“The Great” Archive
SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9 in C Major, “The Great” – Orch. Mozart/ Claudio Abbado – DGG
If you prefer your “Great” Symphony pretty, you will enjoy Abbado’s 2011 account, but if you seek dramatic, visceral depth, look elsewhere.
MARTINU: Cinq Pieces Breves (Piano Trio No. 1); Piano Trio No. 2 in D Minor; Bergerettes; Piano Trio No. 3 in C Major “The Great” – Arbor Piano Trio – Naxos
Ever the experimental delver into sound clusters and emotional byways, Martinu provides a fascinating journey through his piano trios, vividly realized by the Arbor Piano Trio.
Josef Krips Edition, Vol. 2 = WEBER: Overture to Oberon; SCHUBERT: Symphony No./ 9 in C Major, D. 944 “The Great” – Orchestre National de la RTF/Josef Krips- Cascavelle
Two Krips collaborations in Paris confirm his total mastery of the Romantic sensibility, his ability to “convert” his ensemble to a Viennese sound.
SCHUBERT: Sym. No. 9 – Budapest Festival Orchestra/ Ivan Fischer – Channel Classics Sym. No. 7; Sym. No. 8 “The Great” – Musikkollegium Winterthur/Douglas Boyd – MD&GSym. 9 in C “The Great” – Royal Flemish Philharmonic/Philippe Herreweghe – PentaTone
FRANZ SCHUBERT: Symphony No. 9 in C, “The Great” – Three SACD Versions