Saint-Georges: Symphonies concertantes / Symphony in G major

 
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JOSEPH BOULOGNE SAINT-GEORGES
Saint-Georges: Symphonies concertantes / Symphony in G major
Czech Chamber Philharmonic Orchestra Pardubice, Michael Halász

[ Naxos / CD ]

Release Date: Friday 24 September 2021

Joseph Boulogne, Chevalier de Saint-Georges was a brilliant swordsman, athlete, violin virtuoso and gifted composer, with a claim to being the most talented figure in an age of remarkable individuals. He was an early and important exponent of the hybrid symphonie concertante - a genre that draws on both the symphony and concerto traditions. This novel format was the ideal platform for expressive inventiveness, providing new textural possibilities through the addition of a second solo violin or viola. The Symphony in G major, which has all of the effervescence typical of Haydn, is an excellent example of the cosmopolitan French symphonic style.

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Symphonies concertantes
Symphony in G major