Gurzenich-Orchester Koln & Christopher Ward – Rott: Complete Orchestral Works, Vol.1 (2020) [FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

Gürzenich-Orchester Köln & Christopher Ward – Rott: Complete Orchestral Works, Vol.1 (2020)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 51:47 minutes | 810 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © CapriccioNR

Hans Rott was a composer from Gustav Mahler’s environment who had been unknown or known only by name even to most pundits. Many people have expressed the opinion, perhaps justifiably, that only his tragic fate prevented him from going down in the annals of music as Mahler’s equal and establishing a permanent position in the repertoire. A member of Bruckner’s circle within the music scene in Vienna, he developed a pronounced antipathy towards Johannes Brahms. In view of many of his works, it is difficult to comprehend that during Rott’s lifetime presumably not one of them was performed in public, but that only presentations took place under the aegis of internal conservatory events. With these recordings Capriccio attend to fill the gap with his (some of them reconstructed) orchestral works and document these fascinating world of music for the eternity.

1. Hamlet Overture, Nowak 39 (10:48)
2. Suite in E Major, Nowak 33: I. Präludium. Nicht zu langsam (03:44)
3. Suite in E Major, Nowak 33: II. Langsam (05:20)
4. Prelude to “Julius Caesar” in B-Flat Major, Nowak 40 (07:19)
5. Orchestra Prelude in E Major, Nowak 32 (03:58)
6. Suite in B-Flat Major, Nowak 34 (Excerpts): II. Scherzo (03:36)
7. Suite in B-Flat Major, Nowak 34 (Excerpts): IV. Finale. Sehr schnell (02:33)
8. Pastoral Prelude in F Major, Nowak 41 (14:29)