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    Default Granate's Bruckner Challenge - Symphony No.1

    No.1 Results:
    Trash
    19th- Barenboim CSO

    Decent
    18th- Abbado WPO
    17th- Tintner RNSO
    16th- Chailly DSOB
    15th- Jochum SKD
    14th- Young HPO
    13th- Gielen SWR SO
    12th- Skrowaczewski RSOS (1p)
    11th- Wand KRSO (2p)
    10th- Sawallisch BSO
    9th- Maazel SOdBR (3p)
    8th- Abbado LFO

    Good
    7th- Venzago TS (4p)
    6th- Haitink RCO (5p)

    5th (6p)


    Bruckner
    Symphony No.1 in C minor (1866 Linz Version)
    Cond. Georg Solti, CSO, Decca (1995)

    In short terms, this is a Karajan recording without sounding slick. The Allegro starts normal, but from the Adagio this gets grander. The Finale also ticks the boxes.
    B

    4th (7p)


    Bruckner
    Symphony No.1 in C minor (1935 Version Ed. Haas) (Live recording)
    Cond. Takashi Asahina, OPO, Jean Jean (1977/2000 Issue Edition)

    Highly reccomendable live recording, and surprisingly intense sound without many differences in the balance. No weak spot.
    B

    TOP3 (8p)


    Bruckner
    Symphony No.1 in C minor (1955 Version Ed. Nowak)
    Cond. Eugen Jochum, BPO, DG (1966/2016 Reissue Edition)

    Back to the great references of Brucknerians: Jochum achieves here a bright sound, going higher than many others. Both the Allegro and Adagio are very well taken from the Nowak edition.
    B+

    TOP2 (9p)


    Bruckner
    Symphony No.1 in C minor (1955 Version Ed. Nowak)
    Cond. Herbert Blomstedt, LGO, Querstand (2013)

    The high profile and neat sound of Blomstedt's Live performanc in Leipzig arrives in the Scherzo and lasts until the final applause. I was not amazed but this has quality.
    B+

    TOP1 (10p)


    Bruckner
    Symphony No.1 in C minor (1955 Version Ed. Nowak)
    Cond. Herbert von Karajan, BPO, DG (1982)

    Karajan's No.1 recording could be described both explosive and spectacular, reaching new highs with the Adagio's strings. A tour de force that only fails to surprise in the Scherzo and Finale.
    B+
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    Jochum/DG for me. Very exciting with excellent sonics, compared to Karajan mud.
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    Asahina is a great recording. He has a lovely way with Bruckner.

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    Listened to van Zweden/NRPO last night. Excellent performance, and SQ to match.
    Last edited by merlinus; Mar-11-2017 at 02:21.
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    Default After the Round-Up - No.1

    Trash
    31st: Barenboim CSO

    Decent
    30th: Abbado WPO
    29th: Tintner RNSO
    28th: Paternostro WPR
    27th: Chailly DSOB
    26th: Lim KSO
    25th: Rozhdestvensky URSS Vienna
    24th: Inbal RSOF
    23th: Jochum SKD
    22nd: Asahina JSO JVC
    21st: Barenboim BPO
    20th: Young HPO
    19th: Sieghart BOL
    18th: Gielen SWR SO
    17th: Barenboim SKB
    16th: Skrowaczewski RSOS
    15th: Masur GHO
    14th: Wand KRSO
    13th: Sawallisch BSO
    12th: Janowski OSR (1p)
    11th: Rozhdestvensky URSS Linz (2p)
    10th: Maazel SOdBR (3p)
    9th: Abbado LFO

    Good
    8th: Venzago TS (4p)
    7th: Haitink RCO (5p)
    6th: Neumann GHO

    Highlights of the Round-up:


    Bruckner
    Symphony No.1 in C minor
    1877 Linz Version, Ed. Haas
    Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
    Kurt Masur
    Sony Classics (1977/2004 Reissued Edition)


    It may lose interest compared to other recordings but Masur starts pretty well in this set with a correct and balanced interpretation.
    C


    Bruckner
    Symphony No.1 in C minor
    1877 Linz Version, Ed. Nowak
    Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
    Marek Janowski
    Pentatone (2011)


    Janowski speeds many elements up but he never ends far from being cohesive, plus the sound quality allows features to show better.
    C+


    Bruckner
    Symphony No.1 in C minor
    1877 Linz Version, Ed. Nowak
    USSR Ministry of Culture Symphony Orchestra
    Gennadi Rozhdestvensky
    Venezia (1986/2009 Reissue Edition)


    Brass seems to be the signature of these Bruckner recordings that provide an spectacular soundscape that still cannot escape from an amateurish feeling. I have mixed feelings.
    C+


    Bruckner
    Symphony No.1 in C minor
    1877 Linz Version, Ed. Haas
    Gewandhausorchester Leipzig
    Vaclav Neumann
    Brilliant Classics (1965/2014 Reissue Edition)


    Probably the recording quality needs to improve, but Neumann gets bold with the Bruckner sound.
    C+

    Sorry for the short comments, the more references I have from the same symphony the more I can judge and rate the recordings. Rozhdestvensky is for now rocketing in the first three symphonies although the sound mix can seem odd compared with the competition of other studio recordings.
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    Still no mention of Jochum/DG and Zweden.
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    Sawallisch w. Bavarian State Orchestra (Munich). Recorded 1984.


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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinus View Post
    Still no mention of Jochum/DG and Zweden.
    Granate was worn out after comparing so many different recordings.
    First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.
    "Mahatma Gandhi"

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