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Schumann: Symphony No. 1; Overtures

Schumann / Swedish Chamber Orchestra / Dausgaard
Release Date: 01/29/2008 
Label:  Bis   Catalog #: 1569   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Thomas Dausgaard
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This disc includes Schumann's very first endeavours in the symphony genre, beginning with the 'Zwickau Symphony' from 1832-33. Of the two completed movements, only the first was ever performed in the composer's lifetime. That is also the one recorded here, performed from a copy of the manuscript score. (The autograph score of the second, slow movement exists in private ownership, but a readily performable original material has yet to be produced). The present disc is part of a recording project entitled 'Opening Doors', in which Thomas Dausgaard and the 38 players of the Swedish Chamber Orchestra together explore the Romantic symphonic repertoire. This project will include a complete Schumann Symphony cycle, of which this disc forms part. Read more The first volume - which included the original version of Symphony No.4 - was greeted with acclaim by the critics, receiving special recommendations from the German website Klassik Heute and from BBC Music Magazine. The website klassik.com gave the verdict 'With this wonderful recording, Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra catapult into the very top of the list of excellent Schumann interpreters', while the reviewer in Sunday Times (UK) deemed the playing to be 'first-rate' with 'a real feeling for the emotional extremes that are at the heart of Schumann's art.' Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 "Spring" by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Thomas Dausgaard
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841; Germany 
Date of Recording: 09/2007 
Venue:  Örebro Concert Hall Sweden 
Length: 30 Minutes 58 Secs. 
2.
Die Braut von Messina, Op. 100 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Thomas Dausgaard
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/2006 
Venue:  Örebro Concert Hall Sweden 
Length: 8 Minutes 47 Secs. 
3.
Genoveva, Op. 81: Overture by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Thomas Dausgaard
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1846-1849; Germany 
Date of Recording: 12/2006 
Venue:  Örebro Concert Hall Sweden 
Length: 8 Minutes 29 Secs. 
4.
Symphony in G minor "Zwickau" by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Thomas Dausgaard
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1832-1833; Germany 
Date of Recording: 10/2006 
Venue:  Örebro Concert Hall Sweden 
Length: 11 Minutes 0 Secs. 
5.
Overture, Scherzo and Finale in E minor, Op. 52 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Thomas Dausgaard
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 03/2005 
Venue:  Örebro Concert Hall Sweden 
Length: 17 Minutes 38 Secs. 

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