Is this another requiem…or a birth?
Impressive performance, in my opinion. Wish I could be in Paris 21 May. 🙂
Varies from my usual blog fare. Mary Lou Williams was a great jazz artist.
It’s his birthday today. It is very difficult to find recordings of many of his works.
David Zinman conducts Tonhalle Zurich.
I have an affinity with Schumann. I have listened to this symphony every spring for many years. I see buds and new blades of grass, feel light breezes…all within the context a dramatic awakening. I can’t say it will be the same for everyone and it may partially consist of resonances in my own mind and knowledge of Schumann’s love of romantic and descriptive nature writing, but my recommendation is to close your eyes and listen very closely.
Supposedly, Schumann wrote this in three days in early 1841, but I don’t know.
It was Tchaikovsky’s birthday yesterday. He shares it with Brahms and me.