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    Quote Originally Posted by Lenny View Post
    I've been lately returning to Max Bruch. Not a single weak work recorded! Monumental symphonies, very good string quartets and concertos.
    I agree. In addition, his concertante works (besides the concertos) are so gorgeous. The most impressive ones (for me) are In memoriam, Romanza for viola and orchestra op. 85, Scottish Fantasy and Konzertstück for violin and orchestra op. 84. His other chamber music is worthy too: the Piano quintet, the two String quintets and the String octet.

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    Re Eine Herbstssymphonie: My post #133 above is very rough and inadequate. But the idea of listening to this work section by section remains the key to enjoying it! There is a concise layman's description of the work (under "Autumn Symphony") by scholar Berkant Haydin at the Joseph Marx Society web site, which I would recommend for anyone. (For example, it tells us that the area I identified as "dance section" is in fact the harvest festival scene, which includes dances and other music.) There is also more analytical German-language information accessible.

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    Lenny and MusicSybarite, I agree with your high rating of Bruch. Right now, I'm enjoying the Scottish Fantasy played by Julia Fischer.
    I have a feeling that in general the types "symphony" and the "concerto" differ fundamentally, but am not sure why.

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    Default Friedrich Gernsheim's tone poem

    So pleased to have just discovered Friedrich Gernsheim's late tone poem Zu einem Drama in C Minor, Op. 81 (1910). Known for his symphonies, here Gernsheim seems very comfortable with the more freely-structured tone poem genre. Showing stylistic growth and dramatic gifts, here he moves beyond the "Schumann-Brahms epigone" status unfairly assigned to him. Cutting and varying phrases, effectively employing dynamic and textural changes, his mastery shows, and the last three of the work's 18 minutes are stunning!

    Suffice to say Klaus Arp and the SWR Radiofunkorchester Kaiserslautern are inspired and passionate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Knox View Post
    So pleased to have just discovered Friedrich Gernsheim's late tone poem Zu einem Drama in C Minor, Op. 81 (1910). Known for his symphonies, here Gernsheim seems very comfortable with the more freely-structured tone poem genre. Showing stylistic growth and dramatic gifts, here he moves beyond the "Schumann-Brahms epigone" status unfairly assigned to him. Cutting and varying phrases, effectively employing dynamic and textural changes, his mastery shows, and the last three of the work's 18 minutes are stunning!

    Suffice to say Klaus Arp and the SWR Radiofunkorchester Kaiserslautern are inspired and passionate.
    Interesting. I know the 4 symphonies and all of them are quite appealing. Gernsheim was a consistent composer, and his chamber music calls me. I'm afraid the complete string quartets are not fully recorded, or at least I don't have them complete. Fortunately I do have that tone poem, too. I'll give it a try when I can.

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