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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


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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