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  Schumann: Symphony Nos. 2, 4, Weber: Oberon Overture - Szell
  Schumann: Symphony Nos. 2, 4, Weber: Oberon Overture

Cleveland Orchestra
George Szell (conductor)
Track listing:
  Classical - Orchestral
  Single Layer
Recording type:
Recording info:
  SIGC-4 in Japan.

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Reviews: 2

Review by flathead March 25, 2005 (3 of 6 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
Bought both this and Symphonies 1 and 3. What I like most about both Symphonies is the emotional content of the music. While the SACD recording allows you to hear detail, the whole of the music is what moves me. I am no expert, but is seems that Szell really captures the intent of Schumann. Weber's Overture to Oberon is also great! Since this is new music for me, I will just say that I like it a alot.

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Review by madisonears January 9, 2008 (2 of 2 found this review helpful)
Performance:   Sonics:
Once again Szell and the Cleveland work their magic, and the result is spirited and emotionally involving Schumann. I have just a small nit to pick with the performance of the Second Symphony's adagio, one of the most beautiful in the entire symphonic repertoire: I have heard it played slightly slower, which adds even more pathos to the already heart rending music. This is strictly a matter of personal taste; this performance has plenty going for it. The sound, however, is characteristic of older CBS recordings, and the upper strings sound somewhat harsh and lack air. This recording doesn't even come close to modern capabilities, but, if you can live with this slight sonic defect, the music itself is thoroughly rewarding.

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Works: 3  

Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 2 in C major, Op. 61
Robert Schumann - Symphony No. 4 in D minor, Op. 120
Carl Maria von Weber - Oberon, J. 306