Schubert’s Magic.



  • Symphonies Nos. 1-9 (Complete)

Performed by the Orchestra of the 18th Century, Frans Brüggen conducting.

While Franz Schubert was just 31 years old when he died, he left us a considerable and varied set of compositions. On this collection of music, we get to examine his symphonies, as interpreted by a fabulous orchestra, led by an amazing conductor.

Frans Brüggen’s name had originally been established as one of the twentieth century’s most dazzling and influential recorder virtuosi, but he was soon established in the top echelon of period conductors.

The orchestra that he leads gives us a gift of intense lyricism, occasional drama, and exciting energy.

Frans Brüggen’s leadership provides the music with excellent clarity and measured tempi that demonstrate deep sensitivity and insight.

Brüggen’s death in August 2014 deprived us of more wise and meaningful performances like this, but his recordings still stand for his outstanding achievements, as he acknowledged they would.

Here is one amazing performance of the BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3, “Eroica”, with Frans Brueggen and the Orchestra of the 18th Century:



And next, here is the Schubert, Symphony #9, 4th movement, played by the Dutch Radio Chamber Orchestra conducted by Frans Brüggen:



Tags: Franz Schubert, symphonies, Frans Brüggen, Orchestra of the 18th Century