Schubert: Complete Symphonies

Schubert: Complete Symphonies

by Herbert Blomstedt
     
 

Recorded between 1978 and 1981, these reissued recordings of Franz Schubert's symphonies reflect the mainstream understanding of what comprises the complete cycle, so the set only covers the symphonies Nos. 1-6; "No. 8, Unfinished"; and "No. 9, The Great," and does not include the various symphonic movements and fragments that have…  See more details below

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Recorded between 1978 and 1981, these reissued recordings of Franz Schubert's symphonies reflect the mainstream understanding of what comprises the complete cycle, so the set only covers the symphonies Nos. 1-6; "No. 8, Unfinished"; and "No. 9, The Great," and does not include the various symphonic movements and fragments that have appeared in other full sets. The dates of these recordings by Herbert Blomstedt and the Staatskapelle Dresden may give purchasers pause when considering it, but the analog recordings are first-rate and the digital transfers have preserved the warm natural sound without altering the character of the original masters. Beyond these matters, Blomstedt's interpretations are tasteful and classically controlled without any attempts at re-creating historical practices, and the tempos are well paced without being overly brisk. The Staatskapelle Dresden performs with accuracy and fine expressivity, and though it may not be especially polished in tone, the timbres and dynamics are clean and well-balanced and the playing has an appealing gemütlich feeling. This 2013 reissue is packaged in a bulky plastic jewel case.

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Product Details

Release Date:
10/29/2013
Label:
Brilliant Classics
UPC:
5028421946931
catalogNumber:
94693
Rank:
112179

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Tracks

  1. Symphony No. 9 in C major ("The Great"), D. 944  - Franz Schubert  - Herbert Blomstedt  -  Staatskapelle Berlin
  2. Symphony No. 8 in B minor ("Unfinished"), D. 759  - Franz Schubert  - Herbert Blomstedt  -  Staatskapelle Berlin
  3. Symphony No. 6 in C major ("Little C Major"), D. 589  - Franz Schubert  - Herbert Blomstedt  -  Staatskapelle Berlin
  4. Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D. 485  - Franz Schubert  - Herbert Blomstedt  -  Staatskapelle Berlin
  5. Symphony No. 4 in C minor ("Tragic"), D. 417  - Franz Schubert  - Herbert Blomstedt  -  Staatskapelle Berlin
  6. Symphony No. 3 in D major, D. 200  - Franz Schubert  - Herbert Blomstedt  -  Staatskapelle Berlin
  7. Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, D. 125  - Franz Schubert  - Herbert Blomstedt  -  Staatskapelle Berlin
  8. Symphony No. 1 in D major, D. 82  - Franz Schubert  - Herbert Blomstedt  -  Staatskapelle Berlin

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