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Bruckner - Symphony No. 4

Composer Anton Bruckner
Performer Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra
Thomas Dausgaard, conductor
Period Romantic
Catalogue Number BIS-2534 SACD
EAN 7318599925349
Format SACD Hybrid

This hybrid disc plays on both CD and SACD players
SACD Surround - SACD Stereo - CD Stereo

Release date May 2023
Total time 61'12

Bruckner’s ‘Romantic’ Symphony from Bergen and Dausgaard
After acclaimed recordings of the Third (‘Dausgaard… makes the music sound vital and even revolutionary’, Fanfare) and Sixth (‘This persuasively played work could be no better served’, MusicWeb International), Thomas Dausgaard and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra now present Anton Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony, ‘Romantic’ in its second version (1878-1880), the one with which this work has become widely known.
“Nothing like this has been written since Beethoven” conductor Hans Richter is said to have declared after the successful premiere of Bruckner's Fourth Symphony in Vienna &&&in 1881. This success finally gave the 56-year-old composer the attention and recognition he sorely needed and one can affirm that it was from this day onwards that Bruckner was actually cultivated in Vienna after years of public humiliation. Despite its nickname given by the composer himself, this symphony in no way expresses existential pain. Rather, the romanticism refers to the experience of nature – from sublime forest magic to hunting scenes – emphasized by the horn, the quintessential romantic instrument, which is given a prominent role.
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  Anton Bruckner
  Symphony No. 4 in E flat major, WAB 104 61'10
01 I. Bewegt, nicht zu schnell 16'54
02 II. Andante quasi Allegretto 14'41
03 III. Scherzo 9'58
04 IV. Finale 19'37
  Album total 61'12
ComposerBruckner, Anton
OrchestraBergen Philharmonic Orchestra
ConductorDausgaard, Thomas

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