Schubert: Symphony No.9/Rosamunde Overture Import
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repeats occur throughout. Since the tempi are fairly brisk //Szell, Haitink, and Jochum (all of whom observe few repeats), I would guess that the edited material and "extra" repeats increase the playing time about by 12-14 minutes. As an analogy, one might consider the 5-6 minute difference
in the "abbreviated" version of the Eb Trio -still performed more often- and the "unabbreviated"
version which I now consider indispensable (see my review of he Abegg Trio version).
Abbado's ninth is a summit in his complete set which is very good-especially for #s 1-3 and 6- but mixed (see my reviews). The COE is superb-one does not miss a larger orchestra and can also hear more detail.Tempi sound reasonable and nothing drags. Abbado sounds expecially inspired throughout, and especially in the final two movements. I find a bit more delicacy and poetry in Jochum's version, especially in the Andante, and would not dismiss the other versions mentioned + Kubelik's live version with its stupendous final movements. Mackerras's repeat laden version sounds quite
compelling and original in an attractive way that I have not yet analyzed satisfactorily.
Abbado's Rosamunde Overture is also excellent. Still unavailable commercially alas is the great Haitink/RCOA ninth -with his complete Rosamunde on Philips (an 80 minute cd-not the version also with the excerpted Rosamunde -one ca also find it in the bargain "Essential Schubert" 5 cd set (see my review) , it is a career peak for him.Read more ›
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I was really disappointed with this recording. The small handful of textual modifications don't amount to anything worth bothering about - this is just pseudo-excitement generated... Read morePublished on May 6, 2013 by Jurgen Lawrenz
The disc, well recorded in 1987, is a very good performance of both the symphony and the overture. The symphony makes use of corrections made by studying the manuscript scores... Read morePublished on March 16, 2013 by I. Giles