We know next to nothing about Swizz music in the 18th-Century. This release by CPO rectifies this by bringing to the fore the Sinfonia’s of Gaspard Fritz.
It was in Geneva that Fritz served from 1738 to 1745 as the music director of a group of young English nobles. His music is Sturm und Drang, Storm and Stress, full of power and on the same high level as the Mannheim School. A genuine discovery!
“there is every reason to appreciate this recording because these are very fine works which don't deserve to be ignored. La Stagione Frankfurt delivers in a fine and pleasing way.” Music Web