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Edition Staatskapelle Dresden, Vol. 42: Bruckner's Symphony No. 4 / Thielemann

Release Date: 08/04/2017 
Label:  Profil   Catalog #: 16064  
Composer:  Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Throughout his entire life, Bruckner longed to return to the tranquility of the hilly woodland idyll that was his home in Upper Austria. That impression is perhaps most clearly expressed in his “Romantic” Symphony with its horn calls and the Landler-like dance tunes (in the clarinet) which recalled dance melodies of his childhood. Bruckner explained personally that this was the inspiration for the music for the “meal during the lunch break of the hunt”- and the chirruping of a bird “Zi-zi-bee” all of which combines to make the work a sensitive declaration of love for his childhood in that rural landscape near his birthplace of Ansfelden and the nearby Augustinian monastery of St. Florian. Founded by Prince Elector Moritz von Sachsen in Read more 1548, the Staatskapelle Dresden is one of the oldest orchestras in the world and steeped in tradition. Over its long history many distinguished conductors and internationally celebrated instrumentalists have left their mark on this one time court orchestra. Previous directors include Heinrich Schutz, Johann Adolf Hasse, Carl Maria von Weber, and Richard Wagner, who called the ensemble his “miraculous harp.” Principal conductor since the 2012/2013 season has been Christian Thielemann. Read less

Works on This Recording

Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic" by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Christian Thielemann
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Staatskapelle Dresden
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 

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 A beautifully played Bruckner 4 April 30, 2018 By Gail M. (Goleta, CA) See All My Reviews "With Thielemann conducting the Staatskapelle Dresden Orchestra it is no surprise that the result is a beautiful performance of Bruckner's 4th Symphony. Tempos are reasonable, phrasing perfectly fits Bruckner's style, and the beauty of the playing is a joy to hear. The recording is well balanced and very transparent, yet you hear the sound of the hall, This is not the most dramatic of performances, but it is not dull. And it presents the wonders of this score in a fine, idiomatic, very enjoyable performance." Report Abuse
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