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  • Symphony 4: 1st Movement

    1 4.35%
  • Symphony 4: 2nd Movement

    0 0%
  • Symphony 4: 4th Movement

    0 0%
  • Symphony 5: 2nd Movement

    0 0%
  • Symphony 5: 4th Movement

    1 4.35%
  • Symphony 6: 1st Movement

    3 13.04%
  • Symphony 6: 2nd Movement

    0 0%
  • Symphony 7: 1st Movement

    0 0%
  • Symphony 7: 2nd Movement

    2 8.70%
  • Symphony 8: 3rd Movement

    7 30.43%
  • Symphony 8: 4th Movement

    1 4.35%
  • Symphony 9: 1rd Movement

    4 17.39%
  • Symphony 9: 2rd Movement

    0 0%
  • Symphony 9: 3rd Movement

    2 8.70%
  • Other (name in post)

    2 8.70%
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    Quote Originally Posted by Haydn67 View Post
    The exquisite and glorious second movement adagio from my favorite Bruckner symphony---the Seventh.
    Sym #7/II is one of the greatest of all Adagios - long song, building to incredible climax, really perfect...a real test of Conductor/orchestra ability, to gauge the climax just right...can't shoot your wad too early

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    The first movement of Symphony 9 is perhaps my favorite, but I don't want to vote for it because that would seem to imply that the work is downhill after the first movement, which is not the case.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tdc View Post
    The first movement of Symphony 9 is perhaps my favorite, but I don't want to vote for it because that would seem to imply that the work is downhill after the first movement, which is not the case.
    I would have to agree with this, the first movement of the 9th is utter genius. Alternately gripping and beautiful. Can't choose between Furtwangler's 1944 live performance with the BPO, von Karajan's 1966 studio performance with the BPO and Wand's 1979 live performance with the Stuttgart RSO. I wasn't too taken with Klemperer's 1962 studio performance with the Philharmonia Orchestra though, I thought it sounded rather awkward and disjointed. Can you please recommend any other recordings that you rate highly?

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    Quote Originally Posted by chill782002 View Post
    I would have to agree with this, the first movement of the 9th is utter genius. ..... Can you please recommend any other recordings that you rate highly?
    Solti/CSO
    Walter/ColSO
    von Matacic/CzPO
    Giulini/CSO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Heck148 View Post
    Solti/CSO
    Walter/ColSO
    von Matacic/CzPO
    Giulini/CSO
    Thank you very much, I'll check those out.

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    I voted for the third movement of Bruckner's Eighth Symphony, although, the close runner-ups are:
    • First movement of Symphony no. III (original version),
    • First and third movements of Symphony no. IV,
    • First and last movements of Symphony no. V,
    • Second movement of Symphony no. VI,
    • Second and last movements of Symphony no. VIII,
    • First movement of Symphony no. IX (yes, it is genius),
    • First movement of Symphony "Die Nulte"
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    Quote Originally Posted by chill782002 View Post
    Thank you very much, I'll check those out.
    I'll add, Daniel Barenboim with the Berlin Philharmonic (Teldec/Warner),
    Plus, Giulini with the Vienna Philharmonic (DG), arguably the best in the catalog.
    Or, Bernstein with the Vienna Philharmonic (DG).
    Last edited by Orfeo; Jan-12-2017 at 20:03.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Orfeo View Post
    I'll add, Daniel Barenboim with the Berlin Philharmonic (Teldec/Warner),
    Plus, Giulini with the Vienna Philharmonic (DG), arguably the best in the catalog.
    Or, Bernstein with the Vienna Philharmonic (DG).
    Thank you so much! Some more to add to the list.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chill782002 View Post
    Thank you so much! Some more to add to the list.
    You bet........................
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    Quote Originally Posted by chill782002 View Post
    Can you please recommend any other recordings that you rate highly?
    So far I've most enjoyed the Jochum EMI/Dresden and I like this too:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tw2LNhwnquk

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    Thank you. That version is very nice. As for your other recommendation, Jochum is one of my favourite conductors but I wasn't so keen on his 1966 Bruckner 9th with the BPO, the ethereal parts were good but I thought the more intense parts were a little clunky. I'll try his recording with the Dresden.

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    I won't vote if all the movements are not here but evetually I will post my favourite in a message.

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    Unfortunately, most Bruckner symphonies exist in multiple versions. Which "Symphony 8: 4th Movement", for instance. The one I grew up with 55 years ago seems to no longer be in favor. (And, of course, I don't know which version it was.) Frustrating. And that is compounded by radically different interpretations. For me, some versions and interpretations of the 3rd movements of his 8th and 9th symphonies are absolutely magnificent. (Luckily, the 9th has only one version as for as I know.)
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