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VIDEO: Schumann’s Symphony No.4

Oliver Condy describes the forces of light and dark that governed the life of troubled composer Robert Schumann, and the resulting symphonic works that aptly reflected the emotional turmoil he strove through during his too-brief life. In particular, the Beethoven-inspired Symphony No.4 demonstrates Schumann at his most inventive and adventurous, exploring the fragility, the joy and the determination of the human spirit in the struggle against fate.

Hear Schumann’s Symphony No.4 alongside Brahms and Hindemith, performed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra on 12 Oct at Colston Hall. Tickets available via the ‘Buy’ button below.