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Schubert: The 10 Symphonies / Marriner, ASMF

Schubert / Amf / Marriner
Release Date: 01/25/2011 
Label:  Newton Classics   Catalog #: 8802033   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 6 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

These nicely-packaged discs combine familiar Schubert in superb performances with the unfamiliar newly-minted by Brian Newbould... The best of the unfamiliar items is what is here called No. 10 which derives from sketches Schubert made on his death bed. This is fascinating, one of the great Might-Have-Beens—if only he'd lived another month or two. But inevitably we hear Schubert diluted, and it cannot hope to stand up to repeated hearings like the familiar Greats. Also I don't feel that the best movement, the slow one, quite achieves its potential in this performance. But you really shouldn't miss this work; it's memorable, and some of the other reconstituted sketches are well worth hearing too.

-- Gramophone [3/1985]
Read more reviewing the original release of this set, Philips 412176

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Can the world's most-recorded chamber orchestra and conductor have any secrets? Well, Abbado, Böhm, Davis and Harnoncourt have all recorded well received Schubert cycles but Marriner's is, at times, the best of all. Brian Newbould's involvement means the scholarship is impeccable; his completions of the Seventh and Tenth symphonies are tantalising what-might-have-beens, and movements such as the finale of the Fourth are more tautly voiced and rhythmically buoyant than you'd ever credit from this most studio of studio bands.

-- Gramophone [9/2007]
reviewing a previous reissue of this set, Philips 470886
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in D major, D 82 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1813; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 3 in D major, D 200 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Symphony no 2 in B flat major, D 125 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1814-1824; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Symphony no 6 in C major, D 589 "Little C Major" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
5.
Symphony no 4 in C minor, D 417 "Tragic" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, D 485 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Realised and orchestrated by Brian Newbould. 
8.
Symphony in D major, D 708a [fragments] by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: after 1820; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Realised and orchestrated by Brian Newbould. 
9.
Symphony no 10 in D major, D 936a by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1828; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Realised by Brian Newbould. 
10.
Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1825-28; Vienna, Austria 
11.
Symphony no 7 in E major, D 729 [sketches] by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1821; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Realised and orchestrated by Brian Newbould. 
12.
Symphony in D major, D 615 [fragments] by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1818; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Orchestrated by Brian Newbould. 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 An old favorite now on CD. May 8, 2012 By Vincent W. (Huntington, WV) See All My Reviews "I had owned this set many years ago in cassette form. It is so awesome to hear the music again, but this time in CD form. The first symphony - somewhat hard to find - is my favorite. Highly recommended!" Report Abuse
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