Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 'Rhenish'

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Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 & Overtures

Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 & Overtures


Schumann:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete)

Overture to Schiller’s Die Braut von Messina, Op. 100

Overture Hermann und Dorothea, Op. 136


Inspired by his wife, Clara, Robert Schumann wrote four symphonies over a decade, with No 1, the ‘Spring’, first perfomed – under Felix Mendelssohn – in 1841. Riccardo Muti’s distinction in this cycle is affirmed by Gramophone’s review of No.3, the ‘Rhenish’: ‘The rhythm is firm and bold, the melodic line clearly drawn, the individual playing given every encouragement, not least with some magnificent horn solos. He is no less masterly and sympathetic with the finale.’

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Hans Gál & Schumann: Symphony No. 3

Hans Gál & Schumann: Symphony No. 3


Gál, H:

Symphony No. 3 in A major, Op. 62

world premiere recording

Schumann:

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 'Rhenish'


Orchestra of the Swan, Kenneth Woods

Avie continues to bring to light the music of Hans Gál – “music well worth championing,” according to The Sunday Times (London) – with the world premiere recording of the Third Symphony conducted by committed advocate, American conductor Kenneth Woods with the enterprising Stratford-based Orchestra of the Swan.

Written in the post-war years, after the “continental Briton” had settled in Edinburgh, the work ranges from lyrical tranquillity to a densely contrapuntal and rhythmically complex style. Gál’s compositional pedigree is strongly linked to the Austro-German tradition going back to the 18th century Viennese classical masters. The pairing of Schumann’s Third Symphony is appropriate, presenting Gál’s music alongside symphonic repertoire that represents its roots and core values.

Woods made headlines with his first recording of Gál’s music on Avie with orchestral and concertante works conducting Northern Sinfonia (AV2146). Here he conducts Orchestra of the Swan, where he is Principal Guest Conductor, in the first of a projected cycle of all four of Hans Gál’s symphonies.

“a committed performance of a work that grows on me with each hearing...Woods provides a strong reading and the disc as a whole, with splendid sound, is warmly recommended.” Gramophone Magazine, September 2011

“Woods, who conducts the Gál with obvious empathy and understanding (he also contributes the booklet notes), give a strong, forceful reading of the Schumann, if for obvious reasons a little small-scale. The Stratford-based Orchestra of the Swan is not a huge band...but it makes up for lack of numbers - especially strings - with admirable clarity of texture and finely honed musicianship. The performance of the Gál could hardly be bettered.” International Record Review, July/August 2011

“[the Rhenish] is well-paced with a particularly effective Scherzo and some very stylish string playing. It's adventuring through the Gál, though, that brings the best from Woods and his musicians. A sense of excitement quickly creeps into the throbbing pregnancy of the first movement and the players have you hooked thereafter.” Classic FM Magazine, September 2011 ****

“Woods perhaps exaggerates the drama and originality of Gál's Symphony, but it is high time the composer had such a knowledgeable, proactive champion for his orchestral music.” MusicWeb International, August 2012

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Homage to Robert Schumann

Homage to Robert Schumann

Live Recording from The Frauenkirche Dresden, 2010


Schumann:

Genoveva Overture

Scherzo in G minor

Abendmusik in B flat major, Op. 99 No. 12

World premiere. Reconstructed by Joachim Draheim

Requiem für Mignon, Op. 98b

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 'Rhenish'

Nachtlied for chorus & orchestra, Op. 108


Markus Butter (baritone)

Soloists of the Dresden Kreuzchor, MDR Rundfunkchor Leipzig & Staatskapelle Dresden, Daniel Harding

Between 1844 and 1859 Robert Schumann lived in Dresden where he composed a third of his complete work. Today‘s concert marks the 200th anniversary of Robert Schumann‘s birth and offers a welcome opportunity for Daniel Harding and the Staatskapelle Dresden to introduce three of the most impressive but now too rarely performed works from his Dresden period (Overture to Genoveva, Requiem für Mignon and Nachtlied).

Particular highlights - which will come as a surprise even to connoisseurs of his works - are a first performance and a world premiere of rediscovered and reconstructed symphonic movements dating from the composer‘s legendary „symphony year“ of 1841.

Moreover, the Rhenish Symphony, composed by Schumann after leaving Dresden and widely influenced by his impressions of the Cologne Cathedral, blends in perfectly with the sacral architecture of the Frauenkirche.

