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Bruckner: Symphonie No 4 / Jochum, Berliner Philharmoniker


Release Date: 05/13/1997 
Label:  Dg The Originals Catalog #: 449718   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Anton BrucknerJean Sibelius
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic OrchestraBavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
Recorded in: Stereo 
Length: 1 Hours 18 Mins. 

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This CD is reissued by ArkivMusic.

Notes and Editorial Reviews

Eugen Jochum's DG Bruckner Fourth has been a reference edition of the work since the day it was released, and so it remains. It features the Berlin Philharmonic in top form, with greater separation of timbres and more presence from the brass than Karajan often allowed. This is all to the good: it means, for example, that you can really hear the horn triplets in the scherzo. In his EMI remake, and in many other performances as well, they vanish into the string tremolos. The rest of the performance is stunning by any standard, not just in terms of Jochum's ideal pacing of the first movement and the formally clunky finale, but in his effortless handling of transitions, and in the serene lyricism of the slow movement. The sonics are good too, a Read more touch thin by today's standards, but hardly such as to detract from the performance's artistic value. If you don't have this release, now available "on demand" from Arkivmusic.com, then you don't know Bruckner's Fourth.

--David Hurwitz, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1. Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic" by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 1965 
Notes: Ver: 1878/80 Second performance, Leopold Nowak Edition, 1953.
Composition written: Vienna, Austria (1874 - 1886). 
2. Nightride and sunrise, Op. 55 by Jean Sibelius
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1907; Finland 
Date of Recording: 11/1955 
Notes: This selection is a monaural recording. 

Sound Samples

Symphony No.4 In E Flat Major - "Romantic": 1. Bewegt, nicht zu schnell
Symphony No.4 In E Flat Major - "Romantic": 2. Andante quasi allegretto
Symphony No.4 In E Flat Major - "Romantic": 3. Scherzo (Bewegt) - Trio (Nicht zu schnell. Keinesfalls schleppend)
Symphony No.4 In E Flat Major - "Romantic": 4. Finale (Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell)
Nightride and Sunrise, Op.55 (1909)

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