ghills123 | West Des Moines, IA USA | 04/20/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"While I'm a fan of both composer's on this disk, neither work is terribly exciting. Jarvi and Chicago S.O. do a fine job, but listeners will be happier with other works by these composers. Try Schmidt's Symphony No. 2 (also recorded by Jarvi) or any of the Hindemith recordings made by Herber Blomstedt."
Through a glass darkly
Ronan M. Conroy | Dublin Ireland | 10/15/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Schmidt's third symphony looks back to the world of Schubert and Bruckner (it was originally inspired by the festivities to commemorate Schubert's centenary), but portrayed as recollections of a more innocent age that is gone beyond recall. Schmidt's harmonies constantly shift, causing the music to float eerily - especially in the poignant slow movement. The playing is excellent, and makes a strong case for this neglected symphony - the CD is practially worth owning for the beautiful slow movement alone!"