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Schubert: Rosamunde / Malfi, Boyd, Schweizer Kammerchor, Musikkollegium Winterthur

Schubert / Musikkollegium Winterthur / Kammerchor
Release Date: 04/05/2011 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog #: 9011633   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Performer:  Serena Malfi
Conductor:  Douglas Boyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schweizer Chamber ChoirMusikkollegium Winterthur
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Multi 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews


Hearing the three dramatic chords that open the Zauberharfe overture played by this excellent Swiss orchestra (the oldest in Switzerland) I was immediately struck by the clarity of attack and rich instrumental color. As the performance progresses the Musikkollegium Winterthur exhibits an alluring full-bodied tone and characterful playing completely in the Schubertian style. The same goes for the pensive B minor Entr'acte, the lovely Entr'acte 3, and the charming No. 9 Ballet.

The Schweizer Kammerchor's fine ensemble singing enlivens Hier auf den Fluren, while rich-voiced alto Serena Malfi delivers a quite tender rendition of the touching Romanze. Douglas Boyd's energetic and idiomatic
Read more conducting brings out the music's color and buoyant spirit. MDG's top-drawer recording is the icing on the cake. The only serious rival to this new recording, and it's not in SACD sound--is Karl Münchinger's excellent performance from 1975 of the complete incidental music with the Vienna Philharmonic on Decca Eloquence, but this new disc absolutely commands your consideration.

--Victor Carr Jr, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

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Rosamunde, D 797/Op. 26 by Franz Schubert
Performer:  Serena Malfi (Alto)
Conductor:  Douglas Boyd
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Schweizer Chamber Choir,  Musikkollegium Winterthur
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1823; Vienna, Austria 

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