Tuesday, August 09, 2005

Interesting stuff...

Thought you guys might be interested in reading this...enjoy!

New Vivaldi Work Heard for First Time in 250 Years

2 Comments:

Blogger Advocate1 said...

This reminds me of the time that they uncovered an early Mozart Symphony which hadn't been heard in many years. I'm not sure, but I think it might have been SYMPHONY IN F MAJOR K19a but don't quote me on that. I for one keep hoping for the day that scholars unearth the original version of the Beethoven PIANO CONCERTO NUMBER 2 IN B FLAT opus 19. Don't get me wrong, the present version is just fine, I love it, but there was another vesion that existed before Beethoven put it through an extensive rewrite. For that matter, it would be nice if someone would get off his or her duff and either find (or perform if it has already been found), the ORIGINAL, unrevised version of the Bruckner SYMPHONY NUMBER 8 IN C MINOR!

Thanks for finding the article. Very informative and highly interesting.

8/09/2005 2:38 PM  
Blogger Daniel Gallagher said...

Or how about lost recordings? Has anyone heard about Wilhelm Mengelberg and his complete recordings of the Mahler Symhonies with the Amsterdam Concertgebouw Orchestra? The story goes like this. Supposedly Mengelberg had recorded all of the Mahler Symphonies but the glass masters were destroyed during World War II bombing or by the anti-semitic Nazis. However they were destroyed I would LOVE to hear one of these works if such recordings exist or ever existed.

8/10/2005 12:25 PM  

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