Terzakis: Rabasso and Pröve: Fernung - Horizont - Nähe)
COL LEGNO WW 3CD 31860 (3 CDs) (1994)

 

FRIEDRICH SCHNEIDER
(1786-1853)

Born Altwaltersdorf, Silesia (now Stary Waliszów, Poland). He studied piano first with his father Johann Gottlob Schneider, and then at the Zittau Gymnasium. He then studied at the University of Leipzig. He became an organist at St. Thomas Church, Leipzig and was named conductor in Dessau. A prolific composer, he produced seven operas, four masses, six oratorios, 25 cantatas, 23 symphonies, seven piano concertos, sonatas for violin, flute, and cello, and a number of shorter works for voice and for piano, as well as both solo and part songs..

Symphony No. 17 in C Minor (c. 1820)

Sigiswald Kuijken/Cappella Coloniensis
( + Mendelssohn: Symphony No. 1 and Violin Concerto in D minor)
CPO 999 932-2 (2004)

 

ARNOLD SCHOENBERG
(1874-1951)

Born in the Leopoldstadt District of Vienna. As a youth, he learned to play the cello and also become proficient at the violin at the Realschule in Vienna. He was largely self-taught having only taken counterpoint lessons with Alexander von Zemlinsky. He supplemented his income as a bank clerk by arranging popular songs and orchestrating operettas. He started to compose his own pieces and went on to become one of music's great revolutionaries with his invention of the twelve-tone system. He worked in Berlin for a while but then returned to Vienna to teach. Among his first pupils were Alban Berg and Anton Webern who would become his great disciples. He fled the Nazis to Southern California where he taught and also composed some music for the movies. He spent his remaining years teaching, composing and promoting his music. His vast catalogue includes operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works, most of which have been recorded multiple times

Chamber Symphony No. 1 in E major, Op. 9 (1906)

Claudio Abbado/Chamber Orchestra of Europe
( + Sciarrino: Autoritratto nella Notte, Ligeti: Bagatelles and Concerto for Flute, Oboe and Orchestra)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 449 215-2 (1997)

Raffi Armenian/Canadian Chamber Ensemble
( + Schreker: Chamber Symphony, Ravel: 3 Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé and Wolf: Spanisches Liederbuch-Nos. 9 and 10)
PALEXA 538 (2007)
(original LP release: CANTABILE RECORDS CSPS 1349) (1978)

Pierre Boulez/Domaine Musicale Orchestra
(included in collection: "Le Domain Musical 1956 - 1967 Volume 2)"
ACCORD UNIVERSAL CLASSICS 476 8862 (4 CDs) (2006)
(original LP release: EVEREST SDBR 3192) (1967)

Pierre Boulez/Domaine Musicale Orchestra
( + Pierrot Lunaire, Serenade, 3 Pieces for Chamber Orchestra and Verklärte Nacht)
ADÈS 0186901 (3 LPs) (1978)

Pierre Boulez/Ensemble InterContemporain Members
( + Die Jakobsleiter and Incidental Music to a Motion Picture Scene)
SONY CLASSICS SMK 48462 (1993)

Peter Burwik//Exxj Ensemble XX. Jahrhundert
( + Natur, Voll Jener Süsse, Mahler/Schoenberg: Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen and J.Strauss II/Schoenberg: Roses from the South Waltz)
GRAMOLA 98762 (2006)

Riccardo Chailly/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra (rec. 1992)
( + Webern: Passacaglia and Stravinsky: Petrushka)
Q DISC (2004)

Riccardo Chailly/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra Members
( + Gurrelieder and Verklärte Nacht)
DECCA 473728-2 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original CD release: DECCA 436467-2) (1994)

Robert Craft/20th Century Classics Ensemble
( + Herzgewächse, Pierrot Lunaire and 4 Orchestral Songs)
NAXOS 8.557523 (2007)
(original CD release: KOCH 3-7463-2 HI) (2000)

Peter Maxwell Davies/Fires of London
( + Pierrot Lunaire)
UNICORN RHS 319 (LP) (1973)

Robin Engelen/Het Collectief
( + Pierrot Lunaire)
FUGA LIBERA 504 (2005)

Peter Eötvös/Ensemble Modern
( + Pierrot Lunaire)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 09026 61179 2

Michael Gielen/Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Chamber Symphony No. 2 and Piano Concerto)
PHILIPS 446683-2 (1996)

Philippe Herreweghe/Musique Oblique
( + Pierrot Lunaire)
HARMONIA MUNDI MUSIQUE D'ABORD HMA1951390 (2003)
(original CD release: HARMONIA MUNDI FRANCE HMC 901390) (1992)

Heinz Holliger/Chamber Orchestra of Europe
( + Chamber Symphony No. 2 and Verklärte Nacht)
APEX 092744399-2 (2002)
(original CD release: TELDEC 2292-460192 (1990)

Jascha Horenstein/BBC Northern Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1970)
( + Sibelius: Symphony No. 5)
INTAGLIO INCD 7331 (1993)

Jascha Horenstein/Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Verklärte Nacht, R. Strauss, Don Juan, Til Eulenspiegel, Tod und Verklärung, Wagner: Lohengrin-Act 1 Prelude, Tristan und Isolde-Prelude and Liebestod and Mahler: Lieder Eines Fahrenden Gesellen)
VOX BOX LEGENDS 5529 (2 CDs) (1996)
(original LP release: VOX PL 10.460) (1957)

Jascha Horenstein/Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1964)
( + Verklärte Nacht and 5 Pieces for Orchestra)
ARLECCHINO ARL A34 (1996)

Eliahu Inbal/Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Chamber Symphony No. 2 and Gurrelieder)
PHILIPS DUO 4640402 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6500 923) (1975)

Eliahu Inbal/Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Schumann: Symphony No. 2 and Webern: Im Sommerwind)
DENON CO-78 843 (1996)

Kristjan Järvi/Absolute Ensemble
( + J. Adams: Chamber Symphony)
CCN'C 00492 (1999)

Jean-Jacques Kantorow/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Verklärte Nacht and String Quartet No. 2)
BIS CD-703 (2 CDs) (1995)

Leon Kirchner/Marlboro Festival Musicians (rec. 1982)
( + Serenade for Bass and Ensemble)
SONY CLASSICS SMK 45894 (1991)

Reinbert de Leeuw/Schönberg Ensemble
( + Pieces for Chamber Orchestra Nos. 1-3, Song of the Wood Dove and 5 Pieces for Orchestra)
SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI CD 311009 H1 (1987)

Erich Leinsdorf/Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec, 1989)
( + Wagner: orchestral excerpts from the operas: Die Walküre, Siegfried, Götterdämmerung and Parsifal)
HÄNSSLER CLASSIC 93040 (2 CDs) (2002)

Zubin Mehta/Bavarian State Orchestra
( + Verklärte Nacht)
FARAO B108044 (2004)

Zubin Mehta/Los Angeles Philharmonic Members
( + Variations, Verklärte Nacht, 5 Pieces for Orchestra, Suite, Erwartung and Songs for Voice and Orchestra Nos. 1-6)
DECCA ENTERPRISE 448279-2 (1996)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6390/LONDON CS 6612) (1969)

Nash Ensemble
( + Verklärte Nacht and Ode to Napoleon Bonaparte)
VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 7914782 (1991)

Jonathan Nott/Ensemble InterContemporain
( + Friede auf Erden, 6 Pieces for Mens Chorus, De Profundis, Dreimal Tausend Jahre, 5 Pieces for Orchestra-No. 3 and 3 German Folksongs for Chorus)
NAÏVE V 5008 (2005)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
( + Chamber Symphony No. 2 and Verklärte Nacht)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 429233-2 (1991)

Simon Rattle/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Accompaniment to a Cinematographic Scene and Brahms/Schoenberg: Piano Quartet No. 1)
EMI CLASSICS 4578152 (2011)

Simon Rattle/Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
( + Chamber Symphony No. 2, Verklärte Nacht, 5 Pieces for Orchestra, Erwartung and Variations for Orchestra)
EMI CLASSICS 06785-2 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 555212-2 (1995)

Hermann Scherchen/Vienna Wind Group and European String Quartet Members
( + Berg: Chamber Concerto)
WESTMINSTER WST 17086 (LP) (1964)

Hermann Scherchen/Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1959)
( + Friede auf Erden, Berg: Chamber Concerto and Webern: Passacaglia)
STRADIVARIUS STR 10023 (1999)

Hermann Scherchen/Swedish Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1955)
(included in collection: " "A Tribute to Hermann Scherchen: The Best-Known Unknown")
TAHRA TAH 185-9 (5 CDs) (1996)

Gunther Schuller/Chamber Orchestra
( + Berg: Piano Sonata and Webern: Sätze for String Quartet)
FINNADAR SR 9008 (LP) (1975)

Gerard Schwarz/Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
( + 5 Pieces for Orchestra)
NONESUCH D-79001 (LP) (1980)

Martin Sieghart/Vienna Concert-Verein
( + Suite and Strauss/Scoenberg: Kaiser-Walzer)
ORFEO C 215901 A (1991)

Giuseppe Sinopoli/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Manzoni: Mass)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 423307-2 (2008)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2532 023) (1982)

Giuseppe Sinopoli/Dresden Staatskapelle
( + 6 Songs Op.8, Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielszene and A Survivor from Warsaw)
ELATUS 256460682-2 (2004)
(original CD release: TELDEC 3984-22905-2) (1999)

Kenneth Slowik/Smithsonian Chamber Players
( + Verklärte Nacht)
DORIAN SONO LUMINUS 90909 (2009)

Vesuvius Ensemble
( + Pierrot Lunaire)
REGIS FRC 9106 (2005)


Chamber Symphony No. 2 E-flat minor, Op. 38 (1906-39)

Henry Adolph/Philharmonia Slavonica, Bratislava
( + Hindemith: Mathis der Maler, Pittsburgh Symphony, Symphonic Metamorphosis on Themes of Carl Maria von Weber, Violin Sonata and Berg: Lulu-Suite)
MAGMA 176023-2 (2 CDs) (1992)

Pierre Boulez/Ensemble InterContemporain
( + Moses und Aron)
SONY CLASSICS SM2K 48456 (2 CDs) (1993)
(original LP release: CBS MASTERWORKS 79349) (1982)

Robert Craft/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Die Glückliche Hand and Quintet for Winds)
NAXOS 8.557526 (2008)
(original CD release: KOCH 3-7475-2 HI) (2000)

Pierre Dervau/Orchestre des Concerts Pasdeloup
DIAL 2 (LP) (c. 1950)

Michael Gielen/Southwest German Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Chamber Symphony No. 1 and Piano Concerto)
PHILIPS 446-683-2 (1996)

Herbert Häfner/Vienna Symphony Orchestra
( + A Survivor from Warsaw and Kol Nidre)
COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS ML 4664 (LP) (1950's)

Heinz Holliger/Chamber Orchestra of Europe
( + Chamber Symphony No. 1 and Verklärte Nacht)
APEX 092744399-2 (2002)
(original CD release: TELDEC 2292-460192 (1990)

Eliahu Inbal/Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Chamber Symphony No. 1 and Gurrelieder)
PHILIPS DUO 4640402 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6500 923) (1975)

Bruno Maderna/WDR Symphony Orchestra
( + Pelleas und Melisande, Violin Concerto, Variations for Orchestra and Verklärte Nacht)
ARKADIA CDMAD 20 (2 CDs) (1995)

John Mauceri/Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, Berlin
( + Suite for String Orchestra and Theme and Variations)
DECCA/LONDON ENTARTETE MUSIK 448619-2 (1997)

Max Pommer/Berlin Chamber Orchestra
( + Verklärte Nacht)
BERLIN CLASSICS 009265 2 BC (1996)
(original LP release: ETERNA 826939) (1978)

Frederik Prausnitz/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Weill: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 and Busoni: Berceuse Elégiaque)
EMI CLASSICS 565869-2 (1996)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2349/ANGEL S-36480) (1968)

Hermann Scherchen/Beromünster Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. c. 1945)
( + Schubert: Symphony No. 5, Grieg: Holberg Duite and Moeschinger: Stars Shining for You)
GRAVESANO 1891-3 (1994)

Jeffrey Tate/English Chamber Orchestra
( + Chamber Symphony No. 2, Verklärte Nacht, 5 Pieces for Orchestra, Erwartung and Variations for Orchestra)
EMI CLASSICS 06785-2 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 7 49057-2) (1988)

Mario Venzago/German Chamber Philharmonic, Bremen
( + Verklärte Nacht and Suite for String Orchestra)
VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 7 91173-2 (1991)

Takuo Yuasa/Ulster Orchestra
( + Verklärte Nacht and Incidental Music to a Motion Picture Scene)
NAXOS 8.554371 (2000)

 

ROBERT SCHOLLUM
(1913-1987)

Born in Vienna. He studied at the New Vienna Conservatory and the Vienna Music Academy with with Joseph Marx for composition, Egon Lustgarten for theory and composition and Carl Lafite for organ and piano. He worked as a conductor and taught voice at the Vienna Music Academy. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, piano, organ and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 2, Op. 60 "Istrian" (1955-9), 3, Op. 67 (1962), and 7 for String Orchestra, Op. 137 (1986).

Symphony No. 1, Op. 50 (1954-6)

Karl Etti/Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto and Seestück)
ORF/PREISER 120546 (LP) (`1970s)

Symphony No. 4, Op. 74 (1966-7)

Bruno Maderna/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Kahowez: Pueveyaden II, Alcalay: Poems of Dante and Maderna: Quadrivium)
ORF-CD422 (2009)
(original LP release: AMADEO 423 735-1) (1987)


Symphony No. 5 for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 77 "Venetian Results" (1969)

Ivo Petric/Kammerensemble "Slavko Osterc," Ljubljana
( + Ebenhöh: Szenen and Urbanner: Improvisation III)
ÖSTERREICHISCHE PHONOTHEK ÖPH 10020 (LP) (1970)


Symphony No. 6, Op. 110 (1978-85)

Lothar Zagrosek/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
AMADEO 423 735-1 (LP) (1987)

 

FRANZ SCHREKER
(1878-1934)

Born in Monaco to Austrian parents. After his family returned to Austria, he studied violin with Arnold Rosé and composition with Robert Fuchs at the Vienna Conservatory. He soon began composing but lack of an appointment forced him into pedestrian jobs. Then he began conducting and founded the Verein der Musikfreunde Döbling and later formed the Vienna Philharmonic Chorus. He continued to compose and by the time of the Weimar Republic's early years, he was the most performed living opera composer after Richard Strauss. He was given a teaching position at the Vienna Academy of Music and became a full professor before moving on to Berlin to become the director of the Hochschule fur Musik. Nazi pressure forced his resignation from this and a subsequent position at the Prussian Academy of Arts as well as cancellations of performances of his works. He mercifully died soon thereafter. An important composer in his own time whose music has seen many recent revivals, he specialized in opera but also wrote ballets, orchestral, chamber and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 in A Minor, Op. 1 (unfinished) (1898)

Peter Gulke/Cologne Radio Orchestra
( + Das Weib das Intaphernes, Psalm 116, Festwalzer und Walzerintermezzo, Ein Tanzspiel. 5 Gesange, Der Geburstag der Infantin - Piano Suite, Chamber Symphony - arr. for piano, Franz Schreker-Heft - arr. for piano and Wolf/Schreker: Lieder)
CAPRICCIO CAP7008 94237 (3 CDs) (2011)
(original CD release: CAPRICCIO 10850) (1999)


Chamber Symphony for 23 Instruments in A major (1916)

Raffi Armenian/Canadian Chamber Ensemble
( + Schoenberg: Chamber Symphony No. 1, Ravel: 3 Poèmes de Stéphane Mallarmé and Wolf: Spanisches Liederbuch-Nos. 9 and 10)
PALEXA 538 (2007)

Peter Eötvös/Radio Kamer Filharmonie
( + Cerha: Cello Concerto)
ECM RECORDS 476 3098 (2007)

Michael Gielen/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Prelude to a Drama, Der Ferne Klang : Nachtstück and Valse Lente)
SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI CD 11618 (1986)
(original LP release: SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI VMS 1618) (1983)

Günter Neuhold/Baden Staatskapelle, Karlsruhe
( + Prelude to a Grand Opera and Berg: 3 Pieces for Orchestra)
ANTES EDITION BM-CD 31.9043 (1995)

Heinrich Schiff/Musikkollegium Winterthur
( + Krenek: Violin Concerto No. 1)
FARAO B 108014 (2004)

Gerard Schwarz/Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra
( + Busoni: Clarinet Concertino and Hindemith: Kammermusik No. 1)
NONESUCH 79077 (LP) (1985)

Hans Swarowsky/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + The Birthday of the Infanta: Suite)
CLASSICAL EXCELLENCE CE 11046 (LP) (1977)

Franz Welser-Möst/Camerata Academica Salzburg
( + Schubert/Schreker: Quartet No. 14)
EMI CLASSICS 556813-2 (1999)

 

KARLHEINZ SCHRÖDL
(b. 1937)

Born in Vienna. He studied composition with Erich Urbanner at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts. He has formed and worked with contemporary music groups but is mostly a freelance composer. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. He also composed a Sinfonietta (1990).

