Symphonic Works

Netherlands Radio Chamber Philharmonic

19.9927.49
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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

Robert Schumann’s four symphonies are undoubtedly highlights of the symphonic repertoire and are a true challenge for any orchestra. The numbering of the symphonies produces a degree of confusion – the Symphony in D minor from 1841 was fundamentally revised by Schumann in 1851 and was then given number 4. The recording on this Album is a reconstruction of the original version and is in fact Schumann’s ‘Second’. It is remarkable to see how fast Schumann could work. He maintained a detailed and accurate administration of his activities. This means we know that as soon as he had an idea he was often able to write down a piano sketch in a few days, which was then instrumented during a very short period of time. The piano versions were often performed on piano by his wife Clara Schumann before a critical circle of friends at home. His direct involvement with the orchestral world in Leipzig, where his friend Felix Mendelssohn was in charge, and later in Dusseldorf – where he himself was Städtischer Musikdirektor – meant that once his symphonies were orchestrated they could be programmed and performed immediately. Compared with our modern days this was an incredible enterprise – nobody was familiar with this complicated music and it was played from manuscripts. The works had not been published yet and every part was copied by hand!

Tracklist

1.
Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38 Spring- Andante un poco maestoso ? Allegro molto vivace
10:37
2.
Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38 Spring- Larghetto
06:20
3.
Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38 Spring- Scherzo- Molto vivace ? Trio I- Molto piu vivace ? Tr
05:05
4.
Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38 Spring- Allegro animato e grazioso
08:15
5.
Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61- Sostenuto assai ? Allegro, ma non troppo
11:41
6.
Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61- Scherzo- Allegro vivace
06:46
7.
Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61- Adagio espressivo
08:44
8.
Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61- Allegro molto vivace
08:25
9.
Sechs F├╝gen uber den Namen BACH, Op. 60- Fuge No. 6
07:23
10.
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97 Rhenish- Lebhaft
09:36
11.
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97 Rhenish- Scherzo- Sehr m??ig
06:14
12.
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97 Rhenish- Nicht schnell
04:32
13.
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97 Rhenish- Feierlich
05:20
14.
Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97 Rhenish- Lebhaft
05:44
15.
Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120- Andante con moto ? Allegro di molto
08:17
16.
Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120- Romanza- Andante
02:59
17.
Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120- Scherzo- Presto
06:14
18.
Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120- Largo - Finale- Allegro vivace
05:39
19.
Symphony in G Minor, WoO 29 Zwickau- Moderato allegro
09:40
20.
Symphony in G Minor, WoO 29 Zwickau- Andantino quasi allegretto - Intermezzo quasi scherzo- Allegro
07:52

Total time: 02:25:23

Additional information

Label

SKU

CC72553

Qualities

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Artists

Composers

Genres

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Cables

Siltech

Digital Converters

DCS

Microphones

Sondore

Conductors

Original Recording Format

Producer

Bert van der Wolf

Recording Engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Recording location

Muziekcentrum van der Omroep, Hilversum Holland

Recording Software

Pyramix

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

Release Date October 5, 2014

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