Yannick Nézet-Séguin Offers A Fresh Take On Schumann’s Music For New Album, SCHUMANN
SYMPHONIES NOS. 1-4
AVAILABLE APRIL 29, 2014 ON DEUTSCHE GRAMMOPHON
“Smaller forces than usual, but the outcome is brilliant detail: Nézet-Séguin proves why he is one of the most exciting of a remarkably rich generation of young conductors.”
– Gramophone Editor’s Choice, May 2014
Canadian Maestro Yannick Nézet-Séguin is set to release Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4, his first recording of a complete symphony cycle for Deutsche Grammophon on April 29, 2014. Captured live at acclaimed concerts in Paris, Nézet-Séguin conducts one of the world’s preeminent chamber orchestras, the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.
For this recording, Nézet-Séguin takes a new approach on familiar music while challenging the conventional view on Schumann’s symphonies. “He’s one of those composers whose personality is completely expressed in their music…those fluctuations between the melancholy and something very inward-looking are combined with a manic kind of energy that wants to conquer the world. That’s what is so special about Schumann,” states Nézet-Séguin.
This new cycle includes the second, revised version of Schumann’s second symphony, published as his Symphony No. 4. For an exclusive behind-the-scenes look into the making of Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1-4, please click here for Yannick Nézet-Séguin’s Video Blog. The videos will also be on DG’s Youtube channel.
Symphony No.1 in B Flat, Op.38 – “Spring”
01: Andante un poco maestoso – Allegro molto vivace
03: Scherzo (Molto vivace)
04: Allegro animato e grazioso
Symphony No.4 in D Minor, Op.120
01: Ziemlich langsam – Lebhaft
02: Romanze (Ziemlich langsam)
Symphony No.2 in C, Op.61
01: Sostenuto assai – Un poco più vivace – Allegro ma non troppo – Con fuoco
02: Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
03: Adagio espressivo
04: Allegro molto vivace
Symphony No.3 in E Flat, Op.97 – “Rhenish”
02: Scherzo (Sehr mäßig)
03: Nicht Schnell