ABBADO - BRUCKNER

ABBADO · BRUCKNER

Symphonies
Nos. 1, 4, 5, 7 & 9
Wiener Philharmoniker
Lucerne Festival Orchestra
Claudio Abbado
Int. Release 19 May. 2014
5 CDs
0289 479 3198 0 5 CDs DDD GB5


Track List

CD 1: Bruckner: Symphony No.1

Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)
Symphony No.1 In C Minor, WAB 101

Version 1890/91 "Wiener Fassung"

2.
0:00
12:44

Lucerne Festival Orchestra, Claudio Abbado

Total Playing Time 50:08

CD 2: Bruckner: Symphony No.4 "Romantic"

Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)
Symphony No.4 In E Flat Major - "Romantic", WAB 104

Version 1878/1880

Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Total Playing Time 1:08:19

CD 3: Bruckner: Symphony No.5

Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)
Symphony No.5 In B Flat Major, WAB 105

Leopold Nowak

Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Total Playing Time 1:11:50

CD 4: Bruckner: Symphony No.7

Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)
Symphony No.7 In E Major, WAB 107

Ed. Nowak

Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Total Playing Time 1:04:22

CD 5: Bruckner: Symphony No.9

Anton Bruckner (1824 - 1896)
Symphony No. 9 In D Minor, WAB 109

Edition: Leopold Nowak

Wiener Philharmoniker, Claudio Abbado

Total Playing Time 1:00:24

Both orchestras play beautifully . . . [the First] is in my mind one of his better late recordings, and certainly reflects a lifetime of love for this particular work. The other unquestionable standout is the Fifth, which features an unusually excitable Abbado presiding over an unusually energized Vienna Philharmonic . . . the music making is unquestionably great in] this beautifully soft-grained performance . . . [the Seventh (with no small credit going to the orchestra) is a] gorgeous reading, with the strings and winds really singing . . . What we have here is a fine set for Abbado's many fans . . . the First, Fifth and Seventh all have insights and beauty worth hearing.

  • In tribute to Claudio Abbado's recent death on 20th January 2014, DG is delighted to release four mini boxes drawn from the extraordinary 41CD Symphony Edition -- dedicated to Brahms, Bruckner, Mahler and Mozart.