Unfinished Symphonies

April 23, 2013, 7:00 pm

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Schubert wasn’t the only composer who passed from this earth with an incomplete symphony on his shelf. Elgar, Mahler, Bruckner, and other symphonists left fantastic but tantalizingly unfinished material that Bill will feature. Varied and unusual stories explain why each one of these works remained unfinished and buried deep in the back of our composers’ minds.

Playlist

Episode 1

Franz Schubert/Brian Newbould: Symphony In D, D. 615, I
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Neville Marriner
Phil 412176
4:15

Schubert/Newbould: Symphonic Fragments, D. 708A, I & III
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Marriner
Phil 412176
2:55, 8:13

Schubert/Newbould: Symphony #7 In E, D. 729
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Marriner
Phil 412176
19:33, 14:48

Episode 2

Franz Schubert: Symphony #8 In B Minor, D. 759,Unfinished, I (excerpt) & II (excerpt)
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Carlos Kleiber
DG 449745
10:42, 1:18

Schubert/Newbould: Symphony #8 In B Minor, D. 759,Unfinished, III & IV
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Neville Marriner
Phil 412590
13:35

Schubert/Newbould: Symphony #10 In D, D. 936A, I-III
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Neville Marriner
Phil 412591
27:28

Episode 3

Anton Bruckner: Symphony #9 In D Minor, WAB 109, III
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Bernard Haitink
Phil 410039
24:43

Bruckner: Symphony #9 In D Minor, WAB 109, IV
Bruckner Orchester Linz/Kurt Eichhorn
Camerata 15002
30:11

Episode 4

Gustav Mahler/Deryck Cooke: Excerpts from Cooke’s 1960 BBC lecture on Mahler’s 10th Symphony
Testament 1457
3:23

Mahler: Symphony No. 10, I (excerpt)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Sony 67874
9:43

Gustav Mahler/Deryck Cooke: Excerpts from Cooke’s 1960 BBC lecture on Mahler’s 10th Symphony
Testament 1457
2:30

Mahler/Cooke: Symphony No. 10, IV & V
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Sony 67874
33:03

Episode 5

Elgar/Payne: Symphony No. 3, I (excerpt), II, III, IV
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Davis; Payne, nar.
NMC D052/053
4:47, 9:39, 15:16, 14:37

Elgar/Payne: Sketches from Symphony No. 3
Robert Gibbs, v.; David Owen Norris, p.
NMC D052/053
:55, :14

P.D.Q. Bach/Peter Schickele: Unbegun Symphony (excerpt)
Royal P.D.Q. Bach Festival Orchestra/Jorge Mester
Van 79223
7:38