Bass-baritone Florian Boesch, top class Lied-singer, blooms in a Schubert programme (finest orchestrations by Brahms and Webern) with the renowned Concentus Musicus, the Viennese orchestra now led by the talented Stefan Gottfried. Next to these sublimated pieces, the Concentus performs a finished version of the mysterious ‘Unfinished’ Symphony.
A Scherzo by Schubert himself was completed by a composer (Nicola Samale) and a musicologist (Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs) so that the result is faithful to the musician special expression. And Rosamunde’s Overture concludes this re-enactment: a moving experience and a touching journey through time.
Florian Boesch’s strong voice and exquisite diction are beautified by Nikolaus Harnoncourt’s legendary ensemble. Stefan Gottfried, his worthy heir, leads the musicians on the romantic paths that combinate love and grief.