Composer: Franz Peter Schubert
Orchestra: Copenhagen Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Lawrence Foster
Number of Discs: 1 CD
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Bit Depth: 24bit / 96kHz
Number of channels: 2.0
Size: 2.25 GB
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Copenhagen Phil, Lawrence Foster / Schubert – Early Symphonies and Stage Music
Franz Peter Schubert (1797-1828)
01. – 04. Symphony No. 1 in D major, D82 29:44
05. – 08. Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, D125 32:15
09. – 12. Symphony No. 3 in D major, D200 23:47
13. Overture D 590 in D major ‘in the Italian style’ 8:22
14. – 18. Incidental music to Rosamunde, D797 33:08
Recorded: October 2017
Recording Venue: Concert Hall of the Royal Academy of Music, Copenhagen
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, but 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 Mozart- and Haydn influenced first two symphonies 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.