Sawallisch: Schumann - Complete Symphonies (2 CD, APE)
Sawallisch: Schumann – Complete Symphonies (2 CD, APE)

Composer: Robert Schumann
Orchestra: Staatskapelle Dresden
Conductor: Wolfgang Sawallisch
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 2
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: EMI Classics
Size: 763 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: cover

CD 1
Symphonie No.1 in B-flat major, op.38 “Spring”
1. Andante un po
2. Larghetto
3. Scherzo (Molto vivace)
4. Allegro animato e grazioso
Symphonie No.4 in D minor, op.120
5. Ziemlich langsam-Lebhaft
6. Romanze (Ziemlich langsam)
7. Scherzo (Lebhaft) & Trio
8. Langsam-Lebhaft-Schneller-Presto
Ouverture, Scherzo and Finale op.52
9. Ouverture (Andante con moto-Allegro)
10. Scherzo (Vivo)-Trio
11. Finale (Allegro molto vivace)

CD 2
Symphonie No.2 in C major, op.61
1. Sostenuto assai-Allegro ma
2. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
3. Adagio espressivo
4. Allegro molto vivace
Symphonie No.3 in E-flat major, op.97
5. Lebhaft
6. Scherzo (Sehr massig)
7. Nicht schnell
8. Feierlich
9. Lebhaft

Interesting, and so cheap!

In response to the reviewer below, yes, some of the recordings do not have the best sound quality. But that’s not what this is about, it’s about great recordings of the century.

There are two discs, each with about 18 tracks, averaging about 4 minutes each, of excerpts and individual movements of the some of the most famous of the 150 “GROCs.”

In the booklet it has a few interesting (sometimes not that interesting) facts about each of the 150 performances.

If you don’t mind excerpts of pieces or isolated movements, this would be a worthwhile purchase, especially for the bizarrely reasonable price.


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