Discussion in 'Music Forums' started by daza152, Jan 30, 2010.
This cover did what it was intended for:
Vinyl is NM. I'm digging it.
So you pick up a disk, nothing special, cheesy looking portrait of the composer on the front. Famous composer's greatest hits. that form of words is an instant turnoff for me, but at least it's Handel, who seemed incapable of writing a bad tune. Have a look at the spine, and it's CBS Masterworks. OK, now I'm getting a bit interested.
So who are the artists performing these "greatest hits". Holy Shit! It's everyone who was ever anyone: Philadelphia Orchestra/Ormandy - Mormon Tabernacle Choir - E Power Biggs - London Phil/Boult.
I'll take this one as a win, and play it next
Handel's Greatest Hits
The seventh and final LP has mentions of fragments. I'll assume that it represents an 11th unfinished symphony?
Possibly. I don't know. I'll take a look at this and report back. I never got around to listening to these disks, having become paranoid about inadvertently wrecking the case.
I'm not familiar with the D numbers which seem to be used to classify Schubert's work. Something else I'll have to take a look at, and which might throw some light on the fragments. My CD case calls them "symphonic fragments". Looking at the case, only 10 symphonies are listed, so it appears that the fragments are indeed the 11th.
Since it seems to be traditional to die after having composed one's 9th symphony, I'm assuming that Schubert tried, and failed, to beat the odds. He probably should have spoken to Mozart, who managed 40+ symphonies, even though he died young.
Edited for corrections of composition numbers
In the words of Eric Von Zipper, "YOU Are My Idol".
Funny, I thought that was you about the same time frame.
I was so impressed with the earlier Michael van Merwyk video that looked for another. This shows his band live.
The introspective Beatle....
Great record. More refined than his previous/ first.
Under the supervision of Jeff Lynne .
That would appear to be the case. Looking at the nomenclature at Discogs it would appear that Symphony No 10 was never finished.
Remember that the running order is in the ever annoying record changer format.
Symphony No. 1 In D (D 82)
A1 1. Adagio - Allegro Vivace 11:22
A2 2. Andante 7:24
A3 3. Allegro 4:31
A4 4. Allegro Vivace 5:46
Symphony No. 4 In C Minor "Tragic" (D 417)
B1 1. Adagio Molto 8:36
B2 2. Andante 9:29
B3 3. Menuetto (Allegro Vivace) 3:01
B4 4. Allegro 9:49
Symphony No. 2 In B Flat (D 125)
C1 1. Largo - Allegro Vivace 10:15
C2 2. Andante 7:38
C3 3. Allegro Vivace 2:47
C4 4. Presto 5:30
Symphony No. 6 In C (D 589)
D1 1. Adagio - Allegro 7:10
D2 2. Andante 7:23
D3 3. Scherzo (Presto) 5:52
D4 4. Allegro Moderato 10:02
Symphony No. 3 In D (D 200)
E1 1. Adagio Maestoso - Allegro Con Brio 8:55
E2 2. Allegretto 4:25
E3 3. Menuetto (Vivace) 3:36
E4 4. Presto. Vivace 6:15
Symphony No. 5 In B Flat (D 485)
F1 1. Allegro 6:41
F2 2. Andante Con Moto 9:50
F3 3. Menuetto (Allegro Molto) 4:53
F4 4. Allegro Vivace 5:26
Symphony No. 7 In E Minor/Major (D 729)
G1 1. Adagio - Allegro 11:31
G2 2. Andante 7:52
H1 3. Scherzo (Allegro) 5:57
H2 4. Allegro Giusto 12:25
Symphony No. 8 In D Minor (D 759)
I1 1. Allegro Moderato 15:54
I2 2. Andante Con Moto 10:09
J1 3. Scherzo (Allegro) 6:31
J2 4. Allegro Molto Moderato 7:02
Symphonic Fragments In D (D 615)
J3 1. Adagio - Allegro Moderato 4:13
J4 2. Allegretto 3:14
Symphony No. 9 In C "The Great" (D 944)
K1 1. Andante - Allegro Ma Non Troppo 15:52
K2 2. Andante Con Moto 15:36
L1 3. Scherzo (Allegro Vivace) 14:31
L2 4. Allegro Vivace 15:38
Symphony No. 10 In D (D 936A)
M1 1. (Allegro Maestoso) 8:57
M2 2. Andante 10:34
M3 3. Scherzo (Allegro Moderato) 7:48
Symphonic Fragments In D (D 708A)
N1 1. (Allegro Vivace) 2:50
N2 2. (Andante Con Moto) 3:21
N3 3. (Scherzo: Allegro Vivace) 8:08
N4 4. (Presto) 3:05
That's helpful, Frank. The CD numbering is as follows:
CD1 - Symphonies 1 & 3
CD2 - Symphonies 2 & 6
CD3 - Symphonies 4 & 5
CD4 - Symphony 8 & Fragments D708a
CD5 - Symphonies 7 & 10
CD6 - Symphony 9 & Fragments D615
The Coltrane was a little too intense for the time of night; had to table it after Side 1 for now. Plus, it's late and I'm over-budget again, time-wise. Have to say goodnight for now, but first, I must highly recommend this video. Regardless of how you feel about modern-day Crosleys, this is a bit of a scream. Watch it for as long as you can; there are several "pay-off" points. Enjoy:
Crashing out. Goodnight all. Have a peaceful night, wherever you are. Back tomorrow, with any luck.
Hmm. Blind pull but it's even hard for me to believe:
Listening to "Look Sharp" when I had a thought: How many songs do you know of start with the bridge ? "Is She Really Going Out WIth Him" does.
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