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Bruckner: Complete Symphonies Box set

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  • Conductor: Anton Bruckner
  • Audio CD (1 Oct. 2001)
  • SPARS Code: DDD
  • Number of Discs: 11
  • Format: Box set
  • Label: Naxos
  • ASIN: B00005QISB
  • Other Editions: Audio CD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 504,833 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Scherzo: Schnell
  4. Finale: Bewegt, Feurig
  5. Bewegt, Quasi Andante: Feierlich

Disc: 2

  1. Ziemlich Schnell - Georg Tintner
  2. Scherzo: Schnell - Georg Tintner
  3. Andante: Feierlich, Etwas Bewegt - Georg Tintner
  4. Finale: Mehr Schnell - Georg Tintner

Disc: 3

  1. Gemassigt, Misterioso
  2. Adagio: Feierlich
  3. Scherzo: Ziemlich Schnell
  4. Finale: Allegro

Disc: 4

  1. Bewegt, Nicht Zu Schnell
  2. Andnate, Quasi Allegretto
  3. Scherzo: Bewegt
  4. Finale: Bewegt, Doch Nicht Zu Schnell

Disc: 5

  1. Adagio - Allegro
  2. Adagio
  3. Scherzo: Molto Vivace
  4. Finale: Adagio - Allegro Moderato

Disc: 6

  1. Maestoso - New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  2. Adagio: Sehr Feierlich - New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  3. Scherzo: Nicht Schnell - Trio: Langsam - New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
  4. Finale: Bewegt, Doch Nicht Zu Schnell - New Zealand Symphony Orchestra

Disc: 7

  1. Allegro Moderato
  2. Andante: Sehr Feierlich Und Sehr Langsam
  3. Scherzo: Sehr Schnell - Trio: Etwas Langsamer
  4. Finale: Bewegt, Doch Nicht Schnell

Disc: 8

  1. Allegro Moderato - Georg Tintner
  2. Scherzo: Allegro Moderato - Trio: Allegro Moderato - Georg Tintner
  3. Adagio Feierlich Langsam, Doch Nicht Schleppend - Georg Tintner

Disc: 9

  1. Finale: Feierlich, Nicht Schnell - Georg Tintner
  2. Allegro - Georg Tintner
  3. Andante - Georg Tintner
  4. Scherzo: Presto - Trio: Langsamer Und Ruhiger - Georg Tintner
  5. Finale: Moderato - Georg Tintner

Disc: 10

  1. Feierlich, Misterioso
  2. Scherzo: Bewegt, Lebhaft
  3. Adagio, Langsam, Feierlich

Disc: 11

  1. Allegro Molto Vivace
  2. Andante Molto
  3. Scherzo: Schnell
  4. Finale: Allegro
  5. Allegro Moderato

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I collected these recordings when they were issued singly and am glad that they have been chronicled in a very convenient box. The incisive notes are written by Tintner himself and they are illuminating without having too many purely musical terms to bewilder the musically untrained.
These interpretations stand up very well to most of the "big-name" interpreters such as Karajan, Jochum, Celidibache, et al. The Scottish orchestra is amazing and the soundscape is broad and deep and detailed - kudos to the sound engineers.
Some of maestro Tintner's interpretive touches are felicitous and I was aware when relistening to these symphonies of how completely Georg Tintner had grasped the essential otherworldliness of Anton Bruckner. It truly does take a fellow Austrian to perceive the quintessence of Bruckner's world - Karajan also had great success in his recordings and performances of Bruckner symphonies(except for the 6th).
Georg Tintner -before his unfortunate suicide in Canada in 1999 by self-defenestration (he had very painful cancer) - was music director of Symphony Nova Scotia and his conducting of Delius almost rivals that of Beecham and Sargent.
Do yourself a favour and buy this set because it is dirt cheap, beautifully packaged, gloriously recorded, superbly played by the RSNO, and instinctively conducted by a Brucknerite for the ages.
Timothy Wingate, Ottawa, Canada
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Is Bruckner symphonies are geared for boring music lovers as they have noting to than waster their time in listening to symphonies such number 8 that over 75 minutes.Is his symphonies marmite as some say you either love or hate.The answer is a definite NO.In his so called modern world of instant coffee,a breakfast burger or no time mate I have to see the funeral director for a quick burial.I used to think like this.I have several complete version of Bruckner symphonies.Some version like Karajan will give tinnitus if you use headphone,some are too loud blowing the trumpets till the kingdom come. The last 3 weeks I have been listening to several version of Bruckner symphonies and the box set that I will take to desert island trip such as Bognor where it alway rain on Sunday and you have to wear overcoat in summer time is Tintner version.The sound is broad line cinerama screen and every thing is crystal clear and the trumpet does blow new door.For me to appreciate Bruckner symphonies,you need time,open mind and non judgemental and if you believe for One Bruckner symphony I could listen to 3 Mozart symphonies logic you will never appreciate Bruckner symphonies.A mature whisky is to sip but drink it like beer.Take time every one movement at time,then you will really appreciate Bruckner .This set is recommended to those who think foolishly that Bruckner is a I bore. Highly recommend. Please no negative feed back as the one I had on 100 great symphonies review.
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As a relative newcomer to Bruckner I had only heard recordings by Jochumn and the odd Karajan and Chailly recording. These performances are magnificent and the recording is superb. They may not have the wound up tension of some of the more traditional recordings such as the one with the Dresden Staatskapelle and if one is being perfectly honest the Scottish orchestra is not quite up to its German rivals but this is made up for by the superior sound and sheer passion emanating from the players. The pounding opening of the 9th symphony sounds like Wagner on heat and feels like music to herald the end of the world.
The accompanying booklet is chatty, easy to read and very informative. A magnificent achievement at an almost giveaway price - do not hesitate to buy it.
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First: note that Tintner usually chooses the less often heard versions of these symphonies, the exception being #4. However, we are also given his reading of the 1878 "Volkfest" finale to that work as well as an alternative version of the Adagio to #3 (1876).

Second: this is no frills Naxos. Wonderful!

The choice of the New Zealand SO for #6 is odd, but the work is so wonderful you quickly forget the fact and enjoy. The other works are performed by the RSNO; except 0, 2, & 8, performed by NSO Ireland. 2nd Violins to the right creates Bruckners antiphony beautifully.

Tintner is rightly acclaimed as an outstanding interpreter of Bruckner and he gives us some excellent information on the background and genesis of these works in the booklet.

We have, therefore, an excellent presentation of alternate versions of these masterworks along with incicive commentry by Tintner. Consider getting a more "normal" collection if this is your first real attempt at Bruckner. Otherwise, a must have.

1: 1866 unrevised; 2: 1872 Carragan; 3: 1873 Nowak;
4: 1878/1880 Haas; 7: ed Haas; 8: 1887 Nowak; 9: ed Nowak;
rest have no official alternatives.
We are also given "00" (the Study Symphony);
and "0" (the rejected "2nd Symphony" called "Die Nullte").
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