Sunday, February 04, 2007

Robert Schumann

Last night I attended a concert where David Zinman led the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a performance of Robert Schumann's Second Symphony. This is an uplifting work in the key of C major whose sunny brilliance belies the composer's emotional turmoil during the months immediately preceding its' completion. Schumann would complete two more symphonic masterworks, and this joins them in the pantheon of musical romanticism.

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