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Schubert – Symphony no. 8 in B minor D 759 “Unfinished” (KARAJAN – Philarmonia Orchestra): great compositions/performances


Schubert – Symphony no. 8 in B minor D 759 “Unfinished” (KARAJAN – Philarmonia Orchestra)

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Schubert / Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 “Unfinished” (Mackerras): make music part of your life series



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Schubert / Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 “Unfinished” (Mackerras)

Franz Schubert (1797-1828)

Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 “Unfinished” (1822):
1. Allegro moderato – 00:00
2. Andante con moto – 13:32

***Performed by Charles Mackerras and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (1990).

***Painting: Wanderer in the Storm, Karl Julius von Leypold

fabulous musical moments: Schubert / A. Brendel, 1961: Fantasy in C Major, D. 760 (Op. 15) – The Wanderer –


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Schubert / A. Brendel, 1961: Fantasy in C Major, D. 760 (Op. 15) – The Wanderer – 

Wanderer-Fantasie (German translation would Fantasy Traveller) is the popular name of the Opus 15 (D 760) in C major by Franz Schubert written in November 1822. This is a Fantasy for piano in the classical form of the sonata. There is strong correlation between movements, so this part is interpreted as a process of sonata with significant variations from the classical form.

A MUST SEE! : Music for humanity, music for the soul: make music part of your life series: Schubert: Entr’acte no. 3 from “Rosamunde”


English: Michael Tilson Thomas

English: Michael Tilson Thomas (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Find it in your heart to listen to the commentary made by Michael Tilson Thomas
Schubert: Entr’acte no. 3 from “Rosamunde

Schubert: Entr’acte no. 3 from “Rosamunde” – encore from the YouTube Symphony Orchestra concert conducted by Michael Tilson Thomas at Sydney Opera House on March 20, 2011.

Franz Schubert was baptized in this church in ...

Franz Schubert was baptized in this church in 1797….. (Photo credit: Walter A. Aue)

 

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Great Compositions/Performances: Schubert – Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 “Unfinished” (Performed by Charles Mackerras and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (1990))



Franz Schubert (1797-1828):
Symphony No. 8 in B minor, D. 759 “Unfinished” (1822)
1. Allegro moderato – 00:00 
2. Andante con moto – 13:32
Performed by Charles Mackerras and the Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment (1990).
Painting: Wanderer in the Storm, Karl Julius von Leypold

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Franz Schubert Symphonies No.4 and No.8, Avi Ostrowsky



Franz Schubert Orchestre Symphonique de Helsingborg, Avi Ostrowsky

Symphony No.4 in C minor D 417 Tragic 0:00

  1. Adagio molto – Allegro vivace
  2. Andante in A flat major
  3. MenuettoAllegro vivace – Trio in E flat major
  4. Allegro

Symphony No.8 in B minor D 759 Unfinished 34:40

  1. I. Allegro moderato
  2. II. Andante con moto

Symphonique de Helsingborg, 
Avi Ostrowsky Conductor

 

 

Franz Schubert: Symphony in B minor ‘Unfinished’ conducted by Bruno Walter.


1. Allegro moderato

York Philharmonic Orchestra, playing the ‘Unfinished Symphony‘ (Unvollendete Sinfonie) of Schubert in B minor.

2. Andante con moto


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Recorded March 3rd 1958.

Franz Schubert‘s Symphony No. 8 in B minor (sometimes renumbered as Symphony No. 7[1]), commonly known as the “Unfinished Symphony” (German: Unvollendete), D.759, was started in 1822 but left with only two movements known to be complete, even though Schubert would live for another six years. A scherzo, nearly completed in piano score but with only two pages orchestrated, also survives. It has long been theorized that Schubert may have sketched a finale which instead became the big B minor entr’acte from his incidental music to Rosamunde, but all the evidence for this is circumstantial.[1] One possible reason for Schubert’s leaving the symphony incomplete is the predominance of the same meter (three-in-a-bar). The first movement is in 3/4, the second in 3/8 and the third (an incomplete scherzo) also in 3/4. Three consecutive movements in exactly the same meter rarely occur in the symphonies, sonatas or chamber works of the great Viennese composers (one notable exception being Haydn’s Farewell Symphony).
(Sourse: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Symphony_No._8_(Schubert)
One of the most longing themes of musical delight, with the recurrence of the motif, giving the sense of return to an unfinished thought or day in the life of the composer. A search for true memory of the details in the scene long time passed. With each repetition, another detail comes to light, and makes the memory more colorful, while…still a memory… an unforgettable day-dream, filled with both the joy of the reenactment and nostalgia coming with the realization of the impossibility of reenacting the past, but in a memory.

The coda, again circular, gives the feeling that this episode, this moment from the past will always be revisited, from time to time, just in the way one revisits his life memories.