Takashi Asahina, Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra – Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 (2008/2016)
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Takashi Asahina was a Japanese conductor. He founded the Kansai Symphonic Orchestra (today the Osaka Philharmonic Orchestra) in 1947 and remained its chief conductor until his death in Kobe. Inspired by a meeting with Wilhelm Furtwängler in the 1950s, he began a lifelong attachment to the music of Anton Bruckner, recording the complete Bruckner symphonies several times. Presented here, the Fourth Symphony ‘Romantic’, have been recorded shortly before his death.
Founded in 1947, the Osaka Philharmonic was the first orchestra to be established in post-war Japan, and was welcomed by audiences as the core for cultural restoration in peace-time. Later, the orchestra came to play a role as the “cultural face” of the city of Osaka.
01 – Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, WAB 104 ‘Romantic’ (ed. Haas): I. Bewegt, nicht zu schnell
02 – Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, WAB 104 ‘Romantic’ (ed. Haas): II. Andante, quasi allegretto
03 – Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, WAB 104 ‘Romantic’ (ed. Haas): III. Scherzo. Bewegt
04 – Symphony No. 4 in E-flat major, WAB 104 ‘Romantic’ (ed. Haas): IV. Finale: Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell
Recorded on November 27, 2000 at Festival Hall, Osaka, Japan.