MIECZYSLAW KARLOWICZ (1876-1909): Symphony in E Minor, Op. 7 "Rebirth".
Catalogue Number: 03K056
Description: Only the second recording on CD of the 1903 symphony. The composer issued a long programmatic note for its second performance which describe its four movements as representing the profound disillusion and disappointments of an artist whose soul, assailed by doubts, languishes, exhausted, before re-entering the struggle and being triumphantly reborn. Although the program is Straussian, the music is very much indebted to the Tchaikovsky Fifth in its tonal progress, rhythmical procedures and, especially, the trumpet signal in the first movement representing Fate. Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra; Jerzy Salwarowski.