|Robert Schumann|| |
Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 38 ‘Spring’
Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61
Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97 ‘Rhenish’
Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120
Four symphonies were enough for Robert Schumann to find his musical profile. He stepped out of Beethoven’s shadow and immediately found a very personal, formally astonishingly strict tonal language, which at the same time gives free rein to inspiration.
Pablo Heras-Casado and the Munich Philharmonic take a spirited approach to these works, which conceal an unexpected amount of mystery and express the impetuous, tormented spirit of the Saxon composer.