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Paul L Althouse
American Record Guide, January 2016

The playing is lovely and often nuanced with nicely shaped phrasing…

The performances are from the 50s, but the sound is pretty good… © 2016 American Record Guide Read complete review on American Record Guide, October 2015

This is one of the best recent pairings of these familiar works, giving them a freshness that speaks as clearly to their beauty of sound as to their structural innovations. © 2015 Read complete review

Geoff Brown
Sinfini Music, October 2015

…Jordan emphasises the music’s dynamic contrasts, with tenderly flowing, tiptoed musings cutting into sharply articulated fortissimo cries…[He] always keeps the narrative clear… © 2015 Sinfini Music Read complete review

Guy Engels
Pizzicato, October 2015

In his performances of both Schubert symphonies, Philippe Jordan ideally combines a great and beautiful lyricism with a sharply shaped and dramatic playing by the excellent Wiener Symphoniker. © 2015 Pizzicato

Alain Steffen
Pizzicato, October 2015

Vivid, transparent and slender performances of Schubert’s last symphonies. © 2015 Pizzicato

Michael Cookson
MusicWeb International, September 2015

…the recording engineers can be congratulated for a satisfying sound quality that is especially clear and well balanced. Jordan draws expressive yet firmly controlled playing from his Vienna orchestra. The tempi, rhythm, phrasing and dynamics are shaped into one impressive whole. This is an engaging CD that will grace any serious collection. © 2015 MusicWeb International Read complete review

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