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Bruckner: Symphonies 5 & 6 / Jochum, Staatskapelle Dresden


Release Date: 08/11/1998 
Label:  Emi Classics Double Fforte Catalog #: 72661   Spars Code: ADD 
Composer:  Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Number of Discs: 2 
Recorded in: Stereo 
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Notes and Editorial Reviews

"I have long rated this as one of the finest recorded accounts of this great work [Symphony no 5], and its timely restoration to the catalogs at this point will be widely welcomed. Of Symphony No. 6 it need only be stated here that Jochum's reading is again ideally balanced and logical, and informed by a superb sense of spaciousness and control."
-- Michael Jameson, Fanfare, [1/2001]


"The Dresden version [of the 5th Symphony] has a very impressive slow movement, and the Sixth is similarly compelling. The CD transfers are admirably spacious and the Dresden strings have plenty of depth."
-- Penguin Guide [2003/4 Edition]


"Jochum's preferred tempos tended to the
Read more quick, eschewing the meditative style of Bruckner performance (except of course when it came to those marvelous adagios, where he created an effect close to rapture). The Dresden orchestra plays magnificently, with the brass producing a craggy yet richly warm sonority that lends a stark grandeur to the performances. In fact, these versions generally improve on the same conductor's earlier cycle for Deutsche Grammophon..."
--Victor Carr, ClassicsToday.com
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Works on This Recording

1.
Symphony no 5 in B flat major, WAB 105 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1875-1876; Vienna, Austria 
2.
Symphony no 6 in A major, WAB 106 by Anton Bruckner
Conductor:  Eugen Jochum
Orchestra/Ensemble:  Dresden Staatskapelle
Period: Romantic 
Written: 1879-1881; Vienna, Austria 

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