$33.98
$3.00 delivery: 31 Aug - 6 Sep
Only 1 left in stock.
$$33.98 () Includes selected options. Includes initial monthly payment and selected options. Details
Price
Subtotal
$$33.98
Subtotal
Initial payment breakdown
Delivery cost, delivery date and order total (including tax) shown at checkout.
Your transaction is secure
We work hard to protect your security and privacy. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We don’t share your credit card details with third-party sellers, and we don’t sell your information to others. Learn more
Ships from Rarewaves UK
Sold by Rarewaves UK
Ships from
Rarewaves UK
Sold by
Other Sellers on Amazon
$33.98
+ $3.00 Delivery
Sold by: Rarewaves UK
Sold by: Rarewaves UK
(7221 ratings)
93% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock.
Delivery Rates and Return policy
$48.60
& FREE Delivery
Sold by: Smaller World Future AU
Sold by: Smaller World Future AU
(293 ratings)
90% positive over last 12 months
Only 1 left in stock.
Delivery Rates and Return policy

Schmidt: Symphony No. 2 - Strauss: Festliches Praeludium, Op. 61

3.0 out of 5 stars 1 rating

Price: $33.98
See all formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
Audio CD, Hybrid SACD - DSD, Import, 18 August 2017
$33.98
$24.95

Enhance your purchase


Get 90 days FREE of Amazon Music Unlimited
with the purchase of any eligible product. Shop now

Product details

  • Product Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 14.2 x 12.4 x 1.19 cm; 98.09 Grams
  • Manufacturer ‏ : ‎ MDG-LIVE
  • Original Release Date ‏ : ‎ 2017
  • Label ‏ : ‎ MDG-LIVE
  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B071NT9356
  • Number of discs ‏ : ‎ 1
  • Customer Reviews:
    3.0 out of 5 stars 1 rating

Product description

Franz Schmidt was ''the most musical man in Vienna'' - this is what Gustav Mahler had to say about his fellow composer, who, unlike him, is almost completely forgotten today. Stefan Blunier has rediscovered this late-romantic master and now with the mighty forces of the Beethoven Orchestra of Bonn presents Schmidt's Symphony No. 2 together with Richard Strauss's Festival Prelude composed during the same year for the opening of Vienna's Konzerthaus. Schmidt played in a string quartet with Arnold Schonberg, but the tonal idioms of the two composers could not have been more different. While Schonberg very early bade farewell to major-minor harmony and later turned to twelve-tone music, Schmidt remained true to tonality until the end of his life. After the Austrian Anschluss this commitment brought him dubious distinctions from the Nazis - which of course did not help him after the fall of the ''Thousand-Year Reich.'' Schmidt calls for a gigantic orchestra for his second symphony. However, sheer volume is a concern only in a few passages. He instead emphasizes kaleidoscopic color shifts produced in what is often an instrumentation reminiscent of chamber music. Behind it all there is a masterfully composed texture with overlapping themes and variations resulting in a cyclical work structure with a systematic logic.

Customer reviews

3.0 out of 5 stars
3 out of 5
1 global rating
5 star 0% (0%) 0%
4 star 0% (0%) 0%
3 star
100%
2 star 0% (0%) 0%
1 star 0% (0%) 0%
How are ratings calculated?

Review this product

Share your thoughts with other customers

Top reviews from Australia

There are 0 reviews and 0 ratings from Australia

Top reviews from other countries

Hannibal
3.0 out of 5 stars Great Strauss & O.K. Franz Schmidt
Reviewed in the United States on 7 October 2017
Verified Purchase
2 people found this helpful
Report abuse