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Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 / Halasz, Budapest Failoni Orchestra, Slovak Philharmonic


Release Date: 10/30/2012 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8572939   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Failoni Orchestra BudapestSlovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 16 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Schubert’s last two symphonies are ambitious in scale and brimming with striking ideas, though only two movements of the Symphony No 8 were finished and the score rediscovered and first performed 43 years after the composer’s death. The ‘Great’ C major Symphony marks the summit of Schubert’s achievement in the form, combining his unforgettable lyrical gift with the spirit of Beethoven. Michael Halász has been acclaimed for his “delightful performances” of Schubert. (Penguin Guide on 8.553094, Symphonies 3 and 6) Schubert’s last two symphonies are ambitious in scale and brimming with striking ideas, though only two movements of the Symphony No 8 were finished and the score rediscovered and first performed 43 years after the composer’s death. The ‘Great’ C major Symphony marks the summit of Schubert’s achievement in the form, combining his unforgettable lyrical gift with the spirit of Beethoven. Michael Halász has been acclaimed for his “delightful performances” of Schubert. (Penguin Guide on 8.553094, Symphonies 3 and 6) Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Failoni Orchestra Budapest
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1825-28; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Michael Halász
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Slovak Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 

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