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Schubert: Symphony No. 8 / Gulke, Brandenburg Symphony

Release Date: 01/19/2018 
Label:  Md&g (Dabringhaus & Grimm)   Catalog #: 9012053  
Composer:  Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Peter Gülke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandenburg Symphony
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Franz Schubert’s Symphony in C major very much deserves its popular designation: it is indeed “The Great.” After all, its playing length of an hour means that it transcends the dimensions of everything that came before it. Moreover, with this mighty feat Schubert was very much inviting direct comparison with the works of a certain composer who was almost thirty years his senior: Beethoven. Peter Gülke and his Brandenburg Symphony discover hidden and more obvious allusions while situating this gigantic work, complete and unabridged, in a previously hardly noticed, surprising comparative context and present the results in vibrant SACD sound. On this recording Peter Gulke once again shows why he has been showered with the highest honors Read more in the field of music and the study of literature. Just in time for the two hundredth anniversary of the Brandenburg Theatre, he and his orchestra are in top form. In keeping with the festive occasion- and the outstanding importance of the work- Schubert’s symphony is heard in luxurious three-dimensional sound. Genuinely great music conveyed in magnificent audio form! Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great" by Franz Schubert
Conductor:  Peter Gülke
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Brandenburg Symphony
Period: Romantic 
Written: ?1825-28; Vienna, Austria 

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