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Classic FM Drive Featured Album, 17 November 2014
This album is the third in the Basel Symphony Orchestra's series of complete Schubert symphonies, released on the orchestra's own label.
The ensemble's chief conductor since 2009, Dennis Russell Davies, chooses modern instruments over the 'authentic performance' route, but approaches these works with an extraordinary lightness of touch where it is required, well-drilled precision in the serious moments, and a vivacious, over all sense of rhythm.
The engineers have captured a vivid and natural sound, allowing these polished performances to shine.