WGBH Radio WGBH Radio theclassicalstation.org

Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 1-8 / Harnoncourt, Berlin Philharmonic


Release Date: 09/22/2017 
Label:  Berlin Philharmonic   Catalog #: 170063  
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 5 
In Stock: Usually ships in 24 hours.  
On sale! $59.99
SuperAudio CD:  $43.99
In Stock



Notes and Editorial Reviews

In these recordings, Nikolaus Harnoncourt and the Berliner Philharmoniker present a brilliant and multifaceted interpretation of Franz Schubert’s eight symphonies. This Schubert is colorful 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. The CD hardcover edition enables playback with either the best CD sound or – when used as an SACD – in high-resolution audio quality and in surround sound. Founded in 1882, the Berliner Philharmoniker has consistently been ranked as one of the best orchestras in the world. In 2006, ten European media outlets voted the Read more ensemble number three on a list of “Top Ten European Orchestras,” and in 2008 it was voted the world’s number two orchestra in a survey by Gramophone. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in D major, D 82 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 2 in B flat major, D 125 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814-1824; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Symphony no 3 in D major, D 200 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Symphony no 4 in C minor, D 417 "Tragic" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, D 485 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Symphony no 6 in C major, D 589 "Little C Major" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Nikolaus Harnoncourt
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1825-28; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Be the first to review this title
Review This Title