"Early in 1822, Schubert was at the zenith of his career and he began writing a monumental Symphony in B minor. By the end of that year, he had scored the first two movements and sketched a third. He contracted syphilis late in that year and for a time was completely incapacitated, which was when he stopped work on the symphony and set it aside. By spring, he had recovered some of his strength. He was accepted for honorary membership in the Styrian Music Society at Graz in Austria. As part of his acceptance, he sent the two completed movements of the B minor Symphony to its director, Anselm H¸ttenbrenner, who promptly stuffed them into a drawer and forgot them. It languished there until 1860, when H¸ttenbrenner's younger brother Joseph came upon it and recognizing it as a lost treasure and began badgering Viennese conductor Johann Herbeck to perform the piece. The work was finally performed December 17, 1865." - AMG.
"If you can ignore the tape hiss these Mercury Living Presence recordings would be among the finest ever made. Along with the tape hiss, Mercury's engineering captured every nuance of the performances with a clarity and lucidity that few later recordings could match." - AMG.
This LP is a Mercury Living Presence Stereo recording from 196?.
This is an Early Pressing with RFR5/RFR5 as part of the Matrix.
Mastered by George Piros.
This series is highly regarded by Audiophiles as being some of the finest recordings ever made, even by today's standards and techniques.
These recordings are considered to be of true Audiophile quality.
The record is Mint.
The jacket is NM.
The LP plays Mint.
Astounding tonality. This LP has to be one of the most accurate I've heard as far as representing the tone and timbre of an Orchestra. The soundstage is wide and deep, imaging and detail are spectacular. Deep Bass, warm, rich midrange and lush transparent high's
Has the tiniest bit of "crackle".
Each record is washed on a VPI cleaning machine using a proprietary 3-5 agent process which is determined by the needs of the individual record. Each record is then listened to 100% to insure that the posted description is exactly what you can expect to get.
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