Schubert: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished' - SACD

This page lists all recordings of Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished', by Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828) on SACD. Generally, more recent releases are listed first, but with priority given to those that are in stock.

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Schubert - Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9

Schubert - Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9


Schubert:

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

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


BIS releases the next in their ‘Opening Doors’ series in which Thomas Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra make a case for performing 19th-century symphonic works with a chamber ensemble. They have previously recorded Schumann’s symphonies as well as a recording of Dvorák’s Sixth and Ninth Symphonies. This disc now features the final works in Franz Schubert’s symphonic genre both of which are arguably the most celebrated of all Schubert symphonies.

“This excellent Swedish orchestra performs Schubert’s last two symphonies the modern way, with faster tempos, punchier accents and a leaner sound. The result is like having a layer of varnish removed from a much-loved painting.” The Telegraph, 7th May 2010

“Here's an excitingly combative, and ultimately very plausible new look at Schubert...Dausgaard somehow manages to approach the surviving two movements of Schubert's B minor Symphony as though we didn't all know that it remained 'unfinished'...For once it was hard not to regret the absence of an energetic scherzo or finale” BBC Music Magazine, July 2010 ****

“In this issue, helped also by the clean BIS recording, textures are transparent and attack crisp...A disc that may disconcert some Schubertians but which, very well recorded, offers a consistently refreshing view of both masterpieces.” Gramophone Magazine, August 2010

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BIS Opening Doors Thomas Dausgaard Complete Schubert Symphonies - BISSACD1656

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$15.25

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Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8

Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 6 & 8


Schubert:

Symphony No. 6 in C major, D589

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


PentaTone continue their collaboration with the Royal Flemish Philharmonic and Herreweghe.

“Herreweghe and his Flemish players are clean, precise and pretty, with very little of any dark emotion. [the Unfinished] sounds much more like a piece from the Classical period, and arguably, that is what Herreweghe intends...While this would not be my prime recommendation for either symphony, there is much to admire in both orchestral execution and Herreweghe’s thoughtful interpretations.” MusicWeb International, March 2013

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Pentatone - PTC5186446

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$15.25

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Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9

Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9


Schubert:

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

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


Musikkollegium Winterthur, Douglas Boyd

Following on from their release last month of Schubert's incidental music to Rosamunde (MDG9011633), the Musikkollegium Winterthur brings us Schubert's last symphonic works. The Musikkollegium has been active in Winterthur since 1629; Douglas Boyd became principal conductor in 2009.

“Characteristically warm and affectionate readings of two of Schubert’s best-loved symphonic scores, conveyed here with the insight that has become Douglas Boyd’s trademark” london24.com, 17th June 2011

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MDG Scene - MDG9011636

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$15.25

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Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (Complete)

Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (Complete)


Jonathan Nott is since 2000 principal conductor of the Bamberg Symphony.

Such a lengthy collaboration is rare nowadays, and it has produced unique results with this Schubert-Cycle and the Symphonies by Mahler. Successful concert tours, guest performances and engagements as orchestra-in-residence at such festivals as Edinburgh and Lucerne are proof of the international reputation of the Bamberger Symphoniker and their principal conductor. The fact that this success is not solely based on the classical and romantic standard repertoire but also on works by Boulez, Berio, Lachenmann and Ligeti can be attributed to Jonathan Nott, whose charisma and intellectual persuasiveness have made this great cultural achievement with his orchestra possible.

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Tudor Jonathan Nott Complete Schubert Symphonies - TUDOR1660

(SACD - 4 discs)

$41.50

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Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 1-8

Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 1-8


Schubert:

Symphony No. 1 in D major, D82

Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, D125

Symphony No. 3 in D major, D200

Symphony No. 4 in C minor, D417 'Tragic'

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D485

Symphony No. 6 in C major, D589

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

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


In 2015, our Schubert Edition with the Berliner Philharmoniker and Nikolaus Harnoncourt received high praise from critics all over the world. The BBC Music Magazine celebrated the recordings as a “feast of Schubert”, and in France they were awarded the prestigious Diapason d’Or. The edition is now being released in a budget version. It presents the composer’s eight symphonies on five CDs/SACDs which can be played on any CD/SACD player. The edition includes a top-quality slipcase and a comprehensive booklet. The qualities of the performances which were recorded between 2003 and 2006 are also revealed in the CD/SACD edition. This Schubert is colourful and dramatic – and represents a unique synthesis in which the famous sound of the Berliner Philharmoniker is as evident as Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s familiarity with the transparency and sound speech of historical performance practice.

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Berliner Philharmoniker - BPHR150063

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$35.75

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