R. Schumann - Symphony No. 1 in B flat major Op.38 "Spring" 26 - 31 October 2010

The path we followed choosing out repertoire has not always been linear: sometimes we have felt the need to do something out of our range, something which forces us to make a step- or even to "jump", whilst taking the responsibility of this risk. For instance: the Scottish symphony as our second project, and the first time we studied Eroica in 2008… when we look back at certain previous projects like these, it is now clear to us that particular pieces were just too much for us at the time; but on the other hand, tackling them despite the obvious difficulties forced us to make such instructive mistakes!
The decision was made to take the same risk working on Schumann's First symphony: playing Schumann has been one of our dreams since the beginning. The hard work mainly on Beethoven during the past three years has given us a very solid 'base'... however when we started studying Schumann, we felt that this very solidity was being shaken- but in a good way! We looked for inspiration reading Clara and Robert's wedding diary, discussed Ferdinand David and Louis Spohr's treatises, thought about Akio Mayeda's "Weg zur Symphonie", listened to a recording of the first version of the Frühlingssinfonie... We discussed, practised and performed in Formigine. This process was filmed by a troupe from Idéale Audience (a french production house), which will make a documentary about our work, under the direction of Gerald Caillat.


Open Rehearsal Formigine

31/10/2010 16:30
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Concert Formigine

31/10/2010 21:00
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  • Baptiste Andrieu Doublebass
  • Igor Armani Clarinet
  • Luca Bacelli Cello
  • Nicola Barbieri Doublebass
  • Giulia Barbini Flute
  • Aljaz Begus Clarinet
  • Anne-Laure Bernard Percussions
  • Nicola Bignami Violin
  • Lorenza Borrani Violin
  • Francesco Bossaglia Horn
  • Federico Bresciani Violin
  • Luise Buchberger Cello
  • Filippo Cangiamila Trombone
  • Maria Alba Carmona Tobella Oboe
  • Davide Citera Horn
  • Diego Di Mario Trombone
  • Michal Duris Violin
  • Michele Fattori Bassoon
  • Timoti Fregni Violin
  • Katherine Elizabeth Morgan Goldsmith Horn
  • Gabriele Gombi Bassoon
  • Simone Jandl Viola
  • Suyeon Kang Violin
  • Anna Krimm Viola
  • Paolo Lambardi Violin
  • Andrea Landi Cello
  • Andrea Mascetti Violin
  • Santiago Medina Cepeda Violin
  • Annedore Oberborbeck Violin
  • Hitoshi Ooka Violin
  • Francesco Parini Trombone
  • Anne Parisot Flute
  • Ayumi Anna Paul Violin
  • Katharina Naomi Paul Violin
  • Lucile Perrin Cello
  • Francesca Piccioni Viola
  • Simone Roggen Violin
  • Juan Sebastián Ruiz Jaen Doublebass
  • Franziska Schötensack Violin
  • Antoine Siguré Timpani
  • Luca Stocco Oboe
  • Masazumi Takahashi Horn
  • Giacomo Tesini Violin
  • Tommaso Tesini Cello
  • Marco Toro Trumpet
  • Andrea Vonk Trumpet
  • Dorian Wetzel Viola
  • Malin William-Olsson Violin
  • Tim-Erik Winzer Viola