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  • Composer: Robert Schumann
  • Audio CD (10 May 2010)
  • Number of Discs: 35
  • Format: Limited Edition, Box set
  • Label: Decca (UMO)
  • ASIN: B00386FG0M
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 404,309 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Released to commemmorate the 200th anniversary of his birth, this mammoth 35 disc box set offers a comprehensive picture of Robert Schumann, covering all aspects of the great Romantic’s output.

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By Roochak on 22 May 2010
Format: Audio CD
Apart from a zillion recordings of the Fantasy in C and the Piano Concerto, it isn't easy to find most of Schumann's music on disc, especially the vocal works. This DG/Decca/Philips Schumann bicentennial box collects most of it (with the notable exceptions of the opera "Genoveva" and the 1853 revision of the Third Piano Sonata) on 35 discs, at a bargain price -- one stop shopping for a slew of concert and studio rarities, recorded between the mid 'sixties and the early 2000s.

It's great to have all this music in one box, but the discs themselves are jammed together between two cardboard "bookends," making it necessary to pull out all or most of them in order to find a particular disc. A slim booklet gives track listings, performers, and recording dates for all the music, but as usual with big reissue boxes nowadays, no song texts or notes on the music are provided. (I'd hoped that the texts would be available as DG downloads, but no such luck.)

Have I listened to all 35 discs in this collection? No. What I can provide, though, is a complete rundown of what you'll be hearing if you invest in it:

DISCS 1-5: ORCHESTRAL WORKS

CD1
75:04
Symphony in G minor, "Zwickau" (unfinished)
Symphony no.1 in B flat, op.38 "Spring"
Overture, Scherzo & Finale, op.52
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardner (recorded 1997)

Genoveva overture, op.81
Berlin Philharmonic, Rafael Kubelik

CD2
69:32
Symphony no.4 in D minor, op.120 (original version, 1841)
Symphony no.2 in C, op.61
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardner (1997)

Julius Caesar overture, op.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Murray Low on 15 Nov. 2014
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I think this is very very good, although currently it isn't looking like much of a bargain as Universal seem to have withdrawn it. Schumann is very fashionable now but there is still a lots of his music that many listeners, myself included, haven't heard or don't know too well.
Some things here are just about the best, or at least it's hard to argue with the choices. Using Gardiner for the symphonies was an excellent in, these are really gripping performances on period instruments. The Konzertstück for 4 horns is really amazing. I don't think all the overtures are here. Licensed version of the whole of the Manfred incidental music, Gardiner's excellent Paradies und die Peri with Christoph Pregardien, the excellent Britten recording of the scenes from Faust. The songs are especially welcome as Fischer-Dieskau's set has been in circulation for years but here this is reunited with repertoire sung by Edith Mathis and others and is finally more comprehensive.
Perhaps the set is a little weaker in the piano and chamber departments. Ashkenazy's piano concerto is rather good, but I think there are better performances in the universal catalogue. There's a lot of Pollini, which is generally good, but it's a pity Kempff couldn't have been used a bit more for some of the work contributed by Ashkenazy et al, as his set, while not exactly virtuosic in an obvious way, is really rather special. I have a feeling the piano discs could be a little more comprehensive, for example, theres only a partial performance of Waldszenen from (I think from memory) Tamas Vasary, but DG have a complete recording by Richter, no less, albeit in mono. They also have Uchida, Argerich, Lupu and others in their catalogue so this is a little disappointing.
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112 of 114 people found the following review helpful
DG's Schumann Bicentennial Box 25 May 2010
By Roochak - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Apart from a zillion recordings of the Fantasy in C and the Piano Concerto, it isn't easy to find most of Schumann's music on disc, especially the vocal works. This DG/Decca/Philips Schumann bicentennial box collects most of it (with the notable exceptions of the opera "Genoveva" and the 1853 revision of the Third Piano Sonata) on 35 discs, at a bargain price -- one stop shopping for a slew of concert and studio rarities, recorded between the mid 'sixties and the early 2000s.

