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Schumann - The Symphonies and Overtures

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Catalogue numberBIS-2669 SACD
Release date2023-01-06
Discs3
Orig. sample rate44100Hz
Total time230:00

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During their long collaboration (1997 - 2019) Thomas Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra developed a project they named ‘Opening Doors’, performing orchestral works from the Romantic era with the smaller-than-usual forces of a chamber orchestra. Due to the often revelatory results of this approach, the team went on to present at concerts around the world and on several recordings.
This box set brings together an important chapter of the project: Robert Schumann’s orchestral music, symphonies as well as overtures. In addition to his four symphonies - including both versions of No. 4 - this collection presents the Zwickau Symphony, an early, unfinished work from 1832-33, as well as a divertimento-like sequence of movements, Overture, Scherzo and Finale. Of the six overtures included in the set some are well-known, like the overture to Genoveva, Schumann’s only opera, and the Manfred Overture which Clara Schumann regarded as ‘one of the most poetic and most gripping of Robert’s pieces’. Other, less often heard works will constitute pleasant discoveries.
The three discs included in the set were greeted with critical acclaim on their individual releases, earning distinctions in magazines such as Gramophone, BBC Music Magazine and Fono Forum. Summing up the cycle, the reviewer in Fanfare described it as ‘close to being the most thrilling Schumann symphony series on the market, with sawing violins smoking down to the bridge and timpani-like rifle shots.’
 
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Disc 1
 
  Composer: Schumann, Robert
  Symphony No.1 in B flat major, Op. 38, ‘Spring Symphony’ 31:38
01 I. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace 10:53 $ 1.63 USD
02 II. Larghetto - 06:10 $ 0.93 USD
03 III. Scherzo. Molto vivace 05:42 $ 0.86 USD
04 IV. Allegro animato e grazioso 08:53 $ 1.33 USD
 
05 Overture to Schiller's Braut von Messina, Op. 100 08:47 $ 1.32 USD
 
06 Overture to the opera Genoveva, Op. 81 08:29 $ 1.27 USD
 
07 Zwickau Symphony in G minor 11:00 $ 1.65 USD
 
  Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op. 52 17:38
08 I. Overture. Andante con moto - Allegro 06:22 $ 0.96 USD
09 II. Scherzo. Vivo 04:54 $ 0.74 USD
10 III. Finale. Allegro molto vivace 06:22 $ 0.96 USD
 
 
Disc 2
  Symphony No.2 in C major, Op. 61 35:29
01 I. Sostenuto assai - Allegro, ma non troppo 11:46 $ 1.77 USD
02 II. Scherzo. Allegro vivace 06:46 $ 1.02 USD
03 III. Adagio espressivo 09:21 $ 1.40 USD
04 IV. Allegro molto vivace 07:36 $ 1.14 USD
 
05 Overture to ‘Scenes from Goethe's Faust' 07:46 $ 1.17 USD
 
06 Julius Caesar, overture, Op. 128 08:32 $ 1.28 USD
 
  Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op. 120, original version from 1841 24:04
07 I. Andante con moto - Allegro di molto 08:11 $ 1.23 USD
08 II. Romanza. Andante 03:45 $ 0.56 USD
09 III. Scherzo. Presto 06:12 $ 0.93 USD
10 IV. Largo - Finale. Allegro vivace 05:56 $ 0.89 USD
 
 
Disc 3
  Symphony No.3 in E flat major, Op. 3, ‘Rhenish’ 29:20
01 I. Lebhaft 08:26 $ 1.27 USD
02 II. Scherzo. Sehr mässig 05:27 $ 0.82 USD
03 III. Nicht schnell 04:55 $ 0.74 USD
04 IV. Feierlich 04:49 $ 0.72 USD
05 V. Lebhaft 05:43 $ 0.86 USD
 
06 Overture to Manfred, Op. 115 11:17 $ 1.69 USD
 
07 Hermann und Dorothea, overture, Op. 126 09:02 $ 1.36 USD
 
  Symphony No.4 in D minor, Op. 120, final version from 1851 26:45
08 I. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft - 09:39 $ 1.45 USD
09 II. Romanze. Ziemlich langsam - 03:34 $ 0.54 USD
10 III. Scherzo. Lebhaft - 05:25 $ 0.81 USD
11 IV. Langsam - Lebhaft 08:07 $ 1.22 USD
 
  Album total 230:00
ComposerSchumann, Robert
OrchestraSwedish Chamber Orchestra (Svenska Kammarorkestern)
ConductorDausgaard, Thomas

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