22 Sep 2013

Schubert the Symphonist

From Composer of the Week, 9:00 am on 22 September 2013
Franz Schubert

Franz Schubert, about 1827 Photo: Franz Eybl, Public Domain

 

Discussions on the work of Franz Schubert typically begin with his songs, then perhaps move onto his chamber and piano music. His orchestral music is often overlooked and this was also true in Schubert's lifetime.

Erica Challis looks into the symphonies and other orchestral works, commenting on the circumstances of their performances, or lack thereof, and presents us with an overview of these works, their craft, variety and individuality. 

Music Details:

SCHUBERT: Symphony No 9, mvt 2 - Royal Concertgebouw Orch/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Teldec 4509-91184)
SCHUBERT: Lieber teure Muttererde, from Die Zwillingsbrüder - Hungarian National PO/ Jan Schultsz (Hyperion CDA 67229)
SCHUBERT: Bürg Meiner Vater, from Der Graf von Gliechen - Hungarian National PO/ Jan Schultsz (Hyperion CDA 67229)
SCHUBERT: Symphony No 1, mvt 1 - Royal Concertgebouw Orch/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Teldec 4509-91184)
SCHUBERT: Symphony No 1, Minuet and Trio - Royal Concertgebouw Orch/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Teldec 4509-91184)
SCHUBERT: Symphony No 2, mvt 1 - Royal Concertgebouw Orch/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Teldec 4509-91184)
SCHUBERT: Symphony No 2, Minuet and Trio - Royal Concertgebouw Orch/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Teldec 4509-91184)
SCHUBERT: Symphony No 3 in D, mvt 1 - Royal Concertgebouw Orch/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Teldec 4509-91184)
SCHUBERT: Symphony No 4 in C minor, mvt 4 - Royal Concertgebouw Orch/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Teldec 4509-91184)
SCHUBERT: Symphony No 5 in B-flat, mvt 1 - Royal Concertgebouw Orch/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Teldec 4509-91184)
SCHUBERT: Symphony No 6, Scherzo Presto - Royal Concertgebouw Orch/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Teldec 4509-91184)
SCHUBERT: Rosamunde, Overture - Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch/ Kurt Masur (Philips 412 432)
SCHUBERT: Fierrabras, Overture - CO of Europe/ Claudio Abbado (DG 427 341)
SCHUBERT: Fierrabras, Act 1 Finale - CO of Europe/ Claudio Abbado (DG 427 341)
SCHUBERT: Symphony No 8, Unfinished, mvt 1 - Royal Concertgebouw Orch/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Teldec 4509-91184)
SCHUBERT: Symphony No 9, mvt 1 - Royal Concertgebouw Orch/ Nikolaus Harnoncourt (Teldec 4509-91184)