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.
Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Daniele Gatti - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Live) (2017)

Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra & Daniele Gatti - Mahler: Symphony No. 2 (Live)
Classical | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 88:24 min | 304 MB
Label: RCO Live | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2017

The Royal Concertgebouw Orchestra and conductor Daniele Gatti join with the Netherlands Radio Choir and soloists Chen Reiss and Karen Cargill for a vibrant live recording of Mahler's Symphony No. 2 in C Minor "Resurrection”. The history of the world-famous orchestra is interlinked with that of Mahler's own, and the Concertgebouw musicians certainly appear to have an affinity for this music, offering up a rousing and intense interpretation of this well-known symphony with sparkling vocal contributions from Reiss and Cargill.
Christian Thielemann - Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Major, WAB 104 "Romantic" (2017)

Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann - Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Major, WAB 104 "Romantic" (1878-1880 Version, Ed. L. Nowak) [Live]
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:57 min | 333 MB
Label: Profil Medien | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2017

Even when Dresden lay in ruins after the Second World War, Bruckner was performed. Between 1945 and 1950, the young GMD Joseph Keilberth conducted what may have been the first complete cycle of all “original” Bruckner symphonies. 1946 brought the first performance of the Third Symphony in its original version: late in the day, the Staatskapelle gained the status of a Bruckner premiere orchestra (illustrated by the 2008 recording of this version with Yannick Nézet-Séguin: Edition Staatskapelle Dresden, Volume 39). The Bruckner tradition is alive today within the Staatskapelle Dresden. It is documented in recent times by the now legendary complete recording of Bruckner’s symphonies under Eugen Jochum between 1975 and 1980, concerts and recordings under Giuseppe Sinopoli and Bernard Haitink and the current Bruckner cycle under Principal Conductor Christian Thielemann.
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.