Danish National Symphony Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
October 1996
DACAPO

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Hartmann: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

About the Album – DACAPO

With an extensive oeuvre covering all genres of the period in both vocal and instrumental music, J.P.E. Hartmann remained active as a composer throughput his long life and was a central figure in Danish Romanticism. There was something distinctive Danish about his music, and it was also in constant development, from late Vienna Classicism to the beginnings of Modernism.

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J.P.E. Hartmann

Symphony no. 1 in G minor op. 17 (1836)
1. I. Introduction: Moderato – Allegro assai, con passione 10:04
2. II. Andante 5:36
3. III. Menuetto 5:50
4. IV. Finale: Allegro molto assai 9:54

Symphony no. 2 in E major op. 48 (1848)
5. I. Prelude: Moderato sostenuto – Allegro non troppo grazioso 14:44
6. II. Andantino 5:44
7. III. Intermezzo: Allegro pastorale, non vivace 6:08
8. IV. Finale: Allegro vivace 11:11

Reviews

“Outstanding.” – BBC Music Magazine *****

“This welcome introduction to Danish Romanticism shows Hartmann’s music to be attractive and accesible and well worth exploring.” – The Times (London)