Schumann Gold [2 CDs special price]

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Schumann Gold [2 CDs special price]
Various Artists including John Elliot gardiner, Hagen Quartet, Fritz Wunderlich, Lynn Harrell, Vladimir Horowitz & Anne Sofie von Otter

[ Deutsche Grammophon / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Wednesday 7 April 2010

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Schumann's music embodies the Romantic spirit in all its passion, fantasy and sense of longing. This specially priced 2 CD set, celebrating his 200th birthday, is an essential collection of favourites.

REPERTOIRE: The set covers all the types of music Schumann wrote: piano solo, symphonic, concerto, chamber and Lied.

PIANO: Classics such as Träumerei (Dreaming) and the Arabeske in magical performances by Horowitz and Pires respectively; Ivo Pogorelich's riveting rendition of the super-virtuosic Toccata and three selections from Nelson Freire's Carnaval, full of panache.

SYMPHONY / CONCERTO: The invigorating first movement of the Rhenish Symphony under Gardiner opens the set, followed later by the searing slow movement from the Second Symphony in Bernstein's almost Mahlerian interpretation; Rafael Kubelik's Manfred Overture is full of drama, and both Karajan and Solti offer classic accounts of the Scherzi from the Third and Fourth Symphonies. Radu Lupu revels in the rollicking finale to the Piano Concerto, Lynn Harrell offers an impassioned account of the Cello Concerto's slow movement

VOCAL: Matchless performances from Dichterliebe by Fritz Wunderlich, Bryn Terfel sings favourites including Der Nussbaum and Du bist wie eine Blume, and there are classic recordings from Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau. Rarities include a charming chorus from Gardiner's celebrated recording of Das Paradies und die Peri.

CHAMBER: Driven, vibrant accounts of movements from the Piano Quintet from the Hagen Quartet and Paul Gulda, and from the First Piano Trio by the Beaux Arts Trio; plus passionate violin and piano from Gidon Kremer and Martha Argerich in the First Violin Sonata.

Tracks:

CD 1 (74'24)
Symphony no. 3 in E flat major op. 97 "Rhenish"
1 1. Lebhaft 8'44
ORR / SIR JOHN ELIOT GARDINER

Carnaval op 9:
2 11. Chiarina 0'51
3 12. Chopin 1'15
4 13. Estrella 0'30
NELSON FREIRE, piano

Myrthen op. 25:
5 1. Widmung 2'25
6 3. Der Nussbaum 3'10
7 4. Du bist wie eine Blume 1'49
BRYN TERFEL, baritone • MALCOLM MARTINEAU, piano

Piano Quintet in E flat major op. 44:
8 1. Allegro brillante 7'37
HAGEN QUARTETT • PAUL GULDA, piano

Liederkreis op. 39:
9 5. Mondnacht 3'41
10 8. In der Fremde 1'26
11 12. Frühlingsnacht 1'10
DIETRICH FISCHER-DIESKAU, baritone • CHRISTOPH ESCHENBACH, piano

Symphony no. 2 in C major op. 61
12 3. Adagio espressivo (13'49)
WIENER PHILHARMONIKER • LEONARD BERNSTEIN

13 Toccata op. 7 6'45
IVO POGORELICH, piano

String Quartet in A minor op. 41 no. 1:
14 2. Scherzo: Presto - Intermezzo 3'51
HAGEN QUARTETT

Liederkreis op. 24:
15 Mit Myrten und Rosen 3'57
BRIGITTE FASSBAENDER, mezzosoprano • IRWIN GAGE, piano

Fünf Stücke im Volkston op. 102:
16 1. Mit Humor 3'09
MISCHA MAISKY • MARTHA ARGERICH

Piano Concerto in A minor op. 54:
17 3. Allegro vivace 10'28 (quick fade in at start)
RADU LUPU, piano • LONDON SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA • ANDRÉ PREVIN

CD 2 (63'21)
1 Overture "Manfred" op. 115 12'06
Berliner Philharmoniker • RAFAEL KUBELIK

Kinderszenen op. 15:
2 7. Träumerei 2'34
VLADIMIR HOROWITZ, piano

Symphony no. 1 in B flat major op. 38 "Spring"
3 3. Scherzo 5'32
WIENER PHILHARMONIKER • SIR GEORG SOLTI

Dichterliebe op. 48
4 1. Im wunderschönen Monat Mai 1'33
5 3. Die Rose, die Lilie 0'32
6 7. Ich grolle nicht 1'19
7 15. Aus alten Märchen 2'31
FRITZ WUNDERLICH, tenor • HUBERT GIESEN, piano

Cello Concerto in A minor op. 129:
8 2. Langsam 3'38
LYNN HARRELL, cello • THE CLEVELAND ORCHESTRA • NEVILLE MARRINER

Piano Trio no. 1 in D minor op. 60:
9 2. Lebhaft, doch nicht zu rasch - Trio 4'45
BEAUX ARTS TRIO

Waldszenen op. 82:
10 7. Vogel als Prophet 2'54
Fantasiestücke op. 12:
11 7. Traumes-Wirren 2'12
VLADIMIR ASHKENAZY, piano

Das Paradies und die Peri op. 50:
12 18. Schmücket die Stufen zu Allahs Thron (1'56)
Vocal Quartet: Alexandra Coku, soprano • Bernarda Fink, alto • Neill Archer, tenor • Cornelius Hauptmann, bass
MONTEVERDI CHOIR / ORR / GARDINER

Violin Sonata no. 1 in A minor op. 105:
13 1. Mit leidenschaftlichem Ausdruck 7'24
GIDON KREMER, violin • MARTHA ARGERICH, piano

Symphony no. 4 in D minor op. 120:
14 3. Scherzo 5'47
BERLINER PHILHARMONIKER • HERBERT von KARAJAN

Frauenliebe und Leben op. 42:
15 4. Du Ring an meinem Finger 2'47
ANNE SOFIE VON OTTER, mezzosoprano • BENGT FORSBERG, piano

Arabeske op. 18 7'05
16 MARIA JOAO PIRES, piano