Bruckner - Symphony no.6 | Chandos CHAN20221

Bruckner - Symphony no.6

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Label: Chandos

Cat No: CHAN20221

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Expected Release Date: 30th July 2021



BBC Philharmonic


Juanjo Mena


Bruckner, Anton

Symphony no.6 in A major


BBC Philharmonic


Juanjo Mena


Considered by some to be the ‘Cinderella’ of his symphonies, the Sixth Symphony of Anton Bruckner was composed in 1879–81. It may well demonstrate a reaction to the severe criticism of the first Viennese performance, in 1877, of his Third Symphony, which Eduard Hanslick described as ‘a vision of how Beethoven’s Ninth befriends Wagner’s Walküre and ends up being trampled under her horses’ hoofs’. Much the shortest of his mature symphonies, the Sixth also reverts to a more classical form than its predecessors.

This recording was made in 2012, during the first season of Juanjo Mena as Chief Conductor of the BBC Philharmonic, and just a month before their acclaimed performance of the work at the BBC Proms. Classical Source commented: ‘Mena didn’t miss a trick and the result for the whole symphony was a revelation, and you don’t get many of those. This was a thrilling, delightful performance.’

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