|BRUCKNER: Symphony No. 1 in C Minor (Linz Version
Ed. Nowak). Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (1877 Version). Symphony
No. 3 in D Minor (1888-89 Version). Symphony No. 4 in E Flat
"Romantic" (Ed. Nowak). Symphony No. 5 in B Flat (1878
Version). Symphony No. 6 in A (Original version). Symphony No.
7 in E (Ed. Nowak). Symphony No. 8 in C Minor. Symphony No.
9 in D Minor (Ed. Nowak).
Staatskapelle Dresden; Eugen Jochum, cond.
EMI CLASSICS 73905 (9 CDs) (B) TT: 9 hours 19 min.
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WILLIAMS: A Sea Symphony (Symphony
No. 1) (Sheila Armstrong, soprano; John Carol Case, baritone). A
London Symphony (Symphony No. 2). A Pastoral Symphony (Symphony
No. 3) (Margaret Price, soprano). Symphony No. 4 in F
Minor. Symphony No. 5 in D. Symphony No. 6 in E Minor. Sinfonia
antartica (Symphony No. 7) (Norma Burrowes, soprano; London
Philharmonic Choir). Symphony No. 8 in D Minor. Symphony No.
9 in E Minor. Fantasia on a Theme by Thomas Tallis. The
Wasps (Aristophanic Suite). Serenade to Music. (Norma
Burrowes, Sheila Armstrong, Susan Longfield, Marie Hayward, sopranos;
Alfreda Hodgson, Gloria Jennings, Shirley Minty, Meriel Dickinson,
contraltos; Ian Partridge, Bernard Dickerson, Wynford Evans, Kenneth
Bowen, tenors; Richard Angas, John Carol Case, John Noble, Christopher
Keyte, basses). English Folk Song Suite. Norfolk
Rhapsody No. 1. Fantasia on Greensleeves. In the Fen
Country. The Lark Ascending (Hugh Bean, violinist). Concerto
for Two Pianos (Vitya Vronsky and Victor Babin, pianists). Job: A
Masque for Dancing.
STRAUSS: Horn Concertos 1 & 2; Duett-Concertino.
Burlesque. Parergon zur Sinfonia Domestica, Op. 73. Panathen”enzug,
Op. 74. Till Eulenspiegel's Lustige Streiche, Op. 28. Don
Juan, Op. 20. Ein Heldenleben, Op. 40. Violin Concerto
in D Minor, Op. 8. Sinfonia Domestica, Op. 53. Also
sprach Zarathustra, Op. 30. Tod und Verkl”rung, Op.
24. Waltzes from Der Rosenkavalier. Dance of the Seven
Veils from Salome. Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme Suite,
Op. 60. Waltz from Schlagobers, Op. 70. Metamorphosen. Eine
Alpensinfonia, Op. 64. Aus Italien, Op. 16. Macbeth,
Op. 23. Don Quixote, Op. 35. Dance Suite after
more incredibly valuable boxed sets at budget price from EMI! Here we have all of
the Bruckner symphonies except for Die Nullte in
superlative performances by one of the recognized master interpreters of
this music. Eugen Jochum made many commercial recordings of Bruckner
symphonies with various orchestras mostly in Dresden, Berlin and Amsterdam
and there are many live concert recordings as well, particularly in the
Tahra set that offers Nos. 4, 6, 7 and 8 with the Concertgebouw
(TAH162-170). Many years ago Deutsche Grammophon issued a huge set
of the Bruckner symphonies conducted by Jochum (that also omitted Die Nullte), Nos. 1,
4, 7, 8 and 9 with the Berlin Philharmonic, the others with the Bavarian
Radio Orchestra, all recorded 1964-1967. This new EMI set contains
the same symphonies in later recordings (1975-1980) made in Dresden, in a
handsome slim-line single box about one-third the size of the DG issue,
which took three multiple-CD jewel cases and cost considerably more than
twice as much.
R.E.B. (December 2002)