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Bruckner: Symphony No 4 / Haitink, London Symphony Orchestra

Bruckner / Lso / Haitink
Release Date: 12/13/2011 
Label:  Lso Live   Catalog #: 716   Spars Code: DDD 
Composer:  Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Number of Discs: 1 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

Bernard Haitink is internationally renowned for his interpretations of Bruckner and is widely recognized as the world’s leading Bruckner conductor. Bruckner’s fourth, nicknamed the Romantic, conjures up visions of mediaeval knights, huntsmen and enchanted woodlands, particularly through the prominent use of the horn. One of his most popular pieces, it was treated to many revisions by the composer. This recording features Haitink leading the London Symphony Orchestra in the second version of the 1877/8 Nowak edition (published 1953) with the 1880 Finale.

"Absolutely sensational … a really mature reading, by a very mature and a highly experienced and a completely relaxed conductor." – BBC Radio 3
Bernard Haitink is internationally renowned for his interpretations of Bruckner and is widely recognized as the world’s leading Bruckner conductor. Bruckner’s fourth, nicknamed the Romantic, conjures up visions of mediaeval knights, huntsmen and enchanted woodlands, particularly through the prominent use of the horn. One of his most popular pieces, it was treated to many revisions by the composer. This recording features Haitink leading the London Symphony Orchestra in the second version of the 1877/8 Nowak edition (published 1953) with the 1880 Finale.

"Absolutely sensational … a really mature reading, by a very mature and a highly experienced and a completely relaxed conductor." – BBC Radio 3
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Works on This Recording

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Symphony no 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 "Romantic" by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Bernard Haitink
Orchestra/Ensemble:  London Symphony Orchestra
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1874; Vienna, Austria 
Date of Recording: 2011 

Customer Reviews

Average Customer Review:  1 Customer Review )
 A Chilled Out Fourth May 19, 2014 By owen ryan (lakewood, CA) See All My Reviews "Haitink is known as a Brucknerian. It seems to me that he has more climaxes than a magician has rabbits. Comparing this performance to Wand's, I find Haitnik's to be roller coaster harsh. Bruckner's Fourth is like a trip down an undulating country road. It feels like an overcast and stormy late autumn day with Haitink driving The LSO. With Gunter Wand in charge it's like a breezy warm spring day and if you were to take the trip with Klemperer it would be on a snowy winter day. Rob Cowan writing in Gramophone notes that ''It's a worthy well-judged performance but it doesn't quite make the shortlist of top recommendations.'' I'm hanging on to this disc, for the time being, for its stromg contrast to Wand and for the nice SACD sonics." Report Abuse
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