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Schumann, Mendelssohn: Symphonies / Franz Welser-Most, London Philharmonic


Release Date: 06/10/2008 
Label:  Emi Classics   Catalog #: 20954   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Felix MendelssohnRobert Schumann
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"...In Schumann's Second and Third symphonies, Welser-Möst takes the London Philharmonic on a lightning tour of German Romanticism with cursory stops at charm, fantasy, and sentiment..." - AllMusic Guide

"...Welser-Möst simply lets the strings and winds sing without tempo and phrasing manipulations. The tempo is more moderate than the somewhat impatient Dohnányi recording, which in some ways is the Schumann Third for those who don’t like the traditional approach to the piece. Welser-Möst isn’t exactly traditional, due to his reserve, but he doesn’t waste effort trying to re-invent the wheel, either..." - MusicWeb International
"...In Schumann's Second and Third symphonies, Welser-Möst takes the London Philharmonic on a lightning tour of German Romanticism with cursory stops at charm, fantasy, and sentiment..." - AllMusic Guide

"...Welser-Möst simply lets the strings and winds sing without tempo and phrasing manipulations. The tempo is more moderate than the somewhat impatient Dohnányi recording, which in some ways is the Schumann Third for those who don’t like the traditional approach to the piece. Welser-Möst isn’t exactly traditional, due to his reserve, but he doesn’t waste effort trying to re-invent the wheel, either..." - MusicWeb International Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 3 in A minor, Op. 56 "Scottish" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1842; Germany 
Length: 35 Minutes 29 Secs. 
2. Symphony no 4 in A major, Op. 90 "Italian" by Felix Mendelssohn
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1833; Germany 
Length: 30 Minutes 13 Secs. 
3. Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61 by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1845-1846; Germany 
Length: 39 Minutes 28 Secs. 
4. Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish" by Robert Schumann
Conductor:  Franz Welser-Möst
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1850; Germany 
Length: 34 Minutes 4 Secs. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61: I. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo
Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61: II. Scherzo (Allegro vivace) - Trio I - Trio II
Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61: III. Adagio espressivo
Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61: IV. Allegro molto vivace
Symphonie No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 97 - "Rheinische": I. Lebhaft
Symphonie No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 97 - "Rheinische": II. Scherzo (Sehr mäßig)
Symphonie No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 97 - "Rheinische": III. Nicht schnell
Symphonie No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 97 - "Rheinische": IV. Feierlich
Symphonie No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 97 - "Rheinische": V. Lebhaft
Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 -Scottish, I.: Andante con moto -
Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 -Scottish, I.: Allegro un poco agitato
Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 -Scottish: II. Vivace non troppo -
Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 -Scottish: III. Adagio
Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 -Scottish, IV.: Allegro vivacissimo -
Symphony No.3 in A minor, Op.56 -Scottish, IV.: Allegro maestoso assai
Symphony No. 4 in A major Op. 90, 'Italian': I. Allegro vivace - Più animato
Symphony No. 4 in A major Op. 90, 'Italian': II. Andante con moto
Symphony No. 4 in A major Op. 90, 'Italian': III. Con moto moderato
Symphony No. 4 in A major Op. 90, 'Italian': IV. Saltarello (Presto)

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