The musicians of the Freiburger Barockorchester chose to highlight the craggiest 'Sturm und Drang' side of the composer in August 2008 when they recorded this symphony known as 'La Passione'. Composed in the deliberately chosen key of F minor, the work bathes in an intensely emotional atmosphere entirely characteristic of this pre-Romantic movement which came shortly before the arrival of the Classical style. It is coupled here with Violin Concerto no.1 and Symphony no.80, two calmer pieces which will enable listeners to return to terra firma . . .
This title was released for the first time in 2009.