Schubert Symphony No. 5 & No. 8 "Unfinished" 180g LP
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Great Sounding Classical Title from EMI!
180g Audiophile Vinyl Cut from the Original EMI Stereo Analogue Master Tapes at Abbey Road Studios!
Otto Klemperer’s reputation lies almost entirely on the recordings he made for
EMI with the Philharmonia Orchestra in the last two decades of his life. As a
young man though, he was at the vanguard of much of the new music of the 20th
century, and was friends with Mahler (assisting at the premiere of Mahler’s 8th
Symphony) and championed works by Janacek, Schoenberg, Stravinsky and Hindemith,
as well as being a composer himself.
The Viennese tradition of Beethoven, Brahms was something in which Klemperer
was, of course, immersed and Schubert was no exception, with these performances
described by the GRAMOPHONE as “lovely Schubert playing.”
Recorded on 20 May and 4 & 6 February 1963 at Kingsway Hall, London with
legendary producer Walter Legge and engineer Douglas Larter.
The original April 1964 review in GRAMOPHONE enthused: “The first movement of
the Unfinished is a surprise... Klemperer plays it swiftly, keeps it going
throughout, and the result is both beautiful and extremely exciting. Here is an
example of a great interpreter going straight to the score itself and just
playing what is written there ...the playing of both symphonies...is always
marvelous; and... the recording... is very good indeed. I would recommend these
performances above the others without hesitation.”
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional ‘advance’ playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.
Pressed on 180g vinyl to audiophile standards using the original EMI presses by The Vinyl Factory in Hayes, England.
• Hi-Q Records Supercuts 180g Vinyl
• Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original EMI stereo analogue master tapes
• Superior Audiophile Pressing
• Features original album artwork
• Made in England
Otto Klemperer, conductor
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)
Symphony No.5 in B Flat (D.485)
2. Andante con moto
3. Menuetto (Allegro molto) & Trio
4. Allegro vivace
Symphony No.8 in B Minor (D.759) ("Unfinished)
1. Allegro moderato
2. Andante con moto