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Bruckner: Symphony No. 2 in C Minor, WAB 102 (1872 Version) / Bolton, Mozarteumorchester Salzburg

Release Date: 01/27/2017 
Label:  Oehms   Catalog #: 447  
Composer:  Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Ivor Bolton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

There are at least four versions of Anton Bruckner's 2nd Symphony; the last one was written in 1892. Frequently, however – as on this recording – the original version is preferred; as usual with Bruckner, this version of 1872 is bolder and longer. Already very early on, the composer changed the order of movements in this work, which was felt by many to be a response to the dramaturgy of Beethoven's Ninth Symphony. The Scherzo, as the second movement, has changed places with the ensuing Adagio. In the later version, he also almost completely eliminated the most striking characteristic of this creation, probably due to the urging of his friends and supporters, especially Johann Herbeck: eight of the nine famous tutti rests in the first Read more movement disappear completely. Another special characteristic of the original version is the solo horn passage in the Adagio, written in an extremely difficult register for the instruments of that time – but also of moving beauty. Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 2 in C minor, WAB 102 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Ivor Bolton
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Salzburg Mozarteum Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1876; Vienna, Austria 

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