Schubert - Symphony no.9 | Farao S108097

Schubert - Symphony no.9


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Label: Farao

Cat No: S108097

Format: SACD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 15th June 2018





Enoch zu Guttenberg


Schubert, Franz

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




Enoch zu Guttenberg


Franz Schubert himself never heard his ‘Great’ C major Symphony, which was long considered impossible to play. It was not until more than 10 years after his death that it received its first performance, under Felix Mendelssohn in the Gewandhaus in Leipzig. The instigator of this première was Robert Schumann, who discovered the composition among some unpublished manuscripts during a visit to Schubert’s brother Ferdinand and was able to ignite the Leipzig kapellmeister Mendelssohn’s enthusiasm for a performance.

In this symphony, Enoch zu Guttenberg makes uncompromising statements about human existence, about the violent nature of our reality that is, all the same, pervaded by the most intimate beauty. A modern and gripping new interpretation.

“This symphony produced an impression on us such as none had done since those of Beethoven. Here, besides masterly compositional technique, there is life in every fibre, colours down to the finest nuance, meaning everywhere, the acutest expression of detail, and the whole cast over by a romanticism that we are already familiar with elsewhere among Schubert’s works.” – Robert Schumann

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