Bruckner Adagio

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Bernard Haitink - Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (2017)

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Bernard Haitink - Bruckner: Symphony No. 6
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 55:11 min | 241 MB
Label: BR-Klassik | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2017

For a long time, Anton Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony (alongside the Second) was regarded as something of a ‘poor relation’ in his immense symphonic oeuvre, although the composer himself had moodily referred to it as his "boldest". Over the decades, in view of its performance figures and recordings, this changed significantly: The work has now secured itself a permanent place in the repertoire.
Sudwestfunkorchester Baden-Baden & Hans Rosbaud - Bruckner: Symphonies Nos.2-9 (8CD Box Set, 2017)

Sudwestfunkorchester Baden-Baden & Hans Rosbaud - Bruckner: Symphonies Nos.2-9 (8CD Box Set, 2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 1,20 Gb | Scans 4,26 Mb
Label: SWR Classic

All the Bruckner symphony recordings that Hans Rosbaud made for SDR (now SWR) are released here for the first time. Rosbaud took care over matters of interpretation, which took several decades to make their mark Rosbaud generally used the Haas and Nowas editions.
Mario Venzago, Berner Symphonieorchester - Anton Bruckner: Symphonies 3 & 6 (2013) 2CD [Re-Up]

Mario Venzago, Berner Symphonieorchester - Anton Bruckner: Symphonies 3 & 6 (2013) 2CD
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 420 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 280 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | # cpo 777 690-2 | Time: 01:45:06

Continuing his impressive series of Anton Bruckner's symphonies on CPO, Mario Venzago leads the Bern Symphony Orchestra in period style performances of the Symphony No. 3 in D minor (1889 version) and the Symphony No. 6 in A major (1881 version), using scores edited by Leopold Nowak. Venzago strives for historically informed performances that give varying perspectives on Bruckner's development, employing different orchestras with each release to reveal important differences in the composer's orchestral conceptions and to show that there wasn't one prescription of how the symphonies should sound. Instead, Venzago rejects the massive and heavy-handed interpretations of the early 20th century and tries to re-create the 19th century sound world in all its variety and intimacy. The glistening, vibrato-less string tone, pungent woodwinds, and crisp brass and timpani are easily distinguished from the more homogenized tone colors of a modern symphony orchestra, and Venzago ensures that these distinctive timbres aren't obscured by keeping the orchestral sections lean and discrete.
Sudwestfunkorchester Baden-Baden & Hans Rosbaud - Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 2-9 (2017)

Sudwestfunkorchester Baden-Baden & Hans Rosbaud - Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 2-9
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 08:26:58 | 2.12 GB
Label: SWR Classic | Tracks: 31 | Rls.date: 2017

All the Bruckner symphony recordings that Hans Rosbaud made for SDR (now SWR) are released here for the first time. Rosbaud took care over matters of interpretation, which took several decades to make their mark Rosbaud generally used the Haas and Nowas editions.
Bartholdy Quintet - Bruckner - Zemlinksy: String Quintets (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Bartholdy Quintet - Bruckner - Zemlinksy: String Quintets (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 69:01 minutes | 713 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Very few permanent ensembles of five string performers can be found on today’s chamber music scene, despite the fact that the string quintet genre features a number of beautiful works by the likes of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Dvořák.
Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (2017)

Leonard Bernstein, Wiener Philharmoniker - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 292.82 Mb | 01:06:08 | Scans included
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 00289 482 8162

When Leonard Bernstein died in 1990 at the age of 72, music lovers the world over mourned the loss of one of the 20th century's artistic giants. In addition to his role as conductor, composer, educator and performing artist, Bernstein was one of the early pioneers in bringing the arts to television. As such, he became one of the most internationally recognized musical personalities in the world. He was a man who not only needed music in order to live, but who saw in artistic communication the means to touch the mind, the heart and the spirit all at once. His need to generate this communication dictated his life from the day he discovered music to the day he died. Recorded in March 1990, this performance is Leonard Bernstein's last concert with the Vienna Philharmonic, an orchestra he deeply loved.
Eugen Jochum - Anton Bruckner: Geistliche Chorwerke (Sacred Work for Chorus) (1987) (4CD Box Set)

