Schubert’s 9th


  • Symphony No. 9 in C major, D944 ‘The Great’

Performed by ‘Orchestra Mozart’, Claudio Abbado conducting.

Maestro Abbado is still missed by many in the concert hall following his death last year.

This very special album features Abbado’s beloved ‘Orchestra Mozart’, and his interpretation of this symphony reveals a wealth of new details, making it a must listen of the work.

The Guardian wrote on the 27th May 2015:

“This is unmistakably a performance that balances Schubert’s last completed symphony right on the cusp of Romanticism. So much of the detail and the way Abbado shapes it here looks further into the 19th century and towards Bruckner… what his performance conveys most powerfully is the sense of a symphony bursting at its classical seams and pushing its expressive language as far as it will go.”

Here is Franz Schubert’s Symphony No. 9 in C major, D. 944, known as ‘the Great’, with Claudio Abbado conducting the Chamber Orchestra of Europe: