Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4

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Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4
Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann

[ Sony Classical / 2 CD ]

Release Date: Monday 15 July 2019

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To celebrate the 60th birthday of the international renowned conductor, Christian Thielemann, Sony Classical is pleased to release this stunning new recording of Schumann's complete symphonies performed by the world class Staatskapelle Dresden under the baton of Thielemann. This breathtaking release comes after the success of the critically acclaimed New Year's concert which was conducted by Thielemann. An expert of romantic German repertoire, Thielemann's brilliant interpretation of Schumann's Symphonies is performed wonderfully by the Staatskapelle Dresden. Robert Schumann (1810-1856) is considered one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. His four symphonies are considered masterpieces amongst German romantic symphonic works.

"These performances are sumptuous rather than sinewy and perhaps a touch more indulgent than has become the fashion…But, in phrase after elegantly turned phrase, you hear how much this music means to Thielemann; the affection is palpable to a more discernable degree than in his previous recording, with the Philharmonia" Gramophone

"The Dresden orchestra's transparency remains a constant delight, with bright, invigorating woodwinds, silky strings and the fabulous horn section, resplendent in the "Rhenish" (No 3)." Sunday Times


Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 'Spring'
Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 'Rhenish'
Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120