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Ignaz Pleyel

Symphony in D major, Benton 147


Anton Gabmayer

Pleyel was one of the most popular and prolific composers in western Europe at the turn of the nineteenth century. This symphony, composed in 1791, represents a grandiose gesture to his teacher Haydn, since the Adagio second movement and the Finale are clearly related to his music. A dramatic first movement and a surprisingly rich Minuet and Trio complete this striking work, written for London's "Professional Concerts" society.

...a strong case for the need to reinstate this and similar pieces by Pleyel in the regular concert repertoire. This new performing edition by Edition HH adds further weight to the argument.

The Consort Summer 2010
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Symphony in D major, Benton 147
hh401.fsc  ISMN 979 0 708059 80 6   ISBN 978-1-905779-30-7
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