Schubert: Symphony No. 9 in C major, D.944 ‘Great’
George Szell
Vinyl Physical Release: May 26, 2023
George Szell’s commitment to musical truth made him an intimidating figure – even among the other formidable conductors of the 20th century. His uncompromising quest for perfection drew performances of exalted quality from soloists and orchestras. In particular, his long tenure as the Cleveland Orchestra’s music director (1946-1970) established it firmly as one of the world’s great ensembles.

This recording of Franz Schubert’s masterwork, the “Great” Ninth Symphony, is one of the highlights of the discography Szell and the Cleveland Orchestra made for EMI. It is proposed here in the 2019 remastering done by Warner Japan.