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BRUCKNER, A.: Symphony No. 2, WAB 102 (Ireland National Symphony, Tintner)

Composer(s):Bruckner, Anton
Artist(s) Tintner, Georg, Conductor • Ireland National Symphony Orchestra
Period(s) Romantic
Genre Classical Music
Category Orchestral
Catalogue 8.554006
Label Naxos
Quality   320kbps


Review By Classic CD,

"Tintner conducts a refreshingly direct Second, obviously thoroughly rehearsed and verh well recorded....this is an excellent Bruckner release."

Review By Gramophone,May 1998

"It is a beautifully shaped performance, characterfully played and vividly recorded....Make no mistake, it [National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland] is a first-rate exceptional record."

Review By Penguin Guide,January 2009

Georg Tintner here opts for the edition of the original (1872) score, presenting the work at its most expansive and with the middle two movements in reverse order from usual. The Scherzo has an extra repeat, but more important is the expansion of both the slow movement and the finale, here presented in concentrated performances that feel not a moment too long. The coda of the Andante brings a horn solo at the very end (substituted by Herbeck in 1876), challenging too the player, which is more strikingly beautiful than the clarinet solo with which Bruckner replaced it. Excellent, refined playing from the Irish orchestra and full, rich sound, with the brass gloriously caught.


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