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Schubert

Schubert

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Franz Schubert was a frustrated 19-year-old when he composed his Fifth Symphony. At that time, the teenager was spending his days as a schoolmaster and his nights as a prolific composer. From a concert at this year's Schleswig Holstein Music Festival, the European Soloists perform this sparkling work by Schubert. Jack Martin Handler conducts.

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