JADASSOHN Symphonies Nos. 1-4

Salomon Jadassohn, once known to generations of music students for his music theory writings, was quickly forgotten as a composer soon after his death. Next to Carl Reinecke, however, Jadassohn was regarded as the leading composer of the so-called Leipzig School. As an instructor at the Leipzig Conservatory, he enjoyed an outstanding reputation as an educator of many famed, future composers. Jadassohns four symphonies, composed 1860-88, occupying an important though not a central place in his uvre, tend toward the academic and craftsmanly (though in the best sense of the term).

Brandenburgisches Staatsorchester Frankfurt, Howard Griffiths

Alongside Carl Reinecke, Jadassohn was regarded as the leading composer of the Leipzig School, continuing the tradition of musical romanticism inspired by Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann. Having studied with Liszt, Jadassohn later became an instructor in theory, piano, and composition - his pupils included many composers represented on cpo – such as Frederick Delius, Edvard Grieg, Ferruccio Busoni, Emil Nikolaus von Reznicek, Felix Weingartner, and Sigfrid Karg-Elert. The four Symphonies presented on these new discs are a significant part of his oeuvre.

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