Uncork the fizz: this is Schubert as never heard in modern times.
The symphonies were crying out for a period makeover, but who could have expected the result – taut, texturally transparent, rhythmically alert – to sound so witty and exciting?
No one listening to this recording will ever want to return to traditional symphonic Schubert.
Symphonies 3 & 4
(Freiburger Barockorchester/Pablo Heras-Casado)