Anton Bruckner – Symphony No. 5 – Orchestre de la Suisse Romande, Marek Janowski (2010)
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Recorded: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland, (7/2009)
In his novel “The Discovery of Slowness”, the German writer Sten Nadolny describes the life and death of the English naval officer and Arctic explorer John Franklin. The book is a subtle study on time. Franklin was a slow human being. He spoke slowly, thought slowly, and was slow to react. And even if he failes outwardly at the end, he yet emerges victorious, as in the old paradox of the race between Achilles and the tortoise. Because, from the perspective of slowness, the world does change. And the reader feels this. So what has that got to do with Anton Bruckner and his Fifth Symphony in B flat major? Well, at first glance, not a lot. But if we look more closely, it is not so difficult to credit this late Romantic composer with the “discovery of slowness”. The Fifth, like Nadolny’s book, is a deeply personal study on time.
Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)
Symphony No. 5 in B-flat (1875-1878)
1 Introduction, Adagio – Allegro 19. 42
2 Adagio, Sehr langsam 18. 45
3 Scherzo, Molto vivace (Schnell) – Trio, Im gleichen Tempo 11.35
4 Finale, Adagio – Allegro moderato 23.29
Orchestre de la Suisse Romande
Marek Janowski, conductor