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Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 / Antwerp SO; Philippe Herreweghe

Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3 / Antwerp SO; Philippe Herreweghe

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The Antwerp Symphony Orchestra and Philippe Herreweghe have enjoyed a close relationship since 1997, and the Ghent conductor regularly conducts and records with the Flanders orchestra. After the Second and Fourth Symphonies (LPH032), they are continuing their exploration of Schumann's symphonies: "The symphony has given me many hours of joy. I often give thanks to the beneficent spirit that enabled me to complete such an important work so easily and in such a short time" says the tormented composer. He wrote his first symphony, "Spring", in just four days and orchestrated it in three weeks. The third, known as the "Rhenish", was inspired by a day Schumann spent with his wife Clara in the Rhineland.
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Product Description:


  • Release Date: December 01, 2023


  • UPC: 5400439000407


  • Catalog Number: LPH040


  • Label: PHI


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: Romantic


  • Composer: Robert Schumann


  • Conductor: Philippe Herreweghe


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Antwerp Symphony Orchestra


  • Performer: Philippe Herreweghe