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The Classical Explorer

Early Champion of Brahms

Arte Nova 74321-63635-2 (new cover art)

Friedrich Gernsheim

Symphony #1 in G minor, Op. 32 (1875)
Symphony #2 in E Flat Major, Op. 46 (1882)
Symphony #3 "Mirjam"in C minor, Op. 54 (1887)
Symphony #4 in B Flat Major, Op. 62 (1895)

Rheinland-Pfalz State Philharmonic Orchestra/Siegfried Köhler
Arte Nova 74321-63635-2 128:51

The main thing you need to know about Gernsheim's four well-crafted symphonies is that in terms of harmony and orchestration they owe quite a lot to Brahms. If they appeal, some of his equally well-crafted chamber music has also been recorded.

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