Impromptu in Eb major D.899 No.2 Opus 90 Franz Schubert Download 'Impromptu in Eb major D.899 No.2 Opus 90' on iTunes
For the Mahler buff who has (almost) everything, here’s an intriguing collection of symphonic movements
Repertoire: Four Movements
Artists: Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra/Järvi
Label: Virgin Classics 216 5762
Mahler dropped Blumine from his First Symphony, slightly revised Totenfeier to launch his Second, and completed only the Adagio in his otherwise unfinished Tenth; Britten’s arrangement of the Third Symphony’s second movement heard next is for a less large and (in the 1930s) more realistically sized orchestra. Paavo Järvi secures performances of serious orchestral quality: that of Totenfeier is highly dramatic, while the Tenth’s Adagio has the power of a stand-alone epic in its own right.