Monday, August 19, 2013

Schumann: Symphony No. 2; Manfred, Genoveva Overtures

"Better late than never. Strangely for someone who loves Beethoven and Schubert, Claudio Abbado has never recorded Schumann's symphonies. But now, to celebrate his 80th birthday, Abbado gives us the Second in a sparkling account with the young forces of his Orchestra Mozart. As far as one can tell, they are not using period instruments, but the timbres are transparent and Abbado's scrupulous attention to detail bears fruit in a dancing scherzo with thrilling final bars" (Nicholas Kenyon, "Review," Guardian, 7/6/13).

View catalog record here!


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