“The charm of Schumann’s symphonies lies in their never long repressed lyricism.” – Grove’s Dictionary
Although Schumann composed only four complete symphonies, the originality and lyrical qualities of his symphonic works have made them staples of the orchestral repertoire. This volume contains the complete, authoritative Breitkopf & Härtel editions – edited by Clara Schumann – of all of Schumann’s symphonies in full score: Symphony No. 1 in B-flat Major, Op. 38 (“Spring”); Symphony No. 2 in C Major, Op. 61; Symphony No. 3 in E-flat Major, Op. 97 (“Rhenish”); and Symphony No. 4 in D Minor, Op. 120.