Birth of the Symphony - Early Mannheim String Symphonies

Celebrating the birth of the symphony and of the symphony orchestra at the Mannheim court in the middle of the 18th century, these two discs give electrifying insights into the enlightened vision and raw musical energy of two of the most central composers of the legendary "Mannheimer Schule", F.X. Richter and the "father of the symphony" himself, Johann Stamitz.
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