Schumann: The Complete Symphonies Münchner Philharmoniker & Pablo Heras-Casado
- Robert Schumann (1810 - 1856): Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38 "Spring":
- 1Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38 "Spring": I. Andante un poco maestoso - Allegro molto vivace10:46
- 2Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38 "Spring": II. Larghetto06:13
- 3Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38 "Spring": III. Scherzo. Molto vivace05:36
- 4Schumann: Symphony No. 1 in B-Flat Major, Op. 38 "Spring": IV. Allegro animato e grazioso08:42
- Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61:
- 5Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: I. Sostenuto assai - Un poco più vivace - Allegro ma non troppo - Con fuoco12:18
- 6Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: II. Scherzo. Allegro vivace06:41
- 7Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: III. Adagio espressivo09:40
- 8Schumann: Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61: IV. Allegro molto vivace07:46
- Symphonie No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97:
- 9Schumann: Symphonie No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97: I. Lebhaft09:06
- 10Schumann: Symphonie No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97: II. Scherzo. Sehr mäßig05:52
- 11Schumann: Symphonie No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97: III. Nicht schnell05:00
- 12Schumann: Symphonie No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97: IV. Feierlich05:10
- 13Schumann: Symphonie No. 3 in E-Flat Major, Op. 97: V. Lebhaft05:45
- Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120 (1851 Version):
- 14Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120 (1851 Version): I. Ziemlich langsam - Lebhaft10:32
- 15Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120 (1851 Version): II. Romanze. Ziemlich langsam04:02
- 16Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120 (1851 Version): III. Scherzo. Lebhaft04:46
- 17Schumann: Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120 (1851 Version): IV. Langsam - Lebhaft09:30
Info for Schumann: The Complete Symphonies
Four symphonies were enough for Robert Schumann to leave his mark. Without allowing himself to be overawed by Beethoven’s shadow, he succeeded from the outset in coining a highly personal idiom, with an astonishing combination of formal rigour and freedom of inspiration. Pablo Heras-Casado and the Münchner Philharmoniker offer their interpretation of this corpus, more mysterious than it appears, which tells of its composer’s passionate and tormented soul.
Pablo Heras-Casado, conductor
enjoys an unusually varied conducting career, encompassing the great symphonic and operatic repertoire, historically-informed performance and cutting-edge contemporary scores. In 2011 he was announced Principal Conductor of the Orchestra of St. Luke's in New York, beginning a four-year term including an annual concert season at Carnegie Hall.
In 2013/14 Heras-Casado debuts with the New York Philharmonic, Philadelphia Orchestra, London Symphony Orchestra, Philharmonia Orchestra and Gewandhaus Orchester Leipzig – as well as at the Metropolitan Opera, where he conducts Verdi's Rigoletto. He returns to Carnegie Hall and the Caramoor Festival with the Orchestra of St. Luke's, and conducts Beethoven's Symphony No.9 at the New Year's concerts of Staatskapelle Berlin. Other highlights include return performances with the San Francisco Symphony, Münchner Philharmoniker, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra, Rotterdam Philharmonic Orchestra and Ensemble intercontemporain. He also tours with Freiburger Barockorchester and guest conducts a series of concert and opera performances at the Mariinsky Theatre.
Past seasons have seen the Spanish conductor make important appearances with orchestras such as the Berliner Philharmoniker, Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks, Los Angeles Philharmonic, Boston and Chicago symphony orchestras, and the Cleveland Orchestra. He was also re-invited by Mahler Chamber Orchestra, Tonhalle-Orchester Zürich, Orchestra dell'Accademia Nazionale di Santa Cecilia, Spanish National Orchestra and Teatro Real, Madrid. In 2012/13 he appeared for the first time at Deutsche Oper Berlin and Oper Frankfurt, while 2012 marked his debut at the Salzburger Festspiele.
In September 2013 Harmonia Mundi releases Heras-Casado's recording of Schubert's Symphonies Nos.3 & 4 with Freiburger Barockorchester. A second album, featuring Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks in Mendelssohn's Symphony No.2, "Lobgesang", follows in March 2014. Meanwhile Deutsche Grammophon's Archiv Produktion – which recently welcomed Heras-Casado as an "Archiv Ambassador" – has announced an album celebrating legendary castrato singer Farinelli. Autumn 2013 also sees the release of a disc on Sony featuring Placido Domingo in baritone arias by Giuseppe Verdi with the Orquestra de la Comunitat Valenciana conducted by Heras-Casado.
Recognized also for his work with contemporary music, Heras-Casado is a laureate of the 2007 Lucerne Festival conductors' forum. In Summer 2013, he returns for the third time to co-direct the festival's Academy at the personal invitation of Pierre Boulez.
Heras-Casado is the holder of the Medalla de Honor of the Rodriguez Acosta Foundation, and in February 2012 was awarded with the Golden Medal of Merit by the Council of Granada, his hometown, of which he is also an Honorary Ambassador. His 2011 DVD recording of Kurt Weill's "Rise and Fall of the City of Mahagonny" from Teatro Real received the Diapason d'Or.