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Schubert: The Symphonies / Harnoncourt, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra

Schubert / Harnoncourt / Royal Concertgebouw Orch
Release Date: 09/12/2005 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 4623232   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Number of Discs: 4 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 4 Hours 40 Mins. 

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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in D major, D 82 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 27 Minutes 5 Secs. 
2.
Symphony no 4 in C minor, D 417 "Tragic" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 30 Minutes 33 Secs. 
3.
Overture in D major, D 590 "In the Italian style" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 8 Minutes 16 Secs. 
4.
Overture in C major, D 591/Op. 170 "In the Italian Style" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 7 Minutes 58 Secs. 
5.
Symphony no 2 in B flat major, D 125 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 33 Minutes 17 Secs. 
6.
Symphony no 6 in C major, D 589 "Little C Major" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 34 Minutes 18 Secs. 
7.
Symphony no 3 in D major, D 200 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 23 Minutes 44 Secs. 
8.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, D 485 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 26 Minutes 8 Secs. 
9.
Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 26 Minutes 24 Secs. 
10.
Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1825-28; Vienna, Austria 
Length: 57 Minutes 38 Secs. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Harnoncourt beats Schubert in Symphony #1 August 5, 2012 By Jim N. See All My Reviews "It is rare you can turn on the radio and hear a complete symphony piece from beat one to last. Having the chance to hear the work of a most excellent composer, by ANY conductor and orchestra is otherwise the norm. Having the treat of a free broadcast on KDFC of an early orchestra work of Schubert, conducted by one of the preeminent Early Music Performance Practice scholars and interpreters apply his tact and approach to an otherwise, Modern orchestra will be a feat no matter the outcome: the struggle is imminent and the outcome the tell-tale expression of that struggle. Enough time has now passed where an Early Music specialist has had the, unfortunately, unique opportunity to shed light on works otherwise interpreted in "traditional" ways, that you would expect to hear about many more Early Music groups and specialists performing as pervasive as the Modern instrumentalist. Yet, Early Music and Contemporary Music are still fighting the undertow of 400 years of tradition: both, musically and professionally. I have been enjoying Harnoncourt's interpretations for 30 years. While I consider him to be a more conservative interpreter, as compared with McGegan – yet, more lively than other of their colleagues, one might consider the outcome produced by a Modern orchestra the most realistic example of the State of Music Interpretation than an orchestra where all players are trained in the same Early Music performance practice techniques and are fluid in their approach. As conductors go, Harnoncourt reminds me of an Early Music version of Pierre Boulez as Contemporary – and Modern – conductor: the facts are black on white or beige; the interpretative options are all on the table; the journey working together to produce a consummated compromise among esteemed peers who are professional and capable of playing anything put in front of them is preferred to any superficial justification for the inevitable outcome." Report Abuse
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