View Poll Results: What is your favorite Bruckner Symphony

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  • Symphony No. 0 & 00

    1 6.25%
  • Symphony No. 1 - "Saucy Maid"

    0 0%
  • Symphony No. 2 - "Symphony of Pauses"

    0 0%
  • Symphony No. 3 - "Wagner"

    1 6.25%
  • Symphony No. 4 - "Romantic"

    1 6.25%
  • Symphony No. 5 - "Tragic"

    1 6.25%
  • Symphony No. 6 - "Philosophic"

    1 6.25%
  • Symphony No. 7 - "Lyric"

    4 25.00%
  • Symphony No. 8 - "Apocalyptic"

    6 37.50%
  • Symphony No. 9 - "Unfinished"

    1 6.25%
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Thread: Your Favorite Bruckner Symphony

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    Default Your Favorite Bruckner Symphony

    I'm not sure if we have had a voting poll for Bruckner yet, but I figured why not just start one.

    What's your favorite Bruckner symphony?

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    My favourite is Number 7 and also really like 4 & 5 .

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    7th... no 8th.

    Oh I forgot the 9th!
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    I've heard most of them. I like the 9th best - it is very memorable & makes a huge impact on the listener, even though it's an incomplete torso. I find it to be the most moving & revealing final symphony, apart from Tchaikovsky's Pathetique.

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    4th.......

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    9 & 6.

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    I'll agree with C71 and say his 7th is my favorite.


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    Oooo such a tough question. I would vote for the 9th.(Bruno Walter recording)

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    I'll lapse into recidivism and address this question via the ol' "countdown" format...

    11) Symphony 1
    10) Study Symphony
    9) Die nullte
    8) Symphony 4
    7) Symphony 2
    6) Number 3
    5) Symphony 6
    4) Number 9

    3) Symphony 7
    2) Number 8
    ... and finally
    1) Symphony #5
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    I love the 8th and 9th so much, but I believe my current favorite is the Symphony No. 6 - "Philosophic."

    From what I've read, the 6th is one of the most difficult to perform. This could be why you can't find it outside of a complete symphony cycle. The only recording I own of it outside of a cycle is Bernard Haitink with the Dresden Skaatskapelle on the Profil label.
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    Kurkikothaus, called Kurki, an old member of ours, once said that 4th is the favourite for beginners, 7th for novice and 8th for addicts.

    It seems I haven't moved away from the novice category, so 7th is my favourite. I just love every movement of it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lisztfreak View Post
    Kurkikothaus, called Kurki, an old member of ours, once said that 4th is the favourite for beginners, 7th for novice and 8th for addicts.

    It seems I haven't moved away from the novice category, so 7th is my favourite. I just love every movement of it.
    Haha... yes, I am such a beginner... not to mention the fact that the fourth and ninth are the only two that I own...
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    Quote Originally Posted by World Violist View Post
    Haha... yes, I am such a beginner... not to mention the fact that the fourth and ninth are the only two that I own...
    Maybe a beginner, but those two symphonies are wonderful starting places and good examples of contrast from the early Bruckner and the later works.

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    Alright, thanks to Krummhorn we can now vote for our favorite Bruckner symphony.

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    Nos 7&8 are doing well...No.4 is a bit slow out of the blocks, surprisingly!...Just love that opening horn call...slower the better!..

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