Bruckner

Philharmonie Festiva & Gerd Schaller - Bruckner: Symphony in F Minor 1863 "Study Symphony" (2017)

Philharmonie Festiva & Gerd Schaller - Bruckner: Symphony in F Minor 1863 "Study Symphony" (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 00:43:21 | 100 MB
Label: Profil

The so-called “Study Symphony”, sometimes known as Symphony No. 00, dates from six years previously and understandably contains far fewer of the Brucknerian trademarks his aficionados prize; indeed some might concur with the verdict of Bruckner’s teacher Otto Kitzler who adjudged it to be “uninspired”, a criticism somewhat at odds with the appreciative and appreciable notes from Dr Rainer Boss. My colleague Michael Cookson, who reviewed this disc last March, also summons up rather more enthusiasm for it than I feel inclined to express but I am in full agreement that it could hardly be given better advocacy than it receives here from Schaller and the excellent Philharmonie Festiva, who have already proved their prowess in their series of recordings of the complete Bruckner symphonies on Profil.
Bartholdy Quintet - Bruckner - Zemlinksy: String Quintets (2016) [Official Digital Download]

Bartholdy Quintet - Bruckner - Zemlinksy: String Quintets (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/48 kHz | Time - 69:01 minutes | 713 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Digital booklet

Very few permanent ensembles of five string performers can be found on today’s chamber music scene, despite the fact that the string quintet genre features a number of beautiful works by the likes of Mozart, Mendelssohn, Brahms, Tchaikovsky, and Dvořák.
Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Anton Bruckner: Sinfonia n.7 in Mi Maggiore (1990)

Herbert von Karajan, Berliner Philharmoniker - Anton Bruckner: Sinfonia n.7 in Mi Maggiore (1990)
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue, log) ~ 243.14 Mb | 68:54 | Scans included
Symphony | Label: Hunt, Arkadia (HUNTCD 721)

Josef Anton Bruckner (4 September 1824 – 11 October 1896) was an Austrian composer best known for his symphonies, masses, and motets. The first are considered emblematic of the final stage of Austro-German Romanticism because of their rich harmonic language, strongly polyphonic character, and considerable length. Bruckner's compositions helped to define contemporary musical radicalism, owing to their dissonances, unprepared modulations, and roving harmonies.
Christian Thielemann - Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Major, WAB 104 "Romantic" (2017)

Staatskapelle Dresden, Christian Thielemann - Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Major, WAB 104 "Romantic" (1878-1880 Version, Ed. L. Nowak) [Live]
Classical, Orchestral | WEB FLAC (tracks) & d. booklet | 72:57 min | 333 MB
Label: Profil Medien | Tracks: 04 | Rls.date: 2017

Even when Dresden lay in ruins after the Second World War, Bruckner was performed. Between 1945 and 1950, the young GMD Joseph Keilberth conducted what may have been the first complete cycle of all “original” Bruckner symphonies. 1946 brought the first performance of the Third Symphony in its original version: late in the day, the Staatskapelle gained the status of a Bruckner premiere orchestra (illustrated by the 2008 recording of this version with Yannick Nézet-Séguin: Edition Staatskapelle Dresden, Volume 39). The Bruckner tradition is alive today within the Staatskapelle Dresden. It is documented in recent times by the now legendary complete recording of Bruckner’s symphonies under Eugen Jochum between 1975 and 1980, concerts and recordings under Giuseppe Sinopoli and Bernard Haitink and the current Bruckner cycle under Principal Conductor Christian Thielemann.
Philharmonischer Chor München, Philharmonie Festiva, Gerd Schaller - Bruckner: Mass 3, Psalm 146, Organ Works (2016)

Philharmonischer Chor München, Philharmonie Festiva, Gerd Schaller - Bruckner: Mass 3, Psalm 146, Organ Works (2016)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 01:57:09 | 575 MB
Genre: Classical, Choral | Label: Profil Edition | Catalog: PH16034

Recordings of Bruckner’s last and greatest Mass are not exactly scarce but this most recent live performance from the celebrated Ebrach festival has claim to being regarded as special, not just for its own considerable merits, but also as it is presented by Profil in a double CD package in tandem with the barely known Psalm 146 and the further bonus of conductor-musicologist and performer Gerd Schaller playing six works on the Eisenbarth organ in the Abteikirche.
L'Archibudelli - Anton Bruckner: String Quintet & Quartet, Intermezzo, Rondo (1994)

