Norbert Burgmuller: Sinfonien Nr. 1 + 2
Composed by Norbert Burgmuller. German title: Zwei Sinfonien (Nr.1+2) /Bernius. Awards / Prizes: Diapason d'Or. CD. Published by Carus Verlag (CA.8322600).
Item Number: CA.8322600
In February 2010 Norbert Burgmuller would be 200 years old. The legacy of this composer from Dusseldorf includes, in addition to the two symphonies recorded on the present CD, a piano sonata, 22 Lieder, and several smaller works. Robert Schumann described Burgmuller's first symphony as "the most significant, noble work written in recent times." Whereas in this symphony the models of the composer-Beethoven, Weber and Spohr-are clearly recognizable, the second, unfinished symphony (or at least it has been handed down unfinished), on the other hand, is a very original work. The recording by the Hofkapelle Stuttgart under Frieder Bernius is an impressive homage in honor of the 200th birthday of the composer.