Shopping Cart
Your Cart is Empty
Quantity:
Subtotal
Taxes
Shipping
Total
There was an error with PayPalClick here to try again
CelebrateThank you for your business!You should be receiving an order confirmation from Paypal shortly.Exit Shopping Cart

David Royko Psy.D


Daniel Barenboim's Staatskapelle Berlin Schumann Symphonies


June 16, 2006


I'd read a glowing review somewhere (no recollection where) about Barenboim's Staatskapelle Berlin Teldec Schumann symphonies set when they first came out, but not being in the market for additional Schumann symphony sets, I didn't buy them. I do remember liking his CSO set on DG LPs, but it's been many years since I listened to those. But then I joined yourmusic.com and saw this set for $11.98 and thought, "Ah, what the heck."


Glad I did. This set sums up for me Barenboim at his best (I find him maddeningly uneven). Voluptuous but driving, a maybe self-conscious attention to detail that (in this case) works for me, glorious sound from the orchestra, and romantic, romantic, romantic! I can't imagine a better tonic for those of us tired of the HIP, lean and mean objectivity of (for example) someone like Norrington that has been applied to Schumann in recent years.


I don't think I have heard a set of these works that I like more. Great stuff.


Dave Royko

0