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listen  1. Symphony No. 2 in D major, Op. 10: I. Poco adagio - Allegro molto assaiNorth German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra 8:53Album Only
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listen  5. Symphony No. 3 in D major, Op. 13: I. Poco adagio - Allegro moltoNorth German Radio Philharmonic Orchestra10:10Album Only
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  • Orchestra: NDR Radiophilharmonie
  • Conductor: Frank Beermann
  • Composer: Friedrich Ernst Fesca
  • Audio CD (September 23, 2003)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: CPO
  • Run Time: 62 minutes
  • ASIN: B0000AN19I
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #392,617 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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25 of 25 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 23, 2003
Format: Audio CD
Another of those gifted symphonists who just happened to work in the shadow of Beethoven, Friedrich Fesca is obviously one of the more successful and can be added to the short list that includes Jan Vorisek and Louis Spohr. But whereas Spohr started at the top and dug his way to the bottom in the course of his checkered symphonic career, there is clear evidence of progression in the two Fesca symphonies contained on this excellent CD from CPO. For example, No. 2 announces its Beethovenian pedigree immediately with a direct quotation from the Beethoven Symphony No. 2. The same exact cadence (is it even the same exact orchestration?) begins Fesca's symphony. Later, though, Fesca shows that by around 1810 (when his symphony was written) he had absorbed other influences, including ones from Beethoven's later symphonies. After all, Ludwig was up to around No. 7 by that time.
However, it is Fesca's Symphony No. 3 that hints at greater possibilities still. This symphony begins with a leisurely and lyrical introduction that has a clear Romantic stamp to it--one thinks of Weber. Then the movement proper begins with a strangely inchoate theme, more a motive really, that propels the whole movement in a very dramatic fashion. Like Beethoven, Fesca shows an affinity for motivic development. But this movement reminds me much more of Schubert's fine (what there is of it), unfinished Seventh Symphony, which has a similarly dramatic-heroic first movement, with more of a Romantic feel than we find in Beethoven's symphonies. Clearly, by this point in his career Fesca has assimilated Beethoven's influence to the point that it is able to assume much more of a background than a foreground role.
Again, the slow movement has an early Romantic aura a la Spohr.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Suddhaseel Sen on August 31, 2008
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I got this CD for free, along with a CPO disc of Kalliwoda's symphonies that have got excellent reviews elsewhere. I confess that I was much more impressed by Fesca, in fact, much more than than any of the other composers justly championed by CPO, except for Marschner (whose piano trios are wonderful - try them by all means) and Goetz (whose orchestral and vocal works are just wonderful). Music criticism still clings to the notion of originality as the most important hallmark of great art, and by this criterion Fesca's symphonies are, perhaps, no better than that of talented second-rung symphonists like Spohr, Arriaga and Vorisek. However, as far as the quality of invention is concerned, Fesca's symphonies brings to mind those by more famous names: Weber's First, Schubert's Fifth, Gounod's two symphonies and Bizet's teenage one in C-major. Fesca's first movements are well-argued and never too long, the second movements combine depth of feeling with a genuine melodic gift, the scherzos are inventive, and the finales have genuine momentum - for samples of the best music, try the finale of No. 2 or the slow movement of No. 3. The "Catemire" Overture is, perhaps, not as memorable as the symphonies, but is quite enjoyable in its own right. The music has a winning youthful freshness that, no wonder, elicits committed performances from Beermann and the NDR Philhamonic - this disc is definitely worth going for!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Emil A. Franzi on December 24, 2007
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Fesca, like Czerny and Ries, was one of those outstanding second stringers who's symphonies CPO and other outfits have re-discovered. Someone once said of Boyce "he's second string Handel but very good second-string Handel." Fesca is very good second-string Beethoven. Give him and the other guys a try - you won't regret it.

Emil Franzi, Tucson
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Discophage TOP 500 REVIEWER on October 8, 2011
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The dates of Friedrich Ernst Fesca (1789-1826) make him a near contemporary - by birth AND untimely death - of Weber (1786-1826). To give a perspective, within a few years of Fesca were also born: Paganini (1782), Ries (1784), Onslow (1784), Spohr (1784), Kuhlau (1786), Berwald (1786), Vorisek (1791), Meyerbeer (1791) and Schubert (1797). All the other composers we now associate with romantic music - Berlioz, Mendelssohn, Chopin, Schumann, Liszt and so forth - were born in the 19th Century. And as a reminder: Beethoven, whose intimidating shadow ever hovered above all this generation, was from 1770 (and he survived Fesca by a year). Also, don't confuse Fesca and Fesca, as I first did. I thought I had already heard music of Fesca, in the guise of his Piano Septet, which enjoyed a few recordings in the LP era, but in fact Friedrich Ernst had a son, Alexander Ernst, who was also a composer and also died young (1820-1849), and the Septet was Alexander's: more precisely, the first, op. 26, of the two that have also been recorded by cpo, Fesca: Septets Opp. 26 & 28.

It may be that I've listened to so much "minor" composers from the classical and early romantic eras lately, and that I am getting so familiar with these styles that my ability to discriminate is becoming blunted, but I've found these symphonies of Fesca highly enjoyable. They date, respectively, from before 1813 and from 1816, which makes them contemporary with the first six of Schubert, or with Beethoven's 7th and 8th (and with Spohr's first symphony).
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