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Alan Howe

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Jadassohn 4 on cpo
« on: Tuesday 08 December 2009, 08:02 »
I have news from cpo that they will be bringing out Jadassohn's Symphony No.4 in a performance by the Nordwestdeutsche Philharmonie under Israel Yinon. No release date has been set, but the piece is so good it'll be worth the wait.

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Re: Jadassohn 4 on cpo
« Reply #1 on: Tuesday 08 December 2009, 10:42 »
The WDR has broadcast this recording in july of this year. It is indeed a pleasant, romantic symphony written in the Mendelssohn-Raff tradition.

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Re: Jadassohn 4 on cpo
« Reply #2 on: Tuesday 08 December 2009, 13:37 »
I couldn't agree more. Jadassohn's 4th is, IMHO, the best of his symphonies. I suggested last year to Herr Schmilgun at CPO that he consider recording Jadassohn's symphonies, so I am very encouraged to hear that No. 4 is being released. Do you know with what it is coupled? No. 4 is a biggish work, but there should be room for more music on the CD.

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Re: Jadassohn 4 on cpo
« Reply #3 on: Tuesday 08 December 2009, 14:25 »
I am currently trying to find out what the coupling might be. More news anon - I hope!

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Re: Jadassohn 4 on cpo
« Reply #4 on: Tuesday 08 December 2009, 17:36 »
The reply went like this:

"There are only four symphonies, so that we will record a second CD with the remaining symphonies."

Whether this means two CDs, each with two symphonies, or a second CD with symphonies 1-3, I don't know.

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Re: Jadassohn 4 on cpo
« Reply #5 on: Tuesday 08 December 2009, 19:23 »
Hardly illuminatimg, is it? I expect it will be 2 symphonies per disk. Anyhow, jolly good news, however they arrange it.

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Re: Jadassohn 4 on cpo
« Reply #6 on: Tuesday 08 December 2009, 21:38 »
Quite, Gareth. It's great news that all the symphonies are going to appear.

No.4 is quite something: big and powerful stuff. Old-fashioned for 1888? Certainly - but not stuffy, unlike Prout! The lineage is from Mendelssohn and Schumann, but no more so than with, say, Reinecke.

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Re: Jadassohn 4 on cpo
« Reply #7 on: Wednesday 09 December 2009, 08:07 »
The latest news is that there will be two CDs, each with two symphonies.

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Re: Jadassohn 4 on cpo
« Reply #8 on: Saturday 26 December 2009, 22:30 »
Having listened again to what we have of the radio broadcast of J4, I'm going to hazard that its appearance on CD will be one of the symphonic highlights of 2010 - if it comes out next year!!