Schumann: The Symphonies; Konzertstuck for Four Horns / Fabio Luisi

Audio Samples

>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 1 in B flat major ("Spring"), Op. 38
>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61
>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish"
>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120
>Schumann, Robert : Konzertstuck for 4 horns & orchestra in F major, Op. 86

Album Summary

>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 1 in B flat major ("Spring"), Op. 38
>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61
>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish"
>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120
>Schumann, Robert : Konzertstuck for 4 horns & orchestra in F major, Op. 86
Performers Conductor Ensemble Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The Independent
The tempi are sometimes daring - a langourous Larghetto in the Frühlingssymphonie, a slightly frantic Lebhaft in the Rheinische - but convincingly argued. Though Vienna's fruity clarinets dominate the sound, the articulation is excellent.

The Guardian
Luisi's approach to the Schumann symphonies is perfectly conventional, but bears his familiar hallmarks of sensitivity and stylishness...The result is one of the best of recent traditional cycles of these works, lacking the bracing rawness of some period-instrument accounts maybe, but thoroughly satisfying in its own right.

Financial Times
Luisi and the Vienna Symphony Orchestra, covering all four symphonies plus the stirring Konzertstück, follow the modern fashion for bracing speeds, period-style articulation and pronounced accents.

Gramophone Magazine
Manifest affection...glows from every bar of his performances (the Vienna Symphony seems willing to take on board his love for the music).

BBC Music Magazine
Most successful is the Rhenish Symphony No. 3, with a surging account of the opening Allegro, and an appropriately sombre view of the famous 'Cologne Cathedral' penultimate movement.



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Works Details

>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 1 in B flat major ("Spring"), Op. 38
  • Conductor: Fabio Luisi
  • Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Musikverein Wien (02/18/2006-02/19/2006)
  • Running Time: 31 min. 18 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1841
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 2 in C major, Op. 61
  • Conductor: Fabio Luisi
  • Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Musikverein Wien (11/05/2008-11/06/2008)
  • Running Time: 40 min. 32 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1845-1846
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 "Rhenish"
  • Conductor: Fabio Luisi
  • Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Musikverein Wien (12/01/2007-12/02/2007)
  • Running Time: 32 min. sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1850
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Schumann, Robert : Symphony no 4 in D minor, Op. 120
  • Conductor: Fabio Luisi
  • Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Wiener Konzerthaus (04/30/2007-05/02/2007)
  • Running Time: 29 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1841
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Schumann, Robert : Konzertstück for 4 horns & orchestra in F major, Op. 86
  • Performers: Hector McDonald (Horn); Hector McDonald (Horn); Markus Obmann (Horn); Markus Obmann (Horn); Georg Sonnleitner (Horn); Georg Sonnleitner (Horn); Eric Kushner (Horn); Eric Kushner (Horn)
  • Conductor: Fabio Luisi
  • Ensemble: Vienna Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Wiener Konzerthaus (01/07/2008-01/08/2008)
  • Running Time: 17 min. 22 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Concerto
  • Written: 1849
  • Studio/Live: Live