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Release Date: 04/08/2003 
Label:  Deutsche Grammophon   Catalog #: 000001302   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraBavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 9 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 9 Hours 13 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Berlin Philharmonic; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Eugen Jochum. Deutsche Grammophon DG 429 079-2 [9 CDs; Symphonies Nos. 1-9] (recorded 1958-67).

Like Bruckner, Eugen Jochum was a devout Catholic, and in his recordings of this master’s music there is a tenderness, spirituality, and quality of love that is unique in the discography. Though he refused to rank Bruckner the symphonist as highly as Brahms, Jochum clearly saw a world of meaning in these works, and his two integral recordings of the nine symphonies deserve a place in any serious collection. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection.
Berlin Philharmonic; Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra/Eugen Jochum. Deutsche Grammophon DG 429 079-2 [9 CDs; Symphonies Nos. 1-9] (recorded 1958-67).

Like Bruckner, Eugen Jochum was a devout Catholic, and in his recordings of this master’s music there is a tenderness, spirituality, and quality of love that is unique in the discography. Though he refused to rank Bruckner the symphonist as highly as Brahms, Jochum clearly saw a world of meaning in these works, and his two integral recordings of the nine symphonies deserve a place in any serious collection. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 1 in C minor, WAB 101 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1865/1891; Linz, Austria 
Notes: Ver: 1865-66 Leopold Nowak "Linz" edition 
2.
Symphony no 2 in C minor, WAB 102 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1872-1876; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Ver: 1876-76 Nowak edition 
3.
Symphony no 3 in D minor, WAB 103 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Ver: 1888-89 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:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Ver: 1878-80 Robert Haas edition
Composition written: Vienna, Austria (1874 - 1886). 
5.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, WAB 105 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Vienna, Austria 
6.
Symphony no 6 in A major, WAB 106 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879-1881; Vienna, Austria 
7.
Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1883; Vienna, Austria 
8.
Symphony no 8 in C minor, WAB 108 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Notes: Ver: 1887-90 Nowak edition 
9.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1896; Vienna, Austria 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.1 in C minor - "Linz Version" 1866: 1. Allegro molto moderato
Symphony No.1 in C minor - "Linz Version" 1866: 2. Adagio
Symphony No.1 in C minor - "Linz Version" 1866: 3. Scherzo. Lebhaft
Symphony No.1 in C minor - "Linz Version" 1866: 4. Finale. Bewegt und feurig
Symphony No.2 in C minor: 1. Moderato
Symphony No.2 in C minor: 2. Andante
Symphony No.2 in C minor: 3. Scherzo. Maessig schnell
Symphony No.2 in C minor: 4. Finale. Mehr schnell

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Unapproachable November 23, 2012 By George Leigh (Alderley, Queensland) See All My Reviews "Eugen Jochum was, in my view, by far the greatest conductor of Bruckner that the world has known. He was a superb conductor of all Germanic music, and understood Bruckner's music perfectly. He is unparalleled in managing the plan of the music, the tempo, the climaxes and all the individual parts in the orchestra. The important parts are brought out but the music never sounds noisy or cluttered. The recording quality of this set is very good, and much better than Jochum's later set on a different label. A special bonus is the booklet, which contains a must-read short essay by Jochum on the symphonies. It describes, among other things, the plans of the symphonies and the need for unvarying tempo in all of Bruckner's music. (I nevertheless consider that Jochum varies the tempo slightly too much in the quickening at the end of the first movement of Symphony No. 1 and in the slowing at the end of the first movement of No. 6.) The only real point for criticism of Jochum's Bruckner is the editions that he uses (Nowak for some and Haas for others). I am sure that had he lived later he would have used the Nowak editions for all of them. As an aside, my favourite Bruckner symphonies are numbers 8, 7, 6, 5 and 1; I don't know why the world is obsessed with No. 4." Report Abuse
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