Bruckner Symphony no 2

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Riccardo Muti - Bruckner: Symphony No.2; R. Strauss: Der Burger Als Edelmann (2017)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Riccardo Muti - Bruckner: Symphony No.2 In C Minor, WAB 102 / R. Strauss: Der Bürger als Edelmann, Orchestral Suite, Op.60b-IIIa, TrV 228c (Live) (2017)
MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:42:08 | 234 Mb
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon

Riccardo Muti chose to celebrate his 75th birthday with a programme at the 2016 Salzburg Festival featuring two masterworks from the Austro-German tradition that had both been premiered by the Wiener Philharmoniker under the direction of their respective composers: Bruckner’s Symphony No.2 and R. Strauss’ Orchestral Suite Der Bürger als Edelmann. Alongside celebrated pianist Gerhard Oppitz is violinist Rainer Küchl, on the eve of his retirement from the Wiener Philharmoniker following a remarkable 45 years of service.
Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Riccardo Muti - Bruckner: Symphony No.2 In C Minor, WAB 102 (2017)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Riccardo Muti - Bruckner: Symphony No.2 In C Minor, WAB 102
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 90:09 min | 482 MB
Label: Deutsche Grammophon | Tracks: 14 | Rls.date: 2017

At a time when new releases of Bruckner on “major” labels are rare, DG should be commended for publishing Muti’s B2 with Strauss’ Der Bürger als Edelmann, even if it rode the coat-tails of a performance at the Salzburg Festival. The Nowak edition is in use. The pizzicato episode - a genuine momentum-killer - makes an appearance at 13’52” in the finale.
Mario Venzago, Northern Sinfonia - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 2 in C minor (2012)

Mario Venzago, Northern Sinfonia - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 2 in C minor (2012)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 264 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 173 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: CPO | # cpo 777 735-2 | Time: 00:56:28

Following his CPO recording with the Tapiola Sinfonietta of Anton Bruckner's Symphony in D minor, "Die Nullte," and the Symphony No. 1 in C minor, Mario Venzago presents the Symphony No. 2 in C minor, this time with the Northern Sinfonia. Unlike some contemporary conductors who favor the original 1872 version of this symphony, Venzago performs the more familiar 1877 version, edited by William Carragan. This is the first of Bruckner's symphonies where he expanded the form to an hour duration, and the fertile ideas it contains are appropriate to the greater time frame. Yet this work has never been accepted by audiences in the way most of the later symphonies have, such as the Fourth, Seventh, and Ninth, and the music falters over too many starts and stops, indecisive development, and repetitions. Even so, there is much attractive material here, and Venzago brings it off with a light touch, having the orchestra play delicately and sweetly, almost as if this were a Mendelssohn symphony.

Bruckner - Symphony No.2 (Giulini)  Music

Posted by dino63 at Nov. 20, 2008
Bruckner - Symphony No.2 (Giulini)

Bruckner - Symphony No.2 (Giulini)
Carlo Maria Giulini | Vienna Symphony Orchestra
FLAC+Cue+Log | Scans | 1 CD | 276 MB
Classical | Testament | 2001
Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No.9 (2014)

Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No.9 (2014)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 273 Mb (incl 5%) | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 155 Mb (incl 5%) | Scans included
Genre: Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon | # 479 3441 GH | Time: 01:03:07

In his final performances with the Lucerne Festival Orchestra in August 2013, Claudio Abbado conducted Anton Bruckner's unfinished Symphony No. 9 in D minor, and this recording is drawn from the best takes from those concerts. Considering that this rendition came near the end of Abbado's life and stands as a worthy testament to his achievements, it's easy to read too much into the interpretation, and to view it as a mystical or transcendent reading because of the circumstances. On the one hand, Abbado's understanding of this symphony was as thorough as any conductor's, and the Lucerne musicians played with seriousness and dedication, offering a version that has impressive power and expressive depth. On the other hand, there are many competitive recordings that either match Abbado's for strength and feeling, or surpass it in purely technical terms of sound quality and reproduction. Certainly the sound is exceptional, according to Deutsche Grammophon's high standards, and this stereo recording is exceptionally clean and noise-free.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E major (2016) [HDTV 1080i]

Michael Tilson Thomas, San Francisco Symphony - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 7 in E major (2016)
HDTV 1080i | M2TS | 13.4 Mbps, 1440*1080 (16:9), at 29.970 fps, MPEG Video (Version 2) | 7.11 GB
Audio: 251 Kbps, 48.0 KHz, 2 channels, AAC (ADTS) (Version 2) (LC) | Length: 01:11:41
Genre: Classical