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Running Time: 77 mins

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Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete)

Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete)

after the “Urtext” of the new Schumann Symphony edition by Joachim Draheim (Breitkopf & Haertel)


Robert-Schumann-Philharmonie, Frank Beermann

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.

“Beermann's interpretations are intense, hugely committed and quite full-on...Lots to enjoy in these very strong, upbeat performances” Classic FM Magazine, December 2010 ***

“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.” Gramophone Magazine, December 2010

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Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 'Rhenish'

Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 'Rhenish'


Dusseldorf Symphony Orchestra, Mario Venzago

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Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3

Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3


Schumann:

Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 'Rhenish'


A new recording from Michael Gielen is always an event and this CD is his exciting contribution to Schumann’s anniversary year. There are no other recordings of Gielen conducting Schumann in the catalogue and after hearing these vivacious and mercurial interpretations, devoid of sentimentality, one wonders why it has taken so long for Gielen to record Schumann.

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Arturo Toscanini conducts Schumann, Ravel & Respighi

Arturo Toscanini conducts Schumann, Ravel & Respighi


Ravel:

Daphnis et Chloé - Suite No. 2

Respighi:

Roman Festivals

Schumann:

Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 'Rhenish'


Recorded November and December 1949

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Schumann - Symphonies Nos. 1-4

Schumann - Symphonies Nos. 1-4

Live Recordings 2006-8


Schumann:

Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete)

Konzertstück for four horns, Op. 86


Robert Schumann the symphonist still stands in the shadow of Schumann the composer for piano and voice (the fate of Schumann the opera composer is no different). The idea that an orchestra with a great tradition of performing the Romantic repertoire should have good reason to play Schumann’s orchestral works gladly and regularly – even offering cycles of them – is something that the Vienna Symphony Orchestra and its chief conductor Fabio Luisi have put into practice, to their credit. The conductor and his orchestra meet all the orchestral challenges that Schumann places before them. They play with the greatest of technical subtlety and beauty of tone, from the spirited First, the 'Spring' Symphony, via the muted atmosphere of the Second, then the Third, 'Rhenish', with its rich palette of moods and impressions, to the fantasy of the Fourth Schumann’s art of climax and the conclusive manner of his repetitions are here heard just as clearly as are his deft combinations of Romantic colours and shadings. Thus the fourth movement of the Rhenish is accorded the sacred tone that is appropriate to it, just as the 'Romanze' in the Fourth Symphony is played as if it were a lover’s serenade. Fabio Luisi furthermore masters the tempo shifts and capricious quirks in Schumann’s fast movements. Here, the Vienna Symphonic plays with dizzying brilliance – and all is achieved 'live', without the safety net of the studio.

To complement the symphonies, the present recording also includes the Konzertstück for 4 Horns Op. 86, a powerful, vital work that stands in close proximity to the 'Rhenish', and which was composed during one of Schumann’s most productive periods. Schumann utilises the form of the Konzertstück to explore those spaces between the 'competitive' aspect inherent in a concertante work and the ensemble aspect of soloists and orchestra playing together as a symphonic ensemble. At the same time, the composer explores the possibilities of the modern valve instruments that themselves present further technical subtleties (and hurdles too). This work was long regarded as near-unplayable, but it is a matter of course that the horn players of the Vienna Symphony here play it with complete, sovereign command.

“The tempi are sometimes daring – a langourous Larghetto in the Frühlingssymphonie, a slightly frantic Lebhaft in the Rheinische – but convincingly argued. Though Vienna's fruity clarinets dominate the sound, the articulation is excellent.” The Independent, 23rd May 2010

“Luisi's approach to the Schumann symphonies is perfectly conventional, but bears his familiar hallmarks of sensitivity and stylishness...The result is one of the best of recent traditional cycles of these works, lacking the bracing rawness of some period-instrument accounts maybe, but thoroughly satisfying in its own right.” The Guardian, 27th May 2010 ****

“Luisi and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, covering all four symphonies plus the stirring Konzertstück, follow the modern fashion for bracing speeds, period-style articulation and pronounced accents.” Financial Times, 10th July 2010 ****

“...manifest affection...glows from every bar of his performances (the Vienna Symphony seems willing to take on board his love for the music)” Gramophone Magazine, September 2010

“Most successful is the Rhenish Symphony No. 3, with a surging account of the opening Allegro, and an appropriately sombre view of the famous 'Cologne Cathedral' penultimate movement.” BBC Music Magazine, December 2010 ****

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Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete)

Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete)


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Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete)

Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4 (complete)


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