Eugen Jochum - Anton Bruckner: Geistliche Chorwerke (Sacred Work for Chorus) (1987) (4CD Box Set)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+.cue, log) | Artwork | 958 mb | MP3 CBR 320kbps | RAR | 546 mb
Classical, Romantic | Label: Deutsche Grammophon / 423 127-2

These three masses are early works but Bruckner had already gestated into Bruckner by the time of their composition. His symphonies regularly quote motifs from these works; they resonated in his mind down the years (and in fact, the F Minor Mass was written as a palliative gesture when the poor bugger was madder than usual).
Jukka-Pekka Saraste, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (2016)

Jukka-Pekka Saraste, WDR Sinfonieorchester Köln - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 74:38 | 296 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: Profil | Catalog: PH16061

When conductors choose to perform a Bruckner symphony, they either use the original version, in the belief that it reflects the composer's true intentions, or select one of the later revisions, which are solidly established in the repertoire. For this 2016 Profil release, Jukka-Pekka Saraste has made an interesting compromise by choosing Robert Haas' edition of the 1890 revision of the Symphony No. 8 in C minor, which avoids the awkward moments in the original 1887 version, yet preserves some felicities that Bruckner omitted in subsequent versions.
Landestheater Linz; Bruckner Orchester Linz; Dennis Russell Davies - Philip Glass: Kepler (2011) 2CDs + DVD5 [Re-Up]

Philip Glass - Kepler (2011) 2CDs + DVD5
Landestheater Linz; Bruckner Orchester Linz; Dennis Russell Davies, conductor

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 586 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 261 Mb | 01:54:02 | Scans ~ 62 Mb
DVD5 | NTSC | 16:9 (720x480) VBR | German-Latin AC3 5.0, 448 kbps or AC3 2.0, 192 kbps
Subs: English, German | 02:00:31 | ~ 4.1 Gb | Label: Orange Mountain | # 0071/OMM5004
Classical, Minimalism, Opera

Philip Glass' opera from 2009 explores the life of scientist Johannes Kepler though a series of dramatic scenes with two hours of Glass' music. Kepler in many ways hearkens back to Glass' portrait operas of the early 1980s and continues the composers interest in scientists after having also written operas on Einstein and Galileo. The opera premiered at the Landestheater Linz in 2009 as part of Linz 09, the European Cultural Capital, and continues the amazing 30 year collaboration between Glass and the conductor Dennis Russell Davies, the music director of both the Landestheater Linz and its orchestra, the Bruckner Orchester Linz who has also recorded Glass' music extensively for the Orange Mountain Music label including Glass Symphonies 6, 7, and 8, and Glass' large scale opera The Voyage which was originally written for the Metropolitan Opera. Kepler is a refreshing return to large scale symphonic writing for the opera house. Recent Glass operas including Waiting for the Barbarians and Appomattox carry more dialogue and intimate narrative scenes whereas Kepler is a musical dedication to the life of this great scientists - triumphs and human flaws.
Tonkünstler-Orchester, Yutaka Sado & Mayumi Miyata - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (An Autumn Ode) [Live] (2017)

Tonkünstler-Orchester, Yutaka Sado & Mayumi Miyata - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 in D Minor - Takemitsu: Ceremonial (An Autumn Ode) [Live] (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:09:08 | 159 MB
Label: Tonkunstler Orchestra

Unfinished works by great masters possess an appeal that is hard to put into words. It can reach almost mystical dimensions if the creator died before finishing it. Just think of Mozart’s Requiem and Schubert’s «Unfinished Symphony». The same is true for Anton Bruckner’s ninth symphony. He was able to complete three movements. But on 11 October 1896, after working on the Finale in his flat at Belvedere palace in the morning, the 71-year-old composer succumbed to his serious illness. Bruckner reportedly planned to dedicate the symphony to «the Dear Lord», which indicates that he intended his «Ninth» as a farewell piece.