JUSTIN HEINRICH KNECHT (1752-1817): Le Portrait musical de la Nature - Grande Simphonie (Orchestra Filarmonica di Torino), FRANÇOIS-ANDRÉ DANCAN PHILIDOR (1726-1795): Overtures to the Operas Le Jardinier et Son Seigneur, Le Sorcier, Tom Jones and Le Maréchal-Ferrant (Prague Sinfonia Orchestra).
Catalogue Number: 04P028
Description: Just two years ago, a full-price version of Knecht's 1785 Beethoven Pastoral-anticipating symphony was offered in these pages (03N038), which leaves the remaining 39 minutes of Philidor overtures as the main attraction. They all date from 1761-65 and two of them are full-fledged, three-movement sinfonias in the Italian style. Christian Benda (conductor).