Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra: Farrenc Symphony No. 3

Gulf Coast Chamber Orchestra: Farrenc Symphony No. 3

Symphony No. 3 in G minor, is a work by Louise Farrenc, the last of the symphonies she composed. It is the best known and most appreciated of her symphonies. Although less performed and recorded, it is nevertheless compared by the music journalist Tom Service to the symphonies of Felix Mendelssohn and Robert Schumann.

About the Composer

Louise Farrenc

Louise Farrenc (May 31, 1804 – September 15, 1875) was a French composer, virtuoso pianist and teacher. Born Jeanne-Louise Dumont in Paris, she was the daughter of Jacques-Edme Dumont, a successful sculptor, and sister to Auguste Dumont, also a sculptor. Louise Farrenc enjoyed a considerable reputation during her own lifetime, as a composer, a performer and a teacher. She began piano studies at an early age with Cecile Soria, a former student of Muzio Clementi.

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Andrew M. Kurtz

Andrew M. Kurtz

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