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Robert Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2

Czech Philharmonic Orchestra, Lawrence Foster

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Symphony No. 1 in B Flat Major, Op. 38 "Spring"  
I. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace
Robert Schumann; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
II. Larghetto
Robert Schumann; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
III. Scherzo. Molto vivace
Robert Schumann; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
IV. Allegro animato e grazioso
Robert Schumann; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61  
I. Sostenuto assai - Allegro ma non Troppo
Robert Schumann; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
II. Scherzo
Robert Schumann; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
III. Adagio espressivo
Robert Schumann; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
IV. Allegro molto vivace
Robert Schumann; Czech Philharmonic Orchestra; Lawrence Foster
Digital Booklet
Total Playing Time    70:37
"... the glowing sophistication of these notable readings carries its own special kind of authority."
- International Record Review

This is the first of two volumes in the complete series of Schumann's symphonies from Lawrence Foster and the Czech Philharmonic Orchestra. Recorded live in Prague in October 2007 and released in early 2008, the album showcases the Symphony No. 1 "Spring", inspired by Schubert and Mendelssohn, as well as the
Symphony No. 2 which displays a relationship to pre-Beethoven symphonies.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM, 2.8224 MHz DSD – PentaTone Studio Masters

Recorded live at the Dvořák Hall of the Rudolfinum, Prague, October 2007
Executive producers: Lawrence Foster and Job Maarse
Recording producer: Job Maarse
Balance engineer: Jean-Marie Geijsen
Recording engineer : Matthijs Ruijter
Editing : Matthijs Ruijter
Recording facility: Polyhymnia International BV
Microphones: Neumann KM 130, DPA 4006 and DPA 4011 with Polyhymnia microphone buffer electronics
Microphone preamps: custom built by Polyhymnia International BV and outputs directly connected to Meitner DSD AD converter
DSD recording, editing and mixing: Pyramix Virtual Studio by Merging Technologies
Monitored on B&W Nautilus loudspeakers
Microphone, interconnect and loudspeaker cables by van den Hul

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