In April, spring can no longer be overlooked, and Robert Schumann’s first symphony fits in with this, which not only bears this pleasant time of year in the title, but also conveys it in sound. A genius hopefully paves his way here. “Sending light into the depths of the human heart – the artist’s job!” Schumann’s motto is also a spring message, when the days are getting longer and the sun is beginning to warm up. The Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra performs under the direction of the Czech conductor and composer Petr Popelka. It begins with Franz Schubert’s 4th symphony. It is not as “tragic” as its nickname, but is one of those works in which the young man sought his own symphonic path after Haydn and Mozart and despite Beethoven, with surprising harmonic ideas and unmistakable melody. Between Schubert and Schumann, the most famous of all clarinet concertos can be heard, that of Wolfgang Amadé Mozart, played by the charismatic and expressive master of this so human instrument, Jörg Widmann. What could be better for a musical spring evening?