It's great to have all this music in one box, but the discs themselves are jammed together between two cardboard "bookends," making it necessary to pull out all or most of them in order to find a particular disc. A slim booklet gives complete track listings, performers, and recording dates, but as usual with big reissue boxes nowadays, no song texts or notes on the music are provided. (I'd hoped to find the texts as DG downloads, but no such luck.)

Have I listened to all 35 discs in this collection? No. What I can provide, though, is a complete rundown of what you'll be hearing if you invest in it:

DISCS 1-5: ORCHESTRAL WORKS

CD1
75:04
Symphony in G minor, "Zwickau" (unfinished)
Symphony no.1 in B flat, op.38 "Spring"
Overture, Scherzo & Finale, op.52
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardner (recorded 1997)

Genoveva overture, op.81
Berlin Philharmonic, Rafael Kubelik

CD2
69:32
Symphony no.4 in D minor, op.120 (original version, 1841)
Symphony no.2 in C, op.61
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardner (1997)

Julius Caesar overture, op.128
Vienna Philharmonic, Georg Solti

CD3
75:19
Konzertstuck in F for 4 horns & orchestra, op.86
Symphony no.3 in E flat, op.97 "Rhenish"
Symphony no.4 in D minor, op.120 (revised version, 1851)
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardner (1997)

CD4
63:57
Piano Concerto in A minor, op.54
Introduction & Allegro appassionato, op.92
Concert Allegro with introduction, op.134
Vladimir Ashkenazy, London Symphony Orchestra, Uri Segal (recorded 1977)

CD5
67:08
Violin Concerto in D minor
Henryk Szeryng, London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (recorded 1964)

Cello Concerto in A minor, op.129
Lynn Harrell, Cleveland Orchestra, Neville Marriner (recorded 1981)

Fantasy for violin & orchestra in C, op.131
Anne-Sophie Mutter, New York Philharmonic, Kurt Masur

DISCS 6-10: CHORAL MUSIC

CD6
47:49
Requiem for Mignon, op.98b
Nachtlied "Quellende, schwellende Nacht", op.108
Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardner

Das Paradies und die Peri, part one
Bernarda Fink, Barbara Bonney, Christoph Pregardien, Gerald Finley, etc., Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardner (recorded 1997)

CD7
69:40
Das Paradies und die Peri, parts two & three
Bernarda Fink, Barbara Bonney, Christoph Pregardien, Gerald Finley, etc., Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardner (recorded 1997)

CD8
72:44
Scenes from Goethe's "Faust", parts one & two
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elizabeth Harwood, John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, etc., Aldeburgh Festival Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten (recorded 1972)

CD9
44:59
Scenes from Goethe's "Faust", part three
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elizabeth Harwood, John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, etc., Aldeburgh Festival Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten (recorded 1972)

CD10
64:00
Manfred - incidental music, op.115
Gudrun Sieber, Gabriele Schreckenbach, Alejandro Ramirez, Harald Stamm, Klausjurgen Wussow, RIAS Kammerchor, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Gerd Albrecht (recorded 1984)

DISCS 11-19: LIEDER (recorded 1974-1982)

CD11
68:17
Liederkreis, op.24; Myrthen, op.25
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Edith Mathis, Christoph Eschenbach

CD12
68:15
Lieder und Gesange, op.27; 3 Gedichte, op.30; 3 Gesange, op.31; 12 Kerner-Lieder, op.35
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Edith Mathis, Christoph Eschenbach

CD13
66:20
6 Gedichte, op.36; 12 Gedichte aus Ruckerts "Liebesfruhling", op.37; Liederkreis, op.39; 5 Lieder, op.40
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Edith Mathis, Julia Varady, Christoph Eschenbach

CD14
72:00
Frauenliebe und -leben, op.42; Romanzen & Balladen, op.45; Dichterliebe, op.48
Edith Mathis, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Christoph Eschenbach

