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Dip Your Ears, No. 149 (Hans Rott Returns)

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H.Rott, Symphony in E, Suite for Orchestra in B-flat,
P.Järvi / Frankfurt RSO

Rott’s Return

Finally a label – RCA – has agreed to release the Frankfurt RSO and Paavo Järvi’s 2010 performance of Hans Rott’s grand Symphony. The story of composer and work (see Listen Winter 11) is as fascinating as the ebullient music. Paavo Järvi has channeled his enthusiasm for the youthful Wagnerian-Brucknerian-proto-Mahlerian symphony into a stupendous performance, still mindful of its weaknesses (tonal balance, triangle-excesses) to avoid these possible pitfalls. The fact that he couples the Symphony with a Hans Rott world premiere recording of the unfinished, re-constructed first Orchestral Suite makes this release only more exciting for lovers of over-the-top romantic orchestral works. Excerpt of Paavo Järvi talking about the Symphony here. Review of the concert at which this was (largely) recorded here.

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