Symphony No. 1 in B flat major, 'Spring'

In January 1841 the recently married Robert Schumann sat down and in a burst of energy composed his Symphony No. 1. It was written in four days, and has come to be known as his ‘Spring’ on account of its exuberance.

  • Composer: Robert Schumann
  • Performers: BBC Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Conductor: Gianandrea Noseda
  • Recording date: 24 May 2007
  • Date of broadcast: 24 September 2007