Bohm: Schubert - 8 Symphonies (4 CD box set, APE)
Bohm: Schubert - 8 Symphonies (4 CD box set, APE)

Orchestra: Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Conductor: Karl Bohm
Composer: Franz Schubert
Audio CD
SPARS Code: ADD
Number of Discs: 4 CD box set
Format: APE (image+cue)
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
Size: 1.05 GB
Recovery: +3%
Scan: yes

Disc 1:
01. Symphony No.1 in D, D.82 – 1. Adagio – Allegro vivace
02. Symphony No.1 in D, D.82 – 2. Andante
03. Symphony No.1 in D, D.82 – 3. Menuetto. Allegretto
04. Symphony No.1 in D, D.82 – 4. Allegro vivace
05. Symphony No.2 in B flat, D.125 – 1. Largo – Allegro vivace
06. Symphony No.2 in B flat, D.125 – 2. Andante
07. Symphony No.2 in B flat, D.125 – 3. Menuetto (Allegro vivace)
08. Symphony No.2 in B flat, D.125 – 4. Presto

Disc 2:
01. Symphony No.3 in D, D.200 – 1. Adagio maestoso – Allegro con brio
02. Symphony No.3 in D, D.200 – 2. Allegretto
03. Symphony No.3 in D, D.200 – 3. Menuetto (Vivace)
04. Symphony No.3 in D, D.200 – 4. Presto. Vivace
05. Symphony No.4 in C minor, D.417 – “Tragic” – 1. Adagio molto – Allegro vivace
06. Symphony No.4 in C minor, D.417 – “Tragic” – 2. Andante
07. Symphony No.4 in C minor, D.417 – “Tragic” – 3. Menuetto (Allegro vivace)
08. Symphony No.4 in C minor, D.417 – “Tragic” – 4. Allegro

Disc 3:
01. Symphony No.5 in B flat, D.485 – 1. Allegro
02. Symphony No.5 in B flat, D.485 – 2. Andante con moto
03. Symphony No.5 in B flat, D.485 – 3. Menuetto (Allegro molto)
04. Symphony No.5 in B flat, D.485 – 4. Allegro vivace
05. Symphony No.6 in C, D.589 – “The Little” – 1. Adagio – Allegro
06. Symphony No.6 in C, D.589 – “The Little” – 2. Andante
07. Symphony No.6 in C, D.589 – “The Little” – 3. Scherzo (Presto)
08. Symphony No.6 in C, D.589 – “The Little” – 4. Allegro moderato

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Disc 4:
01. Symphony No.8 in B minor, D.759 – “Unfinished” – 1. Allegro moderato
02. Symphony No.8 in B minor, D.759 – “Unfinished” – 2. Andante con moto
03. Symphony No.9 in C, D.944 – “The Great” – 1. Andante – Allegro ma non troppo
04. Symphony No.9 in C, D.944 – “The Great” – 2. Andante con moto
05. Symphony No.9 in C, D.944 – “The Great” – 3. Scherzo (Allegro vivace)
06. Symphony No.9 in C, D.944 – “The Great” – 4. Allegro vivace

Outstanding Schubert Cycle

Bohm and the Berlin Philharmonic team up for this classic set. The 1st and 2nd symphonies have become some of my favorites, with their sparkling winds strong exhibition of classical strength.
Of course, this historic cycle collection is well known for its Unfinished and 9th renditions, which are just most dramatic and energized.
His 5th and 6th interpretations exhibit a relaxed pace that never grows old or hurries the listener.
This collector’s edition from DG is good for those of us who likely won’t buy other versions, and this is a solid set at a most remarkable value.

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