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Bruckner: Symphonie No. 2 (arr. Anthony Payne) SACD/CD - plays on all CD players Hybrid SACD, SACD


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  • Conductor: Trevor Pinnock
  • Composer: Anton Bruckner, Johann Strauss
  • Audio CD (31 Mar 2014)
  • Please Note: Requires SACD-compatible hardware
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Hybrid SACD, SACD
  • Label: Linn
  • ASIN: B00I8Q2U9C
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 189,214 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Song TitleArtist Time Price
Listen  1. Symphonie No. 2 in C Minor: Ziemlich schnell (arr. Anthony Payne)Trever Pinnock I Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble17:45Album Only
Listen  2. Symphonie No. 2 in C Minor: Adagio (arr. Anthony Payne)Trever Pinnock I Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble14:27Album Only
Listen  3. Symphonie No. 2 in C Minor: Scherzo (arr. Anthony Payne)Trever Pinnock I Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble 6:09Album Only
Listen  4. Symphonie No. 2 in C Minor: Finale (arr. Anthony Payne)Trever Pinnock I Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble16:19Album Only
Listen  5. Wein, Weib und Gesang, Opus 333 (arr. Alban Berg)Trever Pinnock I Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble10:55Album Only

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Historical performance pioneer, Trevor Pinnock, conducts the Royal Academy of Music Soloists Ensemble in the premiere recording of Anthony Payne's new arrangement of Bruckner's second symphony.This is the second in the series which sees Trevor and the Academy perform and record works which are retrospectively reigniting Schoenberg's vision of performing chamber reductions of symphonic repertoire.This brand new edition was commissioned by Royal Academy of Music Principal Jonathan Freeman-Attwood who asked composer Anthony Payne (of Elgar's Third Symphony fame)if he would adopt the principles of Schoenberg's Society in a new version of this symphony.Whilst employing a slightly larger ensemble than the core group used by Schoenberg, this scoring serves to reveal the luminescent appeal of a little-known nineteenth-century masterpiece - whilst also extending Schoenberg's and his pupils practice of refined intimacy.Upon hearing the recording Anthony Payne remarked the arrangement exceeded my most extravagant expectation... performed magnificently under Trevor Pinnock's direction by one of the finest chamber groups I've heard. Rounding off this recording is Strauss Wein, Weib und Gesang arranged by Alban Berg, whose own pieces were regularly performed by the Society.

About the Artist

Trevor Pinnock is known worldwide as a harpsichordist and conductor who pioneered performance on historical instruments.2014 sees him return to the English Concert, which he founded, to celebrate its 40th anniversary at Wigmore Hall, where he will also give a solo harpsichord recital.In 'Pinnock's Passions', Trevor will curate four themed concerts with guest musicians and speakers at the new candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at The Globe.During 2014 The Royal Academy of Music Soloists will join Trevor for the third in a series of recordings of music arranged for Schoenberg's private concerts.

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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bernard Michael O'Hanlon on 1 July 2014
Format: Audio CD
We live in an all-inclusive age that is gun-shy of big gestures and publicly-projected metaphysics. Fine Music does not operate in a vacuum. It too is subject to these phenomena. They're evident in the current fetish for miniaturisation and energy-as-devotion. It's Jeggy as Prophet.

Sometimes you can't eat as much as you want to vomit - and I say this as the libidinous, Satyricon-inspired President of the Australian Knappertsbusch Association.

Inflamed with Mackerras-itis, Linn Records has inflicted any number of mild-mannered horrors on the world but here it reaches a point lower than the septic tank of the Underworld: a reduction (in every way) of Bruckner's Second Symphony to a glorified string quartet. Yes Veronica, it features a scandalous 2 violins and violas apiece and a solitary cello and double-bass with equally modest representations from woodwind and brass. One imagines that the budget for this project was measurable in slabs of beer. Presiding over this travesty is Lance-Corporal Trevor Pinnock whose credentials as a Brucknerian are rivalled by Big Oscar, my factory-fitted male Labrador.

As for woolly precedents, well, I don't care what horrors were perpetuated by Schoenberg's Society for Private Musical Performance - the real issue here is to what extent Bruckner is served by `reductio ad absurdum'. Let me think. When his nuts have been lopped off, an assertion to that effect is highly problematic.

Bruckner's Second Symphony is more pacific than a certain ocean. It is eventful of numinosity and cosmic radiance. It predicates scale in every sense. This barnyard parody will appeal to those who enjoy mundane, jaunty, Diet Bruckner Lite with no salt, no fat, no gluten and no taste. Needless to say, it's as metaphysical as a tub of lard.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Deep Reader VINE VOICE on 17 May 2014
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This stripped down version reveals many details that have, for me, before gone undetected. The musicality on display is totally remarkable.
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Amazon.com: 2 reviews
A fascinating account... 4 July 2014
By Onesimus - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
*****

A fascinating account of one of Bruckner's least-appreciated texts--Die Pausensymphonie.

Such transcriptions follow in the tradition of Mahler's Bruckner No. 3 (piano duet) and Eisler's Bruckner No. 7 (septet).

Earnestly endorsed.

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1 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Down the Gurgler with Lance-Corporal Pinnock 1 July 2014
By Bernard Michael O'Hanlon - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
We live in an all-inclusive age that is gun-shy of big gestures and publicly-projected metaphysics. Fine Music does not operate in a vacuum. It too is subject to these phenomena. They're evident in the current fetish for miniaturisation and energy-as-devotion. It's Jeggy as Prophet.

Sometimes you can't eat as much as you want to vomit - and I say this as the libidinous, Satyricon-inspired President of the Australian Knappertsbusch Association.

Inflamed with Mackerras-itis, Linn Records has inflicted any number of mild-mannered horrors on the world but here it reaches a point lower than the septic tank of the Underworld: a reduction (in every way) of Bruckner's Second Symphony to a glorified string quartet. Yes Veronica, it features a scandalous 2 violins and violas apiece and a solitary cello and double-bass with equally modest representations from woodwind and brass. One imagines that the budget for this project was measurable in slabs of beer. Presiding over this travesty is Lance-Corporal Trevor Pinnock whose credentials as a Brucknerian are rivalled by Big Oscar, my factory-fitted male Labrador.

As for woolly precedents, well, I don't care what horrors were perpetuated by Schoenberg's Society for Private Musical Performance - the real issue here is to what extent Bruckner is served by `reductio ad absurdum'. Let me think. When his nuts have been lopped off, an assertion to that effect is highly problematic.

Bruckner's Second Symphony is more pacific than a certain ocean. It is eventful of numinosity and cosmic radiance. It predicates scale in every sense. This barnyard parody will appeal to those who enjoy mundane, jaunty, Diet Bruckner Lite with no salt, no fat, no gluten and no taste. Needless to say, it's as metaphysical as a tub of lard. Its grandeur brings to mind `Side A' of Joe Dirt's underpants.

Oh joy: given the meagreness of the headcount, it is near impossible to distinguish between pianissimo and fortissimo. The brass and timpani are continually pulling their punches to avert swamping `the Legion Vast'. Pinnock beats time nicely, bar to bar. When is a Brucknerian coda not a coda? Listen to the close of the first movement here: answers are forthcoming.

This is a latterday example of Schalkish where so-called admirers of Bruckner decide that they know the music better than the composer himself. Abet them at your peril!
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