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Schubert’s ‘Unfinished’ Symphony

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Today’s free download comes from a new recording of Schubert’s Symphonies on the Naïve label.

Marc Minkowski conducts Les Musiciens du Louvre Grenoble in performances of the Symphonies from No. 1 – composed when Schubert was just 16 – to No. 9, the ‘Great C major’.

This week’s free track is the first movement from the ‘Unfinished’ Symphony, the ‘Allegro moderato’.

Writing in the March issue of BBC Music Magazine, our critic Misha Donat said: ‘Marc Minkowski takes a surprisingly conventional view of these pieces, though his performances, recorded “live” in Vienna’s Konzerthaus, are none the worse for that – indeed, I enjoyed them immensely… This set can take its place among the very best of Schubert Symphony cycles.’