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Schumann, Robert

Schumann, Robert
October 15, 2006, 04:15:25 AM
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Robert Schumann

Heidenlarm issue #4 on Schumann's first symphony, taken from "Classical for Metalheads" article:
A densely Romantic symphony, this work makes no attempt to hide its
passions which come on like a popular piece, but then interweave in
a complexity of changing texture of pattern. Quite many beautiful
and absurdly musically profound phrases here in varying lengths,
forms and rhythms, but the music develops its strength from the
ability to return to themes through either extremely selective
repetition or use of obliquely similar phrases. Additionally, this
makes unexceptional but precisely tasteful use of the orchestra, and
is probably one of the better pieces to introduce metalheads (or
anyone else who likes Romantic and epic music) to classical.
Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 1 (Mediafire)

Robert Schumann - Toccata in C Major / Blumenstück / Nachtstücke (Night Pieces) / 4 Fugues
Sviatoslav Richter, piano

Kinderszenen, Kreisleriana
Martha ARGERICH, piano
DG 1984

Robert Schumann - Konzertstück Op. 92
Introduction and Allegro Appassionato (Konzertstück) for Piano and Orchestra in G major, Op. 92
Rudolf SERKIN, piano
Philadelphia Orchestra
Eugene ORMANDY, cond.
Sony 1968

Robert Schumann - Symphonies Nos. 1 & 4
Staatskapelle Dresden
Wolfgang SAWALLISCH, cond.
EM 1988

Robert Schumann - Symphonies Nos. 2 & 3
Berliner Philharmoniker
James LEVINE, cond.
DG 1988