Anton Bruckner – Symphony No. 4 – London Symphony Orchestra, Bernard Haitink (2011)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 01:09:08 minutes | 645 MB | Genre: Classical
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Source: Bowers & Wilkins | Artwork: Front cover | © LSO Live
Recorded: June 2011 at Barbican, London, United Kingdom
Bernard Haitink is internationally renowned for his interpretations of Bruckner and is widely recognized as the world’s leading Bruckner conductor.
Bruckner’s Symphony No 4 (‘Romantic’) conjures up visions of mediaeval knights, huntsmen and enchanted woodland, particularly through the prominent use of the horn in the work. One of his most popular pieces, it was treated to many revisions by the composer and this recording features the second version of the 1877/8 Nowak edition (published 1953) with the 1880 Finale.
‘Haitink’s late, live Bruckner Fourth is not only the most sumptuously beautiful, it’s also the most satisfying … few performances capture so well the sense of mystery at the heart of this symphony’ (BBC Music Magazine)
‘I’ve been something of a stickler with preferring Günter Wand’s recordings of the Bruckner symphonies … but I think I’ve found an even better version in Haitink’s No 4, not to mention the improved sonics’ (Audiophile Audition)
Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Symphony No. 4 in E flat major, ‘Romantic’ (1874-80)
1 Beweft, nicht zu schnell 20:33
2 Andante quasi Allegretto 15:07
3 Scherzo. Bewegt – Trio: Nicht zu schnell. Keinesfalls schleppend 11:11
4 Finale: Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell 22:17
London Symphony Orchestra
Bernard Haitink, conductor