CARL STAMITZ (1745-1801): Grand Pastoral Symphony in G “Le Jour Variable”, Symphonies in G, Op. 2/3, in E Flat, Op. 6/2 and in D Minor, Op. 15/3.
Catalogue Number: 08X027
Reference: 555 344-2
Description: Usually a composer of three-movement symphonies of 13-17 minutes in length, Stamitz here adds a minuet to the early Op. 2/3 and provides an unexpected programmatic symphony written at Versailles in the fall of 1772, whose movements are titled Pastorale: Le beau Matin, Le Tempête, La suit obscure and La chasse (this work has nothing to do with either of his two other symphonies which end with a Chasse). Kölner Akademie; Michael Alexander Willens.