Schubert: Symphony No. 9, ‘Great’


Recorded live at the Royal Festival Hall in October 2015, this new release continues the Philharmonia Orchestra’s celebrated series of live recordings on Signum, led in this performance by their Honorary Conductor for Life Christoph von Dohnányi.

Recorded as part of the orchestra’s 70th anniversary season, this performance captures the grandure and intensirt of Schubert’s final and greatest symphony.



What people are saying

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ – "This performance…goes for broke and succeeds, to the evident rapture of the audience. The Philharmonia is up to all Dohnanyi’s and Schubert’s steep demands, and I was left with a feeling of exhausted exhilaration."

BBC Music Magazine – Orchestral Choice of the Month – September 2016

This is a safe, middle-of-the-road account of Schubert’s masterpiece and all the better for it. The music is allowed to unfold  seemingly without effort, but always with dramatic focus." – Classic FM, May 2016

"The care taken by Dohnanyi over the quieter sections is very impressive: a wonderful hush enhances the magical ending of the exposition. There is no doubt that Christoph von Dohnanyi has great sympathy for and understanding of Schubert." – Classical Source, June 2016

"Captures the grandeur and intensity of the composer’s final and greatest symphony." – The Northern Echo, June 2016

Philharmonia Orchestra

Christoph von Dohnányi conductor

Release date:17th Jun 2016
Order code:SIGCD461
Barcode: 635212046128

  1. Symphony No. 9 in C, D. 944 ‘Great’: I. Andante – Allegro ma non troppo – Franz Schubert – 15.13
  2. Symphony No. 9 in C, D. 944 ‘Great’: II. Andante con moto – Franz Schubert – 13.23
  3. Symphony No. 9 in C, D. 944 ‘Great’: III. Scherzo: Allegro vivace – Franz Schubert – 11.50
  4. Symphony No. 9 in C, D. 944 ‘Great’: IV. Allegro vivace – Franz Schubert – 12.39