Everyone loves a good mystery, and it’s probably for that reason everyone loves the Unfinished Symphony. Frankly, if Schubert had left us with it complete, the work wouldn’t be half as popular as it is now. But when the serene final chord of that gentle Andante second movement dies away, curiosity quickly takes hold. Where is that elusive second half? Is it lost? Did it ever exist? Many have tried to provide some answers to the enigma, and there is no consensus. Swiss conductor Mario Venzago believes he has the solution.
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