Bruckner: The Nine Symphonies
Wiener Philharmoniker
Label
Decca
Catalogue No.
4840204
Barcode
00028948402045
Format
9-CD
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ANTON BRUCKNER (1824–1896)

The Nine Symphonies

 

CD 1

Symphony No. 1 in C minor

Claudio Abbado

 

CD 2            

Symphony No. 2 in C minor

Horst Stein

 

CD 3            

Symphony No. 3 in D minor                                                                                                              

Karl Böhm

 

CD 4            

Symphony No. 4 in E flat major ‘Romantic’

Karl Böhm

 

CD 5   

Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

Lorin Maazel

 

CD 6                                                                                                                                                             

Symphony No. 6 in A major

Horst Stein

 

CD 7                                                                                                                                                                                      

Symphony No. 7 in E major

Sir Georg Solti

 

CD 8            

Symphony No. 8 in C minor

Sir Georg Solti

 

CD 9                                                                                                                                                             

Symphony No. 9 in D minor

Zubin Mehta

 

Wiener Philharmoniker

Track previews
Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, WAB 108: 4. Finale: Feierlich, nicht schnell
Symphony No. 3 in D Minor, WAB 103 - Ed. Nowak: 1. Mehr langsam. Misterioso
Symphony No. 6 in A Major, WAB 106: 1. Maestoso
Symphony No. 6 in A Major, WAB 106: 2. Adagio (Sehr feierlich)
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, WAB 102: 1. Ziemlich schnell
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, WAB 102: 2. Feierlich, etwas bewegt
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, WAB 102: 3. Scherzo: Schnell - Trio: Gleiches Tempo
Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, WAB 102: 4. Finale: Mehr schnell
Symphony No. 3 in D Minor, WAB 103 - Ed. Nowak: 2. Adagio, bewegt, quasi Andante
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, WAB 105 - Ed. Nowak: 3. Scherzo: Molto vivace - Trio
Symphony No. 3 in D Minor, WAB 103 - Ed. Nowak: 3. Scherzo: Ziemlich schnell
Symphony No. 3 in D Minor, WAB 103 - Ed. Nowak: 4. Finale: Allegro
Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Major - "Romantic", WAB 104 - Version 1878/1880: 1. Bewegt, nicht zu schnell
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, WAB 101 - "Linz Version" 1866: 1. Allegro molto moderato
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, WAB 101 - "Linz Version" 1866: 2. Adagio
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, WAB 101 - "Linz Version" 1866: 3. Scherzo
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, WAB 105 - Ed. Nowak: 4. Finale: Adagio - Allegro molto
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, WAB 105 - Ed. Nowak: 2. Sehr langsam
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, WAB 109: 1. Feierlich. Misterioso
Symphony No. 7 in E Major, WAB 107: 3. Scherzo (Sehr schnell)
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, WAB 109: 2. Scherzo (Bewegt lebhaft) - Trio (Schnell) - Scherzo da capo
Symphony No. 9 in D Minor, WAB 109: 3. Adagio (Langsam, feierlich)
Symphony No. 6 in A Major, WAB 106: 3. Scherzo (Nicht schnell) - Trio (Langsam)
Symphony No. 6 in A Major, WAB 106: 4. Finale (Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell)
Symphony No. 7 in E Major, WAB 107: 1. Allegro moderato
Symphony No. 7 in E Major, WAB 107: 2. Adagio (Sehr feierlich und sehr langsam)
Symphony No. 7 in E Major, WAB 107: 4. Finale (Bewegt, doch nicht schnell)
Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, WAB 105 - Ed. Nowak: 1. Introduction: Adagio - Allegro
Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, WAB 108: 1. Allegro moderato
Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, WAB 108: 2. Scherzo: Allegro moderato - Trio: Langsam
Symphony No. 8 in C Minor, WAB 108: 3. Adagio: Feierlich langsam
Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Major - "Romantic", WAB 104 - Version 1878/1880: 2. Andante quasi allegretto
Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Major - "Romantic", WAB 104 - Version 1878/1880: 3. Scherzo (Bewegt) - Trio (Nicht zu schnell. Keinesfalls schleppend)
Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Major - "Romantic", WAB 104 - Version 1878/1880: 4. Finale (Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell)
Symphony No. 1 in C Minor, WAB 101 - "Linz Version" 1866: 4. Finale. Bewegt, feurig
Recording information

