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Brilliant Classics proudly presents the brand-new 5-album sets series: QUINTESSENCE, attractively priced compact box sets containing essential core classical repertoire in outstanding performances. Aimed at attracting both the discerning classical connoisseur and the classical newcomer it presents the pillars of classical music: Beethoven complete symphonies, Bach Passions, Schubert symphonies, Mozart piano sonatas, Telemann Tafelmusik, Vivaldi 4 Seasons plus concertos, Shostakovich string quartets, Dvorak symphonies, Grieg Lyric Pieces, and Haydn London Symphonies. World class performers include Staatskapelle Dresden with Herbert Blomstedt, Staatskapelle Berlin with Otmar Suitner, Klara Wurtz, Hakon Austbo, Austro-Hungarian Haydn Orchestra
with Adam Fischer, Rubio Quartet and others. The fresh and colorful artwork is eye-catching while the booklet contains liner notes in English. A new series at an unbeatable price! The present installment features Franz Schubert’s Complete Symphonies and Rosamunde performed by the Staatskapelle Dresden with conductors Herbert Blomstedt and Willi Boskovsky.
Excerpt from a review of a previously released edition of this set:
Blomstedt grinds out the menacing climax of the first movement development in the “Unfinished” as well as anyone, and in “The Great” C major Symphony he shapes an eloquent interpretation without a single dead spot, culminating in an overwhelmingly energetic finale.
– ClassicsToday.com (David Hurwitz) Read less
Works on This Recording
Symphony no 1 in D major, D 82 by Franz Schubert
Written: 1813; Vienna, Austria
Symphony no 3 in D major, D 200 by Franz Schubert
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria
Rosamunde, D 797/Op. 26 by Franz Schubert
Ileana Cotrubas (Soprano)
Leipzig Radio Chorus,
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria
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