Schubert - Symphony No. 9 - Josef Krips
Schubert - Symphony No. 9 - Josef Krips
Schubert - Symphony No. 9 - Josef Krips
Schubert - Symphony No. 9 - Josef Krips

Schubert - Symphony No. 9 - Josef Krips

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Franz Schubert : Symphony No. 9 ("The Great")

London Symphony Orchestra conducted by Josef Krips

 

1 LP, standard sleeve

Original analog Master tape : YES

Heavy Press : 180g

Record color : black

Speed : 33 RPM

Size : 12'’

Stereo

Studio

Record Press : Pallas

Label : Speakers Corner

Original Label : Decca

Recording: May 1958 at Kingsway Hall in London by Kenneth E. Wilkinson

Production: Erik Smith

Originally released in 1958

Reissued in 1994

Tracks :

Side A :

  1. First Movement: Andante - Allegro Ma Non Troppo
  2. Second Movement: Andante Con moto

Side B :

  1. Third Movement: Scherzo
  2. Fourth Movement: Allegro Vivace

Reviews :

This is Schubert’s longest symphony, and its music has been described as heavenly. The symphony is typically and specifically Schubertian in its form, occupying a position in the history of music between Beethoven, Bruckner and Mahler – right on the threshold which separates classicism from romanticism.


It is hard to say if Josef Krips ever succeeded in making a finer recording. The presentation has a direct, unforced spontaneity, confirming that Krips had an intuitive understanding of Schubert’s compositions. The orchestra plays with dynamic vivacity without ever sounding aggressive. The interpretation of the two final movements is delightful in its airy exhilaration: swaying in a dance-like rhythm, tripping lightly through virtually every key there is, and in between, in the Scherzo, the gravity of the trio. The Finale, again, is merry in character with triplets rushing past, and the listener revels in every single repetition as the magnificence of this work reveals itself.
The inspired orchestra does full justice to the music and renders an interpretation in the Viennese tradition at its very best.


This recording simply cannot be surpassed in terms of performance or sound quality – it is a must not only for the lover of Schubert’s music.

Ratings :

Discogs  4,50 / 5

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