William Kersten | Romantic Symphony - Symphonic Poems

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Romantic Symphony - Symphonic Poems

by William Kersten

The Symphony No. 1 "Romantic" by Kersten is composed in a post-Romantic style for large orchestral forces including pipe organ, and is accompanied on the recording by three symphonic poems.
Genre: Classical: Orchestral
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1. Romantic Symphony, Op. 19: I. Moderato con Brio
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2. Romantic Symphony, Op. 19: I. Moderato con Brio
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3. Romantic Symphony, Op. 19: II. Adagio Dolore
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4. Romantic Symphony, Op. 19: II. Adagio Dolore (pt. 2)
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5. Romantic Symphony, Op. 19: III. Scherzo (pt. 1)
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6. Romantic Symphony, Op. 19: III. Scherzo (pt. 2)
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7. Romantic Symphony, Op. 19: IV. Finale (pt. 1)
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8. Romantic Symphony, Op. 19: IV. Finale (pt. 2)
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9. Romantic Symphony, Op. 19: IV. Finale (pt. 3)
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10. Invocation and Ritual for Orchestra, Op. 17 (pt. 1)
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11. Invocation and Ritual for Orchestra, Op. 17 (pt. 2)
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12. Invocation and Ritual for Orchestra, Op. 17 (pt. 3)
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13. Saga - Symphonic Poem, Op. 11 (pt. 1)
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14. Saga - Symphonic Poem, Op. 11 (pt. 2)
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15. Heroic Poem, Op. 12
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Robert Kaye

Kersten has scored a Masterpiece within Masterpieces in todays time. His intrinsic and gifted knowledge from an era of non Machine but honest studies within his Experience in the Hollywood Genre' has accumulated for him the Treasurable Orchestration of any Modern display of Mastery in the Concert, operatic & modern contemporary song-writing Arrangements, Mixed together and displayed of an Extraordinary up to date operatic Masterpieces. Lori is in her prime here and the two musical collaborations induces a Euphoric Experience that any Composer would not hesitate to analyze for reference and an educational study as well as an audible pleasure of sheer joy of new modern poetic beauty to listen to.

Tom McElvogue

A Sixth Star (even though it only allows 5)
A compelling experience in modern symphonic music. The authentic and descriptive portrayal of emotion, whilst difficult to achieve in music, is fully realized within the works of William Kersten. The powerful and beautiful melodic nature of the music is combined with an orchestral score that tantalizes and toys with the heartstrings in a subtle, mature and convincing way.

I have to admit that I don't quite understand how he manage's to do this, but every time I listen to William's work, it just gets better and better. There is something new upon each listening, a most rewarding and enjoyable symphonic creation.

Paul Robbins

The Romantic Symphony harks back to a Golden Age
The four movements of this work span a wide ranging emotional journey. Memorable themes come and go throughout the work, finally coming to the fourth movement, Finale. This is a noble, expressive movement that lifts the audience to a powerful climax. The whole symphony is a thoroughly enjoyable and engaging piece of work, and I would highly recommend it for those musically nostalgic moments, and for lovers of memorable, melodic themes. Excellent!

Robert Kaye

A Mirrored Reflection
William Kersten is one of a Few. Who have Transcended from the scoring Motion Picture Industry field to the Personal Composition Field. This Symphony is one of only a few that has successfully been accomplished by any correctly if a few. The mere pointers on how and which avenue or method he used remains but an educational one. It appears that he did go after form and Taste. Its enjoyable to listen to. And appears to never fall in a boredom phase as a lot of modern symphonies do. His Exquisite experience maintains a standard. A mature and rewarding intrench. I very much like the Composer William Kersten for he forshadows his Symphony as any Truthfulness a Mirror reflects, Transcribes or Projects. As any Personality would Accurately.


This cd shows the beauty, inner depth and musical accomplishment of William Kersten's creativity. "Emotions recollected in tranquillity" and "Inspiration with elegance" are the keywords to describe this touching masterpiece. I strongly recommand it!

Alex Farmer

A new beginning
William Kersten has captured something few achieve, the ability to go beyond genre. In a style so replete with the same type of music, he has set a new benchmark, writing in a new and unplagaristic way. He is a master storyteller, and these four movements represent a journey those who listen and experience will not fail to enjoy. I urge all to listen and enjoy this new masterwork of the 21st century.

Ron James

Masterpiece for our time
Kersten has accomplished something here that will be regarded as a masterpiece for our time. The brilliance of his composition, the subtle artistry of his melodies, and the poignant sounds of his orchestrations place this artist at the top ranks of his field. Kersten deserves recognition for what he has accomplished, and those who do not purchase his work are poorer for not knowing what will be regarded by future generations as the master of his time.

Ann Ebner

Modern Symphonic music at its best!!
Modern symphonic music at its best and most beautiful! I love this symphony and each time I listen to it I feel like the composer has taken me on a journey. From the dramatic and powerful first movement to the achingly lovely adagio, the rich and varied scherzo and the emotionally soaring finale, Kersten's music will transport and inspire. HIGHLY Recommended!!


This is an impressive work. A skill- and tasteful revival of the romantic symphonic genre.

Denise Smith

An amazing achievement!
In his ‘Romantic Symphony’, William Kersten creates a universe of dark, menacing forces, bright beauties, intense yearnings, heroic struggle and ultimate and glorious redemption. Every theme is heartfelt and beautifully crafted, every transition organic and seamless. From the most delicate phrase to the most massive passage, Kersten wields the digital orchestras at his command with expert precision and expressiveness.
Each movement is unique and multifaceted and contributes to the cathedral-like grandeur of the whole. This is music that imbues the listener with a sense of nobility and integrity, of renewed faith in the invincibility of the romantic spirit. Absolutely captivating from start to finish; uplifting, awe-inspiring, and worthy of the finest concert halls, Kersten’s symphony is a marvelous descendant of its 19th and 20th century predecessors - a modern-day romantic treasure.
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