Wand and Young for me but the 4th is well-served on record. Lots of very good ones (Jochum, Skrowaczewski, etc).
Last edited by Merl; Feb-20-2017 at 19:10.
Listened to Jochum/DG this afternoon. As with no. 3, he moves far too quickly in most places, as well as pushing and pulling the tempo in trying to be profound. That approach does not even begin to communicate the depths of feeling and heights of grandeur.
The adagio, however, is lovely.
Fortunately in his later recordings of 5, 7, 8, and 9 with RCO, MPO, and/or Bamberger he takes a slower pace, and brings out the wonder of Bruckner's music. The 5th, recorded shortly before his death, is amongst the very best.
As for no. 4, Celibidache is still by far the one, for me. Wand/BPO is also excellent, although the sound is sometimes overly congested.
What you see depends upon where you stand.
If anyone is a fan of Furtwangler's Bruckner watch for updates to Pristine Classical website, they are re-building after complete crash and not all titles are listed currently......but Andrew Rose has some amazing Bruckner remasters that are a real step above in sound quality compared to Music & Arts or Testament label versions for instance, I was just listening to his 4th tonight 51 VPO thinking this has to be one of my very favorite versions!
Granate this is pure Bruckner fan worship that borders on complete insanity, keep it up brother
Shown in pix Furtwangler Pristine XR remasters:
4th - 51 VPO
7th - 49 BPO
8th - 44 VPO
9th - 44 BPO
Last edited by DarkAngel; Mar-03-2017 at 03:43.