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Howard Griffiths|Hoffmeister: Symphonies

Hoffmeister: Symphonies

Howard Griffiths - Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana

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With this 2015 release of two symphonies and an opera overture by Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Howard Griffiths continues his in-depth exploration of late Classical symphonic repertoire with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana on CPO. Hoffmeister was a music publisher in late 18th century Vienna, as well as a successful composer in his own right, though it's not clear how many symphonies he wrote apart from his last two, the Symphony in C major and the Symphony in D major presented here. These cheerful works and the Overture to Der Königssohn aus Ithaka were written in the Classical style of Franz Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with occasional suggestions that Hoffmeister had also absorbed some of Ludwig van Beethoven's influence. Connoisseurs of obscure Classical works will enjoy these amiable works, but the conventional nature of Hoffmeister's approach to form, development, and orchestration doesn't invite frequent listening. Still, Griffiths and his orchestra have produced a fine addition to the catalog and provided a valuable service to an overlooked composer.
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Der Königssohn aus Ithaka (Franz Anton Hoffmeister)

1
Overture
Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana
00:04:05

Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestra - Howard Griffiths, Conductor - Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Composer

(C) 2015 CPO (P) 2015 CPO

Symphony in C Major "Oeuvre 66", Hickman C8 (Franz Anton Hoffmeister)

2
I. Adagio - Allegro
Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana
00:10:19

Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestra - Howard Griffiths, Conductor - Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Composer

(C) 2015 CPO (P) 2015 CPO

3
II. Andante
Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana
00:05:50

Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestra - Howard Griffiths, Conductor - Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Composer

(C) 2015 CPO (P) 2015 CPO

4
III. Menuetto. Allegro - Trio
Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana
00:04:30

Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestra - Howard Griffiths, Conductor - Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Composer

(C) 2015 CPO (P) 2015 CPO

5
IV. Allegro
Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana
00:05:51

Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestra - Howard Griffiths, Conductor - Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Composer

(C) 2015 CPO (P) 2015 CPO

Symphony in D Major, Hickman D8 (Franz Anton Hoffmeister)

6
I. Adagio - Allegro con fuoco
Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana
00:09:00

Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestra - Howard Griffiths, Conductor - Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Composer

(C) 2015 CPO (P) 2015 CPO

7
II. Andante cantabile
Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana
00:05:34

Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestra - Howard Griffiths, Conductor - Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Composer

(C) 2015 CPO (P) 2015 CPO

8
III. Menuetto. Allegretto - Trio
Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana
00:03:47

Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestra - Howard Griffiths, Conductor - Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Composer

(C) 2015 CPO (P) 2015 CPO

9
IV. Allegro con brio
Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana
00:04:44

Orchestra Della Svizzera Italiana, Orchestra - Howard Griffiths, Conductor - Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Composer

(C) 2015 CPO (P) 2015 CPO

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With this 2015 release of two symphonies and an opera overture by Franz Anton Hoffmeister, Howard Griffiths continues his in-depth exploration of late Classical symphonic repertoire with the Orchestra della Svizzera Italiana on CPO. Hoffmeister was a music publisher in late 18th century Vienna, as well as a successful composer in his own right, though it's not clear how many symphonies he wrote apart from his last two, the Symphony in C major and the Symphony in D major presented here. These cheerful works and the Overture to Der Königssohn aus Ithaka were written in the Classical style of Franz Joseph Haydn and Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, with occasional suggestions that Hoffmeister had also absorbed some of Ludwig van Beethoven's influence. Connoisseurs of obscure Classical works will enjoy these amiable works, but the conventional nature of Hoffmeister's approach to form, development, and orchestration doesn't invite frequent listening. Still, Griffiths and his orchestra have produced a fine addition to the catalog and provided a valuable service to an overlooked composer.
© TiVo

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