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Schubert: Symphonies No 2 & 4 / Nott, Bamberg So


Release Date: 07/12/2005 
Label:  Tudor Records   Catalog #: 7142   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Jonathan Nott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
Length: 1 Hours 8 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This is a hybrid Super Audio CD playable on both regular and Super Audio CD players.

"The Second Symphony is a marvellously assured work for an eighteen year old. It is sad to think that it was first performed in public fifty years after Schubert’s death. Opening with an arresting slow introduction, the first movement is full of vigour and there is some beautiful work by the woodwinds to savour. The poised and lyrical Andante is followed by a minuet which Nott takes as quickly as possible. The finale recreates the joyful mood of the first movement and adds "Haydnesque" touches of humour. Occasional serious moments are soon seen off and, listening to this, one could not doubt that the musicians were enjoying
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The Fourth Symphony was written a year later and is Schubert’s first in a minor key. It is here given the soubriquet Tragic, a title which the composer is thought to have added later but which is something of an overstatement. Again, the work was not performed in public in Schubert’s lifetime. The slow introduction is much weightier than in the Second Symphony and Nott’s rendition is deeply-felt. The transition to Allegro is negotiated perfectly, Nott then choosing a slowish main tempo for this movement. The bittersweet Andante which follows is one of Schubert’s finest slow movements and is most touchingly given in this performance. The prevailing atmosphere remains on the dark side even in the Minuet but both there and in the finale one senses that Schubert’s sense of fun had to be deliberately checked. Nott is alive to every change of mood and brings this very fine version of the work to a rousing conclusion.

This coupling of Second and Fourth is particularly treasurable and would be ideal for anyone look to plug such a gap in their collection."

-- Patrick C Waller, MusicWeb International
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 2 in B flat major, D 125 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Jonathan Nott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814-1824; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 
2. Symphony no 4 in C minor, D 417 "Tragic" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Jonathan Nott
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bamberg Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: This selection is a stereo recording. 

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