5 Poems of Mary Stuart, op.135
Regine Crespin, John Wustman

CD15
58:10
Romanzen & Balladen, opp.49, 53 & 64; Lieder und Gesange, opp.51 & 77; Belsatzar, op.57; Spanisches Liederspiel, op.74
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Edith Mathis, Julia Varady, Peter Schreier, Christoph Eschenbach

CD16
47:43
Lieder-Album fur die Jugend, op.79; 3 Gesange, op.83; Der Handschuh, op.87; 6 Gesange, op.89
Edith Mathis, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Peter Schreier, Christoph Eschenbach

CD17
69:33
6 Gedichte und Anhang, op.90; 3 Gedichte, op.95; Lieder und Gesange, opp.96 & 98; Minnespiel, op.101
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Edith Mathis, Julia Varady, Christoph Eschenbach

CD18
62:34
7 Lieder, op.104; 6 Gesange, op.107; 4 Husarenlieder, op.117; 3 Gedichte, op.119; 5 heitere Gesange, op.125; 5 Lieder & Gesange, op.127; Spanische Liebeslieder, op.138; Ballade "Des Sangers Fluch", op.139
Edith Mathis, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Peter Schreier, Christoph Eschenbach

CD19
58:15
Schon Hedwig, op.106; 2 Balladen, op.122; 11 fruhe Lieder, WoO 21; 3 Gedichte, op.29; 4 Duette, op.34; 3 zweistimmige Lieder, op.43; 4 Duette, op.78; Sommerruh; 6 Lieder, op.33 ("Die Lotosblume")
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Peter Schreier, Julia Varady, Christoph Eschenbach

DISCS 20-26: CHAMBER MUSIC

CD20
53:28
Piano Quintet in E flat, op.44
Paul Gulda, Hagen Quartett

String Quartet no.1 in A minor, op.41/1
Hagen Quartett (recorded 1994)

CD21
47:55
String Quartet no.2 in F, op.41/2
String Quartet no.3 in A, op.41/3
Hagen Quartett (recorded 1994)

CD22
77:05
Piano Quartet in E flat, op.47
Beaux Arts Trio (Menahem Pressler, Isadore Cohen, Bernard Greenhouse) with Samuel Rhodes, viola
(recorded 1975)

Piano Trio no.1 in D minor, op.63
Beaux Arts Trio (recorded 1971)

Fantasiestucke, op.88
Beaux Arts Trio (Menahem Pressler, Isadore Cohen, Peter Wiley)
(recorded 1990)

CD23
68:48
Piano Trio no.2 in F, op.80
Piano Trio no.3 in G minor, op.110
Beaux Arts Trio (recorded 1971)

CD24
48:21
Violin Sonata no.1 in A minor, op.105
Violin Sonata no.2 in D minor, op.121
Gidon Kremer, Martha Argerich (recorded 1985)

CD25
78:58
Paganini: 24 Caprices, op.1 (with piano accompaniments by Robert Schumann, nos.1-23)
David Garrett, Bruno Canino (recorded 1996)

CD26
68:12
3 Romances, op.94; Fantasiestucke, op.73; Abendlied, op.85/12; 5 Stucke im Volkston, op.102
Heinz Holliger, oboe; Alfred Brendel (recorded 1979)

Adagio & Allegro in A flat for horn & piano, op.70
Radovan Vlatkovic, Vladimir Ashkenazy

Andante & Variations, op.46
Vladimir Ashkenazy & Vovka Ashkenazy, pianos; Radovan Vlatkovic, horn; Georg Donderer & Mathias Donderer, cellos

DISCS 27-35: SOLO PIANO WORKS

CD27
65:16
Abegg Variations, op.1; 6 Intermezzos, op.4; Kinderszenen, op.15; Waldszenen, op.82 (four selections)
Christoph Eschenbach (recorded 1966)

Toccata in C, op.7
Ivo Pogorelich (recorded 1981)

