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 .’
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.
|Conductor||Sir John Eliot Gardiner|
|Performers||London Symphony Orchestra|
1-3: Overture, Scherzo & Finale, Op. 52
Finale. Allegro molto vivace