Michael Gielen Edition Vol.2: Bruckner - Symphonies 1-9 | SWR Music SWR19014CD

Michael Gielen Edition Vol.2: Bruckner - Symphonies 1-9

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Label: SWR Music

Cat No: SWR19014CD

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 10

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 27th May 2016



SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrucken


Michael Gielen


Bruckner, Anton

Symphonies 1-9 (complete)


SWR Sinfonieorchester Baden-Baden und Freiburg
Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Saarbrucken


Michael Gielen


Some of the first broadcast recordings that Michael Gielen made in the 1960s were of Anton Bruckner's symphonies. He eventually went on to record all nine of them, not necessarily using the standard version of each symphony, but the one which was the most musically interesting. Echoing his approach for the classical and more contemporary repertoires, Gielen instilled in his orchestra his own distinctive, well-researched interpretations. It's extremely interesting to follow the development of Gielen's musical journey, starting in the late 1960s and ending with his last Bruckner recording in 2013.

The Bruckner recordings on this second volume of the Michael Gielen Edition were made principally with the SWR Symphony Orchestra Baden-Baden and Freiburg. This enables the listener to follow the orchestra's development over the years, culminating in their outstanding 2013 performance of Bruckner’s Ninth Symphony.

This is the second instalment of a 10-volume tribute to the conductor Michael Gielen. It is the first ever collection of Bruckner's 9 symphonies directed by Michael Gielen. The 10-CD boxed set includes four of Gielen's Bruckner performances never previously released.


CD 1
Symphony No.1 in C minor, WAB 101 (Vienna version, 1890/91)*
Live recording 25.01.2009, Freiburg Konzerthaus + 29.01.2009 Gran Canaria, Auditorio Alfredo Kraus

CD 2
Symphony No.2 in C minor, WAB 102 (1877 version)*
Studio recording 14./15.03.1968 Saarbrücken

CD 3
Symphony No.3 in D minor, WAB 103 (2nd version, 1876/77)
Studio recording 03.-05.05.1999 Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

CD 4
Symphony No.4 in E flat major, WAB 104 (1st version, 1874)
Studio recording 12.-15.04.1994 Baden-Baden, Hans-Rosbaud-Studio

CD 5
Symphony No.5 in B flat major, WAB 105 (original version, 1878)
Studio recording 08.-10.12.88 + 09.-10.11.89 Karlsruhe, Brahms-Saal

CD 6
Symphony No.6 in A major, WAB 106 (original version, 1881)
Studio recording 29.03.2001 Freiburg, Konzerthaus

CD 7
Symphony No.7 in E major, WAB 107 (original version, 1883)
Studio recording 15./16.12.1986 Baden-Baden, Hans-Rosbaud-Studio

CDs 8-9
Symphony No.8 in C minor, WAB 108 (1887 version)*
Live recording 02.06.2007 Baden-Baden, Festspielhaus

CD 10
Symphony No.9 in D minor, WAB 109 (original version, 1894) *
Live Recording 20.12.2013 Freiburg, Konzerthaus

* First release

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