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A superb performance of a glorious symphony,
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This review is from: Schmidt: Symphony No.2 (Audio CD)
As with their Naxos recordings of the 1st and 3rd Symphonies, Sinaisky and the Malmö Symphony Orchestra give an absolutely superb performance. Schmidt's 2nd Symphony is full of riches, and if you like Richard Strauss, Elgar or Vaughan Williams you will love it. The first movement has echoes of Der Rosenkavalier, the second movement is a set of variations (of which the later ones form the symphony's vigorous and delightfully dancing scherzo) and the finale has a slow-moving grandeur, at times reminiscent of Bruckner. This recording would be worth acquiring at any price - at a fiver it's an incredible bargain which you should snap up immediately (along with the 1st and 3rd symphonies too) - very strongly recommended.