L'Archibudelli - Anton Bruckner: String Quintet & Quartet, Intermezzo, Rondo (1994)
EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 339 Mb | Mp3 (CBR320) ~ 181 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: Sony Classical Vivarte Series | # SK 66251 | 01:15:38

Bruckner's early string quartet is more a composition exercise than a full-fledged work of art, but the quintet is something else entirely: a chamber music masterpiece to rank with the great symphonies in expressive intensity and sheer musical grandeur. Indeed, there are a few places where Bruckner seems to demand an almost orchestral volume of tone, and the slow movement has been successful performed (and recorded) by a full string orchestra. The Intermezzo is none other than an alternative scherzo for the quintet, composed because the original players at the premier found Bruckner's first thoughts too difficult. Well, the members of L'Archibudelli certainly don't find the music too difficult–you won't find better performances anywhere.

The Cambridge Companion to Bruckner  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by ksveta6 at Aug. 15, 2017
The Cambridge Companion to Bruckner

The Cambridge Companion to Bruckner (Cambridge Companions to Music) by John Williamson
2004 | ISBN: 0521008786, 0521804043 | English | 328 pages | EPUB | 4 MB
Philharmonie Festiva & Gerd Schaller - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (Completed Version) (2017)

Philharmonie Festiva & Gerd Schaller - Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (Completed Version) (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:24:33 | 194 MB
Label: Profil

On July 24th, Gerd Schaller conducted the Philharmonia Festiva in a performance of the Bruckner Symphony No. 9 in a "four movement version with Finale supplemented from original sources and completed by Gerd Schaller." The performance took place in the Ebrach Abbey in Ebrach, Germany as part of the Ebracher Musiksommer. As with Schaller's other Bruckner performances at Ebrach, the concert was recorded by Bavarian Radio Studio Franken and will be released on CD this December on the Profil label. Gerd Schaller’s completion and performance gained long applause, the conductor repeatedly called back to take a further bow, and to my ears succeeded wonderfully in its aim of presenting a completed Ninth as a great musical event and a shattering, revelatory spiritual journey. Ken Ward on the original concert.
Staatskapelle Dresden & Christian Thielemann - Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Major, WAB 104 "Romantic" (1878-1880 Version

Staatskapelle Dresden & Christian Thielemann - Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 in E-Flat Major, WAB 104 "Romantic" (1878-1880 Version, Ed. L. Nowak) [Live] (2017)
Classical | MP3 CBR 320 kbps | 01:12:57 | 167 MB
Label: Profil

The live recorded sound here is exceptionally fine, the occasional faint cough notwithstanding, both reflecting the excellence of the Semperoper acoustic and matching the majesty of Thielemann’s interpretation. The key to his approach is that he generates enormous grandeur without ever skirting bombast. Thielemann captures the Dionysian exhilaration of the Scherzo effortlessly without affectation, the lovely Trio relaxing into a paean to Mother Nature surely just as Bruckner intended.
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (2017)

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (2017)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Muti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: CSO-Resound | # CSOR901 1701 | 01:02:20

For this 2017 CSO-Resound release, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra present Anton Bruckner's unfinished Symphony No. 9 in D minor in a monumental performance that impresses with its marmoreal weight, poignant lyricism, and brutal volatility. Not widely known for his few Bruckner recordings, Muti nonetheless delivers this symphony with the passion and sensitivity of an experienced Brucknerian, and possibly because he hasn't recorded it before, this live rendition of the Ninth seems like an attempt to make up for lost time. Muti's intensity and the orchestra's ferocious power combine to make a memorable reading that may remind listeners of performances by such greats as Günter Wand, Eugen Jochum, and particularly Carlo Maria Giulini, whose recordings of the Ninth are recognized benchmarks. While Muti only performs the three completed movements, and eschews any attempted reconstructions of the surviving Finale sketches, the performance has a genuine feeling of wholeness, and the Adagio particularly has the grandeur and pathos that make it feel like a convincing ending, albeit one that the composer did not intend.