CD 1

Recording Producer: John Mordler

Balance Engineer: Colin Moorfoot

Recording Location: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, 30 November – 2 December 1969

Original Decca LP Release: SXL 6494 (January 1971)

 

CD 2

Recording Producer: Michael Woolcock

Balance Engineer: Philip Wade

Recording Location: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, 26–29 November 1973

Original Decca LP Release: SXL 6681 (February 1973)

P & C 1975 Decca Music Group Limited

 

CD 3

Recording Producer: Christopher Raeburn

Balance Engineers: Gordon Parry, Colin Moorfoot

Recording Location: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, 21–23 September 1970

Original Decca LP Release: SXL 6505 (October 1971)

P & C 1971 Decca Music Group Limited

 

CD 4

Recording Producer: Michael Woolcock

Balance Engineers: Colin Moorfoot, Jack Law

Recording Location: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, 14–19 November 1973

Original Decca LP Release: 6BB 171–72 (October 1974)

P & C 1974 Decca Music Group Limited

 

CD 5

Recording Producer: Michael Woolcock

Balance Engineers: Gordon Parry, Jack Law

Recording Location: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, 25–28 March 1974

Original Decca LP Release: SXL 6686–87 (December 1974)

P & C 1974 Decca Music Group Limited

 

CD 6

Recording Producer: Michael Woolcock

Balance Engineer: Gordon Parry

Recording Location: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, 14–15 November 1972

Original Decca LP Release: SXL 6682 (December 1974)

P & C 1974 Decca Music Group Limited

 

CD 7

Recording Producer: John Culshaw

Balance Engineer: Gordon Parry

Recording Location: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, 20, 21, 25–28 October 1965

Original Decca LP Release: SET 323–24 (October 1966)

P & C 1966 Decca Music Group Limited

 

CD 8

Recording Producer: John Culshaw

Recording Engineer: Gordon Parry

Recording Location: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, 24, 28–30 November & 6 December 1966

Original Decca LP Release: SET 335–36 (September 1967)

P & C 1967 Decca Music Group Limited

 

CD 9

Recording Producer: Erik Smith

Balance Engineer: Gordon Parry

Recording location: Sofiensaal, Vienna, Austria, 3–7 May 1965

Original Decca LP Release: SXL 6202 (January 1966)

P & C 1965 Decca Music Group Limited

Reviews

‘Elegance, exquisite phrasing, beauty of string tone and lovely wind-playing, bite when needed and a real sense of commitment: all these qualities shine out from every disc.’ Gramophone, December 2014

 

‘Böhm offers Bruckner as he is played in Vienna today with the Philharmonic showing us how to stretch a singing phrase effortlessly or build one of the composer’s galloping fanfare climaxes up and up to the final peak of intensity.’ High Fidelity, December 1971 (No. 3)

 

‘A masterful, untroubled and fluent reading, superbly played and excellently recorded.’ Fanfare, Mar/Apr 1983 (No. 4)

 

‘This Bruckner Sixth always has been the “sleeper” among recorded performances of the work, one of the great ones, yet surprisingly little known. It also presents the Vienna Philharmonic (of 1974) in peak form, almost ideally recorded … If you love Bruckner, particularly as played by the Viennese, you are simply going to adore this.’ Classics Today, February 2005

 

‘Mehta secures absolutely stunning playing from the Vienna Philharmonic … but it is small discredit to Mehta that he is not yet Furtwängler. No living conductor is. This is a very fine performance.’  High Fidelity, January 1966 (No.9)