Schumann: Symphonies Christian Thielemann

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Label: Sony Classical

Genre: Classical

Subgenre: Orchestral

Artist: Christian Thielemann

Composer: Robert Schumann (1810-1856)

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  • Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38, "Spring":
  • 1Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38, "Spring": I. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace12:21
  • 2Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38, "Spring": II. Larghetto06:29
  • 3Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38, "Spring": III. Scherzo. Molto vivace06:10
  • 4Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38, "Spring": IV. Allegro animato e grazioso09:23
  • Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61:
  • 5Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: I. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non troppo12:49
  • 6Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: II. Scherzo. Allegro vivace08:00
  • 7Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: III. Adagio espressivo10:29
  • 8Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: IV. Allegro molto vivace09:02
  • Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97, "Rhenish":
  • 9Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97, "Rhenish": I. Lebhaft10:03
  • 10Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97, "Rhenish": II. Scherzo. Sehr mäßig07:06
  • 11Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97, "Rhenish": III. Nicht schnell05:33
  • 12Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97, "Rhenish": IV. Feierlich05:01
  • 13Symphony No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97, "Rhenish": V. Lebhaft06:17
  • Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120:
  • 14Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120: I. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft11:24
  • 15Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120: II. Romanze. Ziemlich langsam04:15
  • 16Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120: III. Scherzo. Lebhaft06:10
  • 17Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120: IV. Langsam - Lebhaft10:00
  • Total Runtime02:20:32

Info for Schumann: Symphonies

To celebrate the 60th birthday of the international renowned conductor, Christian Thielemann, Sony Classical is pleased to release this stunning new recording of Schumann’s complete symphonies performed by the world class Staatskapelle Dresden under the baton of Thielemann. This breathtaking release comes after the success of the critically acclaimed New Year’s concert which was conducted by Thielemann. An expert of romantic German repertoire, Thielemann‘s brilliant interpretation of Schumann’s Symphonies is performed wonderfully by the Staatskapelle Dresden. Robert Schumann (1810-1856) is considered one of the greatest composers of the Romantic era. His four symphonies are considered masterpieces amongst German romantic symphonic works.

Staatskapelle Dresden
Christian Thielemann, conductor

Christian Thielemann
was born in Berlin in 1959 and began what Karajan called the classical conductor’s “hard but indispensable slog” through numerous small theatres at an early age. After 20 years of operatic experience, Thielemann, who also has been guest conductor-in-chief at the Teatro Comunale of Bologna, started concentrating on a few selected orchestras and opera houses such as Covent Garden in London, the Metropolitan in New York and the Vienna State Opera. From 1997–2004 he was music director of the Deutsche Oper, Berlin, and in 2004 he was appointed music director of the Münchner Philharmoniker. Thielemann received Germany’s Bundesverdienstkreuz in 2003.

Dresden Staatskapelle
On 22nd September 2008 the Staatskapelle Dresden celebrated its 460th jubilee. Founded by Prince Elector Moritz von Sachsen in 1548, it is one of the oldest orchestras in the world and steeped in tradition. Over its long history, many distinguished conductors and internationally celebrated instrumentalists have left their mark on this one-time court

Previous directors include Heinrich Schütz, Johann Adolf Hasse, Carl Maria von Weber and Richard Wagner, who called the ensemble his »miraculous harp«. The list of prominent conductors of the last 100 years includes Ernst von Schuch, Fritz Reiner, Fritz Busch, Karl Böhm, Joseph Keilberth, Rudolf Kempe, Otmar Suitner, Kurt Sanderling, Herbert Blomstedt and Giuseppe Sinopoli. The orchestra was directed by Bernard Haitink from 2002-2004 and most recently by Fabio Luisi from 2007-2010. Principal Conductor since the 2012 / 2013 season has been Christian Thielemann. In May 2016 the former Principal Conductor Herbert Blomstedt received the title Conductor Laureate. This title has only been awarded to Sir Colin Davis before, who held it from 1990 until his death in April 2013. Myung-Whun Chung has been Principal Guest Conductor since the 2012 / 2013 season.

Richard Strauss and the Staatskapelle were closely linked for more than sixty years. Nine of the composer’s operas were premiered in Dresden, including »Salome«, »Elektra« and »Der Rosenkavalier«, while Strauss’s »Alpine Symphony« was dedicated to the orchestra. Countless other famous composers have written works either dedicated to the orchestra or first performed in Dresden. In 2007 the Staatskapelle reaffirmed this tradition by introducing the annual position of »Capell- Compositeur«. Following on from Hans Werner Henze and Wolfgang Rihm, Sofia Gubaidulina will hold the title for the 2014/2015 season.

The Staatskapelle’s home is the Semperoper, where it performs around 260 operas and ballets each season. In addition the ensemble presents another 50 symphonic and chamber concerts in the opera house, as well as playing at various musical events in Dresden’s Frauenkirche. As one of the world’s most celebrated and popular symphony orchestras, the Staatskapelle regularly travels abroad to the world’s leading classical venues.

From 2013 the Staatskapelle Dresden is the resident orchestra of the Salzburg Easter Festival, whose Artistic Director is none other than Christian Thielemann. The Staatskapelle also does valuable work to support the local region: Since October 2008 it has been the patron orchestra of Meetingpoint Music Messiaen in the double city of Görlitz- Zgorzelec. And in September 2010 the orchestra helped found the International Shostakovich Festival in Gohrisch (Saxon Switzerland), which is the only such annual event dedicated to the music and life of Dmitri Shostakovich.

At a ceremony in Brussels in 2007 the Staatskapelle became the first – and so far only – orchestra to be awarded the »European Prize for the Preservation of the World’s Musical Heritage«.

Volkswagen´s Transparent Factory has been a Partner of the Staatskapelle Dresden since 2008.

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