CD28
38:20
Symphonic Etudes, op.13; 5 Variations, op. post; Arabeske in C, op.18
Maurizio Pollini (recorded 1981 & 1983)

CD29
51:52
Davidsbundlertanze, op.6 (first version, 1837); Concerto without Orchestra, op.14 (Piano Sonata no.3, first version, 1835-6)
Maurizio Pollini (recorded 2000)

CD30
48:14
Allegro in B minor, op.8; Kreisleriana, op.16; Gesange der Fruhe, op.133 (1853)
Maurizio Pollini (recorded 2001)

CD31
80:47
Papillons, op.2; Carnaval, op.9; Humoreske, op.20; Noveletten, op.21
Vladimir Ashkenazy (recorded 1984 & 1986)

CD32
62:46
Piano Sonata no.1 in F# minor, op.11; Fantasie in C, op.17
Maurizio Pollini (recorded 1973)

CD33
79:29
8 Fantasiestucke, op.12; Blumenstuck, op.19; Noveletten, op.21/8; Piano Sonata no.2 in G minor, op.22; Faschingsschwank aus Wien, op.26
Vladimir Ashkenazy (recorded 1988-91)

CD34
68:59
Bunte Blatter, op.99; Nachtstucke, op.23; 3 Romanzen, op.28
Vladimir Ashkenazy (recorded 1995)

Six Studies for pedal piano, op.56
Simon Preston

CD35
39:52
Album fur die Jugend, op.68
Homero Francesch (recorded 1980)
29 of 31 people found the following review helpful
Selecting the best of the best 13 Jun. 2010
By Santa Fe Listener - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Whether you acquire it new or used, this massive Schumann collection is a stone bargain. Among the major labels, only EMI comes close to matching the depth of DG's catalog, and here Universal has also drawn on Decca and Philips, although to a fairly limited extent. Some of the company's second-tier artists have been included, which is why we get so much John Eliot Gardiner in the orchestral works rather than Karajan -- luckily, Gardiner's set of the four symphonies stands as some of his best work outside the Baroque. I'd also say that Ashkenazy is decidedly second-best in the piano works when Kempff is being skipped over, but it was generous of them to include Pollini's complete Schumann discography (minus the Piano Cto.). Christoph Eschenbach's solo disc is ordinary; we could have had Richter or Argerich instead. Lynn Harrell can't quite capture the magic of Rostropovich in the Cello Cto., but he is first rate nonetheless.

Among the out-of-print recordings being restored here, Benjamin Britten's version of Scenes from Goethe's Faust remains incomparable almost forty years after the fact, with every soloist shining at their brightest. Among the vocal works, DG has relied almost solely on Fischer-Dieskau and Edith Mathis. No one could claim that F-D is less than pre-eminent in Lieder, but it wouldn't have hurt to vary his contributions with selections from Bryn Terfel and Thomas Quasthoff, not to mention Fritz Wunderlich's ardent, golden-voiced Dichterliebe. Mathis is admirable without being inspired. I like almost all of the chamber music while regretting that the Beaux Arts Trio was chosen for the Piano Quartet, but they were a mainstay at Philips for decades. The inclusion of the superlative Hagen Qt. in the string quartets makes up for a lot, however, even if their Piano Quintet with Paul Gulda is less than it should be (we could have had the superb reading led by Maria Joao Pires).

Below I've taken the table of contents generously provided by the lead reviewer and picked the recordings that interested me the most for their high musical quality. This may help prospective buyers to decide how much of this comprehensive collection rises to the level of real distinction -- it's a surprising amount, I think, and considerably more than what is found in DG's parallel collection of Chopin.

