Cipriani Potter: Symphony (no. 10?) in Gm

performed by the Milton Keynes Chamber Orchestra (apparently now known as the Milton Keynes City Orchestra) under Hilary Davan Wetton (Caveat emptor: if you download this recording from iTunes, as I did, there’s a maddening clicking sound most noticeable in the first and fourth movements. I’m … Continue reading Cipriani Potter: Symphony (no. 10?) in Gm

William Herschel: Symphony no. 8 in Cm for strings

performed by the London Mozart Players under Matthias Bamert Yes, that William Herschel. The one who discovered Uranus. Feel free to giggle. Frederick William Herschel (but actually Friedrich Wilhelm Herschel) was born on 15 November, 1738, in Hanover, “in Germany, then part of … Continue reading William Herschel: Symphony no. 8 in Cm for strings

Carl Maria von Weber: Concertino for Horn in Em, J188 (Op. 45)

performed by Barry Tuckwell and the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields under Sir Neville Marriner (from the same album mentioned earlier in the week), or below by Anthony Halstead, natural horn, with The Hannover Band under Roy Goodman This is our first appearance of … Continue reading Carl Maria von Weber: Concertino for Horn in Em, J188 (Op. 45)