RICHARD STÖHR (1874–1967) Orchestral Music, Volume Two : Suite No. 1 in C major, Op. 8, for string orchestra (publ. 1909) ; Symphony No. 1 in A minor, Op. 18 (1909). Sinfonia Varsovia, Piotr Wilczyński, organ, Ian Hobson, conductor.
Catalogue Number: 08Z001
Label: Toccata Classics
Description: This second volume of the orchestral music of the Austro-American composer Richard Stöhr (1874–1967) reveals further marvels: the first of his two suites for string orchestra encases a moving slow movement between a charming prelude and an elegant fugue; and the four imposing spans of the expansive First Symphony offer grandeur and heartfelt profundity – as well as irresistibly catchy tunes that will set the foot tapping. Stöhr writes in a musical language somewhere between Bruckner, Mahler and his exact Viennese contemporary Franz Schmidt – but it is a voice increasingly readily recognised as his own. Sinfonia Varsovia, Piotr Wilczyński, organ, Ian Hobson, conductor.