Symphony No. 1, Op. 76 (1991)

Walter Kobéra/Amadeus Ensemble, Vienna
( + Clarinet Concerto, Piece for Violin and Percussion, Endspiel and Klangbilder)
COMPOSER PORTRAIT (private CD) (1995)


MANFRED SCHUBERT
(b. 1937)

Born in Berlin. He studied music with Fritz Reuter in Leipzig and then and then was a student in Rudolf Wagner-Régeny's masterclass in composition at the Akademie der Künste in East Berlin. He worked as a critic for the Berliner Zeitung, conducted the Berlin Staatskapelle and taught composition at the Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler“ Berlin. He then was a freelance composer. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Symphony No. 1 (1979-82)

Hans-Peter Frank/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
( + Tanzstudien and Nachtgesänge)
HASTEDT HT 5318 (1999)
(original LP release: NOVA 885243) (1986)

 

HEINRICH SCHULZ-BEUTHEN
(1838-1915)

Born in Beuthen, Silesia (now Bytom, Poland). He studied with Ignaz Moscheles and Carl Reinecke at the Leipzig Conservatory and also studied privately with Karl Riedel. After his graduation, he left Germany for Switzerland where he taught composition in Zurich. Later returning to Germany, he was unable to compose for several years because of a nervous condition, but resumed to his teaching activities in Dresden. A prolific composer, his works include 5 operas as well as orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal and piano works. His other Symphonies (all written between 1870 and 1903) are: Nos. 1 "Dem Andenken Haydns", 2 "Frühlingsfeier", 3 "Sinfonia Maestosa", 4 "Schön Elspeth", 6 for Male Chorus and Orchestra "König Lear", 7 in C, Op. 11 "Kinder-Symphonie (1873, expanded from a String Quartet) and 8 "Sieges-Symphonie" as well as the unfinished Symphonies Nos. 9 and 10. Unfortunately, with the exception of Symphony No. 7, these works only exist in reference books. The composer's daughter's house in Dresden was destroyed during World War II along with most of the scores of her father's works.

Symphony No. 5 for Organ and Orchestra, Op. 36 "Reformation Hymn" (1884)

Adriano/Moscow Symphony Orchestra
( + Die Toteninsel, Neger-Lieder und Tänze and Abscheids-Klänge)
STERLING CDS 1049-2 (2002)


GEORG SCHUMANN
(1866-1952)


Born at Königstein, Saxony. He was the son of Clemens Schumann (1839–1918) and the older brother of Camillo Schumann. He first studied the violin and organ with his father and then was taught composition by Friedrich Baumfelder. He later was a student of Carl Reinecke and Salomon Jadassohn.at the Leipzig Conservatory. Afterwards, he conducted orchestras in Danzig and Bremen and became professor and director at the Singakademie in Berlin, where he remained from 1913 to 1945. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. Among his other works for orchestra is a Symphony in F minor, Op. 42 (1905). His brother, Camillo Schumann (1872-1946), was also a composer.

Symphony in B minor "Preis-Symphonie" (1887)

Christoph Gedschold/Munich Radio Orchestra
( + Serenade)
CPO 777464-2 (2012)


HERMANN SCHUNKE
(1825-1898)

Sinfonia in B major, Op. 6

Pavel Baleff/Baden-Baden Philharmonic
( + Hugo Schunck: :Concertante forViolin, Cello and Orchestra and J.C. Schuncke): Concertino for Chromatic Horn)
GENUIN GEN 13280 (2013)

 

REINHARD SCHWARZ-SCHILLING
(1904-1985)

Born in Hannover. He began his musical studiesfirst in Munich and later in Cologne under Walter Braunfels, Philipp Jarnach, Karl Ehrenberg and Heinrich Boell,. Afterwards, he studied under Heinrich Kaminski in Ried, Bavaria. He was an organ teacher and choirmaster in Innsbruck and then obtained a teaching position at the Musikhochschule in Berlin. After World War II, he resumed working at this school where he taught theory and composition and became head of the composition department. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano, organ, choral and vocal works.

Symphony in C major (1963)

Reinhard Schwarz-Schilling/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Duo for Violin and Piano and Piano Sonata).
THOROFON CAPELLA MTH 188 (LP) (1980)

José Serebrier/Weimar Staatskapelle
( + Sinfonia Diatonica and Introduction and Fugue)
NAXOS 8.570435 (2008)


Sinfonia Diatonica (1957)

José Serebrier/Weimar Staatskapelle
( + Symphony in C and Introduction and Fugue)
NAXOS 8.570435 (2008)

 

KURT SCHWERTSIK
(b.1935)

Born in Vienna. He studied composition with Joseph Marx and Karl Schiske as well as the horn at the Vienna Academy of Music. He played the horn in the Lower Austrian Tonkunstler Orchestra and then, with fellow composer Friedrich Cerha, founded the new music ensemble Die Reihe. He also attended the Darmstadt summer music courses. He was greatly influenced by the composers John Cage and Cornelius Cardew. He became a horn player in the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and taught composition at the Vienna Conservatory. His vast catalogue includes operas, orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His Symphony (No. 1), Op. 8 "....für Audifax und Abachum" (1963-70, rev. 1973) remains unrecorded.

Symphony (No. 2), Op.18 "Draculas Haus- und Hofmusik" (A Transylvania Symphony for Strings) (1968)

H.K. Gruber/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Vienna Chronicles 1848-Book 1)
LARGO 56627 (1997)


Symphony (No. 3), Op.19, "Symphony im MOB-Style" (1971)

H.K. Gruber/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3 and Vienna Chronicles 1848-Book 1)
LARGO 56627 (1997)


Symphony (No. 4), Op.137, "Irdische Klänge"

David Porcelijn/Adelaide Symphony Orchestra
( + Naturstücke, Uluru and Baumgesänge)
ABC CLASSICS 476 227-3 (2009)


Symphony for Chamber or Small Orchestra, Op. 80, "Schrumpf-Symphonie" (Shrunken Symphony) 1999)

Dennis Russell Davies/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Sinfonia-Sinfonietta, Violin Concerto No. 2 and Goldlöckchen)
OEHMS OC 342 (2004)


Sinfonia-Sinfonietta, Op. 73 (1996)

Dennis Russell Davies/Vienna Radio Symphonie
( + Symphony for Chamber Orchestra, Violin Concerto No. 2 and Goldlöckchen)
OEHMS OC 342 (2004)

 

ERICH SEHLBACH
(1898-1985)

Born in Barmen (now part of Wuppertal, North Rhine-Westphalia). Because of his obvious musical talent, he was given private singing and piano lessons at a young age. He then went to the Leipzig Conservatory where he studied voice, piano and music theory under Wolfgang Geist , Stephan Krehl and Max Ludwig. After graduation, he worked as a music critic in Munich and he was then appointed to the Folkwang School in Essen where he taught until his retirement. He composed in most genres including opera with a strong emphasis on chamber and instrumental works. Among his orchestral works is a Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, Op. 83 (1957).

Chamber Symphony, Op. 110 (1967)

Eduard Brunner (klarinet)/Irma Zucca Sehlbach (piano)/Strauss Quartett
( + Kortum-Serenade, String Quartet and Concerto for Harp, Oboe and String Orchestra)
ANIMATO ACD 6001-3 (1998)
(original LP release: CAMERATA CMS 30064) (1967).

 

WOLFGANG VON SIEBENTHAL
(b. 1928)

Born in Künzelsau, Würtemberg. He first studied in Germany but continued in Italy with Goffredo Petrassi and Firminio Sifonia at the Pescara Conservatory. He has composed mostly orchestral and chamber works.

Symphonie Valaisanne (1972-4)

Gilbert Varga/ Rousse Philharmonic Orchestra
CONCERT HALL SMS 2951 (LP) (1976)



HANS SIMON
(1897-1982)

Born in Darmstadt, Hesse. He began his career at the Hessian State Theatre and held various positions during the Nazi-era. He was a prolific composer of music in various genres. His works for orchestra included Symphonies Nos. 1 in E-flat, Op. 6 (1928), 2, Op. 11 (1940), 3, Op. 42 (1955), 4 in C for Small Orchestra, Op. 55 (1967) and Sinfonietta (No. 1) in C for String Orchestra, Op. 50 (1959).

Sinfonietta No. 2 for Chamber Orchestra, Op. 60 (1975)

Zdenek Simane/Orchester de Chambre Merck
( + Grangé: Musique pour Darmstadt-Ondes Martenot Concerto)
QUADRIGO TON QU 8067 (LP) (1980)



LEO SPIES
(1899-1965)

Born in Moscow to German parents. He studied with Oskar von Riesemann. He continued his studies with Johannes Schreyer in Dresden and with Robert Kahn and Engelbert Humperdinck at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik. He worked as a theater conductor and later was director of studies as well as conductor of Berlin's Komische Oper. He composed ballets, orchestral, chamber, pian and vocal works. His Symphony No. 1 in D was composed in 1957.

Symphony No. 2 in C minor (1961)

Gerhard Pflüger/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto)
HASTEDT HT 5327 (2005)
(original LP release: ETERNA 720175) (1963)

 

LOUIS SPOHR
(1784-1859)

Born in Braunschweig (Eng. name: Brunswick), Lower Saxony. His original first name was Ludwig. He came from a musical family: his mother was a gifted amateur singer and pianist, and his father played the flute. The family moved to Seesen where Spohr received his earliest violin lessons from a French emigré violinist named Dufour and the boy soon began composing. On the urging of Dufour, Spohr was sent back to Braunschweig for further studies with the organist Carl August Hartung and the violinist Charles Louis Maucourt. The Duke of Braunschweig put Spohr into his court orchestra and arranged for his further study woth the violinist Franz Eck. He then started touring all over Europe as a violin virtuoso and, at the same time, composed prodigiously in many different genres. Later on, he added teaching to his already successful careers as performer and composer. His vast catalogue included operas, orchestra, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. Naturally, 18 violin concertos constituted a major portion of his works for orchestra.

Symphony No. 1 in E flat major, Op. 20 (1811)

Howard Griffiths/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
( + Symphony No. 6 and Overture , Op. 12)
CPO 777 179-2 (2010)

Howard Shelley/Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
( + Symphony No. 2 and Grand Concert Overture)
HYPERION CDA67616 (2007)

Alfred Walter/Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice
( + Symphony No. 5)
MARCO POLO 8.223363 (1990)


Symphony No. 2 in D minor, Op. 49 (1820)

Howard Griffiths/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
( + Symphony No. 8 and Overture "Im Ernsten Styl")
CPO 777 178-2 (2008)

Choo Hoey/ Singapore Symphony Orchestra
( + Lachner: Symphony No. 1)
MARCO POLO 8.220360 (1985)

Howard Shelley/Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
( + Symphony No. 2 and Grand Concert Overture)
HYPERION CDA67616 (2007)

Alfred Walter/Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice
( + Symphony No. 9)
MARCO POLO 8.223454 (1992)


Symphony No. 3 in C minor, Op. 78 (1828)

Gerd Albrecht/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Jessonda : Overture)
SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI CD 11620 (1985)
(original LP release: SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI VMS 1620) (1984)

Howard Griffiths/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
( + Symphony No. 10 and Overture No. 1)
CPO 777 177-2 (2007)

Leopold Hager/SWF Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden
( + Bruckner: Overture and Schumann: Violin Concerto)
ECONA AMATI SRR 8904 (1990)

Georg Schlemm/Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
URANIA D-5008 (LP) (1952)

Howard Shelley/Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
( + Symphony No. 6 and The Fall of Babylon: Overture)
HYPERION CDA67788 (2010)

Tamás Sulyok/Southwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
( + E.T.A. Hoffmann: Symphony in E flat)
RBM 3035 (LP) (1985)

Alfred Walter/Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice
( + Symphony No. 6)
MARCO POLO 8.223439 (1993)


Symphony No. 4 in F major, Op. 86 "Die Weihe der Töne" (1832)

Howard Griffiths/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
( + Symphony No. 5 and Overture No. 7)
CPO 777745-2 (2013)

Howard Shelley/Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
( + Symphony No. 5 and Das Befreite Deutschland: Overture)
HYPERION CDA67622 (2008)

Alfred Walter/Budapest Symphony Orchestra
( + Jessonda: Overture and Faust: Overture)
MARCO POLO 8.223122 (1989)


Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 102 (1837)

Howard Griffiths/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
( + Symphony No. 4 and Overture No. 7)
CPO 777745-2 (2013)

Howard Shelley/Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
( + Symphony No. 4 and Das Befreite Deutschland: Overture)
HYPERION CDA67622 (2008)

Alfred Walter/Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice
( + Symphony No. 1)
MARCO POLO 8.223363 (1990)


Symphony No. 6 in G major, Op. 116 "Historical" (1840)

Howard Griffiths/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
( + Symphony No. 1 and Overture, Op. 12)
CPO 777 179-2 (2010)

Ton Koopman/Netherlands Radio Chamber Orchestra
( + Rameau: Les Indes Galantes-Suite and Haydn: Symphony No. 85)
AVRO ZOC 9903 (2008)

Karl Anton Rickenbacher/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
ORFEO C 094-841 A (1986)
(original LP release: ORFEO S 094-841 A) (1984)

Howard Shelley/Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
( + Symphony No. 3 and The Fall of Babylon: Overture)
HYPERION CDA67788 (2010)

Alfred Walter/Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice
( + Symphony No. 3)
MARCO POLO 8.223439 (1993)


Symphony No. 7 in C major, Op. 121 "Irdisches und Göttliches im Menschenleben" (The Earthly and Divine in Human Life) (1841)

Howard Shelley/Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
( + Symphony No. 9, Introduzione in D and Festmarsch in D)
HYPERION CDA67939 (2012)

Alfred Walter/Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice
( + Symphony No. 8)
MARCO POLO 8.223432 (1993)


Symphony No. 8 in G major, Op. 137 (1847)

Howard Griffiths/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
( + Symphony No. 2 and Overture "Im Ernsten Styl")
CPO 777 178-2 (2008)

Howard Shelley/Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
( + Symphony No. 10 and Der Zweikampf mit der Geliebten: Overture)
HYPERION CDA67802 (2011)

Alfred Walter/Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice
( + Symphony No. 7)
MARCO POLO 8.223432 (1993)


Symphony No. 9 in B minor, Op. 143 "Die Jahreszeiten" (1850)

Karl Anton Rickenbacher/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
ORFEO C 094-841 A (1986)
(original LP release: ORFEO S 094-841 A) (1984)

Howard Shelley/Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
( + Symphony No. 7, Introduzione in D and Festmarsch in D)
HYPERION CDA67939 (2012)

Alfred Walter/Czecho-Slovak State Philharmonic, Košice
( + Symphony No. 2)
MARCO POLO 8.223454 (1992)


Symphony No. 10 in E flat major, Op. 156 (1857)

Howard Griffiths/NDR Radio Philharmonic, Hannover
( + Symphony No. 3 and Overture No. 1)
CPO 777 177-2 (2007)

Howard Shelley/Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana
( + Symphony No. 8 and Der Zweikampf mit der Geliebten: Overture)
HYPERION CDA67802 (2011)

 

NORBERT SPRONGL
(1892-1983)

Born in in Obermarkersdorf, Lower Austria. At the Vienna Music Academy, he studied piano with N. Kaher, music theory with Robert Lach as well as composition with Joseph Marx. He taught for many years and became a freelance composer after his retirement. He composed mostly orchestral, chamber and instrumental works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. (1), Op. 39 "Sinfonietta for Strings" (1940) and 4, Op. 147 (1966).

Symphony No. 2, Op. 120 (1956)

Karl Etti/Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra
( + Walzel: Chamber Concerto No.2)
PREISER RECORDS SPR 121 (LP) (1970s)


Symphony No. 3, Op.133 (1965)

Kurt Wöss/Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra
( + Gattermeyer: Piano Concertino an K.F. Muller: Sinfonia Breve No. 3)
PREISER RECORDS SPR 3199 (LP) (1970s)



HANS STADLMAIR
(b. 1929)

Born in Neuhofen an der Krems, Upper Austria. He studied at the Vienna Academy of Music with Clemens Krauss and Alfred Uhl and then in Stuttgart with Johann Nepomuk David.[ He has had an illustrious career as a conductor and is especially known for his almost 40 year directorship of the Munich Chamber Orchestra. As a composer, his catalogue is mostly limited to orchestral and instrumental works. Among his orchestral works is a Sinfonia Serena for String Orchestra (1971).

