The Complete Schumann Symphonies

The Grammy Award-winning team of Michael Tilson Thomas and the San Francisco Symphony releases a premium edition two-disc recording of the complete symphonies of Robert Schumann, one of the most evocative composers of the Romantic era. Michael Tilson Thomas’ nuanced approach accentuates the tender, simple, and vulnerable side of Schumann’s symphonies, which MTT calls a “preserve for endangered emotions.” Recorded live, these performances were hailed by the San Francisco Chronicle as “taut, keenly shaped and marked by a richly dramatic sensibility.” Produced by the Symphony’s in-house record label SFS Media in the highest quality audio.

MTT on performing Schumann:

 

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Schumann album cover

San Francisco Symphony
Michael Tilson Thomas

Symphony No. 1
in B-flat major, Opus 38, Spring
Symphony No. 2
in C major, Opus 61
Symphony No. 3
in E-flat major, Opus 97, Rhenish
Symphony No. 4
in D minor, Opus 120

Total Playing Time: 02:22:13

Excerpts:

Symphony No. 1

Symphony No. 2

Symphony No. 3

Symphony No. 4