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Schubert Symphonies box

Post by RebLem » Thu Jun 13, 2013 8:45 pm

I just sent an email to info@outhere-music.com re: Zig Zag Territories 308, their 4 CD box of Schubert Symphonies by Anima Eterna Brugge, led by Jos Van Immerseel:

Dear Folks:

I recently bought the Anima Eterna Schubert Symphonies box and have a complaint. I am also seeking some information that should be in the accompanying booklet, but is not.

On the last page of the booklet is a list of some Schubert works and their recording dates and locations. I note that it contains a recording date and location for the unfinished Seventh Symphony, a recording of which is not included in the box, and it has no listing for a recording date and location for the Great C Major Symphony, D.944, a recording of which is in the box.

What gives?

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Re: Schubert Symphonies box

Post by josé echenique » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:10 pm

I have the set, originally released by SONY in the Netherlands, it was ONLY released in the Netherlands, and later bought or licensed to Zig-Zag, the current label of Anima Eterna, and the 7th was not included here either, probably to make a 4 cd box and therefore competitive with other Schubert cycles.

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Re: Schubert Symphonies box

Post by Harold Tucker » Fri Jun 14, 2013 11:28 am

Are you certain the No.7 in the notes is the reconstructed symphony and not the "Great" D.944? Years back the "Great" was known as No.7.

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Re: Schubert Symphonies box

Post by RebLem » Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:18 pm

Harold Tucker wrote:Are you certain the No.7 in the notes is the reconstructed symphony and not the "Great" D.944? Years back the "Great" was known as No.7.
I'm petty sure. The exact listing reads like this:
Symphonie Nr 7 (L'inachevee): 29 & 30 Septembre 1996 Bruxelles, Lunatheater
"L'inachevee" means "Unfinished." I have never heard the Great C Major described as unfinished. And, they do have a listing for a Symphony # 8 with only two movements, which is the traditional, well-known Unfinished Symphony. If the listing for Symphony 7 is indeed the recording information for the Great C Major, they have still made some substantial errors in the listing. No way of getting around that.
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Post by Chalkperson » Fri Jun 14, 2013 6:13 pm

RebLem wrote:
Harold Tucker wrote:Are you certain the No.7 in the notes is the reconstructed symphony and not the "Great" D.944? Years back the "Great" was known as No.7.
I'm petty sure. The exact listing reads like this:
Symphonie Nr 7 (L'inachevee): 29 & 30 Septembre 1996 Bruxelles, Lunatheater
"L'inachevee" means "Unfinished." I have never heard the Great C Major described as unfinished. And, they do have a listing for a Symphony # 8 with only two movements, which is the traditional, well-known Unfinished Symphony. If the listing for Symphony 7 is indeed the recording information for the Great C Major, they have still made some substantial errors in the listing. No way of getting around that.
The Unfinished 8th is known as the 7th in the Neue Ausgabe Sämtlicher Werke which is the Second Edition of Schubert's complete works in 83 volumes, that is also known as the New Edition.

D759 from 1822 is the Unfinished 8th we know and love but D729 from 1821 is the Unfinished 7th. The only recording I have of it as the true 7th is in the Neville Marriner complete Set on Newton which also contains the 10th Symphony
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Re: Schubert Symphonies box

Post by Modernistfan » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:01 pm

Serves you right for buying a set of Schubert symphonies on period instruments!!

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Re: Schubert Symphonies box

Post by Seán » Fri Jun 14, 2013 7:13 pm

Modernistfan wrote:Serves you right for buying a set of Schubert symphonies on period instruments!!
What an intelligent response.
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