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Schumann: Symphonies Nos 2 & 4 [download] – LSO Live

Schumann: Symphonies Nos 2 & 4 [download]

  • Release date: 20 September 2019
    LSO0818 | 822231181828

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


Sir John Eliot Gardiner
London Symphony Orchestra

'Every opportunity to perform the Schumann symphonies is an opportunity to marvel at their extraordinary profusion of ideas and poetic expression and to explore their kaleidoscopic originality. Each time it gives one a chance to vindicate Schumann as a master of symphonic form and instrumental colour, contrary to the dreary cliché that he couldn’t orchestrate.'
- Sir John Eliot Gardiner

Following the success of his Mendelssohn cycle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner turns to the music of Robert Schumann, launching an exploration of his symphonic works that begins with his Second and Fourth symphonies and a rare glimpse of his only opera.

Composer Robert Schumann
Conductor Sir John Eliot Gardiner

London Symphony Orchestra

Track list
1. Overture Genoveva
Symphony No 4
2. Andante con moto - Allegro di molto
3. Romanza. Andante
4. Scherzo. Presto
5. Largo. Finale: Allegro vivace
Symphony No 2
6. Sostenuto assai - Allegro, ma non troppo
7. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
8. Adagio espressivo
9. Allegro molto vivace

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