Schubert - Symphony no.9 | MDG (Dabringhaus und Grimm) MDG9012053

Schubert - Symphony no.9


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Label: MDG (Dabringhaus und Grimm)

Cat No: MDG9012053

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 24th November 2017



Brandenburger Symphoniker


Peter Gulke


Schubert, Franz

Symphony no.9 in C major, D944 'The Great'


Brandenburger Symphoniker


Peter Gulke


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 Orchestra 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 Gülke once again shows why he has been showered with the highest honours 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!

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