Barenboim, Daniel

Bruckner: Symphonies Nos 1 - 9

CD (Number of discs: 9)
1 Nov 2004

Barcode: 0825646189120

Composer: Anton Bruckner
Other participants: Rundfunkchor Berlin,
Berliner Philharmoniker

This 9-CD set brings together Daniel Barenboim’s landmark Bruckner Symphonies Cycle with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra, recorded between 1991 and 1997. The cycle represents magnificent interpretations by one of the world’s great orchestras, steeped in the Bruckner tradition, led by a conductor whose performances of Bruckner symphonies have attracted great acclaim.

Bruckner wrote his first symphony when he was 40 years old; when it was premiered, he was 44. A deeply religious Austrian of peasant origins, he taught and played the organ until, at the age of 30, he decided to become a full-time musician. After being introduced to the works of Wagner and hearing his first performance of a complete Wagner opera, he began composing himself. Timid, insecure, and subject to great self-doubt, he made many changes to his symphonies, some of which exist in several versions. He was writing the last of six versions to the coda of his 9th symphony on the day he died in 1896 at the age of 72.

Bruckner composed Helgoland for male chorus and symphony orchestra in 1893, at the time he was starting to write his 9th, and final, symphony. The work, to a text by Silberstein, has rarely been recorded (Helgoland is a small German island in the North Sea near the mouth of the Elbe River and a popular contemporary vacation spot).

Audio sample & Tracklisting

Disc 1 
01 Bruckner : Symphony No.1 in C minor [Linz Version] : I Allegro  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
01 Bruckner : Symphony No.1 in C minor [Linz Version] : I Allegro  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