LOUISE FARRENC (1804-1875): Symphonies No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 32, No. 2 in D, Op. 35 & No. 3 in G Minor, Op. 36.
Catalogue Number: 12K049
Label: Pierre Verany
Description: Farrenc stands with Ries as a composer of first-rate late Classical symphonies which will have you thinking of Haydn, Beethoven and Mendelssohn. You will find it hard to believe that it was a French woman and not a wild-eyed German visionary who wrote these three symphonies. These recordings were released between the two cpo discs and have never had formal distribution in the U.S. Live recordings. 2 CDs. Orchestre de Bretagne; Stefan Sanderling. 2001 release.