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Bruckner - Symphony No. 3

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Catalogue numberBIS-2464 SACD
Release date2021-08-05
Discs1
Orig. sample rate96000Hz
Total time56:35

Following a visit to Wagner in Bayreuth in 1873, Anton Bruckner dedicated his most recent symphony, No. 3 in D minor, to ‘the unattainable world-famous noble master of poetry and music’, and would later refer to the work as his ‘Wagner Symphony’. Among Bruckner’s symphonies, it is the one with the most complicated genesis: the first version was followed by substantial revisions and it exists in two more versions, from 1877/78 and 1888/89. The first version was never performed in Bruckner’s lifetime – in fact, more than a century passed before the work was heard in the form that Wagner first knew and called ‘a masterpiece’.

This is the version that Thomas Dausgaard has chosen to perform, as he and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra follow up on their recording of the composer’s Sixth Symphony, praised in Fanfare for having ‘all of Bruckner’s splendor and tenderness without any excess baggage’. Dausgaard explains the reason for his choice as follows: ‘The original version stands as a monolith … what you go through is musically so strong, swinging between timelessness and drive, despair and ecstasy, divine light and hellish fire, that in the end I feel you have to let yourself go and be won over by it.’
 
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  Composer: Bruckner, Anton
  Symphony No. 3 in D minor 56:33
01 I. Gemäßigt, misterioso 19:22 $ 4.65 USD
02 II. Adagio. Feierlich 16:02 $ 3.85 USD
03 III. Scherzo. Ziemlich schnell 06:08 $ 1.47 USD
04 IV. Finale. Allegro 15:01 $ 3.60 USD
 
  Album total 56:35
ComposerBruckner, Anton
ConductorDausgaard, Thomas
OrchestraBergen Philharmonic Orchestra

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