Friedrich Schneider (1786–1853) Symphony No. 16 in A major
Urtext edited by Nick Pfefferkorn [orch] Duration: 35'
220.127.116.11. – 18.104.22.168. – timp – str
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A rewarding extension to the repertoire
Friedrich Schneider, remembered in the music world almost entirely through his oratorio Das Weltgericht (The Last Judgment), bequeathed at his death in 1853 an oeuvre of over 1000 works, among them 23 symphonies. Breitkopf & Härtel, whose association with Schneider began as early as 1805, is now publishing for the first time an edition of his Symphony No. 16. The symphony composed in 1818 is impressive proof that outside of Vienna the “romantic symphony” was also developing then. To this day Schneider’s extensive symphonic works are almost completely unknown. Inviting us to rediscover him, the work offers a welcome and valuable repertoire extension in the realm of the early romantic symphony.
“A contemporary of Beethoven, Schneider’s soundworld is not a million miles away from the great man’s. He is on frisky form in his 16th symphony.” (Jeremy Pound, BBC Music Magazine)