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Schubert: Symphonies 3 & 8 / Kleiber, Wiener Philharmoniker


Release Date: 06/10/1997 
Label:  Dg The Originals Catalog #: 449745   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: n/a 
Length: 0 Hours 46 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

More distinguished Schubert arrives courtesy of the Vienna Philharmonic under Carlos Kleiber and a fine 1978 coupling of the Third and Eighth Symphonies. These are lean, intense readings, beautifully played (the Third's sprightly Allegretto breezes past at just 245) though a paltry playing time of 46'14" will not please bargain-hunters. I'd far rather Kleiber's quicksilver Schubert than Karajan's heavyweight, uninflected Mendelssohn (although I felt better disposed towards these lustrous 1971 BPO recordings when they first appeared on CD).

-- Robert Cowan, Gramophone [4/1997]
More distinguished Schubert arrives courtesy of the Vienna Philharmonic under Carlos Kleiber and a fine 1978 coupling of the Third and Eighth Symphonies. These are lean, intense readings, beautifully played (the Third's sprightly Allegretto breezes past at just 245) though a paltry playing time of 46'14" will not please bargain-hunters. I'd far rather Kleiber's quicksilver Schubert than Karajan's heavyweight, uninflected Mendelssohn (although I felt better disposed towards these lustrous 1971 BPO recordings when they first appeared on CD).

-- Robert Cowan, Gramophone [4/1997]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 3 in D major, D 200 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1815; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1978 
2.
Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Carlos Kleiber
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 09/1978 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.3 In D, D.200: 1. Adagio maestoso - Allegro con brio
Symphony No.3 In D, D.200: 2. Allegretto
Symphony No.3 In D, D.200: 3. Menuetto (Vivace)
Symphony No.3 In D, D.200: 4. Presto. Vivace
Symphony No.8 In B Minor, D.759 - "Unfinished": 1. Allegro moderato
Symphony No.8 In B Minor, D.759 - "Unfinished": 2. Andante con moto

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Beautiful playing! As natural as breathing. December 31, 2013 By William Klingelhoffer (San Francisco, CA) See All My Reviews "I heard the Unfinished Symphony on the radio. Sleeping late because I was ill, I awoke in the middle of the 1st movement exposition before the repeat. The tempo was such a natural flow, the melodies so ardently played with passionate vibrato in the violins, it made me feel better! This is honest, open, warmhearted playing by the Viennese and Maestro Kleiber. I will buy it today." Report Abuse
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