Symphony for Alphorn, Tubular Bells and String Orchestra (1987-8)

David Moltz (alphorn)/Hans Stadlmair/Munich Chamber Orchestra
( + Essay for Clarinet and String Orchestra and 5 Novelettes)
KOCH 3-1587-2 H1 (1995)



HUGO STAEHLE
(1826-1848)

Born in Fulda, Hesse. He first learned piano and violin lessons with William Deichert, a pupil of Louis Spohr, then from Moritz Hauptmann and finally a pupil of Spohr himself who not only taught him but supported him as well. He then took further lessons with Ferdinand David and the pianist Louis Plaidy. In his brief life he wrote at least one opera, a symphony, a concert overture, a piano quartet, and a couple of song cycles.

Symphony No.1 in C Minor (1845)

Marc Piollet/Kassel State Theater Orchestra
( + Burgmüller: Symphony No.1)
STERLING CDS-1046 (2002)

 

MAX STEINER
(1888-1971)

Born in Vienna, his full name was Maximilian Raoul Steiner. A child prodigy in composing, Steiner received some piano advice from Johannes Brahms and, at the age of sixteen, enrolled at the Imperial Academy of Music (now known as the University of Music and Performing Arts) where he was taught by Robert Fuchs and Hermann Gradener and also had some advice from Gustav Mahler. By World War I, he was working in London but soon moved on to New York where he worked as a musical director, arranger, orchestrator, and conductor of Broadway operettas and musicals. His next stop was Hollywood where he spent the rest of his life as one of the giants of film composing. His score for "King Kong" was the very first fully composed soundtrack. He composed, arranged and orchestrated hundreds of film scores, but wrote no other types of music except for some juvenile operettas

Symphonie Moderne (from the film "Four Wives" (1939)

Eric Hammerstein/Earl Wild (piano and celesta)/ RCA Victor Symphony Orchestra
( + Rodgers: Slaughter om Tenth Avenue, Rózsa: Spellbound Concerto, Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 31, Liszt: 3 Concert Etudes and Chopin: Andante spianato et Grand polonaise Brillante)
IVORY CLASSICS 70801 (1998)
(original release in collection: "Music For Your Every Mood - Background Moods"-
READER'S DIGEST RD26-K {10 LPs}) (1965)

 

RICHARD STRAUSS
(1864-1949)

Born in Munich, the son of Franz Strauss, the principal horn player at the Court Opera in Munich. He wrote his first compositions at age six and studied the piano. He then received private instruction in music theory and orchestration from a conductor at the Court Opera, Friedrich Wilhem Meyer as well as violin lesson from its concertmaster, Benno Walter. He studied music briefly in Berlin before being appointed assistant conductor to Hans von Bülow. The rest is history as he went on to become one of Germany's greatest composers as well as a world famous conductor. In his long life, he produced an enormous catalogue of operas, orchestral, chamber, piano, organ, choral and vocal works that have never lacked for performances.

Symphony in D minor (1880)

Karl Anton Rickenbacher/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony in F minor)
KOCH 3-6532-2 (1999)
(original CD release: SCHWANN 311118 H1) (1989)

Kenneth Schermerhorn/Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Kampf und Sieg and Interlude for Mozart's "Idomeneo")
MARCO POLO 8.220323 (1993)
(original LP release: MARCO POLO 6.220323/RECORDS INTERNATIONAL 7003-1) (1985)

Klauspeter Seibel/Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Festive March and Munich Waltz)
COLESSEUM 34.9006 (1986)


Symphony in F minor (1884)

Herbert Häfner/Vienna Orchestra
SPA 17 (LP) (c. 1950)

Michael Halász/Slovak State Philharmonic Orchestra
MARCO POLO 8.220358 (1996)
(original LP release: MARCO POLO 6.220358 /RECORDS INTERNATIONAL 7005-1) (1985)

Neeme Järvi/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Romance for Cello and Orchestra and 6 Lieder)
CHANDOS CHAN 10236 (2004)

Sabine Meyer Wind Ensemble
( + Serenade for Winds and Dvorak: Serenade, Op. 44)
AVIE AVI553014 (2008)

Karl Anton Rickenbacher/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony in D minor)
KOCH 3-6532-2 (1999)

Hiroshi Wakasugi/Tokyo City Symphony Orchestra
( + Romance for Cello and Orchestra)
DENON CO-75860 (1994)


Symphony in E-flat major for 16 Winds (Sonatina No. 2), Op. Posth. "Happy Workshop" (1943-5)

Michael Collins/London Winds
( + Sonatina No. 1 Suite for 13 Winds and Serenade for Winds)
HYPERION DYAD CDD22015 (2 CDs) (1997)
(original release: HYERION CDA66731/2 {2CDs}) (1993)

Edo De Waart/Netherlands Wind Ensemble
( + Sonatina No. 1, Suite for 13 Winds and Serenade for Winds)
NEWTON CLASSICS 8802066 (2 CDs) (2011)
(original release: PHILIPS 6770 048 {2 LPs} ) (1972)

Désiré Dondeyne/Harmonie de Chambre des Gardiens de la Paix
( + Sonatina No. 1, Suite for 13 Winds and Serenade for Winds)
ARION ARN 268793 (2 CDs) (2009)
(original release: ARION ARN 336019 {3 LPs}) (1979)

Karl Haas/London Baroque Ensemble
PARLOPHONE PMA 1006/DECCA (US) 9761 (LP) (1953)

Richard Hickox/Haffner Wind Ensemble of London
( + Oboe Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 9286

Heinz Holliger/Chamber Orchestra of Europe Winds
( + Suite for 13 Winds and Serenade for Winds)
PHILIPS 438733-2 (1993)

Michael Höltzel/Gran Partita Detmold
( + Suite for 13 Winds)
DETMOLD HOCHSCHULE FÜR MUSIK HSD 001 (1991)

Norwegian Winds, Oslo
( + Sonatina No. 1, Suite for 13 Winds and Serenade for Winds)
AUROPHON AU32 165 (2 CDs) (1993)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra
( + Sonatina No. 1)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 445849-2 (1996)

Wolfgang Sawallisch/Munich Academy Wind Soloists
ORFEO 004821
(original LP release: ORFEO S 004821 A) (1982)

Klaus Rainer Schöll/Amadé Wind Ensemble
( + Sonatina No. 1 and Serenade for Winds)
ARTS MUSIC 47395-2 (1997)

Wolfgang Schröder/Munich Philharmonic Solists
CALIG CAL 30820 (LP) (1983)

Izler Solomon/MGM Orchestra
MGM RECORDS E 3097 (LP) (1954)

Villa Musica Ensemble
( + Till Eulenspiegel)
MD&G (DABRINGHAUS & GRIMM) GOLD 3041172 (2003)

Rodney Winther/University of Cincinnati Chamber Players
( + Martinu: La Revue de Cuisine and Ibert: Concerto for Cello and Winds)
MARK RECORDS 8467 (2009)


Symphonia Domestica, Op. 53 (1903)

Vladimir Ashkenazy/Deutsches Symphonie-Orchester, Berlin (rec. 1996)
( + Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5)
AUDITE 97535 (2008)

Vladimir Ashkenazy/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Don Juan)
ONDINE ODE943-2 (2000)

Edo De Waart/Minnesota Orchestra
( + An Alpine Symphony, Till Eulenspiegel, Don Juan and Suite for 13 Winds)
VIRGIN CLASSICS VERITAS 61460-2 (2 CDs) (1998)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 7 91492-2 (1992)

Wilhelm Furtwängler/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1944)
( + Don Juan)
MELODIYA MELCD-1001111 (2007)
(original CD release: MELODIYA M10 40961-2) (1978)

Alexander Gauk/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
MELODIYA D 021557-8 (LP) (1968)

Eliahu Inbal/Orchestre de la Suisse Romande (rec. 1990's)
( + Tod und Verklärung)
DENON CREST CO 70762 (2005)

Neeme Järvi/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Till Eulenspiegel, Macbeth, Don Quixote and Also sprach Zarathustra)
CHANDOS CHAN 10206 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8572) (1987)

Herbert von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Don Quixote and Ein Heldenleben)
EMI CLASSICS 476903-2 (2 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2955/ANGEL S-36973) (1973)

Rudolf Kempe/Dresden Staatskapelle
(included in collection: "Kempe conducts Richard Strauss, Volume 2")
EMI CLASSICS 643462-2 (3 CDs) (1992)
(original release: HMV SLS 894 {3 LPs}) (1973)

Kazuhiru Koizumi/Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
( + Mussorgsky : A Night on the bare mountain
FONTEC FOCD9239 (2005)

Franz Konwitschny/Dresden Staatskapelle (rec.1961)
( + Beethoven: Symphony No. 4 and Mozart: Piano Concerto No. 23)
ORFEO D'OR C839112B (2 CDs) (2011)

Franz Konwitschny/Saxon State Orchestra (rec. 1956)
( + Witt: Symphony in C)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 5483 (2005)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 18331/DECCA {US} GOLD SEAL DL 9904) (1956)

Clemens Krauss/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1953)
( + Ravel: Rapsodie Espagnole and Haydn: Symphony No. 88)
ORFEO D'OR C196891B (1990)

Clemens Krauss/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Suite)
TESTAMENT SBT 1184 (2000)
(original LP release: DECCA LXT2643/LONDON LL-483) (1952)

Lorin Maazel/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Tod und Verklärung)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 09026-68221-2 (1996)

Lorin Maazel/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Also sprach Zarathustra)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 445560-2 (1995)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 413460-1) (1984)

Zubin Mehta/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Burleske for Piano and Orchestra)
CBS MASTERWORKS MK 42322 (1987)

Zubin Mehta/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
( + An Alpine Symphony, Macbeth and Parergon for Piano Left Hand and Orchestra)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 4800408 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6442/LONDON CS 6663) (1970)

Dimitri Mitropoulos/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1957)
( + Schumann: Symphony No. 1)
ORFEO D'OR C565011B (2001)

Dimitri Mitropoulos/WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne (rec. 1957)
( + Tod und Verklarung, Don Juan, An Alpine Symphony and Die Frau ohne Schatten: Suite)
URANIA URN 22345 (2 CDs) (2008)

Eugene Ormandy/Philadelphia Orchestra (rec. 1938)
(included in collection: "The Art of Eugene Ormandy")
BIDDULPH 064-5 (2 CDs) (2000)
(original LP release: RCA CAMDEN CAL-328) (1950's)
(from RCA 78's)

André Previn/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "André Previn - A Celebration")
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 4778114 (2009)
(original CD release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 449188-2) (1996)

Fritz Reiner/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme: Suite)
RCA VICTOR LIVING STEREO 708282 (2007)
(original LP release: RCA VICTOR LM 2103) (1957)

Wolfgang Sawallisch/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Festliches Präludium for Organ and Orchestra and Till Eulenspiegel)
EMI CLASSICS 55185-2 (1994)

Carl Schuricht/La Scala Orchestra, Milan (rec. 1941)
( + Brahms: Symphony No. 2)
URANIA C704077L (2003)
( + Lothar: Schneider Wibbel Overture, Franck: Le Chausseur Maudit, Zandonai: Serenata Medioevale and Reznicek: Donna Diana Overture)
PRISTINE AUDIO PASC 320 (2012)

Carl Schuricht/Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Carl Schuricht Collection II - Historical Recordings 1951-1966")
HÄNSSLER HAEN 93292 (10 CDs) (2012)

Gerard Schwarz/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + An Alpine Symphony, Oboe Concerto and Duet-Concertino)
AVIE AV 2071 (2 CDs) (2005)

Gerard Schwarz/Seattle Symphony Orchestra
( + Die Liebe der Danae: Symphonic Fragment)
NAXOS 8.571216 (2012)
(original CD release: DELOS DE 3082) (1989)

Richard Strauss/ Philharmonia Orchestra (rec. 1947)
( + Burleske for Piano and Orchestra, Don Juan and Till Eulenspiegel)
TESTAMENT SBT 1441 (2009)

Richard Strauss/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1944)
(included in collection: "Richard Strauss Dirigiert Eigene Tondichtungen -Volume 2")
PREISER RECORDS 90216 (3 CDs) (1994)
(original LP release: VOX PL 7220) (c. 1953)

George Szell/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1968)
(included in collection: "George Szell, Salzburger Orchesterkonzerte 1958-1968")
ORFEO D'OR C704077L (7 CDs) (2007)

George Szell/Cleveland Orchestra
( + Salome: Dance of the 7 Veils and Tod und Verklärung)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS SBK 53511 (1994)
(original LP release: COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS MS-6627/COLUMBIA SAX 2545) (1964)

Antoni Wit/Staatskapelle Weimar
( + Metamorphosen)
NAXOS 8.570895 (2009)

David Zinman/Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
( + Parergon for Piano Left Hand and Orchestra)
ARTE NOVA 7432198335-2 (2004)

An Alpine Symphony, Op. 64 (1915)

Jonas Alber/Braunschweig State Orchestra
COVIELLO CLASSICS COV 30705 (2007)

Takashi Asahina/NDR Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1990)
EMI CLASSICS 76731-2 (2004)

Takashi Asahina/Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1990's)
CANYON CLASSICS PCCL-00541 (2002)

Vladimir Ashkenazy/Cleveland Orchestra
( + Till Eulenspiegel)
DECCA 425112-2 (1989)

Vladimir Ashkenazy/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Der Rosenkavalier, Op. 59: Waltz Sequence)
ONDINE ODE976-2 (2001)

Daniel Barenboim/Chicago Symphony Orchestra
( + Don Quixote, Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel, Ein Heldenleben, Symphonic Fantasy on Die Frau ohne Schatten, Mahler: Symphony No. 5, Das Lied von der Erde, Schoenberg:
Verklärte Nacht, 5 Orchestral Pieces and Klavierstücke)
TELDEC 2564663163 (6 CDs)
(original CD release: ERATO 2292-45997-2) (1993)

Pierre Bartholomée/Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège
(included in collection: "50 Ans - Orchestre Philharmonique de Liège, 1960-2010")
CYPRES CYP 7650 (50 CDs) (2011)

Herbert Blomstedt/San Francisco Symphony Orchestra
( + Don Juan)
DECCA 421815-2 (1990)

Karl Böhm/Berlin RIAS Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1952)
( + Don Juan and Der Rosenkavalier: Waltz Suite)
AUDITE 95611 (2010)

Karl Böhm/Dresden Staatskapelle
(included in collection: "Strauss Tone Poems")
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 463190-2 (3 CDs) (2001)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON DGM 18476/DECCA {US} GOLD LABEL DL 9970) (1957)

Roman Brogli-Sacher/Philharmonisches Orchester der Hansestadt Lobeck
( + Scriabin: Symphony No. 4)
MUSICAPHON SACD M56937 (2012)

Semyon Bychkov/WDR Symphony Orchestra, Cologne
( + Till Eulenspiegel)
PROFIL PH9065 (2010)

Sir Andrew Davis/London Philharmonic Orchestra
( + 4 Last Songs)
SONY ESSENTIAL CLASSICS SBK 61693 (1999)
(original LP release: CBS MASTERWORKS IM 37292) (1982)

Edo De Waart/Minnesota Orchestra
( + Symphonia Domestica, Till Eulenspiegel, Don Juan and Suite for 13 Winds)
VIRGIN CLASSICS VERITAS 61460-2 (2 CDs) (1998)
(original CD release: VIRGIN CLASSICS VC 7 91102-2) (1990)

Edo De Waart/Royal Flemish Philharmonic
ROYAL FLEMISH PHILHARMONIC RFP001 (2012)

Norman Del Mar/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1982)
( + Don Juan)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 91572 (1998)

Oscar Fried/Berlin State Opera Orchestra (rec. 1925)
( + Fried: Hänsel und Gretel Fantasy, Weber: Oberon Overture and Wagner: Faust Overture)
MUSIC & ARTS PROGRAMS OF AMERICA MA 1167 (2005)

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos/Dresden Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Der Rosenkavalier: Suite)
GENUIN GEN86074 (2006)

Rafael Frühbeck de Burgos/Vienna Symphony Orchestra
CALIG CAL 50 981 (1997)

Hartmut Haenchen/Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Burleske for Piano and Orchestra)
NEDERLANDS PHILHARMONISCH ORKEST NEDPHO 1021 (1999)

Friedrich Haider/Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra
NIGHTINGALE CLASSICS NC261864 (1996)

Bernard Haitink/London Symphony Orchestra
LSO LIVE LSO00689 (2010)

Bernard Haitink/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
NEWTON CLASSICS 8802054 (2011)
(original CD release: PHILIPS 416156-2) (1986)

Daniel Harding/Saito Kinen Orchestra
DECCA 4786422 (2014)

