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SCHUMANN, R.: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)


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SCHUMANN, R.: Symphonies Nos. 1 and 2 (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

Faced with the challenge of following in Beethoven’s giant symphonic footsteps, Robert Schumann acknowledged this musical predecessor, but expanded his forms and structures into new and impassioned utterances. Inspired “by the spirit of spring”, the Symphony No 1 was swiftly composed and was a huge success at its première in 1841. The Symphony No 2 had a longer gestation, but for many has become a symphonic song of praise and rejoicing for which “Gerard Schwarz and his Seattle Symphony Orchestra serve as excellent guides”. (Gramophone)

Schumann, Robert

  Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38, "Spring"
1.   I. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace 00:11:55
2.   II. Larghetto 00:08:07
3.   III. Scherzo: Molto vivace 00:06:13
4.   IV. Allegro animato e grazioso 00:09:29
  Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61
5.   I. Sostenuto assai 00:11:51
6.   II. Scherzo: Allegro vivace 00:06:59
7.   III. Adagio espressivo 00:10:45
8.   IV. Allegro molto vivace 00:07:50

Total Playing Time: 01:13:09

Schumann, Robert

Schwarz, Gerard

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.571212

Barcode: 747313121274

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Physical Release: 08/2012

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