18 Songs, 2 Hours 26 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Michael Tilson Thomas and his fine San Francisco ensemble offer highly musical and clearly long-pondered big-band interpretations of Schumann’s complete symphonies. The slow movements seem to draw a special magic from these players, but the rhythmic precision and magnificent solo work—particularly from the winds—give the faster movements real lift and sparkle. Among a series of very fine recordings, the Spring Symphony (no. 1) in particular is a lovely performance that can’t fail to delight.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Michael Tilson Thomas and his fine San Francisco ensemble offer highly musical and clearly long-pondered big-band interpretations of Schumann’s complete symphonies. The slow movements seem to draw a special magic from these players, but the rhythmic precision and magnificent solo work—particularly from the winds—give the faster movements real lift and sparkle. Among a series of very fine recordings, the Spring Symphony (no. 1) in particular is a lovely performance that can’t fail to delight.

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