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Bruckner: The Mature Symphonies - Symphony No 4 / Barenboim

Bruckner / Barenboim / Staatskapelle Berlin
Release Date: 01/29/2013 
Label:  Accentus   Catalog #: 20217  
Composer:  Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

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Barenboim is theatrical rather than devotional. The chief glory of the evening is surely the mellow thunderousness of an orchestra that has come into its own with Barenboim at the helm, as much a standard-bearer for older Austro-German norms as the maestro himself. String tone is dark and full, woodwind timbre strong, The horns, so important in this score, are on excellent form. – Gramophone Magazine

A reading entirely without frills or artificial drama: as well as its innate Romanticism Barenboim allows the underlying elemental nature of the music to emerge, and at times seems almost to let it play
Read more itself. He himself seems to radiate an inner stillness out of which the Symphony can grow. A moving and deeply satisfying performance to watch.

– BBC Music Magazine

I found Barenboim’s conducting extraordinarily convincing. He molds phrases with great care, though never obsessively, still less in any narcissistic way. Instead, what comes through in the way he shapes the music is his determination to present it in the best possible light. The camera-work on this DVD is conventional in the best sense in that the director presents a straightforward film of the concert.

– MusicWeb International


Anton Bruckner

Symphony No. 4 in E flat major, WAB 104, “Romantic” (1881 version, ed. R. Haas)

Staatskapelle Berlin
Daniel Barenboim, conductor

Recorded live at Philharmonie Berlin, 20 June 2010

Picture format: NTSC 16:9
Sound format: PCM Stereo / Dolby Digital 5.1 / DTS 5.1
Region code: 0 (worldwide)
Running time: 69 mins
No. of DVDs: 1 (DVD 9) Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic" by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Daniel Barenboim
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Staatskapelle Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 06/20/2010 
Venue:  Philharmonie, Berlin 
Notes: Version: 1881, Haas. 

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