NAPOLÉON-HENRI REBER (1807-1880): Symphony No. 4 in G, Op. 33, HECTOR BERLIOZ (1803-1869): Rêverie et Caprice for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 8, FRANZ LISZT (1811-1886): Piano Concerto No. 1 in B Flat, S. 124.
Catalogue Number: 09O004
Reference: AM 207
Description: A student of Reicha, Reber wrote all four of his symphonies before 1853 while he was a professor of harmony at the Paris Conservatoire. A 29-minute work in four movements, the Fourth shows influences of Mendelssohn (especially in woodwind color), Beethoven, Schubert and Berlioz and there are hints of French folk dance in the joyful finale. Reber desperately needs to be as rehabilitated as Théodore Gouvy has been by cpo. World Premiere Recording (also of the Liszt on a period piano). Julien Chauvin (violin), Bertrand Chamayou (1837 Érard piano), Le Cercle de L'Harmonie; Jérémie Rhorer.