JOHANNES BRAHMS (1833-1897): Sinfonia in B (original version of Piano Trio, Op. 8), Scherzo from F-A-E Sonata for Violin and Orchestra, CLARA SCHUMANN (1819-1896): 3 Romances for Violin and Orchestra, Op. 22, ROBERT SCHUMANN (1810-1856): Intermezzo from F-A-E Sonata for Violin and Orchestra (all orch. Joseph Swensen [b.1960]).
Catalogue Number: 04N007
Description: Here's a really tasty example of "symphony creation". Conductor/violinist Swensen has taken the original version of Brahms' Op. 8 piano trio - the wildly Romantic, Schumann-inspired work of an impassioned 21-year-old, not the later vastly revised work stuffed into a "classical" frame which should have had an opus number of around 101 - and turned it into a richly orchestrated, vividly colorful symphony of almost 48 minutes. The orchestrations of the short group of violin-and-piano pieces are equally appealing. Malmö Opera Orchestra; Joseph Swensen (violin).