Schubert - Symphonies 8 & 9 | Deutsche Grammophon 4863045

Schubert - Symphonies 8 & 9


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Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Cat No: 4863045

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 2

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 8th July 2022



Gewandhausorchester Leipzig


Herbert Blomstedt


Schubert, Franz

Symphony no.8 in B minor, D759 'Unfinished'
Symphony no.9 in C major, D944 'Great'


Gewandhausorchester Leipzig


Herbert Blomstedt


"The 94-year-old elder statesman of classical music" (The New York Times) joins forces with the Gewandhausorchester for a Schubert programme of Symphonies no.8 (Unfinished) and no.9 (The Great), to be released just in time for his 95th birthday on 11 July 2022.

The choice of repertoire for his late debut with Deutsche Grammophon was quickly made: Herbert Blomstedt, at 94 the world's "longest-serving" conductor and still one of the most vital, chose Franz Schubert's last two symphonies, the "Unfinished" in B minor and the "Great" in C major. With the Gewandhaus Orchestra, which he presided over as Gewandhauskapellmeister from 1998 to 2005 and has since been closely associated with as honorary conductor, he had at his disposal an orchestra that is very familiar with Schubert's music.
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