Maxim Emelyanychev & SCO - Schubert: Symphony No. 9 - The Sunday Times
The young Russian conductor doesn’t follow the opening Allegro’s clear instruction — “but not too much” — but, for once, I don’t care. Even at speed, the woodwind triplets’ piano crescendos and the development’s magical conclusion are exceptionally expressive. This is Schubert’s Great C major, mighty heir to Beethoven’s Seventh, in its ferociously rhythmical glory — and with all movements III and IV’s repeats observed. A feast.