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ClassicsOnline Home » CARTELLIERI, A.C.: Symphonies (Complete) (Evergreen Symphony, Schmalfuss)
The Italian Beethoven (well almost)
You can't tell from the track sample, but the Finale of Symphony No. 3 breaks into a wonderfully raucous Turkish cymbal fest. The Finale of No. 4 has an exciting contrapuntal passage. And several movements of No. 1 might even remind you a bit of another, more famous C minor Symphony.
Certainly Cartellieri did not just write generic Classical era music that will recede into your background. After just a couple of listenings, I think you'll find that much of this recording has become quite memorable.
I've never heard of the Evergreen Symphony, but they do have some fine wind players, notably the flute, clarinet, and horns. The whole group performs with precision, nuance, and a lot of power, as the music demands. The acoustics are fairly live, but I think it suits this music.
Also of interest are the Cartellieri Wind Divertimentos, available here too. I wish we could hear more of his music!more....
Great... Haydn? Mozart? No, Cartellieri! Great...
By David Hurwitz
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