Bruckner: Complete Symphonies Box set
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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
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.
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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