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White Box - Bruckner: Complete Symphonies / Tintner, Et Al


Release Date: 02/19/2002 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8501101   Spars Code: n/a 
Composer:  Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Georg Tintner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National OrchestraNational Symphony Orchestra of IrelandNew Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 11 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 12 Hours 33 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews


There's no question that the late Georg Tintner was a great Brucknerian, even if some of his textual decisions (such as his preference for the patently inferior first version of the Eighth Symphony) necessarily make this set one to own alongside other, more traditional approaches. On the other hand, put this together with Skowaczewski's Arte Nova set, also at budget price, and you can have two superb, hugely different Bruckner cycles for a very reasonable price. And whether or not you agree with all of Tintner's decisions with respect to editions, there's no question that he justifies his choices by delivering the best performance available of the alternative in question. This is true of the Eighth, and
Read more even more so of his astonishing Third, one of the very greatest Bruckner performances ever committed to disc. Also noteworthy: superb versions of the Seventh, Fourth, First, and the two early works: "0" and "00". The orchestras involved aren't traditional "Bruckner orchestras" either, and so lack that characteristic rich string sound and dark-toned brass--but even this contributes rather than detracts from Tintner's distinctive vision, and the playing is never less than up to Bruckner's demands. Sonically, these are also some of Naxos' finest efforts, making this box an essential purchase for anyone who loves Bruckner and who missed these performances the first time around.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, WAB 101 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Georg Tintner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865/1891; Linz, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 2 in C minor, WAB 102 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Georg Tintner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1876; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Ver: 1872, Carragan edition 
3.
Symphony no 3 in D minor, WAB 103 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Georg Tintner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Ver: 1873, Nowak edition
Composition written: Vienna, Austria (1872 - 1874).
Composition revised: Vienna, Austria (1876 - 1879).
Composition revised: Vienna, Austria (1887 - 1889). 
4.
Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic" by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Georg Tintner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Ver: 1878/80, Haas edition
Composition written: Vienna, Austria (1874 - 1886). 
5.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, WAB 105 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Georg Tintner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Symphony no 6 in A major, WAB 106 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Georg Tintner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  New Zealand Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879-1881; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Georg Tintner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1883; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: The Haas edition of the score was used for this recording. 
8.
Symphony no 8 in C minor, WAB 108 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Georg Tintner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Ver: 1887, Nowak edition
Composition written: Vienna, Austria (1884 - 1887).
Composition revised: Vienna, Austria (1887 - 1890). 
9.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Georg Tintner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1896; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: The Nowak edition of the score was used for this recording. 
10.
Symphony no 0 in D minor, WAB 100 "Die Nullte" by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Georg Tintner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863-1869; Linz, Austria 
11.
Symphony in F minor "Study Symphony" by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Georg Tintner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1863; Linz, Austria 
12.
Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic": Finale "Volkfest" by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Georg Tintner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
13.
Symphony no 3 in D minor, WAB 103: 2nd movement, Adagio by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Georg Tintner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1877/1889; Vienna, Austria 

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