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Abbado turns to Schumann

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Robert Schumann: Symphony #2 in C Major, Op. 61; Overture “Manfred”, Op. 115; Overture “Genoveva”, Op. 81
Orchestra Mozart/Claudio Abbado
Deutsche Grammophon 4791061 DDD 59m

Schumann

Claudio Abbado plays Schumann

In the autumn of his career Claudio Abbado turns to Robert Schumann’s Second Symphony. Interestingly, this is a first for the 80-year old Italian maestro in spite of his profuse recorded legacy. Although he focused on Schumann repeatedly (the Piano and Cello Concerto, as well as lesser-known pages like the Scenes from Goethe’s Faust and the complete incidental music to Manfred), until now he never committed any of the Symphonies to disc.
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