This release is taken from the chandos serie - Contempories of Mozart - and offer 3 great symphonies by Ignace Joseph Pleyel.
*Release include booklet and album art and all audio files are in MP3 320KB*
- The torrent doest have the booklet and album art, im sorry this is my fault, but for those who want it, here is the link http://www.theclassicalshop.net/pdf/CHAN%209525.pdf -
Ignace Joseph Pleyel (1757-1831)
Pleyel is one instance of the phenomenon of a composer who was very famous in his own time but presently obscure. According to some, during the brief period between Joseph Haydn\'s prime and the rise to fame of Beethoven, Pleyel was the most celebrated composer in Europe.
His fame even reached the then-remote musical regions of America: there was a Pleyel Society on the island of Nantucket off the coast of Massachusetts, and tunes by Pleyel made their way into the then-popular shape note hymnals. (Pleyel is in fact the only classical composer represented in the principal modern descendant of these books, The Sacred Harp.)
Like his teacher Haydn, Pleyel was prolific, composing 41 symphonies, 70 string quartets and several string quintets and operas. Many of these works date from the Strasbourg period; Pleyel\'s production tailed off after he had become a businessman.
Recent scholarship has suggested that the theme for the Variations on a Theme by Joseph Haydn, by Johannes Brahms, opus 56a, was probably composed not by Haydn but by Ignaz Pleyel.
Pleyel continues to be known today as a composer of didactic music: generations of beginning violin and flute students, for example, learn to play the numerous duets he wrote for those instruments.