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Schumann, Robert

A biography of the torrid life of one of Germany’s early Romantics.

 
Program 1

Schumann: Der dichter sprict fr. Kinderszenen (excerpt)
Ashkenazy, p.
Lon 470915
:34

Schumann: Quartet for Piano and Strings in c minor, IV (excerpt) + II & III
Previn, p.; Kim, v.; Ohyama, vla.; Hoffman, vc. 
RCA 61384
2:30, 9:09
 
Schumann: Fünf Frühe Lieder (excerpts)
Hampson, bar.; Parsons, p.
Teld 2292-44935
2:37, 3:58
 
Schumann: Theme and Variations on the name A-B-E-G-G
Lupo, p.
Teld 246103-2
8:13
 
Schumann: Symphony in g minor, “Zwickau”
Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique/ Gardiner
Archiv 457 591-2
18:27
 
Schumann: Papillions (excerpt)
Ashkenazy, p.
Lon 414470
1:12, 2:19

 

Program 2

Schumann: Carnival (excerpts)
Ashkenazy, p.
Lon 421010-2
2:07, 7:42, 2:28

Schumann: Fantasie in C major, Op. 17, I
Andsnes, p.
EMI 56414
12:22

Schumann: Davidsbündlertänze, Op. 6 (excerpts)
Pollini, p.
DG 289 471 369-2
8:04, 8:02

Schumann: 3 Romances, Op. 28, No. 2 in F# major
Nikolayeva, p.
Mel/BMG 74321 33213 2
3:40
 
Schumann: Kinderszenen, Op. 15, No. 7, Träumerei
Ashkenazy, p.
Lon 470915
2:48 

 

Program 3

Schumann: Myrthen, Op. 25: No. 1, Widmung
Quasthoff, bar.; Zeyen, p.
DG B0002192-02
2:01

C. Schumann: Lieder, Op. 12: No. 2, Liebst du um Schönheit
Bonney, s.; Ashkenazy, p.
Lon 452898
2:29
 
Schumann: Dichterliebe, Op. 48 (excerpts)
Goerne, bar.; Ashkenazy, p.
Lon 258265
7:50, 4:51, 7:57
 
Schubert: Symphony No. 9, Great, IV (excerpt)
Berlin Phil/ Karajan
EMI 64628
1:06
 
Schumann: Symphony No. 1, Spring, I
Cleveland Orch/Szell
CBS 38468
9:49
 
Schumann: Symphony No. 4 (excerpts)
Concertgebouw/Chailly
Lon 425608-2
2:08, 9:02
Program 4

Schumann: Quartet for Piano and Strings in Eb major, III
Cleveland Quartet; Ax, p.
RCA 6498
6:41

Schumann: Quartet for Strings in A major Op. 41, No. 3, I & II
Emerson String Quartet
DG 431 650
13:51

Schumann: Quintet for Piano and Strings, Op. 44, I
Argerich, p.; Schwarzberg, Hall, vlns.; Imai, vla.; Maisky, vc.
EMI 55484 2
8:56

Schumann: Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in a minor, I, III
Berlin Phil/Abbado; Perahia, p.
Sony 64577
14:50, 4:45

Program 5

Schumann: Symphony No. 2 (excerpts), III (complete)
London Phil/Masur
Teldec 46446
:37, 2:22, 8:02

Schumann: Concertstück for 4 Horns and Orchestra in F major, Op. 86 (excerpt) + finale
CSO/Barenboim; Clevenger, Howell, Schweikert, Oldberg, hns.
DG B0000025 02
:11, 3:47

Schumann: Concerto forVioloncello & Orchestra, I
London Symphony/Skrowaczewski; Starker, vc.
Mercury 432 010
12:47
 
Schumann: Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 97, Rhenish, I & IV
Cleveland Orch/Szell
Sony 62349
9:10, :16, 5:46
 
Brahms: Symphony No. 3 (excerpts)
CSO/Solti
Lon 430799
:17, :53

 

 

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