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Bruckner - Symphony no.4 (1888 version) | Capriccio C8085

Bruckner - Symphony no.4 (1888 version)

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Label: Capriccio

Cat No: C8085

Barcode: 0845221080857

Format: CD

Number of Discs: 1

Genre: Orchestral

Release Date: 5th May 2023

Contents

Artists

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Markus Poschner

Works

Bruckner, Anton

Symphony no.4 in in E flat major 'Romantic' (1888 version)

Artists

ORF Vienna Radio Symphony Orchestra

Conductor

Markus Poschner

About

The most comprehensive Bruckner Symphonies cycle, including all 19 available versions.

Bruckner’s frantic revisions of his symphonies nos. 3, 4 and 8 followed his disappointment with Hermann Levi’s rejection of the original version of the Eighth Symphony. Helping in this large-scale effort to revise the works were some of Bruckner’s former students – Franz and Joseph Schalk, Ferdinand Löwe, Max von Oberleithner and Cyrill Hynais. The result was that the reputation of these versions – especially the final version of the Fourth – became tarnished as something not quite Echt-Bruckner. It wasn’t until the discovery of photographs of the 1888 version’s manuscript score, and the subsequent publication of Benjamin Korstvedt’s edition of the work, that it became clear that this late edition really did reflect Bruckner’s intentions. To ears familiar with the even better-known 1881 version, the result might sound mystifying, even troubling, but it also surprises with many particularly exquisite passages!

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