Four of the best Schubert recordings

We choose a selection of some of the finest recordings of the Romantic composer

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Four of the best Schubert recordings
Schubert, at the piano, entertains with singer Johann Michael Vogl
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Symphony No. 8

London Classical Players/Roger Norrington
Virgin 562 2272

A refined, stately performance of Schubert’s penultimate symphony.

 

 

 

Piano Sonata in A D959
Alfred Brendel (piano)
Decca 438 7032

Brendel plays the first of Schubert’s last three miraculous sonatas with gravitas and grace.

 

 

 

Winterreise
Ian Bostridge (tenor), Leif Ove Andsnes (piano)
Warner Classics 2564620418

Ian Bostridge and Leif Ove Andsnes conjure up a fine balance of beauty and coldness in this excellent recent release.

 

 

 

String Quartet No. 15
Cuarteto Casals
Harmonia Mundi HMC902121

The drive and drama of Schubert’s nervous quartet is captured here with an abundance of energy by Cuarteto Casals.

 

 

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