SCHUBERT The Complete Symphonies/ Marriner 4708862

Marriner's Schubert is light on its feet, full of sprung rhythms and gracefully-turned phrases. The early symphonies are a sheer delight in this cycle with some glorious playing by the Academy of St Martin in the Fields . . . the "Unfinished" and the "Great C" major are also very appealing, with beautifully judged tempi and some wonderfully vivacious playing by these virtuoso musicians . . . Marriner's set can be confidently recommended . . .