London Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanisław Skrowaczewski – Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major (2016)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 01:18:50 minutes | 1,40 GB | Genre: Classical
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This live concert recording features renowned Bruckner expert Stanisław Skrowaczewski, who commands a rare position within the international musical scene, being both a renowned conductor and a highly-regarded composer.
This recording is an interpretation of humility from nonagenarian Stanisław Skrowaczewski, a performance in which the listener can hear the remarkable connection between conductor and the London Philharmonic Orchestra; the Orchestra has performed Bruckner’s symphonies under his baton many times.
Anton Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony is one of the grandest of his so-called ‘cathedrals in sound’. From the first movement’s monumental tone, via the dance-haunted Scherzo, to the beautiful yet finally enigmatic Adagio, Bruckner’s ‘fantastic’ Fifth ends with a triumphant orchestral finale, among the finest ever written.
Skrowaczewski’s interpretation of Bruckner’s Symphony No. 3 with the LPO is also available on the LPO’s record label (LPO-0084). Released in 2015, the recording received excellent reviews, with BBC Radio 3 commenting that ‘it sounds throughout as if the LPO is completely in sympathy with the conductor’s carefully controlled approach … It feels right, end to end.’
This recording was taken from a live concert performance at Southbank Centre’s Royal Festival Hall on Saturday 31 October 2015.
01. London Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanisław Skrowaczewski – Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, WAB 105: I. Adagio – Allegro (21:26)
02. London Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanisław Skrowaczewski – Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, WAB 105: II. Adagio: Sehr langsam (18:09)
03. London Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanisław Skrowaczewski – Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, WAB 105: III. Scherzo: Molto vivace (Schnell) – Trio: Im gleichen Tempo (13:16)
04. London Philharmonic Orchestra, Stanisław Skrowaczewski – Symphony No. 5 in B-Flat Major, WAB 105: IV. Finale: Adagio – Allegro moderato (25:58)
London Philharmonic Orchestra
Stanisław Skrowaczewski, conductor