Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 5, 7, 8 & 9


Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 5, 7, 8 & 9
Eduard van Beinum
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4807068
Barcode
00028948070688
Format
4-CD
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ANTON BRUCKNER
CD 1
Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

CD 2
Symphony No. 7 in E major

CD 3
Symphony No. 8 in C minor

CD 4
Symphony No. 9 in D minor

Concertgebouw Orchestra
Eduard van Beinum

Recording information

Recording Producers: John Culshaw (No. 7); Jaap van Ginneken (Nos. 8 & 9); unknown (No. 5)
Balance Engineers: Kenneth Wilkinson (No. 7); unknown (Nos. 5, 8, 9)
Recording Location: Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, May 1953 (No. 7); 6–9 June 1955 (No. 8); 17–19 June 1956 (No. 9); 12 March 1959 (No. 5: Live Recording by KRO)

Reviews

‘Full justice is done to the passages of thickly-scored brass and Van Beinum is at his best when moulding expansive themes such as the first subject of the first movement. … the conductor’s interpretation is without exception authoritative and full of grandeur’ (No. 7) Gramophone

‘This is the outstanding issue of the month … throughout, its playing is of great intensity, power and beauty.’ (No. 8) E.M.G. ‘Monthly Letter’

‘Van Beinum sustains its blazing intensity in a masterful reading …. The recording reproduces the sonorous richness of the Concergebouw’s superb playing’ (No. 8) Music and Musicians

‘Van Beinum handles the whole spaciously and sensitively’ (No. 8) Gramophone

‘calm flowing tempo … great line’ (No. 9) Luister

‘a fine, thoughtful reading’ (No. 9) Gramophone