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Schubert: Early Symphonies & Stage Music / Foster, Copenhagen Philharmonic


Release Date: 03/15/2019 
Label:  Pentatone   Catalog #: 5186655  
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen Philharmonic
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

By presenting Schubert’s first three symphonies and a selection of stage music, this album showcases a less-known, but fascinating part of the composer’s oeuvre. His extraordinary achievements in the fields of Lieder and string quartet composition tend to overshadow his orchestral output, and his symphonic contributions have sometimes been viewed as marginal in comparison to Beethoven’s, but judged on their own merits, these works display a high level of sophistication indeed. The repertoire featured on this release shows Schubert’s symphonic development, from the Mozart- and Haydn-influenced first two symphonies to the masterful Third, in which his compositional voice is clearly perceivable. These three symphonies, all composed when Read more Schubert was still a teenager, are complemented by works related to the stage. While the Overture in Italian Style in D major highlights Schubert’s fascination for Rossini, the Incidental Music to Rosamunde contains some of the composer’s most appealing melodies. These orchestral works are performed by the Copenhagen Philharmonic under the baton of Lawrence Foster, who has a vast PENTATONE discography. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in D major, D 82 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 2 in B flat major, D 125 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814-1824; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Symphony no 3 in D major, D 200 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Overture in D major, D 590 "In the Italian style" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1817; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Rosamunde, D 797/Op. 26: Excerpt(s) by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Lawrence Foster
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Copenhagen Philharmonic
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 

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