The Listening Room: Episode 8

Schumann's First from San Francisco, a fine new Scriabin Piano Concerto from Oslo and Julia Varady in Wagner. Baroque delights from Califano and Stradella and a few tasty morsels from brand-new releases

The symphonic cycle of choice in the past couple of years has not been the Beethovens or the Brahmses (though we've had a handful of those): no, it's been the Schumann symphonies. After Holliger, Dausgaard, Rattle, Nézet-Séguin and Ticciati, a new set arrives from San Francisco with Michael Tilson Thomas at the helm. Not bothered about .....

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