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Schubert: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 / Giulini - Berlin PO, live 1977

Album Summary

>Schubert, Franz : Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished"
>Schubert, Franz : Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great"
Conductor Ensembles Composer

Notes & Reviews:

The great conductor Carlo Maria Giulini's answer to the question of what fascinated him about making music amounted to his Credo: "Music is a great miracle and a great mystery. Even a single note is a mystery, a miracle in itself. The note appears quite suddenly and as it is born, it has already passed away. Everything to do with music is fascinating - whether conducting or playing." These important releases from Testament document a selection of Giulini's live concert performances with the Berlin Philharmonic taken from radio broadcasts aired during the 1970s and 80s. All are in stereo and have been carefully remastered for optimal sound.

"Giulini’s temperament, a combination of Mediterranean warmth and asceticism, was well attuned to Schubert’s last two symphonies...The “Unfinished” Symphony marries quasi-spiritual serenity to a natural sustaining pulse. The Ninth, played with all the repeats, unfolds as a continuous stream of music: Giulini reveals its lyricism and unhurried beauty." -The Financial Times

Notes & Reviews:

Recording information: Philharmonie, Berlin (01/12/1977-01/13/1977).



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Works Details

>Schubert, Franz : Symphony no 8 in B minor, D 759 "Unfinished"
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Ensemble: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Berlin (01/12/1977-01/13/1977)
  • Running Time: 24 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1822
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Schubert, Franz : Symphony no 9 in C major, D 944 "Great"
  • Conductor: Carlo Giulini
  • Notes: Philharmonie, Berlin (01/12/1977-01/13/1977)
  • Running Time: 53 min. 29 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1825-1828
  • Studio/Live: Live