Bruckner Symphony No. 2 in C minor

Orchestre de la Suisse Romande

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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

To this day, Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 2 in C minor is the least frequently performed of all his symphonies. Rather odd, as the composer described the work in a letter dated October 9, 1878 as “probably, first and foremost, the symphony that is easiest for the audience to understand”, and the first performance, given in Vienna on October 16, 1873 was a great success for the composer. How can one explain this peculiar contrast? On the one hand, considered objectively, the audience could easily follow the work; yet on the other hand, the public at large displayed a predominant lack of interest in the symphony. Is there more involved in this case to fully comprehend precisely this symphony, than simply an understanding of its very clear formal concept? Or had the Symphony No. 2 simply fallen between two creative stools, thanks to its direct symphonic predecessors and successors? Let us take a brief look at the works in its direct vicinity.

Tracklist

1.
Moderato
17:47
2.
Andante
14:18
3.
Scherzo. Massig schnell - Trio. Gleiches Tempo
08:46
4.
Finale. Mehr schnell
13:59

Total time: 00:54:50

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Original Recording Format

Composers

Producer

Job Maarse

Recording Engineer

Erdo Groot, Roger de Schot

Recording location

Victoria Hall, Geneva Switzerland

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

SKU

PTC5186448

Release Date August 8, 2015
SKU PTC5186448

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