New album release: Schubert: Symphonies Nº. 5 & 7 “Unfinished”

The new album, Symphonies N. 5 & 7 ‘unfinished’ with the Freiburger Barockorchester for Harmonia Mundi “Die neue Romantik” cycle, is now out and at the Top10 of the Spotify & Apple Music classical new releases and playlists. Also selected as “Album of the week” on BBC 3 radio.

If the shadow of Mozart still haunts Schubert’s Symphony no.5, the Seventh (in no way ‘unfinished’ in the eyes of its creator) already looks far into the future. Pablo Heras-Casado and the musicians of the Freiburger Barockorchester lead us towards that Romantic era. Their flexible approach, keen and swift in the earlier symphony, making room for shadows and mystery in its successor, meets the challenge of bringing out the contrast between these ‘two Schuberts’, here more audible than ever.