Eliahu Inbal/Orchestre de la Suisse Romande ((rec. 1990's)
DENON CREST CO-70763 (2005)

Marek Janowski/Orchestre Philharmonique de Radio France
(included in collection: "Marek Janowski En Concert")
LE CHANT DU MONDE CMX 378071.84 (4 CDs) (1999)

Marek Janowski/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
( + Macbeth)
PENTATONE PTC 5186339 (2009)

Mariss Jansons/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM105 (1992)

Mariss Jansons/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
( + Don Juan)
RCO LIVE RCO 08006 (2008)

Neeme Järvi/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Tod und Verklarung, Don Juan and Ein Heldenleben)
CHANDOS CHAN 10199 (2 CDs) (2004)
(original CD release: CHANDOS CHAN 8557) (1987)

Philippe Jordan/Orchestre de L'Opera National de Paris
NAÏVE V5233 (2010)

James Judd/European Community Youth Orchestra
REGIS RR1055 (2008)
(original CD release: NUOVA ERA 033.6706 (1988)

Herbert von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Salome: Dance of the 7 Veils, Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel, Four Last Songs and Also sprach Zarathustra)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 474281-2 (2 CDs) (2003)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2532 015) (1981)

Rudolf Kempe/Dresden Staatskapelle
(included in collection: "Kempe conducts Richard Strauss, Volume 3")
EMI CLASSICS 5 64350-2 (3 CDs) (1992)
(original release: HMV SLS 861 {4 LPs}) (1973)

Rudolf Kempe/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Horn Concerto No. 1)
TESTAMENT SBT 1428 (3009)
(original LP release: RCA SB 6696/RCA VICTOR LSC 2923) (1967)

Franz Konwitschny/Munich State Opera Orchestra
NIXA/URANIA URLP 7064 (LP) (1952)

Zdenek Košler/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
SUPRAPHON SU 0005-2 031 (1995)

Fabio Luisi/Dresden Staatskapelle
( + 4 Last Songs)
SONY CLASSICS 14197-2 (2007)

Lorin Maazel/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Macbeth)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 74321-57128-2 (1999)

Anton Marik/Dortmund Philharmonic Orchestra
DIAVOLO DO 9701 (1997)

Kurt Masur/French National Orchestra
RADIO FRANCE FRF005 (2010)

Kurt Masur/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
( + Horn Concerto No. 2)
PHILIPS 454524-2 (1996)

Zubin Mehta/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Horn Concerto No. 1)
SONY CLASSICS SK 45800 (1990)

Zubin Mehta/Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonia Domestica, Macbeth and Parergon for Piano Left Hand and Orchestra)
DECCA ELOQUENCE 4800408 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6442/LONDON CS 6663) (1970)

Dimitri Mitropulos/New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1947)
(included in collection: "The Art Of Dimitri Mitropoulos Volume 1")
MUSIC & ARTS PROGRAMS OF AMERICA MA1213 (4 CDs) (2008)

Dimitri Mitropoulos/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1956)
( + Tod und Verklarung, Don Juan, Symphonia Domestica and Die Frau ohne Schatten: Suite)
URANIA URN 22345 (2 CDs) (2008)

Yevgeny Mravinsky/Leningrad Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1962)
MELODIYA MELCD 1000935 (2005)
(original LP release: MELODIYA S10 17781/3) (1982)

Andris Nelsons/City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra
( + Salome: Dance of the 7 Veils)
ORFEO C833111A (2011)

Seiji Ozawa/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Seiji Ozawa-Anniversary")
DECCA 4782358 (11 CDs) (2010)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 454 448-2) (1997)

André Previn/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Prokofiev: Symphony No. 5)
EMI CLASSICS CZS 479888-2 (1994)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 143577-1/ANGEL DS-38015 ) (1983)

André Previn/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra-Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1947)
TELARC CD-80211 (1990)

Marcello Rota/Czech National Symphony Orchestra
( + Till Eulenspiegel)
VICTOR (Japan) VICC60759 (2010)

Carl Schuricht/Stuttgart Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1955)
( + Mahler: Symphony No. 3)
HÄNSSLER CLASSIC 93151 (2 CDs) (2004)

Gerard Schwarz/Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphonia Domestica, Oboe Concerto and Duet-Concertino)
AVIE AV 2071 (2 CDs) (2005)

Frank Shipway/São Paulo Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Fantasy on "Die Frau ohne Schatten")
BIS SACD 1950 (2012)

Giuseppe Sinopoli/Dresden Staatskapelle
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 439899-2 (1994)

Sir Georg Solti/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Also sprach Zarathustra, Ein Heldenleben and Till Eulenspiegel)
DECCA DOUBLE DECKER 440618-2 (2 CDs) (1994)
(original LP release: DECCA SXL 6959/LONDON CS 7189) (1980)

Horst Stein/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
RCA/EURODISC 69012 (1989)

Richard Strauss/Bavarian State Orchestra (rec. 1941)
( + Der Rosenkavalier: Waltz sequence No. 2 and Don Juan)
DUTTON LABORATORIES CDBP 9720 (2002)
(original LP release: SERAPHIM 60006) (1966)

Richard Strauss/Berlin State Opera Orchestra (rec. 1944)
( + Japanese Festival Music and Der Rosenkavalier: Waltz Suite No. 2)
LYS 122 (1996)

Richard Strauss/ Munich Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1936)
( + Tod und Verklarung, Don Juan, Till Eulenspiegel, Macbeth and Also sprach Zarathustra)
MUSIC & ARTS PROGRAMS OF AMERICA CD 1057 (2 CDs) (2000)

Evgeni Svetlanov/Residentie Orchestra, The Hague
( + Don Juan)
RESIDENTIE ORKEST RO 95-1 (1999)

Emil Tabakov/Sofia State Philharmonic Orchestra
LASERLIGHT 24418 (1996)

Christian Thielemann/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Der Rosenkavalier: Suite, Ein Heldenleben and Symphonic Fantasy on Die Frau ohne Schatten)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON DUO 4791426-2 (2 CDs) (2013)
(original CD release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 469519-2 (2001)

Toshiaki Umeda/Sendai Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Also sprach Zarathustra and Sugawara : Collagen II)
FONTEC FOCD9224-5 (2 CDs) (2005)

Franz Welser-Möst/Gustav Mahler Youth Orchestra
( + Bruckner: Te Deum in C)
EMI CLASSICS ENCORE 08277 (2008)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 34569-2) (2005)

Antoni Wit/Staatskapelle Weimar
NAXOS 8.557811 (2006)

Kazuo Yamada/Japan Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1969)
( + Salome: Dance of the 7 Veils)
COLUMBIA MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT TWCO-1012 (2012)

David Zinman/Zurich Tonhalle Orchestra
( + Festliches Präludium for Organ and Orchestra)
ARTE NOVA 7432192779-2 (2002)




WOLFGANG STRAUSS
(b. 1927)

Born in Dresden. He studied composition with Fidelio Finke and later worked for East German Radio and taught. He has composed at least 5 Symphonies with No. 5, Op. 80 from 1986. There is also a Kleine Sinfonie in C, Op. 36 (1962) and other orchestral works.

Symphony No.1, Op. 46 (1969)

Thomas Sanderling/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + M. Schubert: Clarinet Concerto)
NOVA 885075 (LP) (1974)



HUBERT STUPPNER
(b. 1944)

Born in Truden (Trodena), South Tyrol, Italy. He received a degree in piano from the Bozen (Bolzano) Conservatory and a doctorate in musicology from Padua University. He had further instruction at the Darmstadt summer courses from Karlheinz Stockhausen, Mauricio Kagel, György Ligeti and Iannis Xenakis. He was appointed professor for analysis and theory of harmony at the Bozen Conservatory and was the founder and director of the International Festival for Contemporary Music Bozen. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. Among his orchestral works are Symphony No. 1 (1985) and Chamber Symphonies Nos. 1 (1986) and 2 for String Orchestra "Eine Mahler- Soiree auf der Titanic am 12 April 1912" (1998).

Quasi una Sinfonia (1981)

Leif Segerstam/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Synthese, 3 Madrigals and Schnittke: Minnesang)
ORF 0120618 (documentation LP of the 1981 Steirischer Herbst Festival) (1981)



JOSEPH SUDER
(1892-1980)

Born in Mainz, Rhineland-Palatinate. As a child, he received piano and violoncello lessons and then studied at the Munich Academy of Musical Art with Friedrich Klose for composition, Karl Roesger for piano and Heinrich Kiefer for cello. His first compositions began to gain recognition and he worked as a pianist, chamber musician, repetiteur and conductor. He then increasingly dedicated himself to private teaching in Munich. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Chamber Symphony in A major (1925)

Jan Koetsier/Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
DA CAMERA MAGNA SM 91508 (LP) (1978)

Uwe Mund/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Music No. 1)
ORFEO C 372 941 A (1995)

 

REINHARD SÜSS
(b.1961)

Born in Vienna. He studied composition at the Vienna Conservatory with Kurt Schwertsik and Karl Haidmayer and then at the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts. In addition to composing, he appears as a performer mostly of his own works. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Symphony No. 1 (2006)

Ulf Schirmer/Vienna Concert-Verein
( + Concerto for Trombone, Double Bass and Orchestra and Trio for Trombone, Double Bass and Piano)
VMS 173 (2006)

 

JENŐ TAKÁCS
(1902-2005)

Born in Cinfalva, Hungary. He studied at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Vienna with Joseph Marx for composition and Felix Weingartner for piano and then at the University of Vienna with Hans Gál for counterpoint and Guido Adler for music science. Leading a peripatetic life, he taught in Egypt and the Philipines where he took a keen interest in the local music, he then returned to Hungary where he taught at the music school at Szombathely and was director of the Pécs Conservatory. He then went to the United States for an appointment to the University of Cincinnat before eventually settling permanently in Austria. He composed ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works.

Sinfonia Breve, Op. 108 (1981)

Janos Petro/Savaria Symphony Orchestra
( + Eine Kleine Tafelmusik, Klange und Farben, Dialoge and Trio-Rhapsodie)
AMADEO CLASSICS 423 520-1 (LP) (1987)




JOHANNES PAUL THILMAN
(1906-1973)

Born in Dresden. He taught himself music initially but then, after private lessons with Paul Hindemith and Hermann Scherchen, he attended the Leipzig Conservatory and studied composition with Hermann Grabner. The first performances of his works took place in Donaueschingen by Paul Hindemith. Then he became the instructor of composition at the "Carl Maria von Weber" School of Music in Dresden and later became a professor there until his retirement. He composed a ballet, orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works. In his cycle of symphonies, the first 3 were all entitled "Kleine Sinfonie." The unrecorded Symphonies are: Kleine Sinfonie No. 2 in F major, op.60 or 61 (1952), Kleine Sinfonie No. 3 in D major, op.63 (1953), Symphonies Nos. 5 in One Movement, Op. 79 (1956), 6 in E major Op. 92 (1959) and 7 in A major Op. 101 (1962) as well as Sinfonietta, Op. 56 (1953) and Spiel-Sinfonie (1962).

Kleine Sinfonie No. 1 in G major, Op.56, No. 2 (1951)

Klaus-Dieter Stephan/Youth Symphony of the Musikhochschule "Carl Maria von Weber," Dresden
( + P.Herrmann: Little Piano Concerto and E.H. Meyer: Leinefelder Divertimento)
NOVA 885095 (LP) (1975)

Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 64 (1954)

Heinz Bongartz/Dresden Philharmonic
( + String Quartet No. 2)
ETERNA 8 20 149 (LP) (1965)



LUDWIG THUILLE
(1861-1907)

Born in Bozen, South Tyrol, Austria (now Bolzano, Italy). He studied theory, piano and organ with Joseph Penbaur in Innsbruck and then studied composition with Josef Rheinberger in Munich. Subsequently he became professor of theory and composition at Munich's Akademie der Tonkunst. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, piano, choral and vocal works..

Symphony in F major (1886)

Alun Francis/Haydn-Orchestra, Bozen (Bolzano)
( + Piano Concerto)
CPO 777 008-2 (2005)

 

HEINZ TIESSEN
(1887-1971)

Born in Königsberg, East Prussia (now Kaliningrad, Russia). He studied with composer Erwin Kroll before moving to Berlin.where he enrolled at Humboldt University and at the Stern Conservatory.and studied composition and music theory with Josef Rüfer and Wilhelm Klatte. He worked as a music critic before becoming a theater Kapellmeister and composer for the Volksbühne and conducted the Akademische Orchester. Then he taught music theory and composition at the Berliner Musikhochschule and co-founded the German division of the International Society for Contemporary Music and served as conductor of the Junger Chor. His music was banned by the Nazis but after World War II his music career resumed as director of the city Conservatory in Berlin and as head of the the department of composition and theory at the Berliner Musikhochschule. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal works as well as incidental music for many plays. He composed his Symphony No. 1 in C, Op. 15 in 1910–11.

Symphony No. 2, Op.17 "Stirb und Werde" (1911-2)

Sergiu Celibidache/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1957)
(included in collection: "Edition Sergiu Celibidache - The Complete Rias Recordings")
AUDITE 21406 (3 CDs) (2011)

Israel Yinon/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Hamlet-Suite, Prelude to a Revolution Drama and Salambo)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL 3 1490-2 (2000)



LORIS TJEKNAVORIAN
(b. 1937)

Born in Borujerd, Luristan, Iran to Armenian parents. After studying violin and piano at the Tehran Conservatory of Music, he studied composition at the Vienna Music Academy. Carl Orff granted him a scholarship that enabled him to work in Salzburg and he afterwards went to America to study conducting at the University of Michigan. He took off on a brilliant international conducting career and returned to his roots by being appointed conductor and artistic director of the Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra. He has acquired Austrian citizenship but now resides in the United States. As a composer, he has written more than 70 compositions including operas, a requiem, an oratorio orchestral, chamber and other choral works as well as over 40 film scores.

Symphony No. 1 for Percussion and Trumpet, Op. 17a and for Orchestra and Choir, Op.17b “Requiem for the Massacred” (1975)

Loris Tjeknavorian/Armenian Philharmonic Choir/Armenian Philharmonic Orchestra (Op. 17b) (rec. 1988)
( + Symphony No. 2)
LTR (2000)

John Wallace (trumpet)/Robert Noble (celesta)/London Percussion Virtuosi (Op. 17a)
( + Armenian Bagatelles)
UNICORN RHS 334 (LP) (1975)

Symphony No. 2 for Orchestra and Choir, Op.23 "Credo" (1980)

Loris Tjeknavorian/Helsinki Philharmonic Choir/Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra (orig. version) (rec. 1980)
( + Symphony No. 1)
LTR (2000)
(original LP release: LAMA LAM001) (1981)

 

ERNST TOCH
(1887-1964)

Born in Leopoldstadt, Vienna. As a child, he started playing the piano on his own and then was taught notation by a local violinist. He studied music at the Hoch Conservatory in Frankfurt.am Main with Willy Rethberg for piano and Iwan Knorr for composition. By this time, he had already begun composing steadily and was appointed instructor of piano in Mannheim's Zuschneid's Hochschule für Musik. After service in World War I, he went to Berlin where he worked as a pianist, composer and teacher of composition. The rise of the Nazis forced his depature from Germany and he ended up in the United States where he gave lectures on Music in New York's New School for Social Research before moving on to Hollywood to score for the movies where he settled and became an esteemed private teacher of composition. He composed operas, incidental music, film scores, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His large output for orchestra included a Sinfonietta for String Orchestra, Op. 97(1964) and among his early works is an unpublished Chamber Symphony in F Major for Winds and Strings (1906)

Symphony No. 1, Op. 72 (1950)

Alun Francis/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4)
CPO 999774-2 (2004)

Herbert Häfner/Vienna Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1950)
( + Pinocchio Overture and Big Ben Variations)
EDUCATIONAL MEDIA ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA EMA-101 (LP) (1975)


Symphony No. 2, Op. 73 (1953)

Alun Francis/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
CPO 999705-2 (2000)


Symphony No. 3, Op. 75 (1955)

Alun Francis/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
CPO 999705-2 (2000)

William Steinberg/Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra
( + Hindemith: Mathis der Maler and Martin: Petite Symphonie Concertante)
EMI CLASSICS 658682 (1996)
(original LP release: CAPITOL SP 8364) (1957)


Symphony No. 4, Op. 80 (1957)

Alun Francis/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
CPO 999774-2 (2004)


Symphony No. 5 (Rhapsodic Poem), Op. 89 "Jephtha" (1963)

Alun Francis/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7)
CPO 999389-2 (1997)

Jorge Mester/Louisville Orchestra
( + Nocturne, Peter Pan and Miniature Overtue)
FIRST EDITION MUSIC FECD-0035 (2005)
(original LP release: LOUISVILLE RECORDS LS 661) (1966)

Gerard Schwarz /Seattle Symphony
( + Cantata of the Bitter Herbs)
NAXOS 8.559417 (2004)


Symphony No. 6, Op. 93 (1963)

Alun Francis/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 5 and 7)
CPO 999389-2 (1997)


Symphony No. 7, Op. 95 (1964)

Alun Francis/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 5 and 6)
CPO 999389-2 (1997)


Symphony for Piano and Orchestra -- Piano Concerto No. 2, Op. 61 (1932)

Hans Rotman/Diane Andersen (piano)/Philharmonisches Staatsorchester Halle (erroneously marked on the CD as Op. 38)
( + Piano Quintet)
TALENT DOM 2929 70 (2005)

Jenny Zaharieva (piano)/Amaury du Closel/Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Musik für Orchester und eine Baritonestimme)
KARUSEL MUSIC KMI 120110 (2013)



KARL OTTOMAR TREIBMANN
(b. 1936)

Born in Raun,Vogtland, Saxony. After studying music education at the University of Leipzig, he studied composition with Fritz Geissler and Carl Ernst Ortwein at the Academy of Music in Leipzig. His then was a student of Paul Dessau in Berlin. He became a professor of music theory and composition at the University of Leipzig. His catalogue includes operas, orchestral and chamber works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 for 15 Strings (1979), 2 (1981) and 6 (2009).

