The last symphony Schumann wrote, the Rhenish, was inspired by a happy holiday with his wife Clara.
The second movement evokes the broad, peacefully flowing river, the fourth, with its sombre brass chorales, tells of a ceremony the couple witnessed in Cologne Cathedral, and the work ends in celebratory mood.
RepertoireMahler: Blumine (Andante) from Symphony No.1; Songs from Des Knaben Wunderhorn (Humoresken)
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