Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4

Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4

by Thomas Dausgaard
     
 

View All Available Formats & Editions

This is certainly among the finest recordings of Schumann's orchestral music ever made, standing alongside the classic recordings of Szell, Sawallisch, Solti, Kubelik, Klemperer, and above all See more details below

Overview

This is certainly among the finest recordings of Schumann's orchestral music ever made, standing alongside the classic recordings of Szell, Sawallisch, Solti, Kubelik, Klemperer, and above all Walter and Furtwängler. How could this be? Because Thomas Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra have accomplished the impossible: they make the music sound new. They accomplish this miracle in part through brilliant programming. Of the four works here, only the "Second Symphony" is standard-repertoire Schumann while the rest range from his hardly known overtures to "Faust" and "Julius Caesar" to the only relatively recently re-discovered original version of his "Fourth Symphony." But the orchestra accomplishes this miracle more because of its performances, all of which have the excitement of world premieres. The Swedish Chamber Orchestra is a chamber orchestra in name only: the power of tone, the strength of sonorities, and the vigor of attacks would blow down the walls of any room smaller than a full-scale concert hall. With it as his instrument, Dausgaard creates performances that are at once musically lucid and emotionally passionate. The myth that Schumann couldn't orchestrate is demolished as one hears in these performances the work of an inspired composer working at a red-hot heat to transform into music the deepest feelings of his heart and the profoundest thoughts in his head. Recorded in stunning super audio sound that seats the listener 10 feet in front of the conductor, this disc should be heard by anyone who loves Schumann's orchestral music.

Read More

Product Details

Release Date:
02/27/2007
Label:
Bis
UPC:
7318599915197
catalogNumber:
1519
Rank:
310409

Tracks

  1. Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61  - Robert Schumann  - Robert Suff  -  Swedish Chamber Orchestra  - Thomas Dausgaard  - Thomas Dausgaard  - Katarina Andreasson  - Samuel Larsson
  2. Scenes From Goethe's Faust for vocal soloists, chorus & orchestra (or piano), WoO 3: Overture  - Robert Schumann  - Robert Suff  -  Swedish Chamber Orchestra  - Thomas Dausgaard  - Thomas Dausgaard  - Katarina Andreasson  - Samuel Larsson
  3. Overture to Shakespeare's Julius Caesar, for orchestra in F minor, Op. 128  - Robert Schumann  - Robert Suff  -  Swedish Chamber Orchestra  - Thomas Dausgaard  - Thomas Dausgaard  - Katarina Andreasson  - Samuel Larsson
  4. Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120  - Robert Schumann  - Robert Suff  -  Swedish Chamber Orchestra  - Thomas Dausgaard  - Thomas Dausgaard  - Katarina Andreasson  - Samuel Larsson

Read More

Album Credits

Read More

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >