JOHN ABRAHAM FISHER (1744-1806): Symphonies Nos. 1-6 (World Premiere Recordings).
Catalogue Number: 04W019
Description: Described as having ‘natural genius’, Fisher was a significant figure in London during the second half of the 18th century. A virtuoso violinist, he also wrote admired stage works for the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden. His orchestral works are largely forgotten today, but his symphonies display a surprising awareness of contemporary continental trends in their use of dynamic variations, revealing the influence of the Mannheim School. Possessing a richness of color, contrast and surprise, these symphonies typify Fisher’s expanding Classical style. Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice; Michael Halász.