For the orchestra, Schumann's symphonies have always been part of their core repertoire and their 1953 recording under Furtwängler has attained cult status. Throughout 2013, Rattle and the orchestra played these symphonies, winning high acclaim and adulation everywhere - and this recording does not disappoint. As one would expect from such a consummate orchestra under a supremely talented conductor, every detail of the music is audible and brought vividly to life.
Schumann is widely known for his piano music, but his four symphonies are masterpieces deserving to be better known and appreciated. They evoke later Beethoven, particularly his 7th and 8th symphonies, but are entirely original, composed in an idiom uniquely Schumann's own. They are filled with joyful melodies, thrilling prestissimo runs, and aching shifts between major and minor keys. Schumann is the true embodiment of the Romantic sensibility; in fact, Szell claimed that Schumann was the most perfect exemplar of Romanticism within classical music.
This list of compositions by Robert Schumann is classified into piano, vocal, choral, orchestral and chamber works. All works are also listed separately, by opus number. Schumann wrote almost exclusively for the piano until 1840, when he burst into song composition around the time of his marriage to Clara Wieck. Op. 1, Variations on the name "Abegg" (1830). 3, Études after Paganini Caprices (1832). 4, Intermezzi (1832).
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The Symphonies (Robin Ticciati, Scottish Chamber Orchestra) '2014. Schumann - Violin Sonatas '2013. Schumann Project Complete Chamber Music with Piano (Part 1) '2012. Schumann Project Complete Chamber Music with Piano (Part 2) '2012. Schumann - Sonatas For Violin And Piano '2011.
Artists Robert Schumann The Symphonies. The Symphonies Robert Schumann. This album has an average beat per minute of 99 BPM (slowest/fastest tempos: 70/138 BPM). See its BPM profile at the bottom of the page. Tracklist The Symphonies.
|A||Symphony No. 1 in B Flat Major Op. 38 "Spring"|
|B||Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61|
|C||Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 97 "Rhenish"|
|D||Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120|
|RL 03907||Robert Schumann||Die Vier Symphonien (3xLP, Album)||RCA Red Seal||RL 03907||Germany||1981|