Bruckner Symphony no. 6

Netherlands Radio Philharmonic

19.9927.49
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Original Recording Format: DSD 64

In the early days of the symphonies history, there was nothing like the meticulousness of our approach to Bruckner’s work. On February 26, 1899, Gustav Mahler gave in Vienna the first performance of the Sixth, in his own version, in which he substantially reworked both the instrumentation and notes and showed no aversion to sweeping cuts. The first printed score of Bruckner’s Sixth appeared in the summer of 1899, however it deviated greatly from the original work. Largely responsible for this was Josef Schalk (1857-1900), a highly respected conductor in Vienna and an early Bruckner admirer (Bruckner often referred to him as “Herr Generalissimus”). Did Bruckner ever hear his “keckste” composition performed? That cannot be answered with any certainty.
We know that during a concert in Vienna on February 11, 1883, the Vienna Philharmonic performed only the Adagio and Scherzo, conducted by Wilhelm Jahn, but the composer possibly heard the complete symphony during the rehearsals – or perhaps in or around October 1882 during the orchestra’s

Tracklist

1.
Symphony no. 6 in A major -Majestoso
15:30
2.
Symphony no. 6 in A major - Adagio. Sehr feierlich
18:39
3.
Symphony no. 6 in A major - Scherzo. Nicht schnell _ Trio. Langsam
07:44
4.
Symphony no. 6 in A major - Finale. Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell
15:21

Total time: 00:57:14

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Original Recording Format

Cables

Siltech Mono Crystal

Digital Converters

dCS

Mastering Engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Mastering Equipment

Avalon Acoustic

Microphones

Sondore

Producer

Bert van der Wolf

Recording Engineer

Bert van der Wolf

Recording location

MCO5 Hilversum Holland

Recording Type & Bit Rate

DSD64

SKU

CC72552

Release Date June 6, 2014
SKU CC72552

Press reviews

Gramophone

Zweden, who’s tighter grip seems paradoxically to free the music in the most invigorating way

Luister

Van Zweden geeft weer een heel aparte uitvoering, met voor mij nieuwe inzichten.

Luister

Al met al een schitterende zesde

www.opusklassiek.nl

Heel aangenaam is tevens het rustige maar allesbehalve slepende basistempo in de finale, met een schitterende en melancholieke terugblik op het adagio

Music Web International

The recorded catalogue boasts more good performances of the Symphony now than used to be the case a few years ago. The arrival of this excellent new version with van Zweden and the Netherlands Radio Philharmonic makes that even more true.

International Record Review

exceptional engineering achieved by Challenge Classics, with natural-sounding timbres and an extremly realistic sense of acoustic space

Classical CD Choice

Perhaps the most rigorous performance of Bruckner’s Sixth Symphony that the SACD medium has yet enjoyed

Sunday Times

This is a mature and powerful reading of the Sixth Symphony, the most original and adventurous of the nine.

TheArtsDesk.com

Listen to this disc several times and you’ll fall in love with this symphony.

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