Bruckner Symphony no 2

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.
Philharmonie Festiva & Gerd Schaller - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (Completed Version) (2017)

Philharmonie Festiva & Gerd Schaller - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (Completed Version) (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:24:33 | 194 MB
Label: Profil

On July 24th, Gerd Schaller conducted the Philharmonia Festiva in a performance of the Bruckner Symphony No. 9 in a "four movement version with Finale supplemented from original sources and completed by Gerd Schaller." The performance took place in the Ebrach Abbey in Ebrach, Germany as part of the Ebracher Musiksommer. As with Schaller's other Bruckner performances at Ebrach, the concert was recorded by Bavarian Radio Studio Franken and will be released on CD this December on the Profil label. Gerd Schaller’s completion and performance gained long applause, the conductor repeatedly called back to take a further bow, and to my ears succeeded wonderfully in its aim of presenting a completed Ninth as a great musical event and a shattering, revelatory spiritual journey. Ken Ward on the original concert.
Staatskapelle Dresden & Christian Thielemann - Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Major, WAB 104 "Romantic" (1878-1880 Version

Staatskapelle Dresden & Christian Thielemann - Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Major, WAB 104 "Romantic" (1878-1880 Version, Ed. L. Nowak) [Live] (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:12:57 | 167 MB
Label: Profil

The live recorded sound here is exceptionally fine, the occasional faint cough notwithstanding, both reflecting the excellence of the Semperoper acoustic and matching the majesty of Thielemann’s interpretation. The key to his approach is that he generates enormous grandeur without ever skirting bombast. Thielemann captures the Dionysian exhilaration of the Scherzo effortlessly without affectation, the lovely Trio relaxing into a paean to Mother Nature surely just as Bruckner intended.
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.
Riccardo Muti - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9, WAB 109 (Original 1894 Version) (2017)

Riccardo Muti - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9, WAB 109 (Original 1894 Version) (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | Digital Booklet | 01:02:20 | 171 MB
Label: CSO Resound

The latest release by CSO Resound 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, it is an immense work that continuously unfolds with its stirring climaxes, daring chromaticism and harmonic richness. It is here perfectly executed by the CSO, long-since admired for its interpretations of Bruckner, and holding the distinction of having given the American premiere of the Ninth Symphony in 1904. Muti brings remarkable lyricism to this dramatic work in a performance embodying the exceptional synergy between the distinguished maestro and the CSO.
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…
Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim - Elgar: Symphony No. 2 (2014) [Official Digital Download 24/96] REPOST

Staatskapelle Berlin, Daniel Barenboim - Elgar: Symphony No. 2 (2014)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 56:01 minutes | 0.99 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Prior to his highly regarded 2012 Decca release of the Elgar Cello Concerto with Alisa Weilerstein, Daniel Barenboim had made no albums of this composer's music since the 1990s. The acclaim that the Cello Concerto brought seems to have opened up the possibilities of presenting more Elgar, as this 2014 CD of the Symphony No. 2 in E flat major suggests. Performing with the Staatskapelle Berlin, which plays with great vigor and expressiveness, Barenboim explores this piece in light of Elgar's ambiguous situation in 1911, the year he completed the symphony.