HERRMANN SCHUNKE (1825-1898): Symphony in B, Op. 6, HUGO SCHUNKE (1823-1909): Concertante for Violin, Cello and Orchestra, JOHANN CHRISTOPH SCHUNKE (1791-1856): Concertino for Horn and Orchestra.
Catalogue Number: 07P001
Reference: GEN 13280
Description: Some of you may have a Hugo Schunke piano disc on the Accord label from way back in the 80s. He's not the same Hugo as here but, given that this family produced 25 musicians (second only to the Bachs according to the notes), he likely belongs to it too. Johann Christoph provides a very Romantic, Weberian 13-minute Concertino (c.1830) for the newly-invented valve horn while this Hugo's Concertante is a three-movement, 24-minute work from 1840 in a kind of Spohr/Paganini mix. The main work is Hermann's 25-minute symphony, composed in 1850, which is kind of like a symphony Haydn might have composed if he'd lived to be 141 - until, that is, you run into the fragment of Beethoven motif taken from the finale of his Seventh which Schunke makes tantalizing use of in his finale. Yasushi Ideue (violin), David Pia (cello), Robert Langbein (horn), Philharmonie Baden-Baden; Pavel Baleff.