When you think of Wagner a number of things leap to mind: Massive operas lasting weeks, perhaps. Often controversial; doing himself no favors with his outspoken and extreme political views, but there is no denying his genius as a composer. And, to prove it when he was a young man he wrote a rather magnificent symphony. It is very much in the classical tradition, bursting with vitality and passion with an unmistakable Beethoven influence.
And now we proud to have our very own version arranged for viola quartet, and it is a peach. Seriously!
Four movements: Sostenuto e maestoso – Allegro con brio, Andante ma non troppo, un poco maestoso, Allegro assai, Allegro molto e vivace. 35 mins M/A