Post by HT
At the moment I'm listening to his Symphony #4. I like his piano quartet and quintets and intend to listen to more of his chamber music. He's a far more interesting composer than I expected.
As it turns out, the symphony is a bit too much for me ...
Thanks to all for the recommendations!
There is an interesting Wikipedia entry for Schmidt. The 4th symphony
was, in his words, "A Requiem for My Daughter," who died after
childbirth. The author describes Schmidt's music as being modern
without being modernist; his works being too complex for the
conservative minded and too traditional for the avante-garde.