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Schubert: Complete Symphonies Box set

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  • Orchestra: The Hanover Band, Camerata Salzburg
  • Conductor: Roy Goodman, Sándor Végh
  • Composer: Franz Schubert
  • Audio CD (25 July 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 4
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Brilliant Classics
  • ASIN: B004Z34PG8
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 170,551 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Symphony No. 1 in D Major, D82
2. Symphony No. 2 in B Flat Major, D125
Disc: 2
1. Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D200
2. Symphony No. 4 in C Minor, D417, 'Tragic'
Disc: 3
1. Symphony No. 5 in B Flat Major, D485
2. Symphony No. 6 in C Major, D589
Disc: 4
1. Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D759, 'Unfinished'
2. Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D944, 'Great'

Product Description

All seven of Schuberts completed symphonies - plus the B minor fragment known as the Unfinished - enjoy a popularity now which they havent always had. Only the twentieth century gave these pieces the recognition they deserved and an appreciation of their true emotional depth. All display his gift for pure and lovely melody, but there are great differences between the restraint of the earlier six symphonies and the last two, where he fully employed Romantic expression. His last symphony, the Great C major Symphony, is both classic and romantic, combining the vitality of the classical period and the melancholy of his personality, the architecture of late 18th century classical music with an innovative and daring approach to structure, harmony and orchestration. He mastered the symphonic form in his own way. This 4-CD set of the complete symphonies contains performances of symphony Nos 1- 4 by The Hanover Band, conducted by Roy Goodman. These are part of their acclaimed cycle, recorded in the warm acoustic of All Saints Church in Tooting, which was the first ever complete set of Schuberts symphonies performed on historic instruments. Gramophone hailed the performances as striking and exciting, and consistently bringing out the joy of the young Schuberts inspiration. Symphony Nos 5-6 and Nos 8-9 are performed with polish and vitality by the Camerata Salzburg, directed by the great Hungarian conductor and violinist, Sándor Végh.

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Paul B on 18 April 2013
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Don't bother with the Nimbus sourced Goodman performances of the first four in aircraft hangar acoustic. At a fiver this is the cheapest way to get Vegh's magnificent chamber sized performances of the last four. They are superb. If you think you've got enough recordings of Schubert, you haven't. Not until you have this set.
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Top notch Schubert at great price. 6 Feb. 2012
By Michael R. Hall - Published on Amazon.com
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Nice collection of Schubert,although, it could have included the other unfinished symphonies and called itself complete. Both orchestras do a supurb job, although they have a very different sounds with the Hanover sounding heavier-dare one say more Germanic. The "unfinished" 8th is the best I've ever heard. The earlier ones were wonderful but cannot compare as this is my first recording I've heard and the last I'll ever need as I'm a big fan of the Hanover and would strongly recommend their complete Beethoven 9 if you can find them.
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