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SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 4 / Symphony in C Major

Composer(s):Schubert, Franz
Artist(s) Halasz, Michael, Conductor • Budapest Failoni Chamber Orchestra
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.553095
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps
Album Price
USD 6.99



Another Schubert Symphony!
Review By jleonard,June 2014

Firstly, this disc has a sprightly performance of Schubert’s 4th Symphony, however, the main interest is the second item, the orchestration of Schubert’s piano Grand Duo as a Symphony. It used to be thought that the Grand Duo was a version of a lost symphony of Schubert’s from 1824. It is now thought that this work is in fact an original piano duo composition, nevertheless, orchestrated, it makes a wonderful additional Schubert symphony to add to the nine (or ten) we already possess.

The work is on a large scale, lasting more than 40 minutes, and is full of memories of earlier symphonies, including the 6th and the 8th, and foreshadowings of the 9th. Schubert lovers will love it.

The only downside to this recording (therefore gaining 4 stars not 5) is that more....

Review By Classic CD,

"Halasz plays the work sympathetically."


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