(* denotes an exceptional or rare recording)

DISCS 1-5: ORCHESTRAL WORKS

CD1
Symphony no.1 in B flat, op.38 "Spring"
Overture, Scherzo & Finale, op.52
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardner (recorded 1997)

Genoveva overture, op.81
Berlin Philharmonic, Rafael Kubelik

CD2
Symphony no.4 in D minor, op.120 (original version, 1841)
Symphony no.2 in C, op.61
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardner (1997)

* Julius Caesar overture, op.128
Vienna Philharmonic, Georg Solti

CD3
Konzertstuck in F for 4 horns & orchestra, op.86
Symphony no.3 in E flat, op.97 "Rhenish"
Symphony no.4 in D minor, op.120 (revised version, 1851)
Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardner (1997)

CD5
Violin Concerto in D minor
Henryk Szeryng, London Symphony Orchestra, Antal Dorati (recorded 1964)

Cello Concerto in A minor, op.129
Lynn Harrell, Cleveland Orchestra, Neville Marriner (recorded 1981)

Fantasy for violin & orchestra in C, op.131
Anne-Sophie Mutter, New York Philharmonic, Kurt Masur

DISCS 6-10: CHORAL MUSIC

CD6
Requiem for Mignon, op.98b
Nachtlied "Quellende, schwellende Nacht", op.108
Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardner

* Das Paradies und die Peri, part one
Bernarda Fink, Barbara Bonney, Christoph Pregardien, Gerald Finley, etc., Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardner (recorded 1997)

CD7
* Das Paradies und die Peri, parts two & three
Bernarda Fink, Barbara Bonney, Christoph Pregardien, Gerald Finley, etc., Monteverdi Choir, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, John Eliot Gardner (recorded 1997)

CD8
* Scenes from Goethe's "Faust", parts one & two
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elizabeth Harwood, John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, etc., Aldeburgh Festival Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten (recorded 1972)

CD9
* Scenes from Goethe's "Faust", part three
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Elizabeth Harwood, John Shirley-Quirk, Peter Pears, etc., Aldeburgh Festival Singers, English Chamber Orchestra, Benjamin Britten (recorded 1972)

CD10
* Manfred - incidental music, op.115
Gudrun Sieber, Gabriele Schreckenbach, Alejandro Ramirez, Harald Stamm, Klausjurgen Wussow, RIAS Kammerchor, Radio-Symphonie-Orchester Berlin, Gerd Albrecht (recorded 1984)

DISCS 11-19: LIEDER (recorded 1974-1982)

CD11
* Liederkreis, op.24; Myrthen, op.25
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Edith Mathis, Christoph Eschenbach

CD12
* (for F-D's part) Lieder und Gesange, op.27; 3 Gedichte, op.30; 3 Gesange, op.31; 12 Kerner-Lieder, op.35
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Edith Mathis, Christoph Eschenbach

CD13
* (for F-D's Liederkreis and duets with Varady) 6 Gedichte, op.36; 12 Gedichte aus Ruckerts "Liebesfruhling", op.37; Liederkreis, op.39; 5 Lieder, op.40
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Edith Mathis, Julia Varady, Christoph Eschenbach

CD14
* Romanzen & Balladen, op.45; Dichterliebe, op.48
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Christoph Eschenbach

* 5 Poems of Mary Stuart, op.135
Regine Crespin, John Wustman

CD15
* Romanzen & Balladen, opp.49, 53 & 64; Lieder und Gesange, opp.51 & 77; Belsatzar, op.57; Spanisches Liederspiel, op.74
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Edith Mathis, Julia Varady, Peter Schreier, Christoph Eschenbach

CD16
* Lieder-Album fur die Jugend, op.79; 3 Gesange, op.83; Der Handschuh, op.87; 6 Gesange, op.89
Edith Mathis, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Peter Schreier, Christoph Eschenbach

CD17
* 6 Gedichte und Anhang, op.90; 3 Gedichte, op.95; Lieder und Gesange, opp.96 & 98; Minnespiel, op.101
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Edith Mathis, Julia Varady, Christoph Eschenbach

