Exploring Music Playlist: Unfinished Symphonies
Exploring Music Playlist: Unfinished Symphonies

January 9th, 2023

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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 on its shelf and buried deep in the back of our composers’ minds.

Monday
Schubert, Franz: Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 (excerpt)
Vienna Philharmonic/Kleiber
Schubert Symphonies Nos. 3 and 8
DG  2531 124
00:30

Schubert, Franz/Newbould, Brian : Symphony in D, D. 615, I.
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner
The 10 Symphonies
Phil 412176
4:15

Schubert/Newbould: Symphonic Fragments, D. 708A, I.
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner
The 10 Symphonies
Phil 412176
2:55

Schubert/Newbould: Symphonic Fragments, D. 708A, III.
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner
The 10 Symphonies
Phil 412176
8:13

Schubert/Newbould: Symphony No.7 in E, D. 729 
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner
The 10 Symphonies
Phil 412176
19:30

Schubert, Franz: Symphony No.9 in C, III. (excerpt)
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner
The 10 Symphonies
Phil 412176
00:20

Schubert/Newbould: Symphony No.7 in E, D. 729
Academy of St. Martin in the Fields/Neville Marriner
The 10 Symphonies
Phil 412176
14:48

Tuesday
Schubert, Franz: Symphony No.8 in B Minor, D. 759, Unfinished
I. (excerpt)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Carlos Kleiber
Symphonien Nos. 3 & 8 Unfinished
DG 449745
10:42

Schubert, Franz: Symphony No.8 in B Minor, D. 759, Unfinished
II. (excerpt)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/Carlos Kleiber
Symphonien Nos. 3 & 8 Unfinished 
DG 449745
1:18

Schubert/Newbould: Symphony No. 8  in B Minor, D. 759, Unfinished
III. IV.

Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/ Neville Marriner
Symphony No. 8 / Fragments D.708 A
Phil 412590
13:35

Schubert/Newbould: Symphony No. 10 in D, D. 936A
I. II. III.

Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/ Neville Marriner
The Academy in Concert
Phil 412591
27:28

Wednesday
Bruckner, Anton: Symphony No.9 in D Minor, WAB 109, III.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Bernard Haitink
Symphony No. 9
Phil 410039
24:43

Bruckner, Anton: Symphony No.9 in D Minor, WAB 109, IV.
Bruckner Orchester Linz/Kurt Eichhorn
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor
Camerata 15002
30:11

Thursday
Mahler, Gustav/Cooke, Deryck : Excerpts from Cooke’s 1960 BBC lecture on Mahler’s 10th Symphony
Deryck Cooke
Symphony No.10 – Deryck Cooke Performing Version
Testament 1457
3:23

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

Mahler/Cooke: Excerpts from Cooke’s 1960 BBC  lecture on Mahler’s 10th Symphony
Deryck Cooke
Symphony No.10 /Deryck Cooke Performing Version
Testament 1457
2:30

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

Mahler/Cooke: Symphony No. 10, V. (excerpt)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Symphony No. 10
Sony 67874
:27

Friday
Elgar, Edward/Payne, Anthony: Symphony No. 3
I. (excerpt)

BBC Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Davis; Payne, narrator
The Sketches for Symphony No. 3, Commentary by Anthony Payne
NMC D052/053
4:47

Elgar/Payne: Symphony No. 3, Sketches of II. Symphonic Scherzo
Robert Gibbs, violin; David Owen Norris, piano
The Sketches for Symphony No. 3, Commentary by Anthony Payne
NMC D052/053
00:55

Elgar/Payne: Symphony No. 3, II. Scherzo
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Davis
The Sketches for Symphony No. 3, Commentary by Anthony Payne
NMC D052/053
9:39

Elgar/Payne: Sketches from Symphony No. 3, III. Adagio (excerpt)
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Davis
The Sketches for Symphony No. 3, Commentary by Anthony Payne
NMC D052/053
:14

Elgar/Payne: Symphony No. 3, III. Adagio
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Davis
The Sketches for Symphony No. 3, Commentary by Anthony Payne
NMC D052/053
15:33

Elgar/Payne: Symphony No. 3, IV. Allegro
BBC Symphony Orchestra/Andrew Davis
The Sketches for Symphony No. 3, Commentary by Anthony Payne
NMC D052/053
14:32

Bach, P.D.Q. (Peter Schickele): Unbegun Symphony, plus introduction (excerpt)
Royal P.D.Q. Bach Festival Orchestra/Jorge Mester
An Hysteric Return P.D.Q. Bach At Carnegie Hall
Van 79223
8:10