“Of all the major symphonies, I’d say that Schumann’s are best performed by a slightly smaller ensemble... With a lean string section – not only in size, but also in its quality of playing – the music just works.” - Yannick Nezet-Seguin
“He’s one of those composers whose personality is completely expressed in their music...those fluctuations between the melancholy and something very inward-looking are combined with a very manic kind of energy that wants to conquer the world. That’s what is so special about Schumann.” - - Yannick Nezet-Seguin
This new cycle includes the second, revised version of Schumann’s second symphony, published as his Symphony No.4. “I try to respect whenever a composer makes a revisionRead more because he feels the need to, rather than because of any outside pressure. I’m personally convinced that the symphony’s message, and this feeling of one big movement, is better conveyed by the later version.” - Yannick Nezet-Seguin
This set is Yannick Nezet-Seguin’s first recording of a complete symphony cycle.
Captured live at acclaimed concerts in Paris - he conducts the superb Chamber Orchestra of Europe, one of the world’s preeminent chamber orchestras. Read less
Works on This Recording
Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120by Robert Schumann Conductor:
Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic Written: 1851; Germany
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