Heinz Holliger - Schumann: Complete Symphonic Works, Vol. VI (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 75:56 minutes | 750 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet
Concluding audite's Schumann edition, this CD combines the first symphony with the late overtures, whose compactness displays the composer's symphonic mastery. The overtures, all written after 1847, represent an essential complement to the symphonies: seen in relation to the symphonies, they take a similar position as do the Konzertstücke relative to the concertos. Schumann conceived them partly as preludes to operas, oratorios or incidental works, partly as independent pieces. On the one hand, they were intended to provide ""an image of the whole""; on the other, their purpose was to introduce, leading into the drama.