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SCHUMANN, G.: Symphony in B minor / Serenade (Munich Radio Orchestra, Gedschold)

Composer(s):Schumann, Georg
Artist(s) Gedschold, Christoph, Conductor • Munich Radio Orchestra
Period(s) 20th Century
Genre Classical Music
Category Chamber MusicOrchestral
Catalogue 777464-2
Label CPO
Quality   320kbps
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Review By David Hurwitz,,October 2012

A youthful work, dating from 1887, the style is conservative, but spirited, lively, and unassumingly attractive.

…we can enjoy the Serenade, which dates from about the same period (1902). There’s a…generosity of spirit, a curious mixture of innocence and sensuality, and most important of all, a real sense of humor in the whirlwind finale. The performances here by Christoph Gedschold and the Munich Radio Orchestra are very polished. The symphony is well paced, and its 40-plus minutes pass by without any dead spots, where in the Serenade the players clearly relish Schumann’s keen sense of instrumental color. CPO’s sonics are typically fine. A nice disc… © 2012


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