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SCHUBERT, F.: Symphonies Nos. 8,


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SCHUBERT, F.: Symphonies Nos. 8, "Unfinished" and 9, "Great" (Furtwangler) (1950-1951)

This disc couples two of the finest recordings of Schubert’s two best-known symphonies. In Furtwängler’s hands the Unfinished is etched with aching intensity as he conjures sadness, resignation, rage and, finally, solace. In the Great C Major Furtwängler exploits to the full Schubert’s emotionally explosive music. In the slow movement, the heart of the symphony and of this performance, he opens up vistas of power, passion and communicative expressiveness that other accounts come nowhere near.The Finale is a tour de force of sustained momentum.

Schubert, Franz

  Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759, "Unfinished"
1.   I. Allegro moderato 00:11:34
2.   II. Allegro con moto 00:12:17
  Symphony No. 9 in C Major, D. 944, "Great"
3.   I. Andante - Allegro ma non troppo 00:14:55
4.   II. Andante con moto 00:17:17
5.   III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace 00:11:20
6.   IV. Allegro vivace 00:11:45

Total Playing Time: 01:19:08

Schubert, Franz

Furtwängler, Wilhelm

Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra; Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra

Label: Naxos Historical

Series: Great Conductors

Genre: Orchestral

Period: Romantic

Catalogue No: 8.111344

Barcode: 747313334421

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Not available in the United States due to possible copyright restrictions.

Physical Release: 02/2010

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