KARL GOLDMARK (1830-1915): Symphony No. 1 in E Flat, Op. 26 "Rustic Wedding", Prelude to the Opera Merlin.
Catalogue Number: 05M034
Description: Goldmark's most popular work in the good old days has not had a new recording in 16 years, so we offer this new one by an orchestra founded by the Munich Bach Soloists expanded with members of Munich's three other professional orchestras. Schaller (who also recorded Goldmark's Merlin for this label) conducts with freshness and brio, knocking almost four minutes off Yondani Butt's 1992 ASV recording. Philharmonie Festiva; Gerd Schaller.