Symphony No. 3 for Tenor, Speaker, Chorus, Woodwinds and Percussion "Der Frieden" (Peace) (1984)

Max Pommer/ Joachim Vogt (tenor)/Gottfried Richter (speaker)/Leipzig University
Chorus/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
NOVA 885252 (LP) (1986)


Symphony No. 4 (1989)

Max Pommer/Leipzig Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1989)
( + Symphony No. 5)
QUERSTAND VKJK 0026 (2000)


Symphony No. 5 (1989)

Kurt Masur/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (rec. 1989)
( + Symphony No. 4)
QUERSTAND VKJK 0026 (2000)



MANFRED TROJAHN
(b. 1949)

Born in Cremlingen, Lower Saxony. He first studied at the Lower Saxony Music School in Braunschweig. After graduating, he continued his studies at the Hamburg Musikhochschule majoring first in flute with Karlheinz Zoellerand then in composition with Diether de la Motte and also attended seminars with Gyorgy Ligeti and completed a course in conducting with Albert Bittner. He then became a professor of composition at the Robert-Schumann-Hochschule in Düsseldorf, president of the German Composer's Union and deputy director of the Music Section of the Academy of Fine Arts Berlin. He has composed a vast number of works in all genres ranging from operas and incidental music to works for solo instruments and voices. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (1974), 2 (1978) and 4 for Tenor and Orchestra (1992).

Symphony No.3 (1984-5)

John Carewe/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1985)
( + Schnebel: Sinfonie-Stücke, Kochan: Symphony No. 5 and Lachenmann: Staub)
BMG ARIOLA 74321 73518-2 (2000)

 

MARCEL TYBERG
(1893-1944)

Born in Vienna into a musical family. Little is known of his education and musical training. It is assumed not only that Tyberg received a musical education from his parents, but he also had formal training in the art of orchestration, counterpoint and harmony possibly at the Vienna State Musical Academy. Between the 2 World Wars, living in Italy, he supported himself by playing the organ in local churches, teaching harmony to young students and composing dance music under the pseudonym Till Bergmar. Through all this time, he composed steadily and saw some of his works performed. He perished in the Holocaust. His surviving works include his unrecorded Symphony No. 1 (1922-4) as well as some other orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal works including a completion of Schubert's Unfinished Symphony (1927-8).

Symphony No. 2 (1927-31)

JoAnn Falletta /Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
(+ Piano Sonata No. 2)
NAXOS 8.572822 (2013)

Symphony No. 3 (1943)

JoAnn Falletta/Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Piano Trio)
NAXOS 8.572236 (2010)

 

ALFRED UHL
(1909-1992)

Born in Vienna. He studied composition with Franz Schmidt at the Vienna Music Academy. He then worked as Kapellmeister of the Swiss Festspielmusik in Zürich and simultaneously composed scores for a variety of cultural and industrial films. After service in World War II, he joined the faculty of the Vienna Music Academy where he taught theory, orchestration and composition until his retirement. He composed operas, a ballet, orchestral chamber, instrumental and vocal works. Among his orchestral works is a Sinfonietta from 1977.
.

Symphonie Concertante for Clarinet and Orchestra (1943)

Karl Österreicher/Rolf Eichler (clarinet)/Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra
( + Sprongl: Violin Concerto No. 2 and Schmidek: 3 Little Pieces for String Orchestra)
PREISER RECORDS SPR 138 (LP)

Rudolf Irmisch (clarinet)/other performers not listed
( + Bruch: Concerto for Clarinet,Viola and Orchestra)
GRENADILLA GS 1005 (LP) (1970s)



ERNST LUDWIG URAY
(1906-1988)

Born in in Schladming, Styria. After his musical studies as a student of the composer Roderich Mojsisovics-Mojsvar, he worked as a music critic at Radio Vienna and then as Director of Music of the ORF Regional Studios in Styria. He led the "Schladming Music Summer" for training young Austrian composers. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano and vocal music as well as cantatas, music for melodramas, radio plays and films.

Symphony for Large Orchestra (1963)

Gerhard Track/Pueblo Symphony Orchestra
( + Variations on a Variations Thema of Mozart for Piano and Orchestra)
ORF ÖSTERREICHISCHER KOMPONISTENBUND (LP)



CARLOS VEERHOFF
(1926-2011)

Born in Buenos Aires, Argentina to German parents. He studied composition at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik with Hermann Grabner and privately with Kurt Thomas. He also studied composition In Cologne with Walter Braunfels and conducting with Günter Wand as well as piano with Walter Gieseking in Wiesbaden. Returning to Argentina, he taught at the University of Tucumán and he also attended conducting courses given by Hermann Scherchen in Buenos Aires. He has worked as a conductor but basically became a freelance composer. He has composed operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His unrecorded symphonies are: Nos. 2 (1956), 3 "Spirales" (1966, rev. 1969) and 5 for Strings (1977).

Symphony No. 1, Op. 9 "Sinfonia Panta Rhei" (1953-4)

Rafael Kubelik/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 4, Mirages, Textur and Dorefami)
COL LEGNO WWE 1CD 31892 (1996)

Symphony No. 4, Op. 32 (1972-3)

Leopold Hager/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Mirages, Textur and Dorefami)
COL LEGNO WWE 1CD 31892 (1996)

Symphony No. 6, Op. 70 for 3 Soloists, Speaker, Chorus and Orchestra "Desiderata" (1997)

Leopold Hager/Elizabeth Hagedorn (soprano)/Andreas Schreibner (baritone)/Hermann Christian Polster (bass)/ Boris Carmeli (speaker)/Mitteldeutschen Rundfunks Chorus/Mitteldeutschen Rundfunks Symphony Orchestra
( + Pater Noster and Alpha - Zeta)
COL LEGNO WWE 1CD 20039 (2002)



ERNST VOGEL
(1926-1990)

Born in Stockerau, Lower Austria. He studied with Josef Lechthaler, Felix Petyrek and Paul Hindemith. He made his living as a businessman but also worked as an administrator of several musical organizations including the Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra, the Wiener Singakademie and the Wiener Konzerthausgesellschaft. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works including Symphonies Nos. 1 (1963) and 2 (1986).

Modi for Orchestra– Sinfonietta in One Movement (1982)

Miltiades Caridis/Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra
( + Spiel und Zwischenspiele)
ORF ÖSTERREICHISCHER KOMPONISTENBUND 27 (LP)

 

ROBERT VOLKMANN
(1815-1883)

Born in Lommatzsch, Saxony. His father was a music director for a church and he trained his son to be his successor. So he was taught by his father to play the organ and the piano and he also learned the violin and cello. He was sent to the Freiberg Gymnasium for the purpose of becoming a teacher and while there, he studied music as well. He went on to Leipzig to study with Carl Friedrich Becker and he met Robert Schumann, who encouraged him in his studies. After completing his studies, he began working as voice teacher at a music school in Prague and then settled in Budapest where he was employed as a piano teacher and a reporter for the Allgemeine Wiener Musik-Zeitung. He had been composing steadily but his music was totally ignored until his Piano Trio in B-flat minor was noticed by Franz Liszt and Hans von Bülow who then played all around Europe thus establishing Volkmann's name in musical circles. He composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Symphony No. 1 in D minor, Op. 44 (1862-3)

Werner Andreas Albert/Northwest German Philhamonic
( + Symphony No. 2, Cello Concerto, Richard III Overture and Overture in C)
CPO 999151-2 (2 CDs) (1994)


Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, Op. 53 (c. 1864)

Werner Andreas Albert/Northwest German Philhamonic
( + Symphony No. 1, Cello Concerto, Richard III Overture and Overture in C)
CPO 999151-2 (2 CDs) (1994)

 

FRIEDRICH VOSS
(b. 1930)

Born in Halberstadt, Saxony-Anhalt. He studied composition and piano at the Berlin Hochschule für Musik and then devoted himself to composition. He has composed orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 1 (1958-9), 2 (1962-3) and 4 (1972-5).

Symphony No. 3 "Sinfonia Humana" (1966)

Hans Wallat/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Concertino for Organ, Orchestra and Timpani, Sonata for Solo Violin and Noch Aber Rauchen die Ruinen der Tage)
THOROFON CAPELLA CTH 2069 (1989)



ALEXANDER MARIA WAGNER
(b.1995)

Symphony No. 1 “Kraftwerk” (2009)

Alexei Kornienko/Sofia Philharmonic Orchestra
( + J.S. Bach/A.M. Wagner: Chromatic Fantasy/Diatonic Fantasy and Prokofiev: Piano Sonata No. 7)
OEHMS OC 858 (2012)

 

RICHARD WAGNER
(1813-1883)

Born in Leipzig, As a boy, he received some piano lessons and his first lessons in harmony given by Christian Gottlieb Müller and he began composing his first pieces, piano sonatas and his first attempts at orchestral overtures. His Symphony in C major was performed in Prague and at the Leipzig Gewandhaus and he then began to work on an opera. He went on to become one of the world's greatest composers, producing what he called music dramas for which he wrote both the words and music. This would be his main legacy along with the harmonic novelties his music introduced and his enormous influence on other composers. Apart from his operas, Wagner composed relatively few pieces of music in other genres. These include some orchestral, piano, vocal and choral works.

Symphony in C major (1832)

Georg Albrecht/Niedersächsisches Staatsorchester, Hannover
( + Marschner: Hans Heiling Overture)
LEUENHAGEN UND PARIS L & P 666786 (LP) (1977)

Heribert Beissel/Hamburg Symphony
( + Die Feen: Overture and Das Liebesverbot: Overture)
TURNABOUT TV-S 34497 (LP) (1974)

Paulus Christmann/Jena Philharmonic
( + Overture for Orchestra No. 2 and Wesendonck Lieder)
MBM/COVIELLO 30102 (2003)

Edo de Waart/San Francisco Symphony
( + Tannhäuser: Overture and The Flying Dutchman: Overture)
PHILIPS 462 100-2 (1997)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6514380) (1984)

Sixten Ehrling/Swedish Chamber Orchestra
( + Siegfried Idyll and Wesendonck: Lieder)
BLUEBELL BLU 063 (1995)

Otto Gerdes/Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
( + Faust Overture and Rienzi: Overture)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2530 194 (LP) (1972)

Adolf Fritz Guhl/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Polonia Overture)
URANIA US 57116 (LP) (1950's)

Neeme Jarvi/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphony in E, Huldigungsmarsch. Kaisermarsch. Rienzi: Overture and Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III)
CHANDOS CHSA 5097 (2012)

Carl Melles/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
CLASSICAL EXCELLENCE CE 11042 (LP) (1977)

Florian Merz/Chursächsische Philharmonic
( + Siegfried Idyll)
VMS 112 (2003)

Gerhard Pflüger/Symphony Orchestra of Radio Leipzig
( + Bruckner: Symphony in D minor "Nullte Sinfonie")
FORGOTTEN RECORDS fr 708 (2012)
(original LP release: URANIA UR 7116) (1955)

Ari Rasilainen/Norwegian Radio Orchestra
( + Weber: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2)
APEX 4606192 (2003)
(original CD release: FINLANDIA 3984-23400-2) (2000)

Heinz Rögner/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Siegfried Idyll)
BERLIN CLASSICS 0094082BC (2000)
(original LP release: ETERNA 827441) (1981)

Hans Schmidt-Isserstedt/North German Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1962)
( + Faust Overture and orchestral excepts from: Lohengrin, Tannhäuser, Tristan und Isolde, Die Meistersinger, Parsifal and Götterdämmerung)
EMI CLASSICS 476734-2 (2 CDS) (2005)

Hiroshi Wakasugi/Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony in E)
DENON CO-75259 (1993)


Symphony in E major (fragment) (1833)

Neeme Jarvi/Royal Scottish National Orchestra
( + Symphony in C, Huldigungsmarsch. Kaisermarsch. Rienzi: Overture and Lohengrin: Prelude to Act III)
CHANDOS CHSA 5097 (2012)

Wolfgang Sawallisch/Philadelphia Orchestra
( + Das Liebesverbot: Overture, Faust Overture, Traume, Columbus: Overture, Die Feen: Overture, Huldigungsmarsch, Kaisermarsch, Grosser Festmarsch and Siegfried Idyll)
EMI CLASSICS GEMINI 5176192 (2 CDs) (2008)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 56165 2) (1997)

Hiroshi Wakasugi/Tokyo Metropolitan Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony in C)
DENON CO-75259 (1993)

 

SIEGFRIED WAGNER
(1869-1930)

Born in Tribschen on Lake Lucerne in Switzerland, the son of Richard Wagner and grandson of Franz Liszt from whom he received some instruction in harmony.
He studied with Engelbert Humperdinck in Frankfurt am Main, but was more interested in architecture and this was what he studied in Berlin and Karlsruhe. However, on a trip to Asia with his friend the English composer Clement Harris, he reversed himself and then committed to music. He began composing immediately and kept at for the rest of his life. He conducted his father's operas and succeeded his mother as Artistic Director of the Bayreuth Festival. He composed operas, orchestral, choral and vocal works.

Symphony in C major (1925, rev. 1927)

Werner Andreas Albert/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic, Ludwigshafen
( + Liszt/S.Wagner: Eglogue)
CPO 999 531-2 (1997)

Peter Erös/Aalborg Symphony Orchestra
DELYSE CD-SLL2 (1986)

Heinrich Hollreiser/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI 311031 H1 (1988)

 

WOLFRAM WAGNER
(b. 1962)

Born in Vienna. At the Vienna University of Music and Performing Arts, he studied flute with Louis Riviere and composition with Erich Urbanner. He then had further composition instructions at this school with Francis Burt and then went on to London's Guildhall School of Music and Drama for post graduate composition studies with Robert Saxton and also to the Frankfurt Music Academy, for further composition lessons from Hans Zender. He lectured on music theory and composition at the University for Music and the Performing Arts Vienna and was a guest lecturer at universities and conservatories in Paris, Amsterdam and in the USA. He has composed operas, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Symphonia for Large Orchestra (1998-9)

Johannes Kalitzke/Lower Austrian/Tonkünstler Orchester
( + Chamber Symphony and Fantastische Szenen)
ORF CD 442 (2009)


Chamber Symphony for Soprano and 19 Instruments "Veni, Creator Spiritus" (1996)

Peter Keuschnig/Christine Whittlesey (soprano)/ Ensemble Kontrapunkte
( + Symphonia and Fantastische Szenen)
ORF CD 442 (2009)

 

MICHAEL WAHLMÜLLER
(b. 1980)

Born in Linz. He studied cello, composition and conducting at Linz's Anton Bruckner University (formerly Bruckner Conservatory) and at Vienna's University of Music and Performing Arts. He was a member of the Medellin Quartet and taught at the Albertus Magnus Schule in Vienna and at the Pädagogische Hochschule der Diözese Linz, His compositions cover several different genres including orchestral and chamber works to opera to church music.


Symphony No. 1 "Sinfonia pro Defunctis" (2004)

Johannes Wetzler/Universitätsorchester Linz
( + Schubert: Symphony No. 8 and Mozart: Violin Concerto No. 5)
PRIVATE CD (issued by composer)

 

BRUNO WALTER
(1876-1962)

Born in Berlin (original surname: Schlesinger). He began his musical education at the Stern Conservatory in Berlin at the age of eight and made his first public appearance as a pianist a year later. After attending one of Hans von Bülow's concerts he decided upon a conducting career. A few years later, he made his conducting début at the Cologne Opera and then left to join the Hamburg as a chorus director. There he first met and worked with Gustav Mahler and became his disciple anfd lifelong champion. He had a brilliant conducting career in Europe that shifted to the United States when the Nazis came to power. He settled in Beverly Hills but made conducting trips back to Europe in later years. He composed steadily but only until around 1910 and produced orchestral, chamber, vocal and choral works. His orchestral catalogue also includes a Symphony No. 2 in E (c. 1910).

