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Schubert symphonies -
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GERALD FENECH

'... performances of unwavering focus ...'

Schubert: Symphonies Nos 3, 4 and 5. Swedish Chamber Orchestra / Thomas Dausgaard. © 2013 BIS Records AB

It was only after his death in 1828 that Schubert's most important symphonic works were re-discovered. Indeed the Great C major (No 9) and the 'Unfinished' (No 8) had to wait till 1865 for them to make some sort of impact in musical history, although the C major one made its breakthrough in 1838 in Vienna after Robert Schumann brought it to light.

In the first six symphonies written between 1813-18 the style is mostly orientated towards Haydn and Mozart, and these pieces were mainly written for performance by private orchestras made up mostly of amateurs and enthusiasts, so one might get the notion that Schubert was only experimenting when he embarked on his symphonic journey...

Copyright © 10 May 2014 Gerald Fenech,
Gzira, Malta

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SCHUBERT: SYMPHONIES 3, 4 AND 5

FRANZ SCHUBERT

THOMAS DAUSGAARD

BIS RECORDS

ORCHESTRAL MUSIC

SWEDEN

AUSTRIA

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