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Schubert: Symphony no 9; Wagner: Siegfried Idyll / Solti, Vienna PO


Release Date: 09/14/1999 
Label:  London/Decca Legends Catalog #: 460311   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz SchubertRichard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 14 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Solti's superb recording with the VPO (one of his finest records)...Decca have rightly chosen it for reissue in their Legends series, coupled with Wagner's Siegfried Idyll. Both performances have comparable distinction and show that Solti could relax in music which he loved without sacrificing concentration and drama.

-- Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music [2008 Edition, p. 1158]
Solti's superb recording with the VPO (one of his finest records)...Decca have rightly chosen it for reissue in their Legends series, coupled with Wagner's Siegfried Idyll. Both performances have comparable distinction and show that Solti could relax in music which he loved without sacrificing concentration and drama.

-- Penguin Guide to Recorded Classical Music [2008 Edition, p. 1158]
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1825-28; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/1981 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 55 Minutes 31 Secs. 
2.
Siegfried Idyll by Richard Wagner
Conductor:  Sir Georg Solti
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1870; Germany 
Date of Recording: 11/1965 
Venue:  Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria 
Length: 18 Minutes 30 Secs. 
Notes: This selection is an ADD recording. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.9 in C, D.944 - "The Great": 1. Andante - Allegro ma non troppo
Symphony No.9 in C, D.944 - "The Great": 2. Andante con moto
Symphony No.9 in C, D.944 - "The Great": 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
Symphony No.9 in C, D.944 - "The Great": 4. Allegro vivace
Siegfried Idyll

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Good Wagner, but only fair Schubert... January 19, 2013 By Christopher M. (Los Angeles, CA) See All My Reviews "Frequently reading good reviews of this disc has caused me to acquire it more than once, thinking I must have been too harsh in dismissing it before, but no, it remains a fair reading, but nothing special. At least the Wagner work has an appropriate "gemutlichkeit," but the best that can be said about the Schubert is that it is not overly driven by Solti as many might have feared that he would do. Unfortunately, neither does he bring any great love or personality to this great symphony either, as Gunter Wand or even Charles Munch did for example in their wonderful recordings. Maybe Solti thought the VPO would supply these elements on their own. Sadly, in the Schubert, they didn't." Report Abuse
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