Following the cycles of orchestral works by Mahler, Beethoven and Brahms, Unitel chose to honor Robert Schumann in 1984/85 with this cycle performed by the Vienna Philharmonic under Leonard Bernstein. Schumann's orchestral works are firmly established in the repertoire of the Vienna Philharmonic. The glowing, romantic sound of this orchestra and Leonard Bernstein's expressive interpretation complement each other in an ideal way to produce a perfect rendering of Schumann's symphonic oeuvre. Schumann's four symphonies, his piano concerto, the violoncello concerto and the Manfred Overture have been filmed and recorded in the "Golden Hall" of the Vienna Musikverein, held to rank acoustically among the world's best halls. The soloist in this recording is the world-renowned cellist Mischa Maisky.