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Schubert: Symphony No 9, Symphonic Fragments D 615 / Marriner


Release Date: 01/28/2010 
Label:  Philips   Catalog #: 412474   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Sir Neville Marriner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Academy of St. Martin in the Fields
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Marriner's performances of the Unfinished and the Great C major are magnificent. The latter would certainly be on my "Critics' Choice" list if it could be bought on its own. The first movement has unusual tension and excitement, and the second is beautifully relaxed with every detail clear, and what entrancing details they are. I can't think of any movement by any composer before 1825 which is so subtly scored for the brass. I personally regret the repeat in the finale; it tends to draw attention to a falling-off in quality which you might not otherwise notice. But this is certainly a performance to treasure.

-- Gramophone [2/1985, reviewing the LP box set of the complete Schubert symphonies as recorded by Marriner
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Works on This Recording

1.
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 
2.
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 

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