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Paavo Järvi Franz Schmidt Symphony No. 4 & Intermezzo: Notre Dame

Paavo Järvi and the Frankfurt Radio Symphony’s dazzling live performance of  Franz Schmidt’s fourth symphony, and the famous Notre Dame Intermezzo, shine a new light on this fascinating oeuvre and on an affable and genial soul. With its complex formal design, the Fourth Symphony is not only Schmidt’s final essay in this central genre of classical music, but also a swan song for the era of the great Austro-German romantic symphony as a whole.