FERDINAND HÉROLD (1791-1833): Symphonies No. 1 in C and No. 2 in D, Overtures from Zampa and Le pré aux Clercs.
Catalogue Number: 06N037
Description: Known for his frothy, brilliant stage works, Herold wrote his only two symphonies as a student in Italy on the Prix de Rome in 1813-14. They are late Classical in style with academically correct construction whose finales are the only movements which betray the bubbling vigor and good cheer of his later operas (traits which overflow in both of the delightful overtures coupled here.) A timely reissue considering the two recent new releases of Hérold's piano concertos. Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana; Wolf-Dieter Hauschild. Original 2000 Dynamic release (06B030).