ANTONIO ROSETTI (c.1750-1792): Symphonies in D, D, D “La Chasse”, B Flat and D, Oboe Concerto in G, Flute Concerto in G, Symphonie concertante for 2 Violins and Orchestra in D.
Catalogue Number: 04T026
Reference: 601 2056-2
Format: CD reissue
Description: When originally issued, these two discs, containing several at-the-time first recordings, demonstrated why Rosetti's contemporaries put him on a par with Haydn and Mozart with respect to his sense of form, contrapuntal ability, bold chromaticism and highly imaginative instrumentation. The real surprise is how so much gorgeous music was forgotten so soon after 1800. 2 CDs for the price of 1. Christian Specht (oboe), Susanne Barner (flute), Stefan Czermak, Akiko Tanaka (violins), Hamburg Symphony; Johannes Moesus. Original 2001 and 2003 releases.