Schubert: Symphonies, Vol. 1 - City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra & Edward Gardner (W/c 04/02/19)
Following a highly successful series Mendelssohn in Birmingham, the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra with their former Chief Conductor Edward Gardner presents the first volume in a new surround-sound series: Schubert Symphonies.
This first volume comprises of three symphonies spanning across Schubert's life. His Symphony No. 3 (1815), with its extensive and evolving slow introduction is followed by Symphony No. 5 (1816). Completing the album is Schuberts much more intense Symphony No. 8 unfinished (1822), of which only the first two movements and a skeleton sketch of a third Scherzo movement were completed.