Symphony No.1 in D minor (c. 1907)

Leon Botstein/NDR Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg
CPO 777163-2 (2009)

 

LEOPOLD WALZEL
(1902-1970)

Born in Vienna. He studied music at the University of Vienna. He worked as a lawyer and composed on a part-time basis, producing an opera, orchestral works, chamber music and cycles of lieder. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 1 and 2, Op. 20 (c 1960).

Symphony No.3, Op. 38 (1960-3)

Kurt Wöss/Lower Austrian/Tonkünstler Orchestra
( + K.F. Muller: Chorali Mazedonia)
PREISER RECORDS SPR 3184 (LP)


Symphony No.4, Op. 39 "Symphonia Giocosa" (1964)

Karl Etti/Austrian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Tryptychon and Sonatina Graziosa)
PREISER RECORDS PR 9928 (LP)


Symphony No.5, Op. 45 (1969)

Kurt Wöss/Lower Austrian/Tonkünstler Orchestra
( + Kaufmann: Symphony No. 2)
PREISER RECORDS SPR 105 (LP)



FRANZ WAXMAN
(1906-1967)

Born in Konigshutte, Upper Silesia (now Chorzów, Poland). He started piano lessons at the age of seven and later on worked as a bank teller using his salary to pay for lessons in piano, harmony and composition. He then quit the bank and moved to Dresden and then to Berlin to study music. During this period he paid for his musical education by playing piano in nightclubs and with a jazz band and then got the assignment: of orchestrating and conducting Frederick Hollander's score for the film, "The Blue Angel." From then on, especially after he went to Hollywood in 1934, movie composing would be his very successful life's work. He composed only a few other works for the concert hall.

Sinfonietta for Strings and Timpani (1955)

Lawrence Foster/Simfonica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya
( + Goyana, The Charm Bracelet, Music for Violin and Piano. Introduction and Scherzo for Cello and Orchestra, Auld Lang Syne Variations, Roumanian Rhapsody No. 1 for Violin and Orchestra and Carmen Fantasy for Trumpet and Orchestra)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS: KIC-CD-7444 (1998)

Johannes Goritzki/German Chamber Academy Neuss
( + Piazzolla: Concerto for Bandoneon and Guitar, Heiden: Concertino for String Orchestra, Rota: Concerto for Strings)
CAPRICCIO RECORDS CC10565 (1996)

Isaiah Jackson/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
( + Herrmann: Sinfonietta, Rózsa: Concerto for Strings and Andante for Strings)
KOCH INTERNATIONAL CLASSICS KIC-CD-7152 (1993)

Franz Waxman/Los Angeles Festival Orchestra
( + Foss: Piano Concerto No. 2)
DECCA (US) GOLD LABEL DL 9889 (LP) (1957)

 

CARL MARIA VON WEBER
(1786-1826)

Born in Eutin, Holstein. His father, an amateur violinist and kappelmeister, gave him a comprehensive education, which was however interrupted by the family's constant moves. and he continued his musical education in Hildburghausen where he was taught by the oboist Johann Peter Heuschkel. He then went to Salzburg to study with Michael Haydn and soon published his first work. His the family moved to Freiberg, in Saxony, where the 14 years old Weber wrote his first opera. He went on to become one of the great German early Romantic composers whose premature death was a severe loss to music. He composed operas, orchestral music (especially concertos), chamber, piano and vocal works.

Symphony No.1 in C major, J 50/Op. 19 (1807)

Wilfried Boettcher/New Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertos Nos. 1 and 2, Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra, Quintet for Clarinet and Strings, Invitation to the Dance, Overtures to Oberon, Abu Hassan, Euryanthe and Der Freischütz)
PHILIPS DUO 462868-2 (2 CDs) (1999)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6500 154) (1972)

Victor Desarzens/Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
WESTMINSTER WST-17034 (LP) (1960)

Amaury du Closel/Sinfonietta de Chambord Orchestre Régional du Centre
( + Bassoon Concerto and Clarinet Concerto No. 1)
ITM 950006 (1995)
(original CD release: CYBELIA CY 1103) (1988)

Dean Dixon/Prague Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2
SUPRAPHON 1101635 (LP) (1975)

Claus Peter Flor/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Der Freischütz: Overture)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 62712-2 (1995)

Claus Peter Flor/Vienna Concert-Verein
( + Symphony No. 2 and Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra)
PAN CLASSICS 10183 (2007)

John Georgiadis/Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Turandot: Overture and March)
NAXOS 8.550928 (1994)

Roy Goodman/Hanover Band
( + Symphony No. 2, Horn Concertino, Invitation to the Dance, Overtures to Oberon, Abu Hassan, Euryanthe, Jubel, Peter Schmoll, Ruler of the Spirits and Der Freischütz)
NIMBUS NI 7062 (2 CDs) (2000)

Hartmut Haenchen/C.P.E. Bach Chamber Orchestra
( + Mendelssohn: String Symphony No. 10, Wolf: Italian Serenade and Wagner: Siegfried Idyll)
SONY CLASSICS SK 53109 (1993)

Jean-Jacques Kantorow/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Symphony No. 2, Bassoon Concerto and Andante e Rondo Ungarese for Bassoon and Orchestra)
BIS CD-1620 (2009)

Rudolf Kempe/Dresden Staatskapelle (rec. 1956)
( + Beethoven: Symphony No. 5 and Wagner: Tristan und Isolde-Prelude and Liebestod)
ARCHIPEL ARPCD 0328 (2007)

Erich Kleiber/Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1956)
(included in collection: "Erich Kleiber - Decca Recordings 1949-55")
DECCA ORIGINAL MASTERS 4756080 (6 CDs) (2004)
(original LP release: DECCA ACE OF CLUBS ACL-R226) (1964)

Othmar M.F. Maga/Nuremberg/Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
COLOSSEUM SM 539 (LP) (1970s)

Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
( + Symphony No. 2)
ASV CDDCA 515/VANGUARD CD 25018 (1984)
(original LP release: ASV DCA515/VANGUARD VA 25018) (1982)

Juanjo Mena/BBC Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 2 and Bassoon Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 10748 (2012)

Dimitri Mitropoulos/New York Philharmonic-Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1952)
(included in collection: "Dmitri Mitropoulos In New York")
TAHRA TAH 531-2 (2 CDS) (2004)

Roger Norrington/London Classical Players
( + Symphony No. 2 and Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra)
EMI CLASSICS 555348-2 (1995)

Gerhard Pflüger/Leipzig Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Bruckner: Symphony No. 5)
URANIA URLP 239 (2 LPs) (1955)

Ari Rasilainen/Norwegian Radio Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Wagner: Symphony in C)
APEX 4606192 (2003)
(original CD release: FINLANDIA 3984-23400-2) (2000)

Wolfgang Sawallisch/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1983)
( + Symphony No. 2)
ORFEO C 091841 A (1991)
(original LP release: ORFEO S091-841 A) (1984)

Hans-Hubert Schönzeler/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Turandot: Overture and March)
GUILD GMCD 7138 (1997)
(original release: RCA LRL 15106/RCA RED SEAL CRL2-2281 {2 LPs}) (1976)

Horst Stein/Vienna Philhamonic Orchestra
( + Invitation to the Dance and overtures to: Abu Hassan, Euryanthe and Ruler of the Spirits)
DECCA SXL 6876 (LP) (1978)

Otmar Suitner/Dresden Staatskapelle
( + Bizet: Symphony in C)
BERLIN CLASSICS 00 9040 2 BC (1995)
(original LP release: EURODISC 86472 KK) (1976)

Bruno Weil/Cappella Coloniensis des WDR
( + Abu Hassan)
DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI DHM 05472779792 (2009)

Symphony No.2 in C major, J 51 (1807)

Victor Desarzens/Lausanne Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
WESTMINSTER WST-17034 (LP) (1960)

Dean Dixon/Prague Chamber Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2
SUPRAPHON 1101635 (LP) (1975)

Claus Peter Flor/Philharmonia Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Der Freischütz: Overture)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 62712-2 (1995)

Claus Peter Flor/Vienna Concert-Verein
( + Symphony No. 1 and Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra)
PAN CLASSICS 10183 (2007)

John Georgiadis/Queensland Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Turandot: Overture and March)
NAXOS 8.550928 (1994)

Roy Goodman/Hanover Band
( + Symphony No. 1, Horn Concertino, Invitation to the Dance, Overtures to Oberon, Abu Hassan, Euryanthe, Jubel, Peter Schmoll, Ruler of the Spirits and Der Freischütz)
NIMBUS NI 7062 (2 CDs) (2000)

Robert Heger/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Clarinet Concertino, Oberon Overture and Euryanthe Overture)
URANIA C 7012/CLASSICS CLUB X 126 (LP) (c.1955)

Jean-Jacques Kantorow/Tapiola Sinfonietta
( + Symphony No. 1, Bassoon Concerto and Andante e Rondo Ungarese for Bassoon and Orchestra)
BIS CD-1620 (2009)

Othmar M.F. Maga/Nuremberg/Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
COLOSSEUM SM 539 (LP) (1970s)

Neville Marriner/Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
( + Symphony No. 1)
ASV CDDCA 515/VANGUARD CD 25018 (1984)
(original LP release: ASV DCA515/VANGUARD VA 25018) (1982)

Juanjo Mena/BBC Philharmonic
( + Symphony No. 1 and Bassoon Concerto)
CHANDOS CHAN 10748 (2012)

Roger Norrington/London Classical Players
( + Symphony No. 1 and Konzertstück for Piano and Orchestra)
EMI CLASSICS 555348-2 (1995)

Willem van Otterloo/Residentie Orchestra, The Hague Orchestra
( + Cherubini: Symphony in D)
PHILIPS A 00526 L/EPIC LC 3402 (LP) (1957)

Ari Rasilainen/Norwegian Radio Orchestra
( + Weber: Symphony No. 2 and Wagner: Symphony in C)
APEX 4606192 (2003)
(original CD release: FINLANDIA 3984-23400-2) (2000)

Wolfgang Sawallisch/Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
ORFEO C 091841 A (1991)
(original LP release: ORFEO S091-841 A) (1984)

Hans-Hubert Schönzeler/London Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1, Turandot: Overture and March)
GUILD GMCD 7138 (1997)
(original release: RCA LRL 15106/RCA RED SEAL CRL2-2281 {2 LPs}) (1976)

 

ANTON WEBERN
(1883-1945)

Born in Vienna. He first learned the piano from his mother and then studied piano, cello and theory with the composer Edwin Komauer in Klagenfurt. Then at the University of Vienna, he studied harmony with Hermann Gradener, counterpoint with Karel Navrátil and musicology with Guido Adler. Most significantly, he studied composition privately with Arnold Schoenberg and, along with Alban Berg, became his most important disciple. After graduating, he took a series of conducting posts at theatres in Ischl, Teplitz, Danzig, Stettin, and Prague before moving back to Vienna where he helped run Schoenberg's Society for Private Musical Performances and conducted the Vienna Workers Symphony Orchestra. His personal application of Schoenberg's Twelve Tone method was among the most influential musical developments of the 20th century. He composed less than 50 works in orchestral, chamber, instrumental and vocal genres.

Symphony, Op. 21 (1927-8)

Pierre Boulez/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: "Complete Webern - Boulez")
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 457637-2 (6 CDs) (2000)
(origonal CD release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 447765-2) (1997)

Pierre Boulez/Domaine Musicale Orchestra (rec. 1958)
(included in collection: "Le Domain Musical 1956 - 1967 Volume 2)"
ACCORD UNIVERSAL CLASSICS 476 8862 (4 CDs) (2006)

Pierre Boulez/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1969)
( + 5 Pieces for Orchestra, Variations for Orchestra, Berg: Lieder for Soprano and Orchestra Nos. 1-7 and Schoenberg: Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielszene)
STRADIVARIUS STR 10027 (2008)

Pierre Boulez/London Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "Webern: Complete Works Op. 1-31")
SONY SM3K 45845 (3 CDs) (1991)
(original release: CBS MASTERWORKS 79402/COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS M4 35193
{4 LPs}) (1978)

Ernest Bour/SWF Symphony Orchestra, Baden-Baden (rec. 1968)
(included in collection: "L'Oeuvre du XXe Siècle")
AUVIDIS ASTRÉE E 7805-9 (4 CDs) (1991)

Robert Craft/Anonymous Symphony Orchestra
(included in collection: "The Complete Music [of] Anton Webern")
COLUMBIA MASTERWORKS K4L-232 (4 LPs) (1957)

Robert Craft/20th Century Classics Ensemble
( + Concerto, 6 Pieces for Orchestra, 3 Traditional Rhymes, 5 Canons (5) on Latin Texts, 3 Lieder, Trio for Strings, Quartet for Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone, Piano and Violin, Variations for Piano, 4 Pieces for Violin and Piano, 3 Little Pieces for Cello and Piano and Schubert/Webern: 6 German Dances)
NAXOS 8.557530 (2005)

Christoph von Dohnányi/Cleveland Orchestra
( + 6 Pieces for Orchestra, 5 Pieces for Orchestra, Passacaglia, Im Sommerwind, Variations for Orchestra and J.S. Bach/Webern: Musikalisches Opfer- Ricercar a 6)
DECCA 444593-2 (1998)
(original release: DECCA 436421-2 (3 CDs) (1993)

Eliahu Inbal/Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + 5 Sätze for String Quartet, Schumann: Symphony No. 1 and Schoenberg: Begleitmusik zu einer Lichtspielszene)
DENON CO-18005 (1987)

Herbert von Karajan/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
(included in collection: ""Schoenberg - Berg - Webern")
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 427424-2 (3 CDs) (1989)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 423 254-2) (1974)

Herbert Kegel/Leipzig Radio Orchestra
(included in collection: "Kegel Conducts Schoenberg, Berg & Webern")
BERLIN CLASSICS 275 (8 CDs) (2005)
(original LP release: ETERNA 827184) (1979)

René´ Leibowitz Paris Chamber Orchestra
( + 5 Sätze for String Quartet)
DIAL 7 (LP) (1950)

Othmar F. Maga/Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra
( + 6 Pieces for Orchestra, 5 Pieces for Orchestra and Passacaglia)
FRATELLI FABBRI EDITORI MM-1062 (LP) (1967)

György Selmeczi/New Music Workshop of Miskolc Chamber Orchestra
( + Quartet,Stravinsky: Danses Concertantes, Varèse: Offrandes and Maderna: Serenades)
HUNGAROTON SLPX 12664 (LP) (1985)

Edward Serov/St. Petersburg (Leningrad) Chamber Orchestra
( + Hindemith: Konzertmusik, Trauermusik and Kammermusik No. 6)
KONTRAPUNKT 32224 (1999)
(original LP release: MELODIYA D 021387-8) (1968)

Giuseppe Sinopoli/Dresden Staatskapelle
( + Im Sommerwind, 5 Pieces for Orchestra, 6 Pieces for Orchestra, Passacaglia, Variations for Orchestra and Concerto)
APEX 2564683993 (2010)
(original CD release: TELDEC 3984-22902-2) (1999)

Hiroshi Wakasugi/Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Passacaglia, 6 Pieces for Orchestra, Entflieht auf Leichten Kähnen and Das Augenlich)
DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI 1C 065-99 849 (LP) (1979)

Takuo Yuasa/Ulster Orchestra
( + 6 Pieces for Orchestra, Passacaglia and 5 Sätze for String Quartet, Variations for Orchestra and 5 Pieces for Orchestra)
NAXOS 8.554841 (2002)



KARL WEIGL
(1881-1949)

Born in Vienna. After some instruction as a private pupil of Alexander Zemlinsky, he continued his studies at the Vienna Music Academy where he became a composition pupil of Robert Fuchs and also studied musicology under Guido Adler at the University of Vienna. He then was on the faculty of the New Vienna Conservatory and taught theory at the University of Vienna. When the Nazis occupied Austria, he emigrated to the United States where he obtained a number of increasingly important teaching posts: at the Hartt School of Music, Brooklyn College, the Boston Conservatory and the Philadelphia Academy of Music. He composed orchestral, chamber, piano, choral and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1 in E (1908), 2 in D minor (1922), 3 in B (1931) and 4 in F minor (1936).

