Schubert’s Robin’s Egg Blue Period

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A 1961 recording of two Schubert symphonies, on the RCA Victor Red Seal label. The vintaged photographic sleeve presents a quiet pastoral scene, which is perhaps the last thing you might fathom when considering the composer’s sometimes harrowing “Unfinished” Symphony No. 8. Because nothing says tempestuous orchestral outpouring like a bunch of nesting eggs in a tree.

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