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Surprise Symphonies II

Johan Svendsen.
Johan Svendsen.

Surprise symphonies are high quality works that may have escaped your attention, so we showcase them on “From the Archives.” This show features two youthful symphonies by Norwegian composer Johan Svendsen and German operatic dynamo Carl Maria von Weber. It only makes us wish that they had each composed more symphonies.

Compositions and Recordings

Symphony No. 1 in D Major, Op. 4, Johan Svendsen
Gothenburg Symphony Orchestra and Neeme Järvi

Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Carl Maria von Weber
Bavarian Radio Orchestra and Wolfgang Sawallisch

Carl Maria Von Weber by Caroline Bardua.
Carl Maria Von Weber by Caroline Bardua.

Frank Byrne is the host of From the Archives on 91.9 Classical KC.
Leah Sosland is an intern for 91.9 Classical KC.