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Four of the best Schubert recordings

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

Schubert best recordings
Published: April 25, 2019 at 10:00 am

Schubert Symphony No. 8

London Classical Players/Roger Norrington
Virgin 562 2272


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

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Schubert 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.

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Schubert 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.

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Schubert 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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Freya ParrDigital Editor and Staff Writer, BBC Music Magazine

Freya Parr is BBC Music Magazine's Digital Editor and Staff Writer. She has also written for titles including the Guardian, Circus Journal, Frankie and Suitcase Magazine, and runs The Noiseletter, a fortnightly arts and culture publication. Freya's main areas of interest and research lie in 20th-century and contemporary music.

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