This is the sort of set that makes me grateful that classical recordings are still being made. As a refresher course in Schumann symphonies, you won't find anything better...I can't imagine any sensitive music lover failing to respond to this artistically exceptional, beautifully filmed and expertly engineered set.
Schumann at Pier2
A concert film by Christian Berger
The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen, Paavo Järvi
Includes excerpts from:
Symphony No. 1, Spring, Op. 38
Symphony No. 2, Op. 61
Symphony No. 3 Rhenish, Op. 97
Symphony No. 4, Op. 120
Schumann at Pier2 is not a usual documentary; it explains the whole idea behind the project and contains footage from rehearsals, comments from Paavo Järvi about the symphonies and the interpretation, biographical information about Robert Schumann as well as musicians demonstrating salient passages and explaining their interpretation.
According to the press and audience their aim was impressively achieved: “Järvi is always animated and alert to the music’s expressive potential: he achieves the best of both worlds.” - Gramophone
Stars of the film are the conductor Paavo Järvi and the Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen and they aim to present these works to a young audience.
Picture Format: 16:9, HD
Sound Format: DVD: DTS 5.1, PCM Stereo
Running Time: 116 mins (Documentary: 98 mins, Making of 18 mins)
Subtitles: German, English, French, Spanish, Chinese, Korean