NORBERT BURGMÜLLER (1810-1836): Symphonies No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 2 and No. 2 in D, Op. 11.
Catalogue Number: 05L052
Description: "After Franz Schubert's death no other death could cause more sorrow than Burgmüller's...": so Robert Schumann who, in 1851, completed the third movement scherzo of Burgmüller's second symphony, left incomplete at the composer's death. The symphony, with its remarkable echo of Schubert's Ninth in its slow movement (a work the composer could not have known), has had two other appearances on CD while the First (Beethoven and Mendelssohn's influences to the fore) was available in a 2001 Sterling release and an out-of-print Schwann LP/CD from the 80s. We offer this new release especially because it's the first on period instruments. Hofkapelle Stuttgart; Frieder Bernius.