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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

Georg Tintner's generally excellent survey of the complete Bruckner symphonies for Naxos reaches a peak with this exceptional performance of the Seventh. What makes Tintner such a wonderful Bruckner conductor is his unerring ability to set a naturally flowing tempo for each of Bruckner's thematic complexes. The result, in the first movement, is richly contrasted, but never eccentric or disruptive of Bruckner's musical architecture. Tintner's flexibility gives the opening a genuinely powerful sense of momentum that makes the following slow movement sound all the more inevitable. Too often, this symphony sounds like two slow movements followed by two quick ones, despite the "Allegro
Read more moderato" marking on the very first page. Tintner also disciplines the RSNO's brilliant brass section so that they produce a glowing sonority that never sounds forced or harsh. Add to these several pluses a splendidly rich recording, and the result is as fine a Seventh as you're likely to hear – and a steal at budget price.

– David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com 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. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No. 7 in E major, WAB 107: I. Allegro moderato
Symphony No. 7 in E major, WAB 107: II. Andante: Sehr feierlich und sehr langsam
Symphony No. 7 in E major, WAB 107: III. Scherzo: Sehr schnell - Trio: Etwas langsamer
Symphony No. 7 in E major, WAB 107: IV. Finale: Bewegt, doch nicht schnell

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