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on November 2, 2013
I bought this CD for my collection of early 1800s symphonies, and now it is one of my favorite symphonies from this period. It begins and ends powerfully. The first and last movements are very much in the style of Beethoven without quoting him (something that I think is just fine and shows genius). The second movement is beautiful and fascinating. The opening chords sound like they were composed by a much later composer. Powerful and somewhat sad; using the lower registers of the orchestra. Soul-stirring. There is a haunting, beautiful hymnlike melody that comes up several times. Here Voricek has unusually long passages for the double basses. One can feel the pathos strongly. The third movement sounds to me like Mendelsohn's style but with a bit more of a full-bodied sound. I am not a fan of church of music so this review is not about the Mass that is also on this CD.
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