Symphony No. 5 "Apocalyptic" (1945)

Thomas Sanderling/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Fantastic Intermezzo)
BIS CD-1077 (2002)


Symphony No. 6 in A minor (1947)

Thomas Sanderling/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Old Vienna)
BIS CD-1167 (2006)

 

KURT WEILL
(1900-1950)

Born in Dessau, Saxony. He started taking piano lessons and made his first attempts at writing music at age twelve. Several years later, he started taking private lessons with Albert Bing who taught him piano, composition, music theory, and conducting and Weill performed publicly on piano for the first time. Subsequently, he enrolled at the Berliner Hochschule für Musik where he studied composition with Engelbert Humperdinck, conducting with Rudolf Krasselt and counterpoint with Friedrich E. Koch. After examining some of his compositions, Ferruccio Busoni accepted him as a master students in composition at the Preussische Akademie der Künste in Berlin and he also studied counterpoint with Philipp Jarnach in Berlin. He worked as a pianist and taught music theory and composition to private students. As a composer, his star rose steadily until Nazism forced his emigration first to Paris and then to the United States. In America, he gained great fame writing the music for Broadway shows with various colloaborators. His output as a composer was enormous and included operas, orchestral, chamber, piano, vocal and choral works as well as his work for Broadway and Hollywood. In 1922, he began composing a Sinfonia Sacra, Fantasia, Passacaglia and Hymnus for Orchestra, Op. 6 but it remained unfinished.

Symphony No. 1 (1921)

Marin Alsop/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Lady in the Dark: Symphonic Nocturne)
NAXOS 8.557481 (2005)

David Atherton/Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Henry III: Bastille Music)
GLOBAL MUSIC NETWORK GMNC0 100 (2001)

Roland Bader/Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
KOCH SCHWANN 311147 H1 (1991)

Antony Beaumont/German Chamber Philharmonic, Bremen
( + Symphony No. 2 and Quodlibet)
CHANDOS CHSA 5046 (2006)

Gary Bertini/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Weill: Symphony No. 2, Violin Concerto and Broadway Songs)
EMI 20TH CENTURYCLASSICS 6784342 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2390/ANGEL S-36506) (1968)

Edo De Waart/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
PHILIPS 434171-2 (1992)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6500642) (1973)

Wolfgang Sawallisch/London Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1973)
( + Schubert: Symphony No. 3, R. Strauss: Till Eulenspiegel and Mozart: 3 Arias)
ORFEO D'OR CATALOG C 606 031 B (2003)

Michel Swierczewski/ Gulbenkian Foundation Chamber Orchestra Lisbon
( + Symphony No. 2 and Kleine Dreigroschenmusik)
NIMBUS NI 5283 (1992)


Symphony No. 2 (1933)

Marin Alsop/Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Lady in the Dark: Symphonic Nocturne)
NAXOS 8.557481 (2005)

David Atherton/Hong Kong Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2 and Henry III: Bastille Music)
GLOBAL MUSIC NETWORK GMNC0 100 (2001)

Roland Bader/Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
KOCH SCHWANN 311147 H1 (1991)

Antony Beaumont/German Chamber Philharmonic, Bremen
( + Symphony No. 1 and Quodlibet)
CHANDOS CHSA 5046 (2006)

Gary Bertini/BBC Symphony Orchestra
( + Weill: Symphony No. 1, Violin Concerto and Broadway Songs)
EMI 20TH CENTURYCLASSICS 6784342 (2 CDs) (2012)
(original LP release: HMV ASD 2390/ANGEL S-36506) (1968)

Jürgen Bruns/Berlin Chamber Symphony
( + Gerhard: Concertino for Strings and Goldschmidt: Suite)
EDA 018-2 (2003)

Edo De Waart/Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
PHILIPS 434171-2 (1992)
(original LP release: PHILIPS 6500642) (1973)

Mariss Jansons/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Violin Concerto, The Seven Deadly Sins and selections from theater works)
EMI GEMINI 697185-2 (2 CDS) (2009)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 556573-2) (1998)

Yannick Nézet-Séguin/Grand Montreal Metropolitan Orchestra
( + Rota: La Strada-Suite)
ATMA CLASSIQUE ALCD 21036 (2006)

Michel Swierczewski/ Gulbenkian Foundation Chamber Orchestra Lisbon
( + Symphony No. 1 and Kleine Dreigroschenmusik)
NIMBUS NI 5283 (1992)

 

FELIX WEINGARTNER
(1863-1942)

Born in Zara, Dalmatia, Austria–Hungary (now Zadar, Croatia). He studied with Wilhelm Mayer and then went to Leipzig to study philosophy, but soon devoted himself entirely to music and entered the Leipzig Conservatory. He also studied under Franz Liszt in Weimar and was among Liszt's later pupils. He then became the director of the Königsberg Opera followed by posts as Kapellmeister in Danzig, Hamburg and Mannheim and then at the Royal Opera in Berlin where he was also conductor of the symphony concerts. He resigned from the Opera but continued to conduct the symphony concerts. For the next half century, he was considered one of Europe's greatest conductors and was the first to record all 9 of Beethoven's Symphonies. He was a prolific composer in all genres from operas to solo piano works and songs. There is also a Sinfonietta in D for Violin, Viola, Cello and Small Orchestra, Op. 83 (1935) among his orchestral works.

Symphony No. 1 in G major, Op. 23 (1895)

Marko Letonja/Basel Symphony Orchestra
( + King Lear Overture)
CPO 999981-2 (2004)


Symphony No. 2 in E flat major, Op. 29 (1898)

Marko Letonja/Basel Symphony Orchestra
( + Das Gefilde der Seligen)
CPO 777099-2 (2006)


Symphony No. 3 in E major, Op. 49 (1910)

Marko Letonja/Basel Symphony Orchestra
( + Merry Overture)
CPO 777100-2 (2006)


Symphony No. 4 in F major, Op. 61 (1917)

Marko Letonja/Basel Symphony Orchestra
( + Serenade for String Orchestra, Der Sturm: Overture and Suite)
CPO 777098-2 (2005)


Symphony No. 5 in C minor, Op. 71 (1926)

Marko Letonja/Basel Symphony Orchestra
( + Overture, "Aus ernster Zeit")
CPO 777101-2 (2008)


Symphony No.6 in B minor, Op. 74 "La Tragica" (c. 1927)

Marko Letonja/Basel Symphony Orchestra
( + Frühling)
CPO 777102-2 (2009)

Symphony #7 in C Major for Soloists, Organ, Chorus and Orchestra , Op. 87 "Choral" (1936-7)

Marko Letonja/Maya Boog (soprano)/Franziska Gottwald (mezzo)/Rolf Romei (tenor)Christopher Bolduc (baritone)/Babette Mondry(organ/Philharmonischer Chor Brünn, Basel Symphony Orchestra
CPO 777103-2 (2012)

 

JULIUS WEISMANN
(1879-1950)

Born in Freiburg im Breisgau, Baden-Württemberg. A pupil of Joseph Rheinberger, Heinrich von Herzogenberg and Ludwig Thuille, he worked in Munich and Freiburg im Breisgauas as a conductor, teacher and composer. In the latter city, he co-founded the Musikseminar. His catalogue was very large and included operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: (No. 1) in B minor, Op.19, (2) in B major, Op. 130 (1940) and (3) in B flat minor, op. 131 (1940) as well as Sinfonietta Giocosa in E flat, Op. 110 (1934).

Sinfonia Brevis, Op. 116 (c. 1935)

Alun Francis/Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta Severa and Violin Concerto)
CPO (2011) (in preparation)

Sinfonietta Severa in F minor, Op. 111 (1934)

Alun Francis/Northwest German Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sinfonia Brevis and Violin Concerto)
CPO (2011) (in preparation)

 

MANFRED WEISS
(b.1935)

Born in Niesky, Oberlausitz,Saxony. He received early instruction in violin and piano and then studied composition at the State Academy of Music in Halle with Hans Stieber as well as music theory with Franz von Glasenapp. Then, he continued his studies at the Berlin's Hochschule für Musik "Hanns Eisler" taking composition with Rudolf Wagner-Régeny, music theory with Ruth Zechlin and Jürgen Wilbrandt and completed his studies as a master student of the Berlin Academy of the Arts at with Wagner Régeny. He taught music theory and composition at the Hochschule für Musik "Carl Maria von Weber" in Dresden. He has composed orchestral, chamber, keyboard and choral works. His other Symphonies are: Nos. 1 (withdrawn), 2 in G (1969) and 5 (1987).

Symphony No. 3 (1979-80)

Herbert Blomstedt/Dresden Staatskapelle
( included in collection: "Nova - Sinfonik in der DDR")
BERLIN CLASSICS 0184502BC (5 CDS) (2008)
(original LP release: NOVA 885290 (LP) (1989)

Symphony No. 4 (1986)

Lothar Zagrosek/Dresden Philharmonic (rec. 1989)
( + Concerto for Organ, String Orchestra and Percussion and Violin Concerto)
HASTEDT HT 5306 (1997)

 

EGON WELLESZ
(1885-1974)

Born in Vienna. Studied at the University of Vienna and received further private training from Arnold Schoenberg. The advent of Nazism brought about his emigration to Oxford in 1938 where he became a lecturer and continued his illustrious career as a musicologist. He composed prolifically and among his other orchestral works there is a Violin Concerto, Piano Concerto and the symphonic poem, "Vorfr·hling."

Symphony No. 1 in C major, Op. 62 (1945)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 8 and Symphonic Epilogue)
CPO 999 998-2 (2004)


Symphony No. 2 in E-flat major, Op. 65 "The English" (1948)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
CPO 999 997-2 (2003)


Symphony No. 3 in A major, Op. 68 (1951)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 5)
CPO 999 999-2 (2005)


Symphony No. 4 in G major, Op. 70 "Symphonia Austraica" (1953)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 6 and 7)
CPO 999 808-2 (2003)


Symphony No. 5, Op. 75 (1956)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 3)
CPO 999 999-2 (2005)


Symphony No. 6, Op. 95 (1965)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 7)
CPO 999 808-2 (2003)


Symphony No. 7, Op. 102 "Contra Torrentem" (1967)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonies Nos. 4 and 6)
CPO 999 808-2 (2003)


Symphony No. 8, Op. 110 (1970)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1 and Symphonic Epilogue)
CPO 999 998-2 (2004)


Symphony No. 9, Op. 111 (1971)

Gottfried Rabl/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
CPO 999 997-2 (2003)

 

RICHARD WETZ
(1875-1935)

Born in Gleiwitz, Upper Silesia (now Gliwice, Poland). He started receiving regular piano lessons at the age of eight and quickly taught himself by composing small piano and song pieces. He later began studying at the Leipzig Conservatory with Carl Reinecke and Salomon Jadassohn but quit shortly thereafter to study privately with Richard Hofmann He then left Leipzig and moved to Munich, where he began to study music with Ludwig Thuille before moving on once again to Stralsund where Felix Weingartner found him employment as a theatrical bandmaster. Later on he taught composition and history of music at the Erfurt Conservatory and also taught composition at schools in Weimar and Berlin. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, piano, organ, vocal and choral works.

Symphony No.1 in E minor, Op. 40 (1917)

Roland Bader/Kraków Philharmonic Orchestra
CPO 999272-2 (1995)


Symphony No.2 in A major, Op. 47 (1919)

Werner Andreas Albert/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Kleist Overture)
CPO 999695-2 (2000)


Symphony No.3 in B flat major, Op. 48 (1920-2)

Werner Andreas Albert/Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Gesang des Lebens)
CPO 999818-2 (2002)

Erich Peter/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
STERLING CDS 1041-2 (2001)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE HARMONIA MUNDI HM/10M 692 (1984)

 

HEINZ WINBECK
(b.1946)

Born in Piflas. Bavaria. He began his musical studies at the Richard Strauss Conservatory in Munich with Magda Rusy for piano and Fritz Rieger for conducting). He went on to the Musikhochschule in Munich where he studied conducting with Jan Koetsier and composition with Harald Genzmer and Günter Bialas. He worked as a composer and conductor at the Theater Ingolstadt and the Luisenburg Festival and then accepted a teaching position at the Munich Musikhochschule. He later was appointed professor of composition at the Hochschule für Musik in Würzburg. He has composed orchestral, chambe and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are Nos. 2 (1985-6), 3 for Orchestra, Alto Voice and Speaker "Grodek" (1987-8) and 4 "De Profundis" (Requietis aeternae fragmenta) (1991-93).

Symphony No. 1 "Tu Solus" (1983-5)

Dennis Russell Davies/Saarbrücken Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + String Quartet No. 2)
WERGO 6509-2 (1991)

 

FRIEDRICH WITT
(1770-1836)

Born in Niederstetten, Württemberg. Little is known about his early years except that at age 19, he became a cellist in the court orchestra of Oettingen-Wallerstein. He secured an appointment as Kapellmeister for the Prince of Würzburg and later for the theater in that city where he stayed until his death. He composed operas. orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal works. His greatest claim to fame is that his "Jena Symphony" was thought for many years to be a work of Beethoven. He composed more than 20 Symphonies between 1790 and 1815.

Symphony in C major "Jena" (1792)

Marc Andreae/Munich Philharmonic
( + Symphony in A)
BASF DC 233-302 (LP) (1976)

Matthias Bamert/The London Mozart Players
( + Mozart: Symphony No. 34 and Six German Dances)
BBC MUSIC MAGAZINE MM42 (1995)

Patrick Gallois/Sinfonia Finlandia
( + Symphony in A and Flute Concerto)
NAXOS 8.572089 (2010)

Walter Goehr/Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Music to a Ritterballet)
CONCERT HALL H-1 (LP) (1954)

Robert Heger/Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Beethoven: Namensfeier and Consecration of the House Overtures)
MERCURY MG 10055 (LP) (1951)

Wolfgang Hofmann/Rheinland State Philharmonia
( + Beethoven: Music to a Ritterballet and Tarpeja-Introduction and Triumphal March)
RBM RECORDS 3002 (LP) (1978)

Werner Janssen/Janssen Symphony of Los Angeles (rec. 1943)
( + Beethoven: Symphony No. 1)
RCA CAMDEN CAL-241 (LP) (1952)
(from RCA VICTOR 78's)

Rolf Kleinert/Leipzig Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Mendelssohn: Ruy Blas Overture and A. Mendelssohn: The Destruction of Doftanas)
URANIA C-7114 (LP) (1954)

Franz Konwitschny/Saxon State Orchestra
( + R. Strauss: Sinfonia Domestica)
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 477 5483 (2005)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON DG17077) (1957)

Günter Neidlinger/Bodensee Symphony Orchestra, Constance
( + Beethoven: Ritter Ballet)
GARNET G 60105 (LP) (1980)

Hubert Reichert/Westphalian Symphony Orchestra
( + Wellington's Victory and Music to a Ritterballett)
TURNABOUT TVS-34409 (LP) (1972)

Louis Saguer/Paris Conservatory Orchestra
( + Bethoven: Choral Fantasy)
DUCRETET-THOMSON LPG 8327 (LP) (c. 1955)

Rubrn Vartanyan/Moscow Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Haydn: Symphony No. 82)
MELODIYA D 021097-8 (LP) (1967)


Symphony in A major (by 1800)

Marc Andreae/Munich Philharmonic
( + Symphony in C)
BASF DC 233-302 (LP) (1976)

Gabriel Feltz/Thuringian Chamber Orchestra, Weimar
( + J. N. Hummel: Concerto for Piano, Violin and Orchestra)
BTM DS 1091-2 (2003)

Patrick Gallois/Sinfonia Finlandia
( + Symphony in C and Flute Concerto)
NAXOS 8.572089 (2010)


Symphony No. 6 in a minor "Turkish" (publ. 1808)

Johannes Moesus/Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 9)
MD&G (DABRINGHAUS & GRIMM) GOLD 3291299-2 (2005)


Symphony No. 9 in d minor (publ.1816)

Johannes Moesus/Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 6)
MD&G (DABRINGHAUS & GRIMM) GOLD 3291299-2 (2005)

 

RÓBERT WITTINGER
(b.1945)

Born in Knittelfeld, Styria. He grew up in Budapest, where he studied composition with Zsolt Durko and chamber music with Rudolf Maros and also shad courses with Rezsö Sugár and József Soproni. He then moved to Warsaw for further study and then to Munich for training in electronic music. He also attended the Darmstadt summer courses in new music. He has since had numerous commissions, performances and teaching at home and abroad. He has composed orchestral, chamber and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 1, Op. 1 (1962-3, rev. 1976), 2, Op. 35 for Women's Chorus and Orchestra (1978-80), 3, Op. 37 "Funèbre" (1982), 4, Op. 48 (1992) and 6, Op. 55 (1996)

Symphony No. 5, Op. 54 (1994-5)

Christian Kluttig/Rhenish State Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta for Small Orchestra and Concerto for String Trio and Orchestra)
ANTES EDITION BM-CD 31.9122 (1998)

Sinfonietta for Small Orchestra, Op. 53 (1995)

Members of the Badischen Staatskapelle
( + Symphony No. 5 for Small Orchestra and Concerto for String Trio and Orchestra)
ANTES EDITION BM-CD 31.9122 (1998)

 

STEFAN WOLPE
(1902-1972)

Born in Berlin. As a boy, he received instruction in piano and theory and then attended and graduated from the Berlin Hochschule für Musik studying with Paul Juon and Franz Schreker. He was also a pupil of Ferruccio Busoni and also studied at the Bauhaus meeting some of its most famous artists. He then composed operas as well as a number of pieces for worker's unions and communist theatre groups. When the Nazis came to power, he fled Germany, stopping for awhile in Vienna to study with Anton Webern, then to Palestine and ultimately settling in the United States. There he became director of music at Black Mountain College and later was appointed to the faculty at the C.W. Post College of Long Island University. He also lectured at the summer schools in Darmstadt in Germany. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, piamo and vocal works.

