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Offline MishaK

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Re: The *18* Bruckner Symphonies
« Reply #20 on: February 14, 2012, 09:27:32 AM »
I'm a fan of the Nagano 4th as well. Great sound too.

Yes, I listened to that the other day and liked it quite a bit. It's beautiful. Maybe too beautiful and a tad on the too broad side. I think Inbal brings out the quirkiness of the original version a bit better. Nagano loses quite a bit of detail in his effort at crafting a beautiful blended orchestral tone.

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Re: The *18* Bruckner Symphonies
« Reply #21 on: February 23, 2012, 08:22:03 AM »
OK, for anyone who cares, I have listened to just about every stereo recording of every Bruckner symphony available in full on Spotify and have put together a playlist of the top performances of each version of every symphony. Enjoy.

http://open.spotify.com/user/1210491110/playlist/2fk07aCzGAp9ZbGyPATvlr

Full listing:

00. (1863) - Skrowaczewski/Saarbrücken RSO
0. (1869) - Inbal/Frankfurt RSO
1. (1866) - Tintner/RSNO
1. (1877) - Skrowaczewski/Saarbrücken RSO
2. (1872) - Bosch/Aachen SO
2. (1877) - Barenboim/Berlin PO
3. (1873) - Inbal/Frankfurt RSO
3. Adagio (1876) - Tintner/RSNO
3. (1877) - Gielen/SWR Baden-Baden/Freiburg
3. (1889) - Jochum/SK Dresden
3. (1890) - Schuricht/Vienna PO
4. (1874) - Inbal/Frankfurt RSO
4. Volksfest Finale (1878) - Tintner/RSNO
4. (1878/80) - Wand/Berlin PO
4. (1888) - Vänskä/Minnesota O
5. (1878) - Barenboim/Berlin PO
6. (1881) - Skrowaczewski/Saarbrücken RSO
7. (1885) - Böhm/Bavarian RSO
8. (1887) - Inbal/Frankfurt RSO
8. (1887/90) - Barenboim/Berlin PO
8. (1890) - Tennstedt/London PO
9. (1894) - Skrowaczewski/Minnesota O
9. (1896) finale fragments - Harnoncourt/Vienna PO
9. 2010 Carragan finale - Schaller/Phil Festiva
9. 1984 Samale-Cohrs finale - Inbal/Frankfurt RSO
9. 2005 Samale-Cohrs-Philips-Mazzucca finale - Bosch/Aachen SO
9. 2005 Létocart finale - Couton/MÁV SO
Overture in G - Skrowaczewski/Saarbrücken RSO
Adagio from String Quintet - Ashkenazy/Deutsches SO Berlin
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Re: The *18* Bruckner Symphonies
« Reply #22 on: February 23, 2012, 08:48:40 AM »
9. 2005 Samale-Cohrs-Philips-Mazzucca finale - Bosch/Aachen SO

Did you hear the 2008 recording by the Nationaltheater-Orchesters Mannheim conducted by Layer of the Mazzucca finale?

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Re: The *18* Bruckner Symphonies
« Reply #23 on: February 23, 2012, 08:51:24 AM »
Nope. I was limited to what I could find in Spotify. I find the Bosch performance rather unsatisfying, I must say. The Inbal performance of the 1984 version is much more compelling. I hope someone good records the 2010 revision soon.

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Re: The *18* Bruckner Symphonies
« Reply #24 on: February 23, 2012, 08:59:22 AM »
Nope. I was limited to what I could find in Spotify. I find the Bosch performance rather unsatisfying, I must say.

Well, at least I won't be tempted to buy the Bosch too. A Stereophile article reviewing all the completions thought the Mannheim recording the best. I was wondering if you agreed with that.

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Re: The *18* Bruckner Symphonies
« Reply #25 on: February 23, 2012, 09:26:50 AM »
My mom actually played as sub in the first violins in the Bosch/Aachen performance. I really tried to like it.  ;)

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Re: The *18* Bruckner Symphonies
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2012, 09:36:51 AM »
I actually can't find that Layer recording you mention anywhere, not arkiv, not amazon, not jpc.

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Re: The *18* Bruckner Symphonies
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2012, 09:53:33 AM »
I actually can't find that Layer recording you mention anywhere, not arkiv, not amazon, not jpc.

Yeah, not easy to acquire. The theater sold them at one point. I got mine through Berky's web store, but--just took at look--it's sold out.

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Re: The *18* Bruckner Symphonies
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2012, 01:15:21 PM »
Berky is still selling it as a download. Since you have it, what do you think of the Layer performance and how does it compare to other completions you have?

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Re: The *18* Bruckner Symphonies
« Reply #29 on: November 27, 2014, 09:15:56 PM »
Barenboim Chicago vs. Berlin, thoughts on how they differ? (All I've heard is the excellent Berlin Sixth.)

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Re: The *18* Bruckner Symphonies
« Reply #30 on: November 29, 2014, 12:43:21 PM »
There is another 1874 Bruckner 4th (this is the one I have)


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