13/02/2009

Berliner Philharmoniker
Sir Simon Rattle

Mitsuko Uchida

  • Robert Schumann
    Concert Piece for four horns and large orchestra in F major, op. 86 (00:21:14)

    Stefan Dohr Horn, Radek Baborák Horn, Stefan de Leval Jezierski Horn, Sarah Willis Horn

  • Robert Schumann
    Concerto for Piano and Orchestra in A minor, op. 54 (00:34:32)

    Mitsuko Uchida Piano

  • Bernd Alois Zimmermann
    Symphony in one movement (second version from 1953) (00:17:04)

  • Robert Schumann
    Symphony No. 4 in D minor, op. 120 (first version from 1841) (00:28:45)

  • free

    Interview
    Mitsuko Uchida conversa con 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!

EMISir Simon Rattle appears by kind permission of EMI Classics.

 

DeccaMitsuko Uchida appears by kind permission of Decca.

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