CD18
* 7 Lieder, op.104; 6 Gesange, op.107; 4 Husarenlieder, op.117; 3 Gedichte, op.119; 5 heitere Gesange, op.125; 5 Lieder & Gesange, op.127; Spanische Liebeslieder, op.138; Ballade "Des Sangers Fluch", op.139
Edith Mathis, Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Peter Schreier, Christoph Eschenbach

CD19
* Schon Hedwig, op.106; 2 Balladen, op.122; 11 fruhe Lieder, WoO 21; 3 Gedichte, op.29; 4 Duette, op.34; 3 zweistimmige Lieder, op.43; 4 Duette, op.78; Sommerruh; 6 Lieder, op.33 ("Die Lotosblume")
Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau, Peter Schreier, Julia Varady, Christoph Eschenbach

DISCS 20-26: CHAMBER MUSIC

CD20

* String Quartet no.1 in A minor, op.41/1
Hagen Quartett (recorded 1994)

CD21
* String Quartet no.2 in F, op.41/2
* String Quartet no.3 in A, op.41/3
Hagen Quartett (recorded 1994)

CD24
* Violin Sonata no.1 in A minor, op.105
* Violin Sonata no.2 in D minor, op.121
Gidon Kremer, Martha Argerich (recorded 1985)

CD25
* (a strange curiosity, if that) Paganini: 24 Caprices, op.1 (with piano accompaniments by Robert Schumann, nos.1-23)
David Garrett, Bruno Canino (recorded 1996)

CD26
* 3 Romances, op.94; Fantasiestucke, op.73; Abendlied, op.85/12; 5 Stucke im Volkston, op.102
Heinz Holliger, oboe; Alfred Brendel (recorded 1979)

* Adagio & Allegro in A flat for horn & piano, op.70
Radovan Vlatkovic, Vladimir Ashkenazy

* Andante & Variations, op.46
Vladimir Ashkenazy & Vovka Ashkenazy, pianos; Radovan Vlatkovic, horn; Georg Donderer & Mathias Donderer, cellos

DISCS 27-35: SOLO PIANO WORKS

CD28
* Symphonic Etudes, op.13; 5 Variations, op. post; Arabeske in C, op.18
Maurizio Pollini (recorded 1981 & 1983)

CD29
* Davidsbundlertanze, op.6 (first version, 1837); Concerto without Orchestra, op.14 (Piano Sonata no.3, first version, 1835-6)
Maurizio Pollini (recorded 2000)

CD30
* Allegro in B minor, op.8; Kreisleriana, op.16; Gesange der Fruhe, op.133 (1853)
Maurizio Pollini (recorded 2001)

CD32
* Piano Sonata no.1 in F# minor, op.11; Fantasie in C, op.17
Maurizio Pollini (recorded 1973)
17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
economic package of Schumann, dependably performed 27 Aug. 2010
By Ivor E. Zetler - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
This package of Schumann compositions presents performances from the DG, Decca and Phillips catalogues. As a general rule the interpretations and sound quality are of a good standard and this set can be purchased with confidence. To my ears the standout versions are those involving Mauritzio Pollini (solo piano works), Dietrich Fischer Dieskau / Christoph Eschenbach (songs) and Benjamin Britten's conducting of the Scenes from Goethe's Faust. This last named composition is not well known but, together with his songs, represents one of Schumann's most memorable and stirring works. The choice of Gardiner's renditions of the symphonies is also refreshingly welcome.

The frequent appearance of jumbo sets is good news for music lovers who are beginning to build up a collection. There are many bargains to be snapped up, including this DG offering. Just spare a thought for those who have painstakingly purchased these same recordings at full price over the years!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Best by Best ! 13 Sept. 2013
By Jose Manuel Alfaro de Hombre - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
A comprehensive fantastic. If you like Schumann can start this chest and, perhaps, is already more than enough. All recordings are of the highest quality. Unlike other quasi-integral, this is not easy to overcome in individual works. The presentation very good: typical cubic box with libretto, which indicates the recordings and performers of every work, etc ... The price and quality too tight. With this box you have, practically, all one could wish Schumann.
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