BEETHOVEN: Symphony No. 5 in c minor; Sym. No. 6 in F Major; “Pastoral”; Sym. No. 8 in F Major; Leonore Ov. No. 3; SCHUBERT: Sym. No. 8 “Unfinished” – Berlin State Opera Orch./Vienna Philharmonic – Pristine Audio (2 CDs)
Franz Schalk’s complete recorded legacy reveals a Viennese musician thoroughly familiar with the repertory he champions.
Markevitch was a the Ukrainian, Italian, and French composer and performer whom Paris once hailed as “the second Igor,” the first having been Stravinsky.