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Jan Willem de Vriend / The Hage Philharmonic Orchestra

Schubert: The Complete Symphonies Vol. 1 (SACD)

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Jan Willem de Vriend / The Hage Philharmonic Orchestra

Schubert: The Complete Symphonies Vol. 1 (SACD)

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The Complete Symphonies Vol. 1 Symphony No. 2 D. 125 / Symphony No. 4 D. 417

Residentie Orkest The Hague / Jan Willem de Vriend

Challenge Classics, HQ|NORTHSTAR

Catalogue CC72739

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About the Album

Schubert composed his first five symphonies while still a teenager, but they represent just one facet of his prodigious fluency. At this time some of his musical ideas bear a family resemblance to certain themes from Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven, but already his own musical character is evident. He began his Second Symphony in December 1814 and had finished it by 24th March the following year.

He completed the Fourth Symphony in about three to four weeks during April 1816. We should not read too much into the Fourth Symphony’s “Tragic” appendage, added by Schubert as an afterthought. It may be merely an example of the flippant comments which he wrote on some of his youthful scores, but nevertheless the symphony has more gravitas than its predecessors. Schubert also includes a second pair of horns to enrich the texture. Actually, this is the only piece of non-programmatic music to which he gave a descriptive title.


Album tracks

  1. NO. 2 I. Largo - Allegro vivace

  2. NO. 2 II. Andante

  3. NO. 2 III. Menuetto. Allegro vivace - Trio

  4. NO. 2 IV. Presto

  5. NO. 4 I. Adagio molto - Allegro vivace

  6. NO. 4 II. Andante

  7. NO. 4 III. Menuetto. Allegro vivace - Trio

  8. NO. 4 IV. Allegro



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