FRANZ IGNAZ BECK (1734-1809): 6 Symphonies, Op. 3, 3 Symphonies, Op. 4, Overtures from La mort d'Orphée and L'isle déserte.
Catalogue Number: 02P039
Reference: 777 880-2
Description: The first of these was released before we took over RI but the impact of the second on us was clear: "we were astounded by the modern sound of these works of 1762. Rediscovered in the early 20th century, Beck is now credited with being the most obvious predecessor of Haydn, Boccherini and Beethoven due to his early use of dual thematic material, motivic working-out and bold harmonic progressions. No one interested in the history of the symphony can afford not to hear Beck." 3 CDs. Mid-price. La Stagione Frankfurt; Michael Schneider. Original 1996, 2004 and 2006 releases.