Bruckner Symphony no 2

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Riccardo Muti - Bruckner: Symphony No.2 In C Minor, WAB 102 (2CD) (2017)

Vienna Philharmonic Orchestra & Riccardo Muti - Bruckner: Symphony No.2 In C Minor, WAB 102 (2CD) (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 296.27 Mb (CD1) + 182.57 Mb (CD2) + 33.79 Mb (Scans) | 1:03:06+39:27
Classical | Label: Deutsche Grammophon - 479 8180 |G|H2|

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.
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.
Nuremberg SO, En Shao - Xia Guan: Symphony No.2 'Hope'; Gazing at the Stars; Sorrowful Dawn (2016)

Xia Guan: Symphony No.2 'Hope'; Gazing at the Stars; Sorrowful Dawn (2016)
Nuremberg Symphony Orchestra, conducted by En Shao

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 311 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 168 Mb | Scans included
Genre: Classical, Contemporary | Label: Naxos | # 8.570618 | Time: 01:11:40

The music of renowned Chinese composer Xia Guan has been received with acclaim in Moscow, Vienna, Tokyo and New York. The solemn first movement of Earth Requiem, a commemoration of the devastating 2008 Sichuan earthquake, is heard here in an orchestral version that depicts ‘the suffering people who gaze upwards’. The epic Symphony No. 2 ‘Hope’ is a reflection upon the co-existence of good and evil in mankind, agony and hope, in music of considerable breadth and increasing warmth. Heroic drama animates the vividly scored Symphonic Ballade, which draws on the music of Guan’s opera Sorrowful Dawn, the story of China’s War of Liberation following the end of World War Two.
Royal Danish Orchestra & Hartmut Haenchen - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (2018)

Royal Danish Orchestra & Hartmut Haenchen - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 (2018)
WEB FLAC (tracks) - 306 Mb | MP3 CBR 320 kbps - 159 Mb | 01:09:18
Classical | Label: Genuin

A brilliant orchestra and an excellent conductor: when such a pairing is made for a Bruckner symphony, you can expect something special. The Linz master's sweepingly radiant eighth symphony is in the best hands with Hartmut Haenchen and the Royal Danish Orchestra from Copenhagen. With a beautiful sound and a powerful punch, as well as fast tempos that will blow listeners away, this is a masterful interpretation!
Mariss Jansons - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, WAB 108 (2018) [Official Digital Download]

Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra & Mariss Jansons - Bruckner: Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, WAB 108 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 80:02 minutes | 759 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The genesis of Anton Bruckner's Eighth Symphony was perhaps ignited by a bout of sudden fame that boosted the composer’s constantly shaky self-confidence. After the performance of Bruckner’s Seventh, the famous conductor Hermann Levi had hailed him as "the greatest symphonist since the death of Beethoven". Frequently ridiculed in Vienna, Bruckner had finally been taken seriously in Munich: his importance had been recognized, and the Austrian emperor had awarded him the Order of Franz Joseph – something that filled the composer with pride.
Valery Gergiev - Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24/96]

Münchner Philharmoniker, Valery Gergiev - Bruckner: Symphony No. 3 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/96 kHz | Time - 55:26 minutes | 0.98 GB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital Booklet

The Munich Philharmonic has arguably given more performances of Anton Bruckner’s music than any other orchestra. A great number of Bruckner recordings lead by the many legendary conductors that have worked for and with the Munich Philharmonic are stored in the historical archive of the MPHIL Label including magnificent pieces with Sergiu Celibidache, Christian Thielemann, Rudolf Kempe, Günter Wand and Oswald Kabasta.