Schubert

Complete symphonies; Masses Nos 5&6; Alfonso und Estrella

Monthly Choice: Schubert

'Harnoncourt depicts dramatic contrasts between darkness and light in the vivid performance of the Sixth Mass, a particular highlight being the spine-tingling changes of key at the beginning of the Sanctus.' Erik Levi

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Schubert

Complete symphonies; Masses Nos 5&6; Alfonso und Estrella

Luba Orgonášová, Dorothea Röschman (soprano), Birgit Remmert, Bernarda Fink (mezzo), Kurt Streit, JOnas Kaufmann, Christian Elsner (tenor), Christna Gerhaher, Jochen Schmeckenbecher (baritone), Hanno Müller0Brachmann (bass-baritone); Berlin Radio Choir; Berlin Philharmonic/Nikolaus Harnoncourt

Berliner Philharmoniker Recordings BPHR 150061

511:78 mins (8 CDs + 1 Blu-ray disc)

Read the rest of this review in the October issue of BBC Music Magazine.

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