Bruckner: Symphony No 4
Catalogue Number LSO0716
James Mallinson producer
Jonathan Stokes for Classic Sound Ltd balance engineer
Jonathan Stokes and Neil Hutchinson for Classic Sound Ltd audio editors
Recorded live at the Barbican, June 2011
DSD (Direct Stream Digital) recording
Notes in English / en français / auf Deutsch
CDs of the Week 'The LSO brass are ablaze.'
Norman Lebrecht, The Lebrecht Report
Album Choice of the Month ‘His [Haitink's] authority in Bruckner is unquestionable.’ Hi-Fi News
‘It’s absolutely sensational … a really mature reading, by a very mature and a highly experienced and a completely relaxed conductor.’
BBC Radio 3 CD Review
London Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink is internationally renowned for his interpretations of Bruckner and is widely recognised as the world’s leading Bruckner conductor.
Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony (‘Romantic’) conjures up visions of mediaeval knights, huntsmen and enchanted woodland, particularly through the prominent use of the horn in the work. One of his most popular pieces, it was treated to many revisions by the composer and this recording features the second version of the 1877/8 Nowak edition (published 1953) with the 1880 Finale.
|Performers||London Symphony Orchestra|
2. Symphony No 4 in E-Flat Major, 'Romantic': II. Andante quasi allegretto
3. Symphony No 4 in E-Flat Major, 'Romantic': III. Scherzo. Bewegt – Trio: Nicht zu schnell. Keinesfalls schleppend
4. Symphony No 4 in E-Flat Major, 'Romantic': IV. Finale: Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell