C.E.F. WEYSE (1774-1842): Symphonies No. 1 in G Minor and No. 7 n E Flat (Royal Danish Orchestra; Michael Schønwandt), Christmas Cantata (Bodil Arnesen, Dorte Elsebet Larsen [sopranos], Kirsten Dollberg [alto], Peter Grønlund [tenor], Stephen Milling [bass], Tivoli Concert Choir and Symphony Orchestra; Schønwandt), Gypsy Dance from Festen på Kenilworth (Odense Symphony Orchestra; Ole Schmidt), Overture to The Sleeping Draught (Danish National Chamber Orchestra; Giordano Bellincampi), Piano Sonata No. 6 in B Flat (Thomas Trondhjem), 8 Etudes, Op. 51 (Bohumila Jedlicková), 3 songs from the operas Festen på Kenilworth, Sovedrikken and Prinsesse Isabella (Mathias Hedegaard [tenor], DNCO; Adam Fischer), 7 Evening Songs (Else Torp [soprano], Hedegaard [tenor], Marie Rorbech [piano]).
Catalogue Number: 08M036
Description: Denmark's second great composer in reissues of mostly out-of-print CDs. The symphonies and sonata are pre-1800 (very Classical in style) while everything else dates from 1809 (the overture) and 1829-36 where there are intimations of Romanticism. All the original discs should be reissued at mid-price but this is what we get... 2 CDs. Original 1986-2006 releases.