Hans Rott’s Unexceptional Orchestral Works, Vol. 1 (video review)

Review by: David Hurwitz


Artistic Quality: 7

Sound Quality: 9

The Bottom Line: Despite the extraordinary claims made by his partisans, Hans Rott’s (1858-84) music reveals little individuality or self-evident skill. This first volume (of two) contains a lot of routine stuff, much of it incomplete, alongside one promising, fully realized work: the Pastoral Prelude of 1880. Performances and sonics are excellent, but you will have to decide if the music warrants repeated listening.

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Recording Details:

Reference Recording: None

    Hamlet Overture; Prelude to "Julius Caesar"; Suites in E-flat major and B major; Orchestral Prelude in E major; Pastoral Prelude in F major

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