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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. 

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