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