ANDREAS ROMBERG (1767-1821): Symphony No. 4 in C, Op. 51 “Alla turca”, W.A. MOZART (1756-1791): Violin Concerto No. 5 in A, K 219, JOSEPH HAYDN (1732-1809): Overture to L’Incontro improvviso.
Catalogue Number: 07U032
Reference: 555 175-2
Description: Romberg’s 1798 symphony stands out among “Turkish music” works of its time for not restricting the “Turkish military instruments” (piccolo, cymbal, triangle and bass drum) to a single movement but uses their effects in all four. Ho-hum for us these days but an exciting novelty to audiences at the end of the 18th century. Julia Schröder (violin), Collegium Musicum Basel; Kevin Griffiths.