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SCHUMANN, R.: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)


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SCHUMANN, R.: Symphonies Nos. 3 and 4 (Seattle Symphony, Schwarz)

The last of Schumann’s Symphonies to be composed, Symphony No 3 ‘Rhenish’ was most likely inspired by a cruise taken by the composer and his wife down the river Rhine. Alternating between austere splendour, great rhythmic suppleness and soaring lines, the work is an aural depiction of rural life by the river and the majestic cathedral in Cologne, and one that dares to reflect tensions between Classical form and Romantic innovation. So too does Symphony No 4, cast in four seamless movements that show Schumann’s masterly command of interrelated material and of symphonic unity.

Schumann, Robert

  Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97, "Rhenish"
1.   I. Lebhaft 00:12:08
2.   II. Scherzo: Sehr massig 00:03:48
3.   III. Nicht schnell 00:07:10
4.   IV. Feierlich 00:08:00
5.   V. Lebhaft 00:09:48
  Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120
6.   I. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft 00:06:53
7.   II. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam 00:03:48
8.   III. Scherzo: Lebhaft 00:06:50
9.   IV. Langsam: Lebhaft 00:05:45

Total Playing Time: 01:04:10

Schumann, Robert

Schwarz, Gerard

Seattle Symphony Orchestra

Label: Naxos

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.571213

Barcode: 747313121373

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Physical Release: 08/2012

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