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Schubert: Symphonies 5, 7 & 8 / Kakhidze, Tbilisi Symphony


Release Date: 11/10/2017 
Label:  Cugate   Catalog #: 35  
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Jansug Kakhidze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 2 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

This new release is the sequel of the successful Djansug Kakhidze Legacy on CuGate Classics. Just in time for the Schubert year (his 220th birthday), this volume contains three of his major symphonies, among which are the two last ones together with the charming fifth. On this album the “Georgian Karajan” as he was called by Neue Zurcher Zeitung, shows his affinity to the German Romantic repertoire. Unlike Karajan, however, Kakhidze does not only put all of his emphasis on the sheer beauty of the orchestral sound. He also investigates the disaccords in the music and does not hesitate to unfold it. Together with the Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra, which he founded in 1993, he shapes the character of this music and, when necessary, stretches it Read more to its limits. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, D 485 by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Jansug Kakhidze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1816; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Jansug Kakhidze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1822; Vienna, Austria 
3.
Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Jansug Kakhidze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1825-28; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Die Zauberharfe, D 644: Overture by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Jansug Kakhidze
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tbilisi Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1820; Vienna, Austria 

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