Schumann: The Symphonies

Schumann: The Symphonies

00028948629589 (Deutsche Grammophon, CD, 2 discs)

FIRST RELEASE (4 November 2022)

Playing time: 67'53"/63'13" - TT 131'06"
Tracks: 17
Booklet pages: 28
℗ 2022 Daniel Barenboim, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
© 2022 Deutsche Grammophon GmbH
Main country of recording: Germany
Reviewer: Gerald Fenech
Review of Schumann: The Symphonies published on 18 October 2022

Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Robert Schumann (1810-1856):


Symphony No 1 in B flat, 'Spring', Op 38
1 Andante un poco maestoso – Allegro molto vivace
2 Larghetto
3 Scherzo. Molto vivace
4 Allegro animato e grazioso

Symphony No 2 in C, Op 61
5 Sostenuto assai – Allegro ma non troppo
6 Scherzo. Allegro vivace
7 Adagio espressivo
8 Allegro molto vivace


Symphony No 3 in E flat, 'Rhenish', Op 97
1 Lebhaft
2 Scherzo. Sehr mäßig
3 Nicht schnell
4 Feierlich
5 Lebhaft

Symphony No 4 in D minor, Op 120
6 Ziemlich langsam – Lebhaft
7 Romanze. Ziemlich langsam
8 Scherzo
9 Langsam – Lebhaft – Presto

A couple of years after Daniel Barenboim's successful complete Brahms Symphonies with the Staatskapelle Berlin, he now presents a live recording of the four Schumann Symphonies with this orchestra recorded live in concerts in Berlin's world-famous Philharmonie and in the Staatsoper. The 2-CD and Blu-ray audio set is the only new release from Barenboim around his eightieth birthday.

Recorded in September and October 2021 at Staatsoper Unter den Linden, Berlin, Germany.