NBC Symphony Orchestra / Arturo Toscanini - Schubert: Symphonies No. 8 "Unfinished, No. 9 "The Great" flac mp3
Schubert: Symphonies No. 8 "Unfinished, No. 9 "The Great".
Consists of previously released material. Recordings: "Unfinished" Symphony: Severence Hall, Cleveland, Ohio, March 12, 1960 "The Great" Symphony: Cleveland, Ohio, November 1, 1957. Matrix, Runout: DIDC 071401. Other Versions (3 of 3) View All. Cat.
Exclusive discount for Prime members. Sample this album Artist (Sample). For anyone who wants to find a way back to Szell (I realize that his army of loyal fans never left), this Schubert disc is a good place to start. Szell's predominant virtues - a strong linear moomentum, crisp articulation, and impeccable discipline - are shown off to best advantage in the "Unfinished" and "Great" C Majaor symphonies, two works that thrive when they are played like Beethoven rather than Mendelssohn. The "Unfinished" is polished perfectly, the exact opposite of Bruno Walter's looser, more affectionate reading.
Schubert: Symphony No. 8 Unfinished, No. 9 The Great (Essential Classics). Brahms: Symphony No. 4 in E minor, Op. 98. Johannes Brahms. Just a few conductors have been able to reach such level of expressiveness. Let's remind them Toscanini and Philadelphia, Furtwangler BPO 1953, Munch BSO, Krips- LSO, Eduardo Chibas OSV, Fricsay-BPO and Beecham RPO. There are others no less distinguished but the peak embraces the six previous ones. In this bunch are Walter NYP, Paul Paray NYP live recording from Carnegie Hall and a dazzling reading given by Kertesz and the VPO. I don't doubt this was the most artistic peak Krips left us as conductor.
Symphony No. 8 (7) In B Minor, D 759 "Unfinished". 1. I. Allegro Moderato. 2. II. Andante Con Moto. Schubert, Szell, The Cleveland Orchestra - Symphonies No. 8 "Unfinished" & No. 9 "The Great" (CD, Comp, RM). Sony Classical. Die Unvollendete Schuberts 8 Und 9 Sinfonie- Cleveland Orchestra - George Szell (CD).
Franz Schubert completed seven symphonies; nonetheless, one of his incomplete symphonies, the Unfinished Symphony is among his most popular works. By 1818, Schubert had completed 6 symphonies: D 2B, Symphony in D major (1811?, fragment of the first movement is extant). D 82, Symphony No. 1 in D major (1813). D 125, Symphony No. 2 in B-flat major (1814–1815). D 200, Symphony No. 3 in D major (1815). D 417, Symphony No. 4 in C minor, Tragic (1816).
The symphony itself is both large and understated. From the first, ominous opening bars, it is evident this is not the youthful Schubert who earlier crafted six lightweight symphonies. Confident and audacious, Schubert begins the 14 minute first movement by laying down a cornerstone in the basses, upon which is layered a gentle, wafting melody which gradually accumulates mass and power to a quick conclusion. Schubert: Symphony No. 8 'Unfinished'; Incidental Music to Rosamunde - Selections. 6 in A minor by Gustav Mahler is a symphony in four movements, composed in 1903 and 1904 (revised 1906; scoring repeatedly revised). Mahler conducted the work's first performance at the Saalbau concert hall in Essen on May 27, 1906. It is sometimes referred to by the nickname Tragische ("Tragic").
Schubert: Symphonies N. "Unfinished" & N. "The Great". Symphony No. 9 in C major ("The Great"), D. 944. 3. Andante - Allegro ma non Troppo.
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Arturo Toscanini - Primary Artist