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Orchestral Favourites, Vol. 25: Schubert



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This new release features the most popular of Schubert’s orchestral repertoire, performed on original instruments by The Hanover Band led by Roy Goodman. Schubert wrote two overtures ‘in the Italian style,’ in November 1817. No doubt they were inspired by the Rossini craze that was sweeping Vienna. In the C major overture an Adagio with Rossinian wind solos precedes the main Allegro which concludes with a lively coda. Throughout the overture the jaunty Italianate rhythms and robust harmonic patterns of Schubert’s model are apparent, but the composer’s own gifts are also in evidence. From an early age Schubert was interested in composing for the theatre. He was commissioned to compose incidental music for Helmina von Chezy’s four-act play Rosamunde, which premiered in December 1823 and was withdrawn after only one performance. Schubert’s music, however, was edited and republished, and has retained popularity. Finally, the album presents his Symphony No 8 in B minor, ‘Unfinished.’ The most remarkable of his aborted compositions, the work stands in powerful contrast to his other unfinished symphonies, as the first two movements, which he completed to the detail, were among the finest he ever wrote.
Facts
Item number NI7098
Barcode 710357709821
Release date 3/2/2018
Category Orchestral
Label NIMBUS
Media type COMPACT DISC
Number of units 1
Performers
Conductor Goodman, Roy
Orchestra Hanover Band
Disc: 1
Overture in C Major, D. 591, "im italienischen Sti00:07:00
1 Overture in C Major, D. 591, "im italienischen Sti 00:07:27 Goodman, Roy Hanover Band
Alfonso und Estrella, D. 732: Overture, "Rosamunde00:05:50
2 Alfonso und Estrella, D. 732: Overture, "Rosamunde 00:05:34 Goodman, Roy Hanover Band
Rosamunde, D. 79700:31:00
3 Entr'acte No. 1: Allegro molto moderato 00:08:16 Goodman, Roy Hanover Band
4 Ballet Music No. 1: Andante un poco assai 00:08:11 Goodman, Roy Hanover Band
5 Zwischenakt II 00:02:29 Goodman, Roy Hanover Band
6 Entr'acte No. 2: Andante 00:06:18 Goodman, Roy Hanover Band
7 Ballet Music II: Andantino 00:06:14 Goodman, Roy Hanover Band
Die Zauberharfe, D. 644: Overture00:11:00
8 Die Zauberharfe, D. 644: Overture 00:09:59 Goodman, Roy Hanover Band
Symphony No. 8 in B Minor, D. 759 "Unfinished"00:20:34
9 I. Allegro moderato 00:13:24 Goodman, Roy Hanover Band
10 II. Andante con moto 00:09:50 Goodman, Roy Hanover Band
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