Symphony (1955-6, rev. 1964)

Johannes Kalitzke/NDR Symphony Orchestra
( + Yigdal Cantata and Chamber Pieces I and II)
ARTE NOVA 46508-2 (1997)

Arthur Weisberg/Orchestra of the 20th Century
( + Sessions: Violin Concerto)
COMPOSERS RECORDINGS INCORPORATED CD 676 (1994)
(original LP release: COMPOSERS RECORDINGS INCORPORATED SD 503) (1984)


FELIX WOYRSCH
(1860-1944)

Born in Troppau, Austrian Silesia (now Opava, Czech Republic). He was raised in Dresden and Hamburg. In the latter city, he studied with Heinrich Chevallier but, for financial reasons, he mostly taught himself. He worked primarily as a choir director and organist in Altona. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, organ, piano and vocal works. His unrecorded Symphonies are: Nos. 3 in E minor, Op 70 (1921), 4 in F major (c. 1921), Op 71, 5 in D major, Op 75 (1927) and 6.in C major, Op 77 "Sinfonia Sacra" (c. 1933).

Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Op. 52 (1908)

Miguel Gómez-Martinez/Hamburg Symphony Orchestra
( + Symphonic Prologue to Dante's "Divine Comedy")
MD&G (DABRINGHAUS & GRIMM) GOLD 3290058 (1995)


Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op 60 (1914)

Thomas Dorsch/Oldenburg State Orchestra
( + Hamlet Overture)
CPO 777744-2 (2012)

RUTH ZECHLIN
(1926-2007)

Born in Grosshartmannsdorf, Freiberg, Saxony (maiden name: Oschatz). She began piano lessons at age five and began composing two years later. At the Leipzig Music Academy she studied music theory with Johann Nepomuk David and Wilhelm Weismann, church music and organ with Karl Straube and Günther Ramin and piano with Rudolf Fischer and Anton Rohden. After graduation, she worked at the Academy as a lecturer and also worked as a deputy organist at the Nikolai Church in Leipzig. She was appointed as a lecturer in music theory at the German College of Music in Berlin where she taught harpsichord while studying harmony, counterpoint, form, orchestration and composition. Afterwards, she became professor of composition at the Academy of Music "Hanns Eisler" in Berlin and taught a master class in composition. She composed operas, orchestral, chamber, keyboard, choral and vocal works. Her orchestral catalogue includes Symphonies Nos. 1 (1965), 2 (1966) and 3 (1971) as well as Chamber Symphony No. 2 (1973).

Chamber Symphony No. 1 (1967)

Helmut Koch/Berlin Chamber Orchestra
( + Geissler: Symphony No.5)
NOVA 885026 (LP) (1973)


ERIC ZEISL
(1905-1959)

Born in Vienna. He studied with Richard Stöhr, Joseph Marx and Hugo Kauder at the Vienna State Academy. His promising career as a composer was interrupted by the Nazi takeover of Austria. He first fled to Paris but wound up in Hollywood where he worked in the film industry. He was able eventually to find academic appointments and the time to compose away from films. He composed operas, ballets, orchestral, chamber, instrumental, vocal and choral works.

Little Symphony after Pictures of Roswitha Bitterlich (1935-6)

Neal Stulberg/UCLA Philharmonia
( + Novembe - Six Sketches for Chamber Orchestra and Concerto Grosso for Cello and Orchestra)
YARLUNG RECORDS YAR 96820 (2013)

ALEXANDER (VON) ZEMLINSKY
(1871-1942)

Born in Vienna. He played the piano from a young age and also played the organ in his synagogue. He studied at the Vienna Conservatory and his teachers included Anton Door for piano, Robert Fuchs for theory and Johann Nepomuk Fuchs (Robert's brother) and Anton Bruckner for composition. He soon began composing and his works won the approval of Johannes Brahms. He then met Arnold Schoenberg and they became close friends (later brothers-in-law) and Zemlinsky gave Schoenberg lessons in counterpoint, making him Schoenberg's one and only formal teacher. He then worked variously as a Kapellmeister of the Vienna Volksoper, conductor at the Deutsches Landestheater in Prague and as a teacher and as an assistant conductor to Otto Klemperer at the Kroll Opera in Berlin. Nazism forced his relocation to New York City but, unlike many other musical émigrés of his generation, he did not establish himself musically in his adopted country. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber, choral and vocal works, many of which have been rediscovered, performed and recorded in recent years.

Symphony No.1 in D minor (1892)

Antony Beaumont/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Die Seejungfrau)
CHANDOS CHSA 5002 (2004)

Antony Beaumont/NDR Symphony Orchestra
( + Frühlingsbegräbnis, Maiblumen and Waldgespräch)
CAPRICCIO RECORDS 10740 (1997)

Martyn Brabbins/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Symphony No. 2)
HYPERION CDA 67985 (2014)

James Conlon/Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2)
EMI CLASSICS ENCORE 41446-2 (2006)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 56473-2) (1998)

Ludovit Rajter/Slovak Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bratislava
( + Symphony No. 2)
NAXOS 8.557008 (2003)
(original CD release: MARCO POLO 8.223166) (1991)

Symphony No.2 in B flat major (1897)

Antony Beaumont/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Sinfonietta, Der König Kandaules: Act 3 - Prelude and Es War Einmal: Prelude)
CHANDOS CHAN 10304 (2004)
(original CD release: NIMBUS NI 5682) (2001)

Martyn Brabbins/BBC National Orchestra of Wales
( + Symphony No. 1
HYPERION CDA 67985 (2014)

Riccardo Chailly/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Psalm 23)
DECCA 421644-2 (1988)

James Conlon/Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 1)
EMI CLASSICS ENCORE 41446-2 (2006)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS CDC 56473-2) (1998)

Edgar Seipenbusch/Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra (rec. 1985)
( + Symphony No. 1)
NAXOS 8557008 (2003)
(original LP release: OPUS 9310) (1985)

Lyric Symphony for Soprano, Baritone and Orchestra, Op. 18

Antony Beaumont/Turid Karlsen (soprano)/Franz Grundheber (baritone)/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Cymbeline)
CHANDOS CHAN 10069 (2003)

Riccardo Chailly/Alessandra Marc (soprano)/Håkan Hagegård (baritone)/Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
DECCA 4737342 (2 CDS) (2003)
( + A Florentine Tragedy, Symphonic Songs and Psalms 13, 23 and 83)
(original CD release: DECCA 443569-2) (1994)

James Conlon/Soile Isokoski (soprano)/Bo Skovhus (baritone)/Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
( + Sarema: Overture, Es war Einmal: Prelude and Intermezzo to Act I,
Kleider Machen Leute: Waltz-Intermezzo to Act I and Intermezzo to Act II,
Der Kreidekreis: Prelude to Act III and Der König Kandaules: Prelude to Act III)
EMI ENCORE 372481-2 (2006)
(original CD release: EMI CLASSICS 557307-2 (2001)

Christian Ehwald/Anita Bader (soprano)/Roland Fenes (baritone)/Magdeburg Philharmonic
BELLA MUSICA BM 31.2340 (2002)

Christoph Eschenbach/Christine Schäfer (soprano)/Matthias Goerner (baritone)/Orchestre de Paris
CAPRICCIO 71081 (2006)

Gabriele Ferro/Dorothy Dorow (soprano)/Siegmund Nimsgern (baritone)/BBC Symphony Orchestra
WARNER FONIT 092743405-2 (2002)
(original LP release: ITALIA ITL 70048) (1978)

Claus Peter Flor/Luba Orgonasova (soprano)/Bo Skovhus (baritone)/NDR Symphony Orchestra
( + Lieder)
RCA VICTOR RED SEAL 09026 68111-2 (1996)

Michael Gielen/Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)/Thomas Allen (baritone)/BBC Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1981)
( + Gesänge nach Maeterlinck)
CARLTON BBC RADIO CLASSICS 15656 91852 (1996)

Michael Gielen/ Vlatka Orsanic (soprano)/James Johnson (baritone)/SWF Symphony Orchestra
( + Berg: Lyric Suite and Altenberg Lieder)
ARTE NOVA 277680 7432127768-2 (1995)

Hans Graf/Twyla Robinson (soprano)/Roman Trekel (baritone)/Houston Symphony
( + Berg: Lyric Suite)
NAXOS 8.572048 (2009)

Bohumil Gregor/Karan Armstrong (soprano)/Ivan Kusnjer (baritone)/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
SUPRAPHON 1103952 (1991)

Armin Jordan/Edith Wiens (soprano)/Andreas Schmidt (baritone)/Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
( + Gesänge nach Maeterlinck)
ARIA 592011 (1997)

Bernhard Klee/Elisabeth Söderström (soprano)/Dale Duesing (baritone)/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Gesänge nach Maeterlinck)
SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI CD 11602
(original LP release: SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI VMS 1603) (1981)

Lorin Maazel/Julia Varady (soprano)/Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)/Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
BRILLIANT CLASSICS 9120 (2009)
(original LP release: DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 2532 021) (1982)

Giuseppe Sinopoli/Deborah Voigt (soprano)/Bryn Terfel (baritone)/Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON 449179-2 (1996)

Vladimír Válek/Jirina Marková (soprano)/Ivan Kusnjer (baritone)/Prague Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + String Quartet No. 3)
PRAGA PR 250 092 (1996)

Lothar Zagrosek/Julia Varady (soprano)/Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau (baritone)/Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra (rec. 1984)
( + K.A. Hartmann: Gesangsszene)
ORFEO C 535 001 B (2000)


Sinfonietta, Op. 23 (1934)

Antony Beaumont/Czech Philharmonic Orchestra
( + Symphony No. 2, Der König Kandaules: Act 3 - Prelude and Es War Einmal: Prelude)
CHANDOS CHAN 10304 (2004)
(original CD release: NIMBUS NI 5682) (2001)

James Conlon/Cologne Gürzenich Orchestra
( + Die Seejungfrau)
EMI CLASSICS 55515-2 (1996)

Thomas Dausgaard/Danish National Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Die Seejungfrau and Overture: Sarema)
CHANDOS CHAN 9601 (1998)

James Judd/New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
( + Die Seejungfrau)
NAXOS 8.570240 (2009)

Bernhard Klee/Berlin Radio Symphony Orchestra
( + Stephan: Music for Seven Stringed instruments and Reger: Suite for Violin and Orchestra)
KOCH SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI CD 311 122 (1990)
(original LP release: SCHWANN MUSICA MUNDI VMS 1603) (1980)

 

BERND ALOYS ZIMMERMANN
(1918-1970)

Born in Bliesheim (now part of Erftstadt), Rhineland. He started studying music education, musicology and composition at the University for Music in Cologne. After service in World War II, he returned to his studies. Then he started working as a freelance composer mostly for radio. He attended the Darmstadt New Music summer course where he studied with, among others, René Leibowitz and Wolfgang Fortner. Later on, he spent some time at the German Academy Villa Massimo in Rome and also was appointed a professor of composition, film and broadcast Music at the Cologne Music University. His music received performances but severe depression led to suicide. He composed music for the stage, orchestral, instrumental, vocal, choral and electronic works. He wrote a Vocal Symphony for 5 Soloists and Orchestra (Scenes from the opera "Die Soldaten") (1959).

Symphony in One Movement (1947-51)

Michael Gielen/SWF Symphony Orchestra
( + Gielen: Rückblick for 3 Cellos, Schoenberg: Kol Nidre, Webern: 6 Pieces, and Schubert: Rosamunde music)
METZLER MUSIK (without number; CD included in book, Michael Gielen, Dirigent, Komponist, Zeitgenosse published in 1997 by Metzler Verlag)

Witold Lutoslawski/Junge Deutsche Philharmonia (rec. 1985)
( + Stravinsky: 4 Etudes, Ronnefeld: Ameisen-Suite and Lutoslawski: Chain I)
BERLIN CLASSICS 002157BC (1999)

Ingo Metzmacher/Bamberger Symphoniker
( + K.A. Hartmann: Symphonies Nos. 2 and 5)
EMI CLASSICS 556184-2 (1997)

Günter Wand/NDR Symphony Orchestra, Hamburg (rec. 1987)
( + Stravinsky: Concerto for Piano, Winds, Double Bass and Kettledrums, Fortner: Symphony and Ligeti: Lontano)
PROFIL PH 05042 (2006)



UDO ZIMMERMANN
(b. 1943)

Born in Dresden. He studied composition with Johannes Paul Thilman at the Dresden Hochschule für Musik and then attended Günther Kochan's composition masterclass at Akademie der Künste in East Berlin. He worked as a composer and producer for the Dresden State Opera and founded the Drsden Studio for New Music. He was appointed a professor at the Dresden Hochschule für Musik as well as professor of Dresden's Experimental Music Theater. He composed operas, orchestral, chamber and vocal works.

Sinfonia Come un Grande Lamento "In Memory of Garcia Lorca" (1978)

Günther Herbig/Berlin Symphony Orchestra
( + Ode an das Leben and Der Mensch)
NOVA 885216 (LP) (1983)




SOURCES OF INFORMATION

(1) BOOKS

Clough, Francis F. and C.J. Cuming. The World's Encyclopedia of Recorded Music (including Supplements) in 3 vols. London: Sidgwick and Jackson, 1952-57.

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians, 2d ed., in 29 vols., edited by Stanley Sadie and John Tyrrell. New York: Grove, 2000.

Layton, Robert (ed.). A Guide to the Symphony. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1995.

Simpson, Robert. The Symphony, 2 vols. New York: Drake Publishers, 1972.

Slonimsky, Nicolas. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of Musicians, 8th edition. New York: Schirmer Books, 1992.

Slonimsky, Nicolas. Baker's Biographical Dictionary of 20th Century Classical Musicians (edited by Laura Kuhn). New York:
Schirmer Books, 1997.

Thompson, Oscar (ed). The International Cyclopedia of Music and Musicians, updated 11th edition. New York: Dodd, Mead and Co., 1985.

(2) CATALOGS

ASCAP Symphonic Catalog. 3rd ed. (1977)

Gramophone Classical Record Catalogue (retitled: Gramophone Classical Catalogue) (1953-1996)

Schwann Long Playing Record Catalog (retitled: Schwann 1– Record and Tape Guide and Schwann Opus) (1949-2001)

(3) WEBSITES

LIBRARY CATALOGUES AND NATIONAL COMPOSER INFORMATION SITES

Music Information Center Austria http://www.musicaustria.at/

British Library Sound Archive http://www.bl.uk/collections/sound-archive/nsa.html

Katalog des Deutschen Musikarchivs http://dispatch.opac.d-nb.de

Library and Archives Canada http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/lac-bac/search-recherche/all-tout.php?Language=eng

Library of Congress http://catalog.loc.gov/cgi-bin/Pwebrecon.cgi?DB=local&PAGE=First

New York Public Library Research Catalog http://catnyp.nypl.org/

OTHER SITES

Amazon (UK) http://www.amazon.co.uk

Amazon (USA) http://www.amazon.com

Arkiv Music http://www.arkivmusic.com/classical/main.jsp

Ars Antiqua/Mikrokosmos http://www.mikrokosmos.com/

Canfield's Classical Reference classicalreference.com/

Crotchet http://www.crotchet.co.uk

Gramophone Archive http://www.gramophone.net

MDT Records http://www.mdt.co.uk/MDTSite/pages/home/default.asp

MusicWeb International http://www.musicweb-international.com

MuziekWeb (Centrale Discotheek Rotterdam) http://www.muziekweb.nl/menu/shared/cat/pica/index.php

Naxos Records http://www.naxos.com

Parnassus Classical LP Vinyl Records and CDs http://www.parnassusrecords.com/old_site/oldcatalogs.htm

COMPOSER AND CONDUCTOR SITES

Many contemporary composers have their own websites and others can be found on the websites of their publishers. There are also websites for earlier composers and conductors that are maintained by societies that promote their music and recordings. These can be found by typing the composer's name into any search engine.



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