Bruckner: 9 Symphonies

Bruckner: 9 Symphonies

by Eugen Jochum

CD(9-CD Box Set)

Product Details

Release Date: 04/08/2003
Label: Deutsche Grammophon
UPC: 0028946981023
catalogNumber: 000001302


  1. Symphony No. 1 in C Minor (The Saucy Maid) (Linz version; Vienna version), WAB 101
  2. Symphony No. 2 in C Minor (Symphony of Pauses) (Original version; Herbeck version), WAB 102
  3. Symphony No. 3 in D Minor (Wagner) (First Definitive Version; Schalk version; Final version), WAB 103
  4. Symphony No. 4 in E flat (Romantic) (Original; Vienna; Karlsruhe; New York; Schalk & Löwe versions), WAB 104
  5. Symphony No. 5 in B flat (Tragic; Church of Faith; Pizzicato) (Original version; Schalk version), WAB 105
  6. Symphony No. 6 in A major (Philosophic) (Original version; Mahler version), WAB 106
  7. Symphony No. 7 in E major (Lyric), WAB 107
  8. Symphony No. 8 in C Minor (Apocalyptic; The German Michel) (First Definitive version; Schalk version), WAB 108
  9. Symphony No. 9 in D Minor (Unfinished) (Löwe version; Carragan version), WAB 109

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Bruckner: 9 Symphonies [Box Set] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
alhendrick More than 1 year ago
This is probably the best available box set of Bruckner symphonies. Eugen Jochum is regarded as somewhat of a Bruckner specialist, and he recorded the complete Bruckner symphonies twice: this set from the '50s and '60s with the Berlin Philharmonic and the Bavarian Radio symphony, and a later set with the Dresden Staatskapelle for EMI. While the performances in each set are similar, I prefer this DG Set mainly for the sound, which I find to be clearer and brighter, as opposed to a somewhat more dry and distant sound from EMI. A further complaint with the EMI set is the brass section, which comes across as strained and out of tune at times. It's a personal preference, however - sammple both if you can as, many people rate the EMI set as definitive. While this set is excellent as a collection and a great way to get to know the Bruckner symphonies, there is more than one way to play these symphonies (not to mention the various versions of each symphony). Jochum generally tends towards faster, more dramatic tempos. For a different view, try, for example, Wand on RCA in the 4th, and Giulini's 9th on DG.