We invite you to re-discover the music of Franz Schmidt via a cooperation with Paavo Järvi and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra. Schmidt was a composer of the late romantic and early modern period, who in the last years has been celebrating a comeback with audiences. A composer of the same lavish style as Mahler, Richard Strauss and Schoenberg, Schmidt fell from prominence having been a composer feted by the Nazis, but his output reminds us of the constant need to reappraise, rewrite and enrich our account of the music of the first half of the 20th century.
Paavo Järvi and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony’s dazzling live performances in this album of all four of his symphonies and the famous Notre Dame Intermezzo, shine a light on this fascinating oeuvre. The audio album is complemented by a visual album
of Symphony No. 4 & the Intermezzo.