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Schubert - Symphony No.6

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Catalogue numberBIS-1987 SACD
Release date2013-06-10
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz

It is a sobering thought that the first public performance of any symphony by Schubert took place after his death, at a memorial concert in December 1828.

The work in question was the Symphony No.6 in C major, composed ten years earlier but previously only played through once, by an amateur orchestra.

What was heard at the 1828 concert was thus music by a relatively untroubled 20-year-old composer paying tribute to one of his heroes at the time: Rossini. ‘He is undeniably an exceptional genius’, Schubert had said of Rossini in 1819, and both the cavatina style of the second movement and the effervescent spontaneity of the finale certainly call to mind the Italian composer’s overtures.

But in the third movement Scherzo another, even more important influence is heard, for instance in the numerous contrasts that abruptly punctuate the music in a clearly Beethovenian manner.

Obviously proud of the work, Schubert called it his ‘Great Symphony in C major’, unsuspecting of the fact that the same designation would later be applied to his final work in the genre, Symphony No.9 in C major, D944.
 
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  Composer: Schubert, Franz
  Symphony No.6 in C major, D589 (1817–18) 30:30
01 I. Adagio – Allegro 09:08 $ 2.19 USD
02 II. Andante 06:12 $ 1.49 USD
03 III. Scherzo: Presto – Trio: Più lento 06:09 $ 1.48 USD
04 IV. Allegro moderato 09:01 $ 2.16 USD
 
 
  Composer: Schubert, Franz
  Rosamunde, incidental music (selection), D797 (1823) 32:12
05 Entr’acte No.1 in B minor. Allegro molto moderato 07:50 $ 1.88 USD
06 Entr’acte No.3 in B flat major. Andantino 06:30 $ 1.56 USD
07 Entr’acte No.2 in D major. Andante 02:59 $ 0.72 USD
08 Ballet Music No.2 in G major. Andantino 07:12 $ 1.73 USD
09 Ballet Music No.1 in B minor/G major. Allegro moderato –
Andante un poco assai
07:41 $ 1.84 USD
 
  Album total 01:02:42
ComposerSchubert, Franz
ConductorDausgaard, Thomas
OrchestraSwedish Chamber Orchestra
Swedish Chamber Orchestra (Svenska Kammarorkestern)

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