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STAMITZ, J.: Symphonies, Vol. 1

Composer(s):Stamitz, Johann
Artist(s) Armstrong, Donald, Conductor • New Zealand Chamber Orchestra
Period(s) Baroque (1600-1750)
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.553194
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
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Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

The bold opening chords and immediately following crescendo of the D minor Symphony, Op.3/2 (from the early 1750s) immediately established its Mannheim credentials, as do the elegantly sophisticated scoring of the Andantino and the effective use of horns in the Minuet and Trio. The E flat Symphony, one of the composer’s last, follows a similar pattern, but the three earlier works (from the 1740s), which are actually designated as ‘Mannheim’ Symphonies are altogether simpler, each with only three movements.

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