Schumann: Symphonies Nos. 1 & 3
John Eliot Gardiner and the London Symphony Orchestra continue their Schumann cycle with the composer's First and Third Symphonies. The First is a joyful celebration of spring, while the Third – the "Rhenish" – draws inspiration from the Rhineland around Schumann's Düsseldorf home, particularly the cathedral in Cologne. The Manfred Overture rounds out the album in elegant style.