01. Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 32 I. Andante sostenuto-Allegro
02. Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 32 II. Adagio cantabile
03. Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 32 III. Minuetto. Moderato
04. Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, Op. 32 IV. Finale. Allegro assai
05. Overture No. 1 in E Minor, Op. 23
06. Overture No. 2 in E-Flat Major, Op. 24
07. Grandes variations sur un thème du Comte Gallenberg, Op. 25 (Version for Piano & Orchestra)
Pursuing a musical career was no easy matter for women in the 19th century, but Louise Farrenc’s character and determination resulted in her becoming a respected part of the European scene, and the first ever female senior professor of piano at the Paris Conservatoire. Farrenc’s Second Symphony owes something to Mozartian models, with imaginative writing for winds and hints of Beethoven. The Third Symphony is notable for a richness of harmonic writing which, in its colour and lyricism, is reminiscent of Mendelssohn and Schumann.