Schumann at Pier2: The Symphonies

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Schumann at Pier2: The Symphonies


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Schumann at Pier2: The Symphonies

A concert film by Christian Berger


Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete)


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Schumann at Pier2 is not a usual concert film; it shows the four Symphonies of Robert Schumann from a new perspective, filmed at Pier2, a former dockyard in the harbour of Bremen where pop and rock concerts usually take place. Stars of the film are the conductor Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and they aim to present these works to a young audience.

Included in this set is also a 98-minute film with Paavo Järvi. This documentary explains the whole idea behind the project and contains footage from rehearsals, comments from Paavo Järvi about the symphonies and the interpretation, biographical information about Robert Schumann as well as musicians demonstrating salient passages and explaining their interpretation.

Sound Format: Blu-ray: DTS-HD MA 5.01 PCM 2.0

Running Time: 125 mins (Symphonies: 146 mins,

Documentary: 98 mins, Making of 18 mins)

Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean


Gramophone Magazine

March 2013

“This is the sort of set that makes me grateful that classical recordings are still being made. As a refresher course in Schumann symphonies, you won't find anything better...I can't imagine any sensitive music lover failing to respond to this artistically exceptional, beautifully filmed and expertly engineered set.”

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