Franz Schmidt – Recommended Recordings

The Book of Seven Seals, Vienna Philharmonic, Vienna Singverein Hilde

Güden, Ira Malaniuk, Fritz Wunderlich, Walter Berry et al., Dimitri

Mitropoulos (conductor), Sony 68442

Christiane Oelze, Cornelia Kallisch Stig Fogh Andersen, René Pape et

al., Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra, Bavarian Radio Chorus,

Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), EMI 85782

Sandra Trattnigg, Michelle Breedt, Johannes Chum, Robert Holl, et al.,

Lower Austrian Tonkünstler Orchestra, Vienna Singverein Kristjan

Järvi (conductor), Chandos SACD 5061

Orchestral Works

342 The Composers

Symphonies nos. 1–4, Detroit and Chicago Symphony Orchestras,

Neeme Järvi (conductor), Chandos 9568

Symphony no. 1; Notre Dame (excerpts), Vassily Sinaisky, Naxos 8

570828. Symphony no. 2; Fuga Solemnis, Vassily Sinaisky, Naxos 8.570589

Symphony no. 3; Chaconne, Vassily Sinaisky, Naxos 8.572119

Symphony no. 4, Variations on a Hussar’s Song, Vassily Sinaisky, Naxos 8.572118

Symphony no. 4, Hussar Variations, London Philharmonic Orchestra, Franz Welser-Möst (conductor), EMI 55693

Piano Concerto (left hand), Concertante Variations (left hand), Markus

Becker (piano), Eiji Oue (conductor), NDR Radio Philharmonic, CPO 777338

Chamber Music

The String Quartets, Franz Schubert String Quartet, Nimbus 5467

Clarinet Quintet, Romance for Piano, Toccata for Piano left hand et al., Aladár Jánoska (Clarinet) et al., Marco Polo 8.223414

Piano Quintet for left hand (plus Korngold Suite for Piano left hand and Strings) Leon Fleisher (piano), Yo Yo Ma (cello), Joel Smirnoff (violin) et al., Sony 48253

Piano Quintet (with piano part rewritten for both hands), Vienna Philharmonia Quintet, Decca Eloquence 4762455

Piano Quintet, Clarinet Quintet, Rainer Keuschnig (Piano), Ernst Ottensamer (Clarinet) et al., Orfeo 287921

Notre Dame, James King, Horst Laubenthal, Kurt Moll, Hans Helm

Berlin RSO, Berlin RIAS Chamber Chorus, St. Hedwig’s Cathedral Choir Christoph Perick (conductor), Capriccio 5181

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