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    Default Granate's Bruckner Challenge - Symphony No.0

    No.0 Results:
    9th- Solti, CSO (F)
    8th- Tintner, RNSO (C)
    7th- Chailly, DSOB (C)
    6th- Maazel, SOdBR (C+)

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    Bruckner
    Symphony No.0 in D minor
    Adagio from String Quintet in F major (Arr. Skrowaczewski)
    Cond. Stanisław Skrowaczewski, RSOS, Oehms (2003)

    All the movements of the symphony were ok. Stan is firm yet tender with the Stuttgart, sounding decently wide. The best part is the slow Adagio that he arranged for orchestra. And that is a piece to keep for sure.
    B-

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    Bruckner
    Symphony No.0 in D minor
    Cond. Daniel Barenboim, CSO, DG (1979)

    Having the precedent of Solti, I am glad I did get a smoother sound with Danny conducting the Chicago and no "schreeches". This stays as quite a good performance.
    B

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    Symphony No.0 in D minor (1869 Version)
    Cond. Mario Venzago, TS, CPO (2011)

    If this showcases a good beginning, it is thanks to the sound quality and clarity of the interpretation, drawing notes and instruments (particularly the timpani) with precision.
    B

    2nd


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    Symphony No.0 in D minor
    [B]Cond. Simone Young, HPO, Oehms (2013)

    The density and weight of the strings lie peacefully in the Andante and Finale. Joining modern engineering and fresh blood.
    B

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    Bruckner
    Symphony No.0 in D minor
    Cond. Bernard Haitink, RCO, Phillips (1966/2005 Issue Edition)

    I was surprised by the intensity that the Contergebouw gave tho the scherzo and finale movements. Overall quite good. You may like it more if you agree with the recording's concept of resonance.
    B

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    The only recording I have of die Nullte is from Simone Young's cycle. I wonder why Bruckner rejected this symphony; perhaps it was going in a direction that he didn't want to follow. Every time I listen to it, it grows on me. Though it may not be typical of Bruckner's later style, I find it to be quite satisfying. I like to listen to it late at night and give it my full attention while lying in bed. I recommend this treatment to others; give it your complete attention and just let it wash over you - it is an amazing experience.
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    Symphony No.0 in D minor
    Cond. Bernard Haitink, RCO, Phillips (1966/2005 Issue Edition)

    I was surprised by the intensity that the Contergebouw gave tho the scherzo and finale movements. Overall quite good. You may like it more if you agree with the recording's concept of resonance.
    One of my all time favourites.
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
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    Having listened to this symphony twice (once several years ago, again more recently) I agree with the composer when he said it doesn't count. But it took me a while to get into nos 1-3, so I will try 0 again at some point before passing final and definitive judgement.

    Apologists for this symphony suggest Bruckner rejected it because of negative feedback, but surely if he really believed in it he would've revised it as per nos 1-4 ?

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    I've just listened again. I found the andante weak, but I was impressed with the finale. How did I miss it before?
    Last edited by BoggyB; Jan-09-2017 at 21:56. Reason: wrote adagio instead of andante

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    Default After the Round-Up - No.0

    No.0 Results: Top 5 in the first post
    15th: Solti, CSO (F)
    14th: Guschlbauer BOL (C-)
    13th: Inbal RSOF (C)
    12th: Paternostro (C)
    11th: Tintner, RNSO (C)
    10th: Chailly, DSOB (C)
    9th: Mehta IsPO (C)
    8th: Ashina OPO (C+)
    7th: Maazel, SOdBR (C+)
    6th: Rozhdestvensky URSS(C+)

    Again, no tops after the round-up, but Rozhdestvensky is quite impressing me.


    Bruckner
    Symphony No.0 in D minor Live recording
    Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra
    Takashi Ashina
    JVC (1978/2002 Issue Edition)


    Detailed in the louder movements, it's up to the standards of reference recordings.
    C+


    Bruckner
    Symphony No.0 in D minor
    USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
    Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
    Venezia (1983/2009 Reissue Edition)


    Above all, loud. The brass and timpani are the stars while the strings get an unusual lushful adagio.
    C+

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    Love your devotion to Bruckner Symphonies. I'm not an especial lover of his music, though I like it. However, I read your posts and opinions. Just a question: do you own all these recordings?

    I admit I own about 20 different recordings of Brahms's Symphonies, but you've been able to listen to much more versions of Bruckner's Symphonies. How do you manage to get them?.

    We would say: tienes un pastón en sinfonías de Bruckner (you got a pretty sum in Bruckner's recordings).
    Last edited by lluissineu; Apr-30-2017 at 11:42.

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