Fanfare’sHuntley Dent calls Thomas Dausgaard and the Swedish Chamber Orchestra’s recording for Schubert’s Symphonies Nos. 1 & 2, “the best among current versions for chamber orchestra in period style.”

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“Thomas Dausgaard, whose period-inflected Schubert is more than convincing… changes the landscape. I hadn’t realized that the early orchestral works of the teen-age Schubert have their own special beauty… Dausgaard corrects this mistake with ebullient, joyous readings that lack the slightest Pecksniffian rectitude. We aren’t being schooled in musicology, but entertained by some delightful, infectious music filled with Schubert’s melodic rapture… What Dausgaard’s very musical readings reveal, in superb sound with exemplary playing is that the same qualities were just as beautiful in their early stages…  Dausgaard’s Schubert symphony cycle could become a first choice among any available.” – click here to read Huntley Dent’s full review in Fanfare