FRANZ LACHNER (1803-1890): Symphony No. 6 in D, Op. 56, Concertino for Bassoon and Orchestra in E Flat.
Catalogue Number: 08X001
Reference: 555 210-2
Description: The premiere of Lachner’s Sixth was held in Munich on 19 April 1837 with the composer as the conductor. The Munich press termed it a »magnificent work« and an »outstanding masterpiece,« and in this truly extraordinary work Lachner refrains from the confrontational juxtaposition of large-format thematic blocks (above all occurring in his Third and Fifth symphonies), instead presenting a »more organic« compositional style in which motivic-thematic developments are realized step by step. Lachner’s Concertino for Bassoon and Orchestra is a work from 1824, composed during his Vienna years and possibly his first orchestral work. Chia-Hua Hsu (bassoon). Evergreen Symphony Orchestra; Gernot Schmalfuss.