Schubert: Symphonies 3 & 4


Pablo Heras-Casado leads the Freiburger Barockorchester in this Harmonia Mundi release.

Label: Harmonia Mundi
Release date: Aug 29, 2013


“This pair of symphonies from Heras-Casado and the Freiburg Barockorchester, though, is well worth a listen for its constant energy and infectious optimism in the Third. It is to be hoped that this partnership will be returning to the other Schubert symphonies.”

Rohan Shotton, MusicWeb-International

“Conductor Pablo Heras-Casado, which we’ve been fortunate enough to experience with the Canadian Opera Company Orchestra, has teamed up with the Freiburger Baroque Orchestra on a new Harmonia Mundi album, with brilliant results.

Here, he can push his musicians as much as he pleases. They can be hormonal and sound excited rather than raucous. These interpretations, especially the “Tragic” Fourth Symphony, have their heart beating boldly on a sleeve. We get all of Schubert’s fine craft, presented in a way that keeps us listening on the edge of the seat.”

John Terauds – Musical Toronto

Pablo Heras-Casado is the Principal Guest Conductor of Teatro Real, Madrid, Director of the Granada Festival, Conductor Laureate of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, artist of harmonia mundi & Deutsche Grammophon, also records for Decca Classics and Sony Classical, and is Global Ambassador of Ayuda en Acción.


Photos: Fernando Sancho