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Schubert: The "Great" C Major Symphony / Abbado

Schubert / Abbado / Orchestra Mozart
Release Date: 06/23/2015 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 002317102   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra Mozart
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

A rare new album conducted by Claudio Abbado in 2011, a legendary conductor still missed by many in the concert hall and the studio. After Abbado’s first performance of the work in Den Haag in 1966, he returned again and again to Schubert’s “Great” C Major Symphony. 25 years after his first recording with the Chamber Orchestra of Europe, Abbado's new interpretation of this symphony reveals a wealth of new details, making it his definitive take on the work.

"5 Stars (out of 5). A reading of the Great C Major that is as remarkable for its robust pacing, ardent phrasing and unflagging energy (especially in the finale) as for the translucent, fastidiously balanced textures that grace almost every Abbado interpretation… A
Read more fitting memorial to a master musician.” – The Times (London) Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Claudio Abbado
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Orchestra Mozart
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1825-28; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Very enjoyable Schubert 9th September 6, 2015 By Gail M. (Goleta, CA) See All My Reviews "This is a very well-played, beautifully recorded performance of the Great C Major Symphony. I had not heard this orchestra before, but their playing for Claudio Abbado is energetic and accurate. Repeats are taken, but the music does not drag. The sound is rich and transparent. This is not a performance that strongly emphasizes dark and dramatic moments, as a few others do, for example at the crisis in the second movement." Report Abuse
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