Schubert: 8 Symphonies - Harnoncourt
Berliner Philharmoniker BPHR 150063 (5 discs)
Classical - Orchestral
Schubert: 8 Symphonies
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.
- Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 1 in D major, D. 82
- Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, D. 125
- Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 3 in D major, D. 200
- Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 4 in C minor, D. 417 'Tragic'
- Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D. 485
- Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 6 in C major, D. 589
- Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 7 (8) in B minor, D. 759 'Unfinished'
- Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 (9) in C major, D. 944 'Great'