- Performer:Riccardo Chailly / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra
- Title:Schumann: The Complete Symphonies
- Date of release:2008
- Size FLAC version1250 megabytes
- Size MP3 version1413 megabytes
- Size WMA version1992 megabytes
- Formats:ADX MMF APE AC3 MIDI VOX
Schumann: The Complete Symphonies. Yet Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig have performed a valuable service in recording these much discussed but seldom played versions, and listeners who have been curious about the extent of Mahler's "tampering" may judge for themselves if he went too far. This double-disc package is strongly recommended for Mahler completists, but it is not essential listening for anyone else.
Scherzo & Trio - Lebhaft 9. Symphony N. in D minor, O. 20 - IV. Langsam - Lebhaft - Schneller - Presto. Personnel: Robert Schumann - Composer Arranged by Gustav Mahler Riccardo Chailly - Conductor Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra.
Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhaus Orchestra complete their cycle of Schumann s four symphonies, presented together in a specially-priced 2-CD set. The Gewandhaus Orchestra under it s Music Director Riccardo Chailly brings generations of authentic romantic style to performances of all four Schumann symphonies. These symphonies, recorded in the wonderful acoustic of the Gewandhaus itself, include the revisions made by the composer Gustav Mahler a lifelong supporter of Schumann and his symphonic writings.
Following his 2011 landmark Beethoven symphonic cycle, Riccardo Chailly and the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra return with new recordings of the complete Brahms symphonies as well as other orchestral works including overtures and the Haydn Variations. The collection also features world premieres of two orchestrated piano intermezzi, and the nine Liebeslieder waltzes, the original first performance version of the Andante from Symphony No. 1 and the even rarer revised opening of the Fourth Symphony.
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The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (Gewandhausorchester; also previously known in German as the Gewandhausorchester Leipzig) is a German symphony orchestra based in Leipzig, Germany. The orchestra is named after the concert hall in which it is based, the Gewandhaus ("Garment House"). In addition to its concert duties, the orchestra also performs frequently in the Thomaskirche and as the official opera orchestra of the Leipzig Opera.
The Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra (in German: Gewandhausorchester Leipzig or just Gewandhausorchester) is a famous German orchestra based in Leipzig, Germany. It is named after the concert hall in which it is based, the Gewandhaus (pronounce: Ge-VANT-house ). The word Gewandhaus means "Textiles Hall".
Riccardo Chailly's Beethoven cycle with the Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra, packed into five concerts spread across two weeks, is the musical highlight of the Barbican's autumn. The Gewandhaus is one of Europe's finest orchestras, while Chailly is one of a handful of living conductors who genuinely deserves to be called great. In the six years he has been in Leipzig, the centre of gravity of his programmes has shifted away from the late romantics back towards the early part of the 19th century. The current Beethoven project is his first complete cycle of the symphonies
Following their revelatory Beethoven cycle, Riccardo Chailly and the Gewandhausorchester present the complete Brahms symphonies, similarly full of fresh insight and renewal. This 3-CD set includes world-premiere recordings of two piano intermezzi (orch. Brahms appeared in Leipzig on a total of sixteen occasions as conductor and pianist, entrusting the Gewandhaus Orchestra with the first performance of four of his most important works - more than the orchestra of any other city, apart from Vienna. Brahms himself conducted the Leipzig premieres of the first, second and third symphonies, the Academic Festival Overture and the Tragic Overture, shortly after their respective world premieres, as well as performing the solo part at the first Leipzig performances of his two piano concertos.
CreditsJoanne Baines - Production Coordination
Eike Bohm - Engineer
Riccardo Chailly - Conductor, Primary Artist
Dennis Collins - Liner Note Translation
Andrew Cornall - Producer
Simon Eadon - Engineer, Tape Editor
Sasha Gusov - Photography
Thomas Haendel - Engineer
Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra - Orchestra, Primary Artist
David Matthews - Liner Notes
Gert Mothes - Photography
Niall O'Rourke - Product Manager
Christopher Pope - Executive Producer
Anne Schneider - Liner Note Translation
Michael Walters - Art Direction
Fabian Watkinson - Booklet Editor
Ian Watson - Tape Editor
Jenni Whiteside - Tape Editor
Track List - Disc 1
|Symphony No. 1 in B flat major ("Spring"), Op. 38|
|1||1. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace||Riccardo Chailly / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra||10:56|
|2||2. Larghetto -||Riccardo Chailly / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra||6:08|
|3||3. Scherzo: Molto vivace - Trio 1: Molto piu vivace - Tempo 1 - Trio 2: (Molto vivace) - Tempo 1 -||Riccardo Chailly / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra||5:12|
|4||4. Allegro animato e grazioso||Riccardo Chailly / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra||8:19|
|Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61|
|5||1. Sostenuto assai - Un poco più vivace - Allegro ma non troppo||Riccardo Chailly / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra||11:41|
|6||2. Scherzo, Trio 1, Trio 2 & Coda: Allegro vivace||Riccardo Chailly / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra||6:31|
|7||3. Adagio espressivo||Riccardo Chailly / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra||9:05|
|8||4. Allegro molto vivace||Riccardo Chailly / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra||7:34|
Track List - Disc 2
|Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ("Rhenish"), Op. 97|
|1||1. Lebhaft||Riccardo Chailly / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra||9:03|
|2||2. Scherzo: Sehr mäßig||Riccardo Chailly / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra||5:07|
|3||3. Nicht schnell||Riccardo Chailly / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra||4:25|
|4||4. Feierlich||Riccardo Chailly / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra||4:50|
|5||5. Lebhaft - Schneller||Riccardo Chailly / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra||5:40|
|Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120|
|6||1. Zeimlich langsam - Lebhaft -||Riccardo Chailly / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra||8:35|
|7||2. Romanze: Ziemlich langsam -||Riccardo Chailly / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra||4:03|
|8||3. Scherzo & Trio: Lebhaft -||Riccardo Chailly / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra||5:21|
|9||4. Langsam - Lebhaft - Schneller - Presto||Riccardo Chailly / Leipzig Gewandhaus Orchestra||7:31|