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This section is not intended to be a review of existing CDs. Good critics have done this already, and are experts on the subject. I just wish to draw your attention to particular works and interpretations.
Title The Tenth Symphony

In 1822 Beethoven began to take notes for his 10th symphony. But in 1827, at the death of the composer, only the 1st movement had been started.

We know about 50 sketched out versions for the symphony, all fragmented.

Barry Cooper, specialist of Beethoven, studied these documents and estimated that the first movement of the symphany could be achieved. Of the 531 bars of the movement, 300 are taked directly from Beethoven's manuscripts.

As a result we can hear it...
Beethoven on cd
Symphony 10
London Symphony Orchestra
Wyn Morris
Initiative Music Production

This version includes an illustrated lecture by Dr. Barry Cooper: The Stroy of Beethoven's Tenth Symphony (about 30 minutes)...

There are other versions of the tenth symphony: Performed by Birmingham Symphony Orchestra and conducted by Walter Weller.

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Also see the sketches of the symphonies
Many thanks to Hannah SALTER for her translation of this page from French into English
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