The Joy of the Experiment
Works by Stravinsky and Schubert
Paavo Järvi and The Deutsche Kammerphilharmonie Bremen have repeatedly enjoyed wonderful experiences with Schubert’s symphonies, for example in the Cologne Philharmonic Hall or in the Golden Hall of the Vienna Musikverein. It is something of a tradition that ›The Great in C major‹ is lauded by critics as a masterpiece, along with the ›Unfinished‹, while the first six are frequently dismissed in their entirety as »juvenilia on the journey to the great symphony. Yet it is fascinating to listen to how Schubert, having studied his great role models Haydn and Mozart in depth, went on to gradually develop his very own ideas about the symphony. Although he retains the traditional sonata form, it is frequently freshly reinterpreted, reflecting the joy of the experiment.