Hermus Archive

KLUGHARDT: Symphony No. 4 in C Minor; Drei Stücke ‒ Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau / Antony Hermus ‒ CPO;  JUROWSKI: Symphony No. 5; Russian Painters ‒ Norrköping Sym. Orch./ Michail Jurowski ‒ CPO

KLUGHARDT: Symphony No. 4 in C Minor; Drei Stücke ‒ Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau / Antony Hermus ‒ CPO; JUROWSKI: Symphony No. 5; Russian Painters ‒ Norrköping Sym. Orch./ Michail Jurowski ‒ CPO

AUGUST KLUGHARDT: Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, Op. 57; Drei Stücke, Op. 87 ‒ Anhaltische Philharmonie Dessau / Antony Hermus ‒ CPO 777 740-2; 53:48 (8/14/15) (Distr. by Naxos) ***1/2: VLADIMIR MICHAILOVIC JUROWSKI: Symphony No. 5, Op. 79; Russian Painters ‒ Norrköping Sym. Orch./ Michail Jurowski ‒ CPO 777 875-2; 73:46 (3/11/15) (Distr. by Naxos) ***: Two more worthy composers rescued from obscurity, thanks to CPO. On paper and by just about every other standard, these two recordings have little in common except they both represent the crusading efforts of the CPO label to bring obscure but significant music and their composers to light. Klughardt was a German conductor and composer, an enthusiast of Wagner and Liszt who nonetheless pursued the course of the Romantic Classicists, devoting himself to the symphony and showing affinities to Schumann’s symphonic style. Jurowski was a Ukrainian Soviet composer best known for his film scores and for founding a musical dynasty that includes his conductor son Michail and conductor grandson Vladimir. However, I decided to review their works together because while I find their symphonic arguments somewhat compelling, it’s an interesting coincidence that I’m more attracted to the other works on each program and […]