Schumann, Robert

Schumann: Symphonies Nos.1-4 - Overture, Scherzo & Finale

2CD
21 Aug 2015

Barcode: 0825646075942

Composer: Robert Schumann
Other participants: Wolfgang Sawallisch and the Staatskapelle Dresden

Wolfgang Sawallisch and the Staatskapelle Dresden make fitting and eloquent interpreters of Schumann's four symphonies, each a highly distinctive work. The city of Dresden was the composer's home for six years, while Sawallisch was a keen advocate of his large-scale work. For all the energy and passion that Sawallisch communicates in these performances, he does not impose himself on the music; he is content to illuminate and reinforce Schumann's inspired, if sometimes idiosyncratic arguments.

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Symphony No. 1 in B Flat Major, Op.38 'Spring' (2002 - Remaster): I. Andante poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace  - Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
02 Symphony No. 1 in B Flat Major, Op.38 'Spring' (2002 - Remaster): II. Larghetto  - Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
03 Symphony No. 1 in B Flat Major, Op.38 'Spring' (2002 - Remaster): III. Scherzo (Molto vivace) - Trio I - Trio II  - Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
04 Symphony No. 1 in B Flat Major, Op.38 'Spring' (2002 - Remaster): IV. Allegro animato e grazioso  - Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
05 Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op.120 (2002 - Remaster): I. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft  - Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
06 Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op.120 (2002 - Remaster): II. Romanze (Ziemlich langsam)  - Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
07 Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op.120 (2002 - Remaster): III. Scherzo (Lebhaft) & Trio  - Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
08 Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op.120 (2002 - Remaster): IV. Langsam - Lebhaft  - Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
09 Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op.52 (2002 - Remaster): Overture (Andante con moto - Allegro)  - Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
10 Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op.52 (2002 - Remaster): Scherzo (Vivo)  - Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
11 Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op.52 (2002 - Remaster): Finale (Allegro molto vivace)  - Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
Disc 2 
01 Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op.61 (2002 - Remaster): I. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo  - Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
02 Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op.61 (2002 - Remaster): II. Scherzo (Allegro vivace) - Trio I - Trio II  - Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
03 Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op.61 (2002 - Remaster): III. Adagio espressivo  - Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
04 Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op.61 (2002 - Remaster): IV. Allegro molto vivace  - Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
05 Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major, Op.97 'Rhenish' (2002 - Remaster): I. Lebhaft  - Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
06 Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major, Op.97 'Rhenish' (2002 - Remaster): II. Scherzo (Sehr mäßig)  - Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
07 Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major, Op.97 'Rhenish' (2002 - Remaster): III. Nicht schnell  - Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
08 Symphony No. 3 in E Flat Major, Op.97 'Rhenish' (2002 - Remaster): IV. Feierlich  - Staatskapelle Dresden/Wolfgang Sawallisch 
09 Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97, 'Rhenish': V. Lebhaft  - Wolfgang Sawallisch 


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