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Schumann: Overture, Scherzo & Finale [download] – LSO Live

Schumann: Overture, Scherzo & Finale [download]

  • Release date: 10 April 2020
    LSO0319D | 0822231131953

    24 bit 96 kHz FLAC or 320 kbps MP3

    Producer: Nicholas Parker
    Engineering: Classic Sound
    Recorded live at Barbican Hall, London in March 2018

  • '...Overture, Scherzo and Finale was electric in its tension and excitement .’
    The Guardian

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Sir John Eliot Gardiner
London Symphony Orchestra


Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the London Symphony Orchestra bring their survey of Schumann's symphonic works to a close with the Overture, Scherzo & Finale. 

Dating from 1841, Schumann's Overture, Scherzo & Finale was originally conceived as a symphony, or 'symphonette' as he liked to call it, but having no slow movement he eventually republished it as this three-movement work. The work begins with a graceful and delicate Overture which quickly transforms into a stormy Scherzo. The lyrical trio section that follows provides a welcome contrast before the fast, fugato style Finale brings the work to a rousing close.


Composer   Robert Schumann
Conductor   Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Performers   London Symphony Orchestra

Track list

1-3: Overture, Scherzo & Finale, Op. 52
Overture. Andante con moto
Scherzo. Vivo
Finale. Allegro molto vivace

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