Schumann: Symphonies 2 & 4 - Gardiner
LSO Live LSO0818
Classical - Orchestral
Schumann: Symphonies 2 & 4, Genoveva (overture)
London Symphony Orchestra
Sir John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
'Every opportunity to perform the Schumann symphonies is an opportunity to marvel at their extraordinary profusion of ideas and poetic expression and to explore their kaleidoscopic originality. Each time it gives one a chance to vindicate Schumann as a master of symphonic form and instrumental colour, contrary to the dreary cliché that he couldn’t orchestrate.'
- Sir John Eliot Gardiner
Following the success of his Mendelssohn cycle, Sir John Eliot Gardiner turns to the music of Robert Schumann, launching an exploration of his symphonic works that begins with his Second and Fourth symphonies and a rare glimpse of his only opera.
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