Schubert – Early Symphonies and Stage Music [Double Album]

Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra

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By presenting Schubert’s first three symphonies and a selection of stage music, this album showcases a less-known, but fascinating part of the composer’s oeuvre. His extraordinary achievements in the fields of Lieder and string quartet composition tend to overshadow his orchestral output, and his symphonic contributions have sometimes been viewed as marginal in comparison to Beethoven’s. However, judged on their own merits, these works display a high level of sophistication indeed. The repertoire featured on this release shows Schubert’s symphonic development, from the first two symphonies influenced by Mozart & Haydn to the masterful Third, in which his compositional voice is clearly perceivable. These three symphonies, all composed when Schubert was still a teenager, are complemented by works related to the stage. While the Overture in Italian Style in D major highlights Schubert’s fascination for Rossini, the Incidental Music to Rosamunde contains some of the composer’s most appealing melodies. These orchestral works are performed by the Copenhagen Phil under the baton of Lawrence Foster, who has a vast PENTATONE discography.

Tracklist

1.
Symphony No. 1 in D Major, D. 82 - I. Adagio - Allegro vivace
12:08
2.
Symphony No. 1 in D Major, D. 82 - II. Andante
06:43
3.
Symphony No. 1 in D Major, D. 82 - III. Menuetto. Allegretto
04:58
4.
Symphony No. 1 in D Major, D. 82 - IV. Allegro vivace
05:55
5.
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, D. 125 - I. Largo - Allegro vivace
14:27
6.
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, D. 125 - II. Andante
08:12
7.
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, D. 125 - III. Menuetto. Allegro vivace
03:31
8.
Symphony No. 2 in B-Flat Major, D. 125 - IV. Presto
06:07
9.
Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200 - I. Adagio maestoso - Allegro con brio
09:29
10.
Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200 - II. Allegretto
05:00
11.
Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200 - III. Menuetto. Vivace
04:14
12.
Symphony No. 3 in D Major, D. 200 - IV. Presto
04:57
13.
Overture in D Major, D. 590 'In the Italian Style'
08:22
14.
Rosamunde, Op. 26, D. 797 - I. Entr'acte No. 1 - Allegro molto moderato
07:45
15.
Rosamunde, Op. 26, D. 797 - IIIa. Entr'acte No. 2 - Andante
03:08
16.
Rosamunde, Op. 26, D. 797 - V. Entr'acte No. 3 - Andantino
07:39
17.
Rosamunde, Op. 26, D. 797 - II. Ballet Music No. 1 - Allegro moderato - Andante un poco assai
07:21
18.
Rosamunde, Op. 26, D. 797 - IX. Ballet Music No. 2 - Andantino
07:15

Total time: 02:07:11

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Producer

Karel Bruggeman

Recording Engineer

Jean-Marie Geijsen

Recording location

Concert Hall of the Royal Academy of Music, Copenhagen in October 2017

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD 64

SKU

PTC5186655

Release Date March 3, 2019
SKU PTC5186655

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