Monday, October 3, 2011

Berlin Philharmonic: Schubert Symphony No. 3

This is a clip of the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra ("Berliner Philharmoniker") performing Franz Schubert's Symphony No. 3, in D major, D. 200, with Zubin Mehta, conducting. It was recorded at the Berlin Philharmonic on December 6, 2009. (The full performance can be downloaded at the Berliner Philharmoniker's Digital Concert Hall: at
The current principal conductor of the orchestra is Simon Rattle.

Franz Schubert [1797-1828] completed the four-movement symphony on July 19, 1815, a few months after his eighteenth birthday. In his brief but productive career, Schubert penned almost one thousand works, most of them songs. But he also wrote nine complete symphonies, and two movements of an unfinished symphony. Franz Schubert died of typhoid fever at thirty-one.

Franz Peter Schubert [1797-1828]: Oil painting of Franz Schubert, from an 1825 watercolor. "There are eight girls in the house in which I am living, and practically all of them are good looking. You can realize that I am kept busy."
Artist: Wilhelm August Rieder (1796–1880): Done in 1875.
Original Painting: The original hangs at Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien (The Historical Museum of the City of Vienna)
Source: Wikipedia

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