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Bruckner: Symphony No 5; Et Al / Knappertsbusch, Munich Po

Release Date: 09/24/2002 
Label:  Music & Arts Programs Of America Catalog #: 1105   Spars Code: AAD 
Composer:  Anton BrucknerJohannes Brahms
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic OrchestraSouth German Philharmonic Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Tempo flexibility, dynamic contouring, and rhetorical gesture are part and parcel of Bruckner's music as promulgated in the first published editions used by Knappertsbusch until the end of his life. John Rockwell wrote that "Knappertsbusch's way with Brucknerian rubato - varying the pulse of the music without undermining Bruckner's solid grandeur - seems to capture the essence of the music time after time, mixing serenity with thrilling urgency." Granted, Kna did not always follow the letter of the first printings in his realizations. His predilections for dramatic underlining reflects the same tradition that infuses the old scores with various refinements of tempi, phrasing, and dynamics. Critics judged the performance on this CD superior Read more to the conductor's VPO recording (on Decca) when it first appeared (in 1998); now it has been completely refurbished. Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 5 in B flat major, WAB 105 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 03/19/1959 
Length: 62 Minutes 32 Secs. 
Notes: Edition: Franz Schalk (1896) 
Tragic Overture, Op. 81 by Johannes Brahms
Conductor:  Hans Knappertsbusch
Orchestra/Ensemble:  South German Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1880; Austria 
Date of Recording: 11/15/1963 
Length: 17 Minutes 57 Secs. 

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