Title: Sturm Und Drang 2
Artist: Sturm Und Drang 2 / Various
Label: Signum Classics
Product Type: COMPACT DISCS
This series of 'Sturm und Drang' recordings incorporates iconic compositions by Mozart, Gluck and, above all, Joseph Haydn, but it also includes largely forgotten or neglected works by less familiar names. All of the music featured on this second recording in the series was composed between 1765 and 1770, with three turbulent minor-key symphonies alternating with sacred and operatic arias. This is the second of a seven-volume series by the Mozartists and Ian Page exploring the 'Sturm und Drang' movement, which swept through all art forms in the between the early 1760s and 1780s. It's general objectives were to frighten and perturb through the use of a wildly subjective and emotional means of expression, invoking ground-breaking extremes of passion and sentimentality.