Deutsche Grammophon announces an exciting cooperation this month with Paavo Järvi and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra to rediscover the music of Franz Schmidt – a composer of the late romantic and early modern period, who in the last years has been celebrating a comeback with audiences.
Introducing the album DG writes “A composer of the same lavish style as Mahler, Richard Strauss and Schoenberg, Schmidt fell from prominence having been a composer feted by the Nazis, but his output reminds us of the constant need to reappraise, rewrite and enrich our account of the music of the first half of the 20th century. Paavo Järvi and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony’s dazzling live performances in this album of all four of his symphonies and the famous Notre Dame Intermezzo, shine a light on this fascinating oeuvre.”
The audio album will be released on 11 September along with a visual album of Symphony No.4 & the Intermezzo.
For more info, please visit Deutsche Grammophon