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Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 2 & 4; Genoveva Overture / Gardiner, London Symphony


Release Date: 09/20/2019 
Label:  Lso Live   Catalog #: 818  
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Following their award-winning Mendelssohn cycle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the London Symphony Orchestra embark on a new journey through the symphonies of Robert Schumann.

Gardiner feels the Schumann symphonies are criticised unfairly and with these recordings he is on a mission to dispel the cobweb of myths around these symphonic masterpieces.

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REVIEW:

The LSO respond with elan to the bracing textures, confounding the cliché that Schumann “couldn’t orchestrate”. Gardiner chooses the 1841 version of the D minor work, No 4, which the LSO play as if discovering it anew.

– Sunday Times (UK)
Following their award-winning Mendelssohn cycle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner and the London Symphony Orchestra embark on a new journey through the symphonies of Robert Schumann.

Gardiner feels the Schumann symphonies are criticised unfairly and with these recordings he is on a mission to dispel the cobweb of myths around these symphonic masterpieces.

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REVIEW:

The LSO respond with elan to the bracing textures, confounding the cliché that Schumann “couldn’t orchestrate”. Gardiner chooses the 1841 version of the D minor work, No 4, which the LSO play as if discovering it anew.

– Sunday Times (UK) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Genoveva, Op. 81: Overture by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1849; Germany 
2.
Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Germany 
3.
Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  John Eliot Gardiner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1851; Germany 

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