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Schumann: Manfred Overture, Piano Concerto / Schwarz, Seattle Symphony

Schumann / Seattle Sym / Schwarz / Davidovich
Release Date: 08/28/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8571214   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Robert Schumann
Performer:  Bella Davidovich
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Length: 1 Hours 5 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Robert Schumann drew inspiration from other leading Romantic voices of his day, and Manfred is the dramatic overture to a work based on verses by Lord Byron. Schumann’s wife Clara was an extremely accomplished musician, and the Piano Concerto in A minor is one of the most eloquent and highly regarded legacies of their relationship. Lacking only a slow movement, the Overture, Scherzo and Finale is a symphony in all but name. Gramophone described these performances as “extremely fine”. Robert Schumann drew inspiration from other leading Romantic voices of his day, and Manfred is the dramatic overture to a work based on verses by Lord Byron. Schumann’s wife Clara was an extremely accomplished musician, and the Piano Concerto in A minor is one of the most eloquent and highly regarded legacies of their relationship. Lacking only a slow movement, the Overture, Scherzo and Finale is a symphony in all but name. Gramophone described these performances as “extremely fine”. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Overture, Scherzo and Finale in E minor, Op. 52 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Germany 
Date of Recording: 05/1989 
Venue:  Seattle Opera House, Seattle, Washington 
Length: 17 Minutes 52 Secs. 
2.
Manfred, Op. 115 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1848-1849; Germany 
3.
Concerto for Piano in A minor, Op. 54 by Robert Schumann
Performer:  Bella Davidovich (Piano)
Conductor:  Gerard Schwarz
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1841-1845; Germany 

Sound Samples

Manfred, Op. 115: Overture
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54: I. Allegro affettuoso
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54: II. Intermezzo: Andantino grazioso
Piano Concerto in A minor, Op. 54: III. Allegro vivace
Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op. 52: Overture - Andante con moto: Allegro
Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op. 52: Scherzo - Vivo
Overture, Scherzo and Finale, Op. 52: Finale - Allegro molto vivace

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