Bruckner Adagio

L'Archibudelli - Anton Bruckner: String Quintet & Quartet, Intermezzo, Rondo (1994)

L'Archibudelli - Anton Bruckner: String Quintet & Quartet, Intermezzo, Rondo (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical Vivarte Series | # SK 66251 | 01:15:38

Bruckner's early string quartet is more a composition exercise than a full-fledged work of art, but the quintet is something else entirely: a chamber music masterpiece to rank with the great symphonies in expressive intensity and sheer musical grandeur. Indeed, there are a few places where Bruckner seems to demand an almost orchestral volume of tone, and the slow movement has been successful performed (and recorded) by a full string orchestra. The Intermezzo is none other than an alternative scherzo for the quintet, composed because the original players at the premier found Bruckner's first thoughts too difficult. Well, the members of L'Archibudelli certainly don't find the music too difficult–you won't find better performances anywhere.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (2017)

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (2017)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Muti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: CSO-Resound | # CSOR901 1701 | 01:02:20

For this 2017 CSO-Resound release, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra present Anton Bruckner's unfinished Symphony No. 9 in D minor in a monumental performance that impresses with its marmoreal weight, poignant lyricism, and brutal volatility. Not widely known for his few Bruckner recordings, Muti nonetheless delivers this symphony with the passion and sensitivity of an experienced Brucknerian, and possibly because he hasn't recorded it before, this live rendition of the Ninth seems like an attempt to make up for lost time. Muti's intensity and the orchestra's ferocious power combine to make a memorable reading that may remind listeners of performances by such greats as Günter Wand, Eugen Jochum, and particularly Carlo Maria Giulini, whose recordings of the Ninth are recognized benchmarks. While Muti only performs the three completed movements, and eschews any attempted reconstructions of the surviving Finale sketches, the performance has a genuine feeling of wholeness, and the Adagio particularly has the grandeur and pathos that make it feel like a convincing ending, albeit one that the composer did not intend.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Riccardo Muti - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9, WAB 109 (Original 1894 Version) (2017) [24/96]

Chicago Symphony Orchestra & Riccardo Muti - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9, WAB 109 (Original 1894 Version) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 62:19 minutes | 1.08 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

The latest CSO Resound release features Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra in a compelling performance of Bruckner's formidable Ninth Symphony. Left unfinished at the time of the composer's death in 1896, the immense work unfolds with stirring climaxes, daring chromaticism and harmonic richness. It is perfectly executed by the CSO, long-admired for its Bruckner interpretations.
Sergiu Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker - Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 3-9; Mass in F minor; Te Deum (2011) (12 CD Box Set)

Sergiu Celibidache, Münchner Philharmoniker - Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 3-9; Mass in F minor; Te Deum (2011) (12 CD Box Set)
MP3 320 kbps | 12 CDs, 11:53:36 min | 1,59 Gb | Scans ->15 mb
Genre: Classical / Label: Warner Classics

Brought together here in four special volumes the Celibidache series celebrates the extraordinary legacy of his collaboration with the Müncher Philharmoniker portraying the excitement and atmosphere of their live performances. These recordings are unique to EMI Classics and were painstakingly mastered to retain and recreate the vibrancy and impact of Celibidache and the Müncher Philharmoniker’s live performances.
Hun-Joung Lim, Korean Symphony Orchestra - Anton Bruckner: 9 Symphonies (Live) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Hun-Joung Lim, Korean Symphony Orchestra - Anton Bruckner: 9 Symphonies (Live) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 539:23 minutes | 9.59 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

Anton Bruckner: 9 Symphonies (Decca) comes courtesy of the maestro Hun-Joung Lim and the Korean Symphony Orchestra. It has been a decade or more since the KSO (which recorded the seventh symphony under Jae-Dong Chung), the Suwon Philharmonic (which recorded the third, fourth, sixth, and eighth), and the Jeju Philharmonic (which recorded all nine) gave the world a Korean Bruckner—too long, according to Lim.
Jesús López-Cobos, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (1991)

Jesús López-Cobos, Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No. 6 (1991)
EAC Rip | WV (Img) + Cue + Log ~ 260 Mb | MP3 CBR320 ~ 169 Mb
Scans Included (JPG, 400 dpi) | RAR 5% Recovery
Classical | Telarc #CD-80264

López-Cobos is an excellent conductor with a wide repertory, best known for late-Romantic and the more colorful early 20th century literature. López-Cobos first led the Deutsche Oper Berlin in 1970, and would serve as general musical director for that company from 1981 to 1990. López-Cobos was named principal guest conductor of the London Philharmonic and served there from 1981 to 1986. In 1986, López-Cobos was named principal conductor and music director of the Cincinnati Symphony. With Cincinnati he would embark on an extensive recording schedule with Telarc, resulting in recordings of works by Respighi, Ravel, Richard Strauss, Wagner, Bruckner, Mahler, Falla, Bizet, Franck, and Dukas…
Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/88]

Bernard Haitink, Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/88.2 kHz | Time - 85:43 minutes | 1.34 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

This live recording, taken from concerts performed in 2005, offers a revealing glimpse at the approach to Bruckner’s music developed by Dutch conductor Bernard Haitink and the Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra over their many years of working together. Haitink first conducted Bruckner’s Eighth Symphony with the RCO in 1959 and has performed the work with the orchestra more than 20 times in the years that followed. Under his direction, the Concertgebouw Orchestra has established a Bruckner tradition of international reputation.
Altomonte Orchester St. Florian, Remy Ballot - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (2016) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Altomonte Orchester St. Florian, Remy Ballot - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 77:00 minutes | 1.29 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front Cover

This incredible recording of Anton Bruckner’s Symphonie IX also includes a bonus disc with the Version for Two Pianos. Featuring the Altomonte Orchester St. Florian under the direction of Remy Ballot, this album is a live recording of the original version. Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony is, in the composer’s own words, “The loveliest thing that I [Bruckner] ever composed.” The work is dedicated to the “dear Lord” and is the composer’s personal confrontation with his journey into the afterlife. The transcription for two pianos was arranged by Klaus Laczika and Matthias Giesen using a transcription by Dr. Karl Grunsky (1911) and more closely aligning it to Bruckner’s original scoring in the way of dynamics and instrumentation.
Sergiu Celibidache - Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 3-5, 7-9 (2004) (8 CD Box Set)

Sergiu Celibidache - Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 3-5, 7-9 (2004) (8 CD Box Set)
MP3 320 kbps | 8 CDs, 07:47:41 min min | Covers included | 1,04 Gb
Genre: Classical / Label: Deutche Grammophon

Since he hated recording, Sergiu Celibidache's Bruckner recordings enjoyed a certain limited critical reputation in the later years of the twentieth century because most of his performances were available only as pirated air checks with awful sound and atrocious surfaces…
Jaap van Zweden, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic- Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 (2013) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Jaap van Zweden, Netherlands Radio Philharmonic - Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 (2013)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 59:32 minutes | 1.30 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Amongst the many recordings made by the internationally renowned conductor Jaap van Zweden have been highly successful cycles of the complete symphonies of Beethoven and Brahms. He is currently working on a series of Hybrid SACDs with the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic for Octavia and Challenge Classics featuring the symphonies of Anton Bruckner, and recordings of Nos. 2, 4, 5, 7 8 and 9 have already been released to great critical acclaim. This disc features the Third Symphony in D minor, which was dedicated to Richard Wagner.