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This is certainly an out-of-the-way disc by a little known composer. I can't say it's one of those undiscovered masterpieces, but the music is pleasant, competently composed, very well played, and superbly recorded. This music is Brahmsian in nature but not as skillfully wrought, harking back even to Schubert in its tonal qualities. Fuchs didn't have mastery of the "big tune" or dramatic tension in the same way those two did, but his music is tuneful and powerfully romantic.
I like Fuchs for his vigorous and harmonically rich compositions, especially his string quartets. This is nearly their equal, but not quite top tier. Sound is excellent if you like a realistic concert hall perspective. Orchestra and conducting seem competent, as I don't hear any obvious flubs. There is some real bite on climaxes, even if the music itself does not generate overwhelming excitement. I would call this comfortable music.