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This 2 Hybrid SACD set of Schumann’s Symphonies 1-4 is performed by the most ideal interpreters; the Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie under avid Schumann explorer and enthusiast Frank Beermann.
For this unique collection, Frank Beermann engaged in a renewed reading of the scores using an edition by Joachim Draheim. His aim was to produce an authentic recording; conducting the score just as Schumann had written it down and not having an interpretive opinion.
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 38, "Spring"
I. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace
III. Scherzo: Molto vivace
IV. Allegro animato e grazioso
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61
I. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo
II. Scherzo: Allegro vivace
III. Adagio espressivo
IV. Allegro molto vivace
Robert Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97, "Rhenish"
II. Scherzo: Sehr massig
III. Nicht schnell
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
“Beermann's interpretations are intense, hugely committed and quite full-on...Lots to enjoy in these very strong, upbeat performances”
“in addition to keeping a low calorie count Beermann manages to retain the sweet centre that is such as essential ingredient in all four works...The high-point of Beermann's Second is the Scherzo, where the excitingly fast tempi never sound hard-driven and where the Trios are well integrated, tempo-wise, into the rest of the movement.”
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