Schumann · Zimmermann / Uchida · Rattle
Sir Simon Rattle
Concert Piece for four horns in F major (00:21:14)
Stefan Dohr Horn, Radek Baborák Horn, Stefan de Leval Jezierski Horn, Sarah Willis Horn
Piano Concerto in A minor (00:34:32)
Mitsuko Uchida Piano
Bernd Alois Zimmermann
Symphony in one movement (2nd Version from 1953) (00:17:04)
Symphony No. 4 in D minor (1st version from 1841) (00:28:45)
Mitsuko Uchida in conversation with Sarah Willis (00:17:00)
An early symphonic work in a revised edition and – not being too strict chronologically – a composer’s last symphony in its primordial form: the combination of works by Robert Schumann and Bernd Alois Zimmermann promises an exceptional concert experience. Schumann composed his Symphony in D minor – which he later presented as his Fourth – in 1841, just after his First. Ten years later he subjected the work to a new orchestration, which overcast many of the original’s musical intricacies. Hence not only Johannes Brahms preferred the early version of Schumann’s Fourth. Enjoy this rarely performed first edition of the work in an exciting contrast with Zimmermann’s Symphony in one movement, first composed in 1951 and reworked two years later. The programme is rounded off with two concertante pieces by Schumann: the beautiful Piano Concerto, which wavers between being a concert, a symphony and a fantasy, and the Konzertstück for four horns and orchestra from the year 1849 – pure romance!
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