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Schubert: 8 Symphonies - Harnoncourt

Schubert: 8 Symphonies - Harnoncourt

Berliner Philharmoniker  BPHR 150063 (5 discs)

Stereo/Multichannel Hybrid

Classical - Orchestral


Schubert: 8 Symphonies

Berliner Philharmoniker
Nikolaus Harnoncourt (conductor)


Nikolaus Harnoncourt once said, “Schubert is the composer who is closest to my heart” – and in this edition, Harnoncourt and the Berliner Philharmoniker present a brilliant and multifaceted portrait of the composer. It of course includes Schubert’s symphonies – from the too little-known early works to the “Unfinished” and the “Great” C major Symphony.

The performances, recorded between 2003 and 2006, are contained on eight CDs, plus there is a Blu-ray disc that presents all of the recordings in uncompressed 24-bit audio. For vinyl aficionados the 8 symphonies are available as a limited collector’s edition on 8 LP’s with a 44-page hardcover booklet. Moreover, the symphonies are released on CD. The box set includes five hybrid SACDs which can be played on any CD or SACD player.

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