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Bruckner: The Complete Symphonies / Venzago


Release Date: 07/08/2016 
Label:  Cpo   Catalog #: 555023   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Mario Venzago
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola SinfoniettaNorthern SinfoniaBern Symphony Orchestra,   ... 
Number of Discs: 11 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Venzago typically employs brisk tempos, transparent textures, distinctive brass and woodwind sonorities, and strings played with minimal vibrato. This is a fresh take on Bruckner's music, and Venzago avoids the excessive heaviness and reverence that many 20th century conductors imposed on his works. These streamlined readings may not persuade traditionalists, but the startling performances in this CPO box set may well change the way we think of these symphonies in the future. This ten-CD collection also includes a bonus DVD of Laurent Jaquet's film Venzago's Bruckner.

– All Music Guide
Venzago typically employs brisk tempos, transparent textures, distinctive brass and woodwind sonorities, and strings played with minimal vibrato. This is a fresh take on Bruckner's music, and Venzago avoids the excessive heaviness and reverence that many 20th century conductors imposed on his works. These streamlined readings may not persuade traditionalists, but the startling performances in this CPO box set may well change the way we think of these symphonies in the future. This ten-CD collection also includes a bonus DVD of Laurent Jaquet's film Venzago's Bruckner.

– All Music Guide Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 0 in D minor, WAB 100 "Die Nullte" by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Mario Venzago
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863-1869; Linz, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, WAB 101 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Mario Venzago
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865/1891; Linz, Austria 
3.
Symphony no 2 in C minor, WAB 102 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Mario Venzago
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Northern Sinfonia
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1876; Vienna, Austria 
4.
Symphony no 3 in D minor, WAB 103 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Mario Venzago
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bern Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
5.
Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic" by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Mario Venzago
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Basel Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, WAB 105 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Mario Venzago
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Tapiola Sinfonietta
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Symphony no 6 in A major, WAB 106 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Mario Venzago
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bern Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879-1881; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Mario Venzago
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Basel Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1883; Vienna, Austria 
9.
Symphony no 8 in C minor, WAB 108 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Mario Venzago
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Concert House Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
10.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Mario Venzago
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bern Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1896; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  2 Customer Reviews )
 Region 0 September 10, 2017 By Richard L. (Ashland, OR) See All My Reviews "Hello, William V., and anyone else: It looks as if the bonus DVD is Region 0, which by definition should be playable in ALL DVD regions. Have you tried it in your player? By the way, my rating of three stars above is only a placeholder to make it possible for me to post this note. I have not heard any of these performances." Report Abuse
 Very good Bruckner, DVD not so August 22, 2017 By William V. (Jacksonville, FL) See All My Reviews "I am disappointed that the enclosed DVD will not play on region 1 equipment. Would it be possible to replace it with a disc which is compatible with US players?" Report Abuse
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