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Gunter Wand conducts Schubert


Release Date: 04/28/2017 
Label:  Sony   Catalog #: 88985403042  
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Sony Music Entertainment is pleased to announce another ten releases in its increasingly comprehensive series of Classical Masters. These new box sets contain classic interpretations by some of the most celebrated musicians of the 20th century. Once again, the series offers cornerstones of the orchestral repertoire, including two complete symphony cycles. In the late 1970s and early 80s, Günter Wand, one of the most revered interpreters of the Austro-German repertoire, recorded all the Schubert symphonies with the Cologne Radio Symphony Orchestra. It is still a benchmark. Reviewing the complete cycle, Gramophone singled out Wand’s “Unfinished” as an example of “what makes great conducting … The whole performance is illuminated by [his] Read more insights … The orchestra play beautifully and obviously understand their longtime conductor’s every whim … No less wonderful is the performance of the Great C major, one of the finest on record.” Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in D major, D 82 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 2 in B flat major, D 125 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814-1824; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Symphony no 3 in D major, D 200 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Symphony no 6 in C major, D 589 "Little C Major" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Symphony no 4 in C minor, D 417 "Tragic" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, D 485 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Rosamunde, D 797/Op. 26: Excerpt(s) by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  West German Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1825-28; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 EXCELLENT ALBUM!! January 9, 2019 By GUILLERMO GONZALEZ (MIAMI, FL) See All My Reviews "GUNTER WAND HAS BEEN ONE OF THE BEST CLASSICAL MUSIC CONDUCTORS. BRAHMS AND SCHUBERT´S RECORDINGS ARE HIS BEST RECORDINGS THIS PARTICULAR ALBUM REFLECTS HIS MASTERFUL INTERPRETATION OF SCHUBERT´S SYMPHONIES THE QUALITY OF THE SOUND, THE SUPERB INTERPRETATION OF THE ORCHESTRA ARE OUSTANDING, REALLY ONE OF THE BEST INTERPRETATIONS OF SCHUBERT´S SIMPHONIES. IT IS STRANGE THAT GUNTER WAND IS NOT SO POPULAR AS OTHER COMTEMPORARIES OR CONDUCTORS OF THE PAST, GERMANS OR OF OTHER COUNTRIES." Report Abuse
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