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Gunter Wand Conducts Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 1-9

Bruckner / Wand,Gunter
Release Date: 06/12/2012 
Label:  Rca   Catalog #: 7776582   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Radio Orchestra
Number of Discs: 9 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Better known in Europe than the U.S., Wand nevertheless made his mark in Germanic orchestral repertoire, most especially in this series of magnificent recordings of Bruckner's symphonies, one of the most revered cycles on record. Better known in Europe than the U.S., Wand nevertheless made his mark in Germanic orchestral repertoire, most especially in this series of magnificent recordings of Bruckner's symphonies, one of the most revered cycles on record. Read less

Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 1 in C minor, WAB 101 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865/1891; Linz, Austria 
2. Symphony no 2 in C minor, WAB 102 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1876; Vienna, Austria 
3. Symphony no 3 in D minor, WAB 103 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
4. Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic" by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
5. Symphony no 5 in B flat major, WAB 105 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Vienna, Austria 
6. Symphony no 6 in A major, WAB 106 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879-1881; Vienna, Austria 
7. Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1883; Vienna, Austria 
8. Symphony no 8 in C minor, WAB 108 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
9. Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Günter Wand
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Cologne Radio Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1896; Vienna, Austria 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  3 Customer Reviews )
 Excellent Bruckner, Amazing Customer Service December 11, 2012 By David Murray (Statesboro, GA) See All My Reviews "Wand has long been my favorite Bruckner conductor, and these recordings only enhance my opinion of him. The music making is dynamite and the price ($23.99 for the whole set, as of right now) can't be beaten. On top of that, my set arrived without the first disc. I contacted Arkivmusic and received a copy of that disc 2 days after my initial email. Thanks!" Report Abuse
 An Austrian Conductor for an Austrian composer August 28, 2012 By John E H. (New York, NY) See All My Reviews "The box of Wand conducting the Bruckner symphonies is a wonderful surprize. I have gathered a number of Bruckner recordings over the years and each of them brings a special insight into the composer. However, as has been noted, Wand shared with Bruckner the same spiritual background of being an Austrian Catholic and this seems to give a special quality o these recordings. I have been expecially captivated by Six. I hhave liste ned o it several times and I will to treasure it." Report Abuse
 Good Set August 19, 2012 By Joseph A. (Media, PA) See All My Reviews "A fine set of the standard nine Bruckner symphonies in nicely remastered sound. Wand's tempos are slightly faster than most. One disappointment - no cymbal crash in No. 7." Report Abuse
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