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Symphonies 1 & 2
Schubert, Blomstedt
Symphonies 1 & 2
Genre: Classical
 
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Schubert's early symphonies remain virtually unknown, and although derivative, they are delightful. The composer's models for these works were, of course, Haydn and Mozart, and he proved an apt pupil. All of the gestures a...  more »

      
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All Artists: Schubert, Blomstedt
Title: Symphonies 1 & 2
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Total Copies: 0
Label: Berlin Classics
Release Date: 7/23/1996
Genre: Classical
Style: Symphonies
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 782124926328

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Schubert's early symphonies remain virtually unknown, and although derivative, they are delightful. The composer's models for these works were, of course, Haydn and Mozart, and he proved an apt pupil. All of the gestures are familiar, the style classical, but even here there is a melodic breadth unique to Schubert. Because they aren't all that popular or well-known, most performances come lumped together in complete symphony sets, meaning that it's all or nothing. Berlin Classics has quite intelligently released them on individual discs so that you can get to know them at your leisure. Even better, they have Germany's greatest orchestra and one of the best Schubert conductors around. The performances are just about perfect. --David Hurwitz

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Fine Performances of Schubert's Earliest Symphonies
John Kwok | New York, NY USA | 08/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Schubert shows his musical debt to Mozart in these two elegant symphonies that owe more stylistically to Mozart and Haydn than to Beethoven. Herbert Blomstedt and the Dresden Staatskapelle are in splendid form, giving fine performances comparable to those heard from more renowned conductors with the Berlin Philharmonic or the Vienna Philharmonic. Anyone who's been impressed with Blomstedt's Schubert recordings with the San Francisco Symphony Orchestra should seriously consider this recording as well as the others he did of Schubert's symphonies with the Dresden Staatskapelle."