Schumann’s Symphonies Nos 1-4 and the Manfred Overture performed by the LSO conducted by Yondani Butt

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COMPOSERS: Schumann
LABELS: Nimbus
ALBUM TITLE: Schumann
WORKS: Symphonies Nos 1-4; Manfred Overture
PERFORMER: LSO/Yondani Butt
CATALOGUE NO: NI 7099 (2011-12)

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Solid playing from the LSO fails to rescue these performances from sounding laboured. A disappointingly comatose account of the Spring Symphony saps the music of all its youthful energy.

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Erik Levi