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Nikolaus Harnoncourt - Schubert: Symphonies 1-8

 (Limited Edition LP Box Set + Booklet + Download Code)


Berlin Phil Media



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ABPH 150062
EAN: 4260306180622
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Vinyl Box Sets

No. of Discs: 8
Note: 180 Gram


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180-gram vinyl collector's edition limited to 1,000 copies worldwide!

Linen box contains 8LPs plus a 44-page hardcover booklet

Nckolaus Harnoncourt conducts Schubert: Symphonies, Masses, "Alfonso und Estrella"

Nikolaus Harnoncourt once said, "Schubert is the composer who is closest to my heart" — and in this edition, Harnoncourt and the Berliner Philharmoniker present a brilliant and multifaceted portrait of the composer. It of course includes Schubert's symphonies — from the too little-known early works to the "Unfinished" and the "Great" C major Symphony. With Schubert's final two masses, central works of Romantic sacred music are also represented, plus there is a first-class discovery with the opera Alfonso und Estrella.

The performances, recorded between 2003 and 2006, are presented as a limited collector's edition on eight LPs with a 44-page hardcover booklet.

Harnoncourt's case for Alfonso und Estrella is so convincing not least because of the superb cast of singers which includes Kurt Streit, Dorothea Röschmann and Christian Gerhaher. But what lies at the musical centre of this edition is the collaboration of orchestra and conductor. This Schubert is colorful and dramatic — and represents a unique synthesis in which the famous sound of the Berliner Philharmoniker is as evident as Nikolaus Harnoncourt's familiarity with the transparency and sound speech of historical performance practice.

Symphony No. 1
I Adagio – Allegro vivace
IV Allegro vivace

Symphony No. 2
I Largo – Allegro vivace
III Menuetto: Allegro vivace – Trio

Symphony No. 3
II Allegretto
IV Presto vivace

Symphony No. 4
I Adagio molto – Allegro vivace
IV Allegro

Symphony No. 5
I Allegro
III Menuetto: Allegro molto – Trio

Symphony No. 6
II Andante
III Scherzo: Presto – Trio: Più lento
IV Allegro moderato

Symphony No. 7
I Allegro moderato
II Andante con moto

Symphony No. 8
I Andante – Allegro ma non troppo
III Scherzo: Allegro vivace – Trio
IV Finale: Allegro vivace

Mass No. 5 in A flat major
Sanctus: Osanna
Dona nobis pacem

Mass No. 6 in E flat major
Credo: Incarnatus

Alfonso und Estrella, Romantic opera in three acts
Aria: “Sei mir gegrüßt, o Sonne!”
Chorus: “Zur Jagd, zur Jagd! – Es schmückt die weiten Säle”
Beginning Act II
Aria: “Der Jäger ruhig hingegossen”
Aria: “Wo ist sie, was kommt ihr zu künden?”
Act III: Introduction – Duet
Duet and Chorus: “Wehe, meines Vaters Scharen”

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