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