Bought in January 2014.
First listen: 28-1-2014.
Second listen: 26-11-2016.
Recording dates 2008.
Recording venue: Lukaskirche Dresden, Germany.
Recording engineer: Stephan Reh.
Running time: 54:32.
Classical relevance: Essential.
Visionen, opus 12, in six movements.
Assisi. Legend for Orchestra, opus 13, in six movements.
Robert Schumann Philharmonie, Frank Beermann.
This is without doubt another tremendous discovery for me. Never before did I see this composer mentioned, and some research into him showed that hardly anything is recorded from his compositions, worse he is wholly unknown, and forgotten. His voice is one that has an entirely new sound, tonal, but totally different to what I heard so far, and believe me, it is much what passed my ears. He is a painter in sound, and evokes so much of what he has seen, in such wondrous melodies, which encompass a imagination that was wholly unknown to me. Sure, you hear remnants of Richard Strauss in his music, but so cleverly disguised that you only hear the slightest hint of it. You have constantly the colourful brushes from his tonal palette that gets you into a world, which holds and keep you in astonishment. A orchestrator pur sang, he puts all the accents where they should be, and does not set a foot wrong. The WOW factor is clearly on call all the time. Beermann clearly studied the scores well, for it is carefully executed, with astonishing attention to detail and structure is given. The recording is almost State of the Art. The orchestra founded in 1833 plays on a very high level.