Korsten: Eggert - Symphonies no.2, 4 (24/96 FLAC)
Korsten: Eggert – Symphonies no.2, 4 (24/96 FLAC)

Composer: Joachim Nikolas Eggert
Orchestra: Gavle Symphony Orchestra
Conductor: Gerard Korsten
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Naxos
Size: 1.14 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Symphony No. 4 in C Minor
01. I. Adagio – Allegro assai
02. II. Adagio
03. III. Menuetto
04. IV. Finale: Allegro con spirito
05. II. Largo (alternative version)

Symphony No. 2 in G Minor “Skjöldebrand”
06. I. Adagio – Allegro con brio
07. II. Andante
08. III. Menuetto: Allegretto
09. IV. Finale: Allegro

Born on the island of Rügen off Germanys Baltic coast, Joachim Nikolas Eggert arrived in Sweden in 1803, soon establishing himself as a progressive conductor and introducing Beethoven to Stockholm audiences. Welcomed overwhelmingly on its première, Eggerts large-scale First Symphony hints at Mozart and Haydn but foreshadows Mendelssohn in its wind textures and rich harmonies. The Third Symphony is kaleidoscopic in its moments of light and shade and unusual in its gigantic fugal finale. First of a two-volume set, these two symphonies alone demonstrate that Eggert should be considered one of the more important composers of his era.

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