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Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 "Romantic" / Dohnanyi, Philharmonia Orchestra

Bruckner / Philharmonia Orchestra / Dohnanyi
Release Date: 05/15/2012 
Label:  Signum U.k.   Catalog #: 256  
Composer:  Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Continuing Signum's series of live orchestral releases with the Philharmonia Orchestra, on this new disc Christoph von Dohnányi leads a performance of Bruckner's Symphony No.4, Romantic. Bruckner stands out from other 19th-century symphonists; his large-scale works demonstrate a unique fusion of conservative and radical elements, notably influenced by composers such as Wagner and Beethoven. He appended not only the title 'Romantic' but even included a programme for the Fourth Symphony, sometime after composition. Though he later withdrew it, the scenario is a mediaeval Romantic ideal, where knights awaken to the sound of horns, rejoice and repair to prayer, before the inevitable hunt and ensuing festivities. Continuing Signum's series of live orchestral releases with the Philharmonia Orchestra, on this new disc Christoph von Dohnányi leads a performance of Bruckner's Symphony No.4, Romantic. Bruckner stands out from other 19th-century symphonists; his large-scale works demonstrate a unique fusion of conservative and radical elements, notably influenced by composers such as Wagner and Beethoven. He appended not only the title 'Romantic' but even included a programme for the Fourth Symphony, sometime after composition. Though he later withdrew it, the scenario is a mediaeval Romantic ideal, where knights awaken to the sound of horns, rejoice and repair to prayer, before the inevitable hunt and ensuing festivities. Read less

Works on This Recording

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Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic" by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Christoph von Dohnányi
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Philharmonia Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 

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