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Celibidache Vol 2 - Bruckner / Munich Philharmonic

Celibidache,Sergui / Munich Phil Orch
Release Date: 11/29/2011 
Label:  Warner Classics   Catalog #: 85578   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anton Bruckner
Performer:  Margaret PriceKarl HelmChristel BorchersClaes-Håkan Ahnsjö,   ... 
Conductor:  Sergiu Celibidache
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic OrchestraMunich Bach ChoirMunich Philharmonic Choir
Number of Discs: 12 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Celibidache was Musical Director of the Müncher Philharmoniker between 1979 and his death in 1996. Heavily influenced by Buddhism he is renowned for creating exceptional and life-altering experiences for his audiences through his perfect balancing of sonic and spatial considerations.

The Celibidache Series brings together his finest and critically acclaimed recordings.

EMI Classics are releasing this collection in co-operation with his estate who will help to promote Celibidache’s unique style and output through the release of materials from his archive.
Celibidache was Musical Director of the Müncher Philharmoniker between 1979 and his death in 1996. Heavily influenced by Buddhism he is renowned for creating exceptional and life-altering experiences for his audiences through his perfect balancing of sonic and spatial considerations.

The Celibidache Series brings together his finest and critically acclaimed recordings.

EMI Classics are releasing this collection in co-operation with his estate who will help to promote Celibidache’s unique style and output through the release of materials from his archive.
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 3 in D minor, WAB 103 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Sergiu Celibidache
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Philharmonie am Gast 
2.
Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic" by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Sergiu Celibidache
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Philharmonie am Gast 
3.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, WAB 105 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Sergiu Celibidache
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Philharmonie am Gast 
4.
Symphony no 6 in A major, WAB 106 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Sergiu Celibidache
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879-1881; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Philharmonie am Gast 
5.
Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Sergiu Celibidache
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1883; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Philharmonie am Gast 
6.
Symphony no 8 in C minor, WAB 108 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Sergiu Celibidache
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Philharmonie am Gast 
7.
Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Sergiu Celibidache
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1891-1896; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Philharmonie am Gast 
8.
Te Deum in C major, WAB 45 by Anton Bruckner
Performer:  Margaret Price (Soprano), Karl Helm (Bass), Christel Borchers (Contralto (Female alto)),
Claes-Håkan Ahnsjö (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sergiu Celibidache
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Bach Choir,  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1884; Vienna, Austria 
Venue:  Philharmonie am Gast 
9.
Mass no 3 in F minor, WAB 28 by Anton Bruckner
Performer:  Doris Soffel (Contralto (Female alto)), Margaret Price (Soprano), Matthias Hölle (Bass),
Peter Straka (Tenor)
Conductor:  Sergiu Celibidache
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Munich Philharmonic Choir,  Munich Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1868/1893; Linz, Austria 
Venue:  Philharmonie am Gast 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 Unusual. Superb. Proabably a must have. May 7, 2012 By K. BAKER (HEBER CITY, UT) See All My Reviews "Sergiu Celibidache was nuts. He was also one of the most enigmatic of the great conductors. He refused to make recordings because he held that a concert is a fleeting but instantaneous interaction of the performers, the audience, and the hall and their for it was impossible to accurately represent a performance in a recording.-- told you he was nuts. Consequently, there are few readings of a Celibidache concert and those few that exist are of two types-- pirated recordings taped by an audience member that almost universally have poor sound quality, and the EMI series his son persuaded him to make with the Munich orchestra during the last few years of his life, with the stipulation than none would be published until after his death. Another of Celibidache's quirks was that he rarely made guest appearances because he demanded unlimited rehearsal time so he could bring the orchestra up to his minimum standards. The lack of recordings and guest appearances made him a relatively little known conductor, although the cognizanti considered Celibidache and the Munich to be a strong concenter for the world's best conductor and orchestra after the death of George Szell. After Celibidache died, James Levine inherited the title of the best living conductor, and Levine became the Munch orchestra's next music director. Reports are that Levine was the only person Munich considered for the job. Celibidache was considered to be a Bruckner specialist, and as such, Celibidache is special. Celibidache is special because he is nuts. Celibidache's EMI recording of Bruckner's 8th Symphony runs a good 30 minutes longer than von Karajan's. Celibidache goes s-l-o-w, and he had an explanation. Celibidache held that the more dense the music was-- the more that was going on in the score-- the slower it should be played so the audience had time to appreciate all the component sounds. One classic DGG set of all 9 Bruckner symphonies takes up 9 CDs. Celibidache' incomplete EMI set is 12 CDs. So, this is a most unusual but fascinating set of 7 of the 9 Bruckner symphonies. It is a must have for any Bruckner fan, and not a bad bet in general." Report Abuse
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