For me he is the most modern composer of the past.... His music is not compact or forced but breathes as though it were an organism. It is not tense but relaxed, flowing, soft and incredible subtle. Adriana Hölszky Schubert's "Great" C major Symphony No. 8 is not a farewell work in which the composer's approaching end is announced on the contrary, it is a symphony full of youthful freshness and determination pointing ahead into the future. It is Schubert's breakthrough to an independent symphonic concept beyond Beethoven's charged drama and monumentality. With the present LP audite continues the series of historical recordings with Rafael Kubelik and the Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra in 180g vinyl format. It is a live recording of a concert in the Herkules-Hall in Munich from March 27, 1969.