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Schumann: The Symphonies / Nezet-Seguin, COE

Schumann / Nezet-seguin / Chamber Orchestra Of Eu
Release Date: 04/29/2014 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 002027502   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

“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 revision
Read 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

1.
Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 
2.
Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish" by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
3.
Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Germany 
4.
Symphony no 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 "Spring" by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Yannick Nézet-Séguin
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Chamber Orchestra of Europe
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 

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