BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major "Romantic"; Symphony No. 9 in D Minor; MOZART: Symphony No. 35 "Haffner" – NBC Sym. Orch./New York Philharmonic (Mozart)/Philadelphia Orch. (Bruckner Ninth)/ Bruno Walter – Music & Arts (2 CDs)
The Philadelphians – in their first performance of this massive fragment of a symphony – put forth a noble refined account under a master interpreter.
An amazing performance beautifully videoed, and the only one with Bruckner specialist Celibidache conducting the Berlin Philharmonic.
From one to eight French horns and Wagner tubas in a cathedral environment in works of Bruckner.
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major “Romantic” – Orch. Sinfonica di Milano della RAI/ Lovro von Matacic – Archipel
Croatian Bruckner specialist Matacic whips up his RAI forces into one resplendent, “impolite” vision of this, the most accessible of the Austrian composer’s often knotty scores.
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat (1978/80, Novak) – Leipzig Gewandhaus Orch./ Herbert Blomstedt – Querstand
Blomstedt’s latest third maintains the high quality of the previous issues, but doesn’t necessarily surpass them.
Günter Wand Conducts Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 1 – 9 – Cologne Radio Sym. Orch./ Günter Wand – RCA Red Seal/Sony Music (9 CDs) Bruckner: Sinfonien (Nos. 4, 5, 7, 8 & 9) – Berlin Philharmonic/ Günter Wand – RCA Red Seal/ Sony Music E.U. (6 CDs)
Günter Wand Conducts Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 1 – 9 – Cologne Radio Sym. Orch./ Günter Wand – RCA Red Seal/Sony Music (9 CDs) 88697776582, TT: 9:15:43 (imported from Germany) [10/10/10] ****: Bruckner Sinfonien [No. 4 “Romantic”; 5 ; 7; 8 ; 9] – Berlin Philharmonic/ Günter Wand – RCA Red Seal/ Sony Music E.U. (6 CDs) […]
BRUCKNER: Symphonies Nos. 8 & 9 – Vienna Philharmonic/ Carl Schuricht – EMI Classics Signature Series (2 discs)
Another exceptional 96/24 remastering of historic recordings to stereo SACD.
Haven’t heard all the huge selection of Bruckner Fourth SACDs, but prefer this one of those I have.
Hermann Scherchen: Live Unissued Recordings = Works of SCHUBERT, RAVEL, HANDEL, MOZART, BEETHOVEN, DEBUSSY, BRUCKNER – Tahra (2 CDs)
Tahra releases a diverse program of music from the extensive Scherchen previously unissued archives.
A stirring hi-res surround account of one of the great Bruckner symphonies.
HDTT restores a sonically potent account of the Bruckner 7th from the Decca catalogue too long glossed over by the cognoscenti.
A real milestone for anyone who loves classical music and audiophile recordings.
Kubelik’s live 1970 account of the Bruckner D Minor Symphony bears welcome in its eye for anyone who seeks a fervent reading of the composer’s first full statement of his monumental personality.
The historic performance of the Bruckner 5th from Furtwaengler’s 1942 series receives its finest–and definitive–incarnation from Testament.
ANTON BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 0; March; Three Pieces – Beethoven Orch. Bonn/ Stefan Blunier – MDG Live
This is a most impressive performance, very well recorded, and the audience at the live concert hardly seems to be there.
The Bruckner Seventh had, for Klemperer, become a much-traveled spiritual companion and calling card, the alternately massive and lyrical periods balanced by a taut sense of ineluctable architecture.
A fresh listen to Bruckner’s groundbreaking Second Symphony.
Nikolaus Harnoncourt – The Symphony Collection – Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra; Chamber Orchestra of Europe/ Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra/ Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/ conducted by Nikolaus Harnoncourt – Teldec/Warner Classics (5 CDs)
I can’t recommend this set highly enough, and with the ongoing re-release of additional Harnoncourt titles it makes for an especially exciting new year.
FRANZ SCHMIDT: Concertante Variations on a Theme of Beethoven for Piano, Left Hand and Orchestra; Piano Concerto in E-flat Major for Piano, Left Hand and Orchestra – Markus Becker, piano/ NDR Radiophilharmonie/ Eiji Oue – CPO
Pianist, cellist, composer, and pedagogue, Franz Schmidt studied with Anton Bruckner and Theodor Leschetizky, and worked with Gustav Mahler.
Hans Knappertsbusch – The Complete RIAS Recordings = Works of BRUCKNER, BEETHOVEN, SCHUBERT, J. STRAUSS, NICOLAI, HAYDN, TCHAIKOVSKY, KOMZAK – Audite (5 CDS)
A seminal collection of Hans Knappertsbusch inscriptions with the Berlin Philharmonic, demonstrating the breadth, girth, and facility of his Bruckner and popular works.
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 2 in c (1872 version) – Aachen Symphony Orchestra/ Marcus Bosch, conductor – Coviello
Fine spacious Bruckner from a composer-oriented orchestra, though the sound is a little opaque.
BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 4 in E-flat Major “Romantic” – Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra/ Wilhelm Furtwaengler – Pristine Audio
A brilliantly remastered account of the 1951 Furtwaengler VPO Bruckner Fourth, spectacular in every sense.