Schumann Sinfonía n.º 4

The Symphony no. 4 in Dm, Op. 120 by Schumann was completed in 1841 (first version). Schumann heavily revised the symphony in 1851, and it was this version that reached publication. Schumann's popular appeal as one of the masters of mid-nineteenth century piano music has been injurious to his reputation in other genres. His string quartets are frequently ignored by both public and performers due to the oft-stated but ill-informed charge that they are little better than inflated piano transcriptions, and his four mature symphonies have suffered even longer and more painful periods of neglect for similar reasons. It has become fashionable to claim that, even in those passages where Schumann's ideas are more purely orchestral in conception, he lacked enough skill at instrumentation to realize those ideas as well as a better orchestrator might have. Consequently, many conductors have taken it upon themselves to "improve" Schumann's scoring, with results that vary from the extremely effective to the indefensible, and there has hardly been a twentieth century performance or recording entirely free of such alterations.



Symphony no. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 - I. Lento assai - vivace
Symphony no. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 - II. Lento assai
Symphony no. 4 in D minor, Op. 120 - III. Scherzo IV. Lento - vivace



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