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First choice for Schubert symphones boxed set
on 23 March 2018
There are many excellent individual recordings of Schubert symphonies available, but for a set by a single conductor and orchestra - and in a neat, slim box as a bonus - this is my number one choice. Claudio Abbado was a natural Schubertian, with a real feel for the music. He conducts the Chamber Orchestra of Europe with confidence and elan to produce a big yet spritely sound that does full justice to the sparkling, life-affirming essence of Schubert's symphonies.
This would work well as your only version of these magnificent, upliting works, or as an addition to any other versions you may have.