Karl Munchinger: The Schubert Recordings
Karl Münchinger
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4825379
Barcode
00028948253791
Format
4-CD
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FRANZ SCHUBERT
CD 1*
Symphony No. 2 in B flat major, D.125
Symphony No. 3 in D major, D.200
Symphony No. 4 in C minor, D.417 ‘Tragic’

CD 2*
Symphony No. 5 in B flat major, D.485
Symphony No. 6 in C major, D.589 ‘The Little’
Five Minuets and Trios, D.89
Five German Dances, D.90

CD 3*
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D.759 ‘Unfinished’
Symphony No. 9 in C major, D.944 ‘Great’

CD 4
Overture in D major, D.556
Rosamunde, D.797

Wiener Philharmoniker (Nos. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, Overture D.556, Rosamunde)
Stuttgarter Kammerorchester (Minuets and Trios, German Dances)
Klassische Philharmonie Stuttgart (No. 9)
Karl Münchinger

*FIRST INTERNATIONAL RELEASE ON DECCA CD

Recording information

Recording Producers: Ray Minshull, Erik Smith (Nos. 2 & 8); Erik Smith (Nos. 4 & 5); Ray Minshull (Nos. 3 & 6, Overture D.556); John Mordler (No. 9); Victor Olof, James Walker (Minuets and Trios, German Dances); James Mallinson (Rosamunde)
Balance Engineers: Gordon Parry, James Brown (Nos. 2 & 8); Gordon Parry (Nos. 3, 4, 5, 6); Martin Fouqué (No. 9); Gil Went, Roy Wallace (Minuets and Trios, German Dances); Michael Mailes (Overture D.556); Colin Moorfoot, Philip Wade (Rosamunde)
Recording Locations: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, 13–17 March 1959; (Nos. 2 & 8), 21–22 October 1963 (No. 5), 23–24 October 1963 (No. 4), 22–25 February 1965 (Nos. 3 & 6), 5–8 April 1967 (Overture D.556), 19–21 November 1974 (Rosamunde); Schloss Ludwigsburg, Ludwigsburg, Germany, 12–14 May 1969 (No. 9); Victoria Hall, Geneva, 27–31 October 1955 (Minuets and Trios, German Dances)
Remastering Engineers: Paschal Byrne; Chris Bernauer

Reviews

‘Münchinger conducts the ‘Unfinished’ admirably, a performance notable for its wide dynamic range (which the excellent recording helps, of course). The very start, for instance, really is pp for once, while the climaxes ring out splendidly … The finale [of No. 2] is a Presto vivace and is most successfully played as such, with its second subject given delightful charm.’ Gramophone, February 1966

‘The well-known B flat entr’acte is charmingly delicate and affectionate and is beautifully played – and how marvellous the very soft tone of the Vienna strings is. The choruses of Shepherds and Huntsmen show, as well as excellent chorus singing, very good solo singers from the choir.’ Gramophone, March 1976 (Rosamunde)