Eggert: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4 Gävle Symphony Orchestra & Gérard Korsten

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Album info

Album-Release:
2015

HRA-Release:
02.12.2015

Label: Naxos

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Orchestral

Artist: Gävle Symphony Orchestra & Gérard Korsten

Composer: Joachim Nikolas Eggert (1779–1813)

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  • Joachim Nikolas Eggert (1779-1813): Symphony No. 4 in C minor (c. 1810)
  • 1I. Adagio - Allegro assai11:52
  • 2II. Adagio06:39
  • 3III. Menuetto02:45
  • 4IV. Finale: Allegro con spirito07:59
  • Symphony No. 4 in C minor (c. 1810)
  • 5II. Largo (alternative version)04:26
  • Symphony No. 2 in G minor (1806)
  • 6I. Adagio - Allegro con brio10:40
  • 7II. Andante07:23
  • 8III. Menuetto: Allegretto04:14
  • 9IV. Finale: Allegro09:01
  • Total Runtime01:04:59

Info for Eggert: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4

One of the more forward-looking Swedish composers and conductors of his age, Eggert died before achieving wider European recognition and has remained neglected ever since. The Second Symphony evokes moods both stormy and lyrical, revealing a technical brilliance that foreshadows Schubert. The Fourth Symphony reflects the military backdrop to the political unrest of the times, its alternative slow movement being one of Eggert's most powerful and progressive works. Symphonies Nos. 1 and 3 can be heard on Naxos 8.572457.

Born in South Africa, Gérard Korsten began his career as a violinist, after studying with Ivan Galamian at the Curtis Institute and with Sándor Végh in Salzburg. In 2005 he was appointed Principal Conductor of the Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg, Bregenz. His past engagements include concerts with the Budapest Festival, Leipzig Gewandhaus, BBC Scottish Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony, and Gävle Symphony Orchestra, and he has appeared at many notable opera houses, including La Scala Milan, Royal Swedish Opera and English National Opera. Featured among Gérard Korstens many recordings are Tchaikovsky's Serenade and Souvenir de Florence with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe on Deutsche Grammophon and a DVD of Le nozze di Figaro at La Scala Milan, which was awarded a Diapason dOr and was Critics Choice in Opera News.

Gävle Symphony Orchestra
Gérard Korsten, conductor


The Gävle Symphony Orchestra
is one of the oldest in Sweden, and celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2012. The conductor and composer Ruben Liljefors was the orchestra’s first artistic director, with 25 musicians at his disposal. Over the years, the orchestra has grown to 52 full-time members. Based chiefly at the Gävle Concert Hall, the orchestra tours regularly, both in its home province and elsewhere in Sweden, Scandinavia and the rest of Europe. Since its inception, the Gävle Symphony Orchestra has had a succession of distinguished principal conductors, including Stig Westerberg, Rainer Miedel, Göran W. Nilson, Hannu Koivula, Carlos Spierer, Petri Sakari and Robin Ticciati. The Spanish conductor Jaime Martín has been the orchestra’s principal conductor and artistic leader since 2013. Since 1998 the orchestra’s home has been the Gävle Concert Hall, regarded as one of Sweden’s best, where the excellent acoustics are preferred by the orchestra, guest artists and ensembles making recordings. The orchestra’s discography lists recordings of works by composers Bo Linde, Wilhelm Stenhammar, Franz Berwald, Hugo Alfvén, Edvard Grieg, Dmitry Shostakovich, Carl Nielsen and Sven-David Sandström.

Gérard Korsten
Born in South Africa, Gérard Korsten began his career as a violinist, after studying with Ivan Galamian at the Curtis Institute and with Sándor Végh in Salzburg. Following his studies in the United States and Europe, he became concertmaster and assistant music director of the Camerata Salzburg and later concertmaster of the Chamber Orchestra of Europe (1987–1996). In 2005 he was appointed principal conductor of the Symphonieorchester Vorarlberg, Bregenz. His past engagements include concerts with the Budapest Festival, Leipzig Gewandhaus, BBC Scottish Symphony, Swedish Radio Symphony, and Gävle Symphony Orchestras, and he has appeared at many notable opera houses, including La Scala Milan, Royal Swedish Opera and English National Opera. Featured among Gérard Korsten’s many recordings are Tchaikovsky’s Serenade and Souvenir de Florence with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe on Deutsche Grammophon and a DVD of Le nozze di Figaro at La Scala Milan, which was awarded a Diapason d’Or and was Critic’s Choice in Opera News.

Booklet for Eggert: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4

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