I'm now on an instant rerun of Symphony no 41
And does it meet your expectations?
It surpasses them! Exiting, fun and dancable. Surprisingly, to a newbie like me, it reminded me of Beethoven in places, you know, nails and hammers, but in a good way
The outer movements almost made me fall off my chair, just listen to those timpani go twack.
And the menuetto made me get up and dance around a little (hope no one saw me
). If there was a weak spot would be the andante
, is suppose it could be more cantabile
and, well romantic, but i guess Immerseels point is that this isn't romantic music and it matches, rather than contrasts, the outer movements.
I think I have to listen to this in a pair of good headphones some day, there seems to be interesting stuff going on in the winds even in loud tutti
Now on to the Basson Concerto