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Complete Schubert Symphonies

Franz Schubert:
Symphony #1 in D Major, D. 82 (1813)
Symphony #2 in B Flat Major, D. 125 (1815)
Symphony #3 in D Major, D. 200 (1815)
Symphony #4 “Tragic” in C minor, D. 417 (1816)
Symphony #5 in B Flat Major, D. 485 (1816)
Symphony #6 “Little” in C Major, D. 589 (1818)
Symphony #7 (8) “Unfinished” in B minor, D. 759 (1822)
Symphony #8 (9) “Great” in C Major, D. 944 (1828)

Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble/Marc Minkowski
Naïve V5299 4CDs DDD 3:38

Marc Minkowski plays Schubert

Complete Schubert Symphonies

Marc Minkowski founded Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble 30 years ago. Under his direction the orchestra developed into one of the foremost period instrument formations of the day, focusing on Baroque, Classical and Romantic vocal and orchestral repertoire. Coinciding with their 30th anniversary they released the complete Franz Schubert Symphonies cycle on the French Naïve label. The project was filmed and recorded live at the Vienna Konzerthaus by the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation (ORF) in March of this year.
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Knockin’ on Heaven’s Door

Franz Schubert: Symphony #1; Symphony #9
Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble/Marc Minkowski
Brussels, Centre for Fine Arts, 11 September 2012

Marc Minkowski and his Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble have embarked on an ambitious Schubert symphonies cycle (available as 4CD set on Naïve V5299). As most period-performance specialists Minkowski gradually ventured from the Baroque into the Classical, and now the early-Romantic era. Earlier this year he recorded with his ensemble the eight symphonies in Vienna for CD release and currently tours different concert venues across Europe. In Brussels I caught a performance of the First and Ninth Symphonies, as part of the Flemish radio music festival (Klarafestival) which offered the full cycle spread over three different cities.
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