Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9

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Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9



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1st Oct 2012




82 minutes


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Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9


Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'

Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra

Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 'The Great'

Failoni Orchestra



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Schubert’s last two symphonies are ambitious in scale and brimming with striking ideas, though only two movements of the Symphony No. 8 were finished and the score rediscovered and first performed 43 years after the composer’s death. The ‘Great’ C major Symphony marks the summit of Schubert’s achievement in the form, combining his unforgettable lyrical gift with the spirit of Beethoven. Michael Halász has been acclaimed for his “delightful performances” of Schubert. (Penguin Guide on 8553094, Symphonies 3 and 6)

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759, "Unfinished"

I. Allegro moderato

II. Andante con moto

Franz Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, "Great"

I. Andante - Allegro ma non troppo

II. Andante con moto

III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace

IV. Finale: Allegro vivace

MusicWeb International

22nd July 2013

“The Slovak Philharmonic is a good orchestra and the execution is professional... The Unfinished is glorious music and this performance is moving and affectionate...Ensemble, judged by the highest standards, isn’t immaculate but there are no serious flaws. Halasz clearly loves Schubert and that shines through...As bargain Ninths go this is certainly one of the best.”

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