Release date:27th Oct 2008
Medium:SACD (download also available)
Schumann - Symphonies Nos 3 & 4
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The present disc is the fourth in BIS’ Opening Doors series and at the same time the closing disc of a ‘series within a series’ – a triptych featuring Schumann’s complete symphonies.
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97, "Rhenish"
II. Scherzo: Sehr massig
III. Nicht schnell
Robert Schumann: Manfred, Op. 115: Overture
Manfred Overture, Op. 115
Robert Schumann: Hermann and Dorothea, Op. 136
Hermann and Dorothea, Op. 136
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 (revised version, 1851)
I. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft
II. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam
III. Scherzo: Lebhaft
IV. Langsam - Lebhaft
“…these are generally first-rate performances that keep the fine Swedish Chamber Orchestra on its toes throughout, and render Schumann's textures admirably transparent.”
“…this fine programme provides a worthy conclusion to a riveting cycle…”