Joseph Haydn & Johann Simon Mayr
Only shortly after the CD-release with works by Grigori Frid in August 2019 on the CAPRICCIO label, the next recording of the Georgian Chamber Orchestra under the direction of its principal conductor Ruben Gazarian has been released in October 2019. This already fourth collaboration with the traditional label “Ars Produktion” – once again in a particularly high-quality audiophile CD/SACD version – is about music by Joseph Haydn and Johann Simon Mayr: in addition to Symphony No. 25 by the great Viennese classicist, it is the Piano Concertos No. 1 & 2 by J. S. Mayr with soloist Edna Stern that attract special attention, being absolute rarities of the repertoire. Therefore, this new release represents a highly welcome enrichment of the oeuvre of Johann Simon Mayr available on the recording market. The disc was produced in cooperation with the “International Simon Mayr Society” and was recorded during a subscription concert of the GCO in April 2019 in the Festival Hall of the Ingolstadt Theater.
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