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Bruckner: Symphony No 7 / Tintner, Royal Scottish

Release Date: 05/11/1999 
Label:  Naxos   Catalog #: 8554269   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Georg Tintner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 6 Mins. 

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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Royal Scottish National Orchestra/Georg Tintner. Naxos 8.554269.

You don’t succeed in recording the Bruckner symphonies unless you start with a first-rate orchestra and a conductor who knows the music. Naxos did the right thing by putting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra at the disposal of Viennese-born Georg Tintner for a series of Bruckner recordings, which includes this inspired account of the Seventh Symphony. Tintner, whose death by suicide in October 1999 left many in the music world feeling a deep sense of loss, was an old-school Brucknerian with a master’s ear for texture and an infallible sense of pacing and rubato. This reading of the Seventh, recorded in 1997 when he was 80, unfolds majestically and has an
Read more inner fire reminiscent of the best of Jochum’s highly-regarded accounts. Tintner uses the Haas edition of the score (Bruckner lovers disagree passionately over editions, but generally speaking, the Haas edition is superior to the later Nowak), and rightly eschews the cymbal crash at the climax of the Andante. With outstanding help from the SNO, particularly its resplendent brass section, he creates a living, breathing tissue of sound across all four movements of the symphony, making a statement as gentle, noble, and radiant as the music itself. The recording is top-notch, and there are excellent notes by Tintner himself that shed welcome light on the music as well as the interpreter. Those who come to Bruckner for the first time through these recordings will have much to be grateful for, to Naxos and to Tintner. – Ted Libbey, author of The NPR Guide to Building a Classical CD Collection. Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 7 in E major, WAB 107 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Georg Tintner
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Royal Scottish National Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1881-1883; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 05/1997 
Venue:  Henry Wood Hall, Glasgow, Scotland 
Length: 65 Minutes 52 Secs. 
Notes: This recording uses the Robert Haas edition. 

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 An Exceptional Seventh November 9, 2016 By owen  ryan (lakewood, CA) See All My Reviews "Georg Tintner's Bruckner Cycle for Naxos, and the Seventh Symphony in particular, has been widely praised as one of the best; a rare thing to find the critics all in agreement. Take David Hurwitz's comment as typical: ''as fine a Seventh as you're likely to hear.'' Or Terry Barfoot on Music Web, Int. ''The whole performance is quite splendid and even among the other fine performqnces this rates as extra special.'' I guess I don't need to say anything more about this excellent disc." Report Abuse
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