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Re: Schubert's Symphony No. 9
« Reply #160 on: May 31, 2013, 12:49:22 AM »
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Re: Schubert's Symphony No. 9
« Reply #161 on: May 31, 2013, 04:32:45 AM »
Often (usually), these threads end up with almost every notable recording under the sun, so I'll just add mine, and it is one case where Furtwangler really does deliver superior results:




That's the one that made this piece click for me.

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Re: Schubert's Symphony No. 9
« Reply #162 on: May 31, 2013, 06:09:32 AM »
That's the one that made this piece click for me.

It's a good performance. Mengelberg recorded this symphony live and I think that's pretty good too.

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Re: Schubert's Symphony No. 9
« Reply #163 on: June 01, 2013, 11:33:55 AM »


There's no better conductor for Schubert as Wand. Krips is also interesting and gives a special 'Eclairage' to Schubert's Great

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Re: Schubert's 9th Symphony - Recordings that you like
« Reply #164 on: August 19, 2013, 06:47:22 AM »
Can it not? While it isn't MY favorite, I hold it in very high esteem, and I can see it being a favorite of anyone who really appreciates transitional music, since it is so nicely on the cusp of the Classico-Romantic repertoire. Certainly the composers of the Romantic Era thought it was great, witness how Bruckner spent his life trying to recreate it... ;)

I know, I know. You wrote this opinion some five years ago. I just wanted to add that Bruckner didn't succeed in recreating Schubert's style one iota. Too heavy.

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Re: Schubert's 9th Symphony - Recordings that you like
« Reply #165 on: August 19, 2013, 06:54:26 AM »
I had just finished listening to Bruckner 4 and 5 while at work that day.

What a gem of a quote! ;D

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Re: Schubert's 9th Symphony - Recordings that you like
« Reply #166 on: August 19, 2013, 12:01:43 PM »
Recordings that I like:
Abbado/COE, Bernstein/RCO, Wand/BPO
Recording that I want to spare time to listen to:
Davis/DS

I like Abbado /COE and especially Wand. Never heard Bernstein, nor Davis. I prefer Sinopoli to any of them.

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Re: Schubert's 9th Symphony - Recordings that you like
« Reply #167 on: August 19, 2013, 12:12:56 PM »
I'm working my way through three new box sets... Abbado, Wand and Walter. I listened to Schubert first, and I was surprised at how much better Wand and Walter are than Abbado. He plays all the notes right and has the right tempo, but there is no lilt or bounce to the light passages. Very straight. Not at all what I want in Schubert.

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Re: Schubert's 9th Symphony - Recordings that you like
« Reply #168 on: August 19, 2013, 12:39:07 PM »
Klemperer and Munch were the last recordings I listened to, and I greatly enjoyed both.  Another longtime fave is Konwitschny.

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Re: Schubert's 9th Symphony - Recordings that you like
« Reply #169 on: August 19, 2013, 12:44:42 PM »
My view is, when you don't want heavy romanticism or Beethovenian overtunes he is the best choice amongst the ones I've acquired in time.

Too bad 90% of the Abbado box set consists of heavy romantic symphonies and Beethoven!

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Re: Schubert's 9th Symphony - Recordings that you like
« Reply #170 on: August 19, 2013, 01:00:10 PM »
Konwitschny, Mackerras.

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Re: Schubert's 9th Symphony - Recordings that you like
« Reply #171 on: August 19, 2013, 03:34:53 PM »
Not that I'd ever claim to be an authority on this work, but I never really clicked with it till I heard CSO/Giulini. Fabulous control of the work's architecture, delicious playing and superbly phrased long legato melodies (which really goes without saying given the conductor and orchestra), but definitely aware of the darker undercurrents that flow beneath the surface.


Now that I think about it, I'm really not sure why I've not bought the LA Phil box too.
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