The Complete Bruckner Symphonies

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The Complete Bruckner Symphonies
Royal Scottish National Orchestra, National Symphony Orchestra of Ireland, New Zealand Symphony Orchestra, Georg Tintner, conductor

[ Naxos / 12 CD Box Set ]

Release Date: Tuesday 22 December 2015

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Anton Bruckner is regarded as one of the great symphonists of the nineteenth century. His symphonies broke new ground, the sheer size and scope of each work combining the passion of Beethoven and the orchestral weight of Wagner. He gained little public approval until the last ten years of his life, but this epic cycle is now regarded as one of the major summits of symphonic composition.

Austrian conductor Georg Tintner was born in Vienna in 1917, and entered (at 13) the Vienna State Academy, where he studied conducting with Felix Weingartner and composition with Josef Marx. He led an active career in Australia and the UK, before moving to Canada at the end of 1987 to become Music Director of Symphony Nova Scotia. In 1993 he was awarded the highly prestigious honour of the Grosse Ehrenzeichen, the Officer's Cross of the Austrian Order of Merit, and also the Commemorative Medal for the 125th Anniversary of Canadian Confederation. He died in 1999.

"Again avoiding the extremes of imperial grandeur or deeply religious weightiness, Tintner here brought his talent for fluent, coherent, beautifully balanced playing to music for which it is especially appropriate." - Fanfare (Robert McColley), July-August, 2000 on Symphony 7

"The pattern of the later symphonies is set here, emotional slow movement, galumphing scherzo and all. But there are moments of almost Sullivanesque sparkle. Tintner's account is wonderfully cohesive and fresh." - The Sunday Times (Paul Driver), May 21, 2000 on Symphony 7

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