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Schumann: Symphonies Nos 1 & 3 - London Symphony Orchestra; John Eliot Gardiner (conductor)
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  1. Symphony No. 1 in B flat major ("Spring"), Op. 38
  2. Manfred, overture & incidental music, Op. 115: Overture
  3. Symphony No. 3 in E flat major ("Rhenish"), Op. 97
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Sir John Eliot Gardiner has recorded Schumann's symphonies before, with his period-instrument group, the Orchestre Révolutionnaire et Romantique. It's nevertheless good to have this modern-instrument reading, and not because Gardiner rethinks his approach. For the most part, he doesn't, although he does tweak the tempos, sometimes substantially: the slow movement of the Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, Op. 38, is sped up a good deal and turns into a sort of parade of colors. Rather, the appeal is that Gardiner, here and on ...

Schumann: Symphonies Nos 1 & 3 2020, LSO Live

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