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Playlists for May 16-20: Unfinished Symphonies

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 music that we’ll explore this week.

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Monday

Franz Schubert/Brian Newbould: Symphony In D, D. 615, I
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Neville Marriner
Phil 412176
4:15
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Schubert/Newbould: Symphonic Fragments, D. 708A, I & III
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Marriner
Phil 412176
2:55, 8:13
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Schubert/Newbould: Symphony #7 In E, D. 729
Academy Of St. Martin In The Fields/Marriner
Phil 412176
19:33, 14:48
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Tuesday

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

Anton Bruckner: Symphony #9 In D Minor, WAB 109, III
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra/Bernard Haitink
Phil 410039
24:43
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Bruckner: Symphony #9 In D Minor, WAB 109, IV
Bruckner Orchester Linz/Kurt Eichhorn
Camerata 15002
30:11
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Thursday

Gustav Mahler/Deryck Cooke: Excerpts from Cooke’s 1960 BBC lecture on Mahler’s 10th Symphony
Testament 1457
3:23
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Mahler: Symphony No. 10, I (excerpt)
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Sony 67874
9:43
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Gustav Mahler/Deryck Cooke: Excerpts from Cooke’s 1960 BBC lecture on Mahler’s 10th Symphony
Testament 1457
2:30
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Mahler/Cooke: Symphony No. 10, IV & V
Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy
Sony 67874
33:03
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Friday

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
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Elgar/Payne: Sketches from Symphony No. 3
Robert Gibbs, v.; David Owen Norris, p.
NMC D052/053
:55, :14
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P.D.Q. Bach/Peter Schickele: Unbegun Symphony (excerpt)
Royal P.D.Q. Bach Festival Orchestra/Jorge Mester
Van 79223
7:38
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