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Symphonic Music - Released January 25, 2019 | Philharmonia Records - Opernhaus Zürich

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Symphonies - Released November 3, 2017 | BR-Klassik

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As one of Anton Bruckner's more experimental symphonies, the Symphony No. 6 in A major has never been as popular as the Symphony No. 4 in E flat major, "Romantic," or the Symphony No. 7 in E major; consequently, it has been recorded less often than any other of the mature symphonies. Yet this is one of his most intriguing works, insofar as it defies expectations by having no tremolo opening, no unnecessary pauses, few fanfares, and surprisingly little bombast in its relatively compact and direct movements; it seems more abstract and purely musical because it lacks any of the programmatic or biographical associations that affect the other symphonies. Furthermore, Bruckner's rhythmic patterns are more complex and interesting in this piece than in any previous symphony, and his modulations and harmonic choices are decidedly more adventurous, particularly in the increasing use of dissonance to build tension throughout each movement. In this live 2003 performance by Bernard Haitink and the Dresden Staatskapelle, the symphony's unique characteristics are emphasized, so the striking cross-rhythms and ingenious suspensions are always easy to make out, and every detail in the score is conveyed with precision and clarity. This recording has exceptional reproduction with few audience noises (really only audible in the breaks between movements), and the orchestra's dynamic range is extremely wide, so audiophiles will find the sound to be subtle and delightfully nuanced, qualities that are rather hard to come by in live Bruckner recordings.

Symphonic Music - Released May 5, 2017 | PentaTone

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Symphonic Music - Released May 5, 2017 | Deutsche Grammophon (DG)

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Symphonic Music - Released September 30, 2016 | MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

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Symphonic Music - Released September 30, 2016 | MUNCHNER PHILHARMONIKER GBR

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Symphonies - Released June 3, 2016 | LPO

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Symphonies - Released April 1, 2016 | Archiphon

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Symphonies - Released February 26, 2016 | Universal Music Group International

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Symphonic Music - Released January 1, 2006 | Coviello Classics

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Symphonic Music - Released November 1, 2009 | Coviello Classics

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Symphonies - Released April 7, 2015 | LPO

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Symphonies - Released January 6, 2015 | Gramola Records

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Symphonies - Released November 4, 2014 | CPO

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Symphonies - Released September 2, 2014 | Gramola Records

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Symphonies - Released July 1, 2014 | CPO

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Symphonic Music - Released May 7, 2007 | Warner Classics International

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Symphonic Music - Released May 16, 2012 | Warner Classics International

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Anton Bruckner left the finale of his Symphony No. 9 in D minor incomplete upon his death, and for a century or so the three extant movements were regularly performed as a torso, with rare attempts to provide some kind of substitute ending. However, the finale was more substantially composed than many hitherto realized, with large sections fully orchestrated by Bruckner or nearly realized in short score, and with only a few connecting episodes missing. Nicola Samale, Giuseppe Mazzuca, Benjamin-Gunnar Cohrs, and John Alan Phillips have devoted years to fleshing out different completions of Bruckner's finale, piecing together all the available fragments, and the version used in this 2011 recording is a combined scholarly effort that is a compelling and convincing conclusion to the work. Simon Rattle and the Berlin Philharmonic play with genuine sympathy and deep feeling for Bruckner's intentions, and give the whole symphony a coherent treatment. Rattle's special knack for Bruckner undoubtedly has a lot to do with the successful integration of the finale into the Ninth, and this recording may go a long way toward winning support for this completion. The temptation to cut to the finale will be great, especially among eager Brucknerians who know the Ninth well. But allow the whole recording to unfold and hear the finale in the proper context to understand its appropriateness and consistency with the drama of the previous movements. Highly recommended.
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Symphonic Music - Released February 10, 2014 | LSO Live

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Symphonic Music - Released December 2, 2013 | Tahra

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