Joseph Marx (1882-1964)
Natur-Trilogie | Nature Trilogy:
Bochum Symphony Orchestra
Steven Sloane (conductor)
Released by Naxos
Joseph Marx was one of the leading figures of Austrian musical culture during his lifetime, but his music was out of step with 20th-century Modernism and most of his music disappeared from concert programmes after his death. The Natur-Trilogie is a richly impressionistic work that brims with lyrical passion, portraying the moods of Marx’s untouched native landscapes while displaying his magical feel for harmony and orchestration. This recording’s original release was the first time the Natur-Trilogie had been heard in its complete and original form, and was considered 'a major discovery' by MusicWeb International.