Vriend: Schubert - The Complete Symphonies vol.3 (24/44 FLAC)
Vriend: Schubert – The Complete Symphonies vol.3 (24/44 FLAC)

Composer: Franz Schubert
Orchestra: Residentie Orkest the Hague
Conductor: Jan Willem de Vriend
Audio CD
Number of Discs: 1
Format: FLAC (tracks)
Label: Challenge
Release: 2020
Size: 524 MB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: cover

Schubert: Symphony No. 9, D. 944
01. I. Andante — Allegro, ma non troppo — Più moto
02. II. Andante con moto
03. III. Scherzo. Allegro vivace — Trio
04. IV. Allegro vivace

The third installment in the ongoing Schubert Complete Symphonies series by Jan Willem de Vriend and the Residentie Orkest The Haag. For about 150 years it was believed that Schubert composed his Ninth Symphony in 1828, not long before his death but, musical scholarship being a continuous process, this theory was later disproved. It was discovered late in the 20th century that in fact he composed most of this work three years earlier and revised it in 1826 and 1827. Schubert did not hear a performance of many of his works, including this great symphony. When it was rehearsed in 1827 at the Gesellschaft der Musikfreunde in Vienna, the string-players complained that passages in which a rhythmic figure is obsessively repeated, especially in the finale, were unplayable. In May 1824 Schubert attended the first performance of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. Beethoven revolutionised symphonic form, expanding its expressive range enormously, his Ninth Symphony in particular being conceived on a much grander scale than any previous symphony. Schubert was just one of many composers influenced by Beethoven’s achievements. Many scholars have suggested the various ways in which Schubert was influenced by Beethoven, but the most extraordinary aspect of Schubert’s mature music is its complete individuality. The compositional techniques, the handling of tonality and structure, and the orchestral sound of these two contemporaries have very little in common. Schubert’s own profound originality is all the more striking for its emergence at a time when Beethoven’s impact on the development of the symphony was so revolutionary and far-reaching.

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