Schumann: The Symphonies

Schumann: The Symphonies

Schumann: The Symphonies
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Genre(s)
Classical
Code
CKD 450
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  • Symphony No. 1 in B flat Major, Op. 38 ‘Spring’: I. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace
    Composer(s) Robert Schumann
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 1 in B flat Major, Op. 38 ‘Spring’: I. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace

    11:37
    $7.20
  • Symphony No. 1 in B flat Major, Op. 38 ‘Spring’: II. Larghetto -
    Composer(s) Robert Schumann
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 1 in B flat Major, Op. 38 ‘Spring’: II. Larghetto -

    06:28
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 1 in B flat Major, Op. 38 ‘Spring’: III. Scherzo. Molto vivace
    Composer(s) Robert Schumann
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 1 in B flat Major, Op. 38 ‘Spring’: III. Scherzo. Molto vivace

    05:33
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 1 in B flat Major, Op. 38 ‘Spring’: IV. Allegro animato e grazioso
    Composer(s) Robert Schumann
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 1 in B flat Major, Op. 38 ‘Spring’: IV. Allegro animato e grazioso

    08:58
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: I. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo
    Composer(s) Robert Schumann
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: I. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo

    12:11
    $7.20
  • Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: II. Scherzo. Allegro vivace
    Composer(s) Robert Schumann
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: II. Scherzo. Allegro vivace

    07:21
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: III. Adagio espressivo
    Composer(s) Robert Schumann
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: III. Adagio espressivo

    10:13
    $7.20
  • Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: IV. Allegro molto vivace
    Composer(s) Robert Schumann
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: IV. Allegro molto vivace

    08:37
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 97 ‘Rhenish’: I. Lebhaft
    Composer(s) Robert Schumann
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 97 ‘Rhenish’: I. Lebhaft

    09:37
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 97 ‘Rhenish’: II. Scherzo. Sehr massig
    Composer(s) Robert Schumann
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 97 ‘Rhenish’: II. Scherzo. Sehr massig

    06:02
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 97 ‘Rhenish’: III. Nicht schnell
    Composer(s) Robert Schumann
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 97 ‘Rhenish’: III. Nicht schnell

    05:39
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 97 ‘Rhenish’: IV. Feierlich
    Composer(s) Robert Schumann
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 97 ‘Rhenish’: IV. Feierlich

    05:27
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 97 ‘Rhenish’: V. Lebhaft
    Composer(s) Robert Schumann
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 3 in E flat Major, Op. 97 ‘Rhenish’: V. Lebhaft

    06:06
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120 (1851 version): I. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft -
    Composer(s) Robert Schumann
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120 (1851 version): I. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft -

    10:31
    $7.20
  • Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120 (1851 version): II. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam -
    Composer(s) Robert Schumann
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120 (1851 version): II. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam -

    04:06
    $2.40
  • Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120 (1851 version): III. Scherzo: Lebhaft -
    Composer(s) Robert Schumann
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120 (1851 version): III. Scherzo: Lebhaft -

    05:29
    $4.80
  • Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120 (1851 version): IV. Langsam - Lebhaft
    Composer(s) Robert Schumann
    Artist(s) Robin Ticciati Scottish Chamber Orchestra

    Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120 (1851 version): IV. Langsam - Lebhaft

    09:29
    $4.80

Total running time: 133 minutes.

Album information

Schumann: The Symphonies sees Robin Ticciati and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra embark upon their first symphonic cycle together in a programme that they performed in concerts across Scotland.

This is music that is very close to Robin Ticciati's heart; he describes Schumann as one of his favourite composers and has often spoken about how important poetry, colour and story are to Schumann's music.

Symphony No. 1 'Spring', blazes and sparkles with joy, Symphony No. 2 finds its way carefully through to the safe haven of its final movement, the much-loved Symphony No. 3 'Rhenish' moves with huge ease and assurance to a resonant and joyful conclusion. Symphony No. 4 is radical in the way each movement attacks the start of the next movement with barely a pause, and in its minute-and-a-half-long, shimmering and horn-call filled-transition to the finale. Under Ticciati and the SCO it is magnificent, the radical, soaring, disturbing and exhilarating symphony Schumann intended.

The SCO's smaller forces bring a lightness of touch and a clarity to the counterpoint; under Ticciati they achieve a sense of movement that no previous recording has.

This recording was met with critical acclaim: it was named #9 in The Sunday Times' 'Classical Album in the 100 Top Albums of 2014', #23 in the 'Best Albums of 2014' by Da Volkskrant, a 'Critics' Choice Pick of 2014' by  Andrew Ford on ABC Radio and won a 2015  'Discovery' Classic Edison Award. Sir Simon Rattle commented, "Robin makes a clear case for how the revised version can retain the radical edge of the 1841 version. Still it sounds like a fireball and I take my hat off to him."