Xaver Schnyder von Wartensee
Overture in C minor (1818)
Symphony #3 "Militärsinfonie" in B Flat Major (1850)
Württemberg Philharmonie Reutlingen/Christopher Fifield
Sterling CDS1073-2 53:22
This Swiss composer's third symphony has some affinity with Haydn's Military Symphony, some of the same sudden moves in unexpected directions used by Berwald, a little of Berlioz's style, and some unusual techniques. Christopher Fifield has made a number of recordings for Sterling, all of unfamiliar music, and makes a very persuasive case for Schnyder's music. To my knowledge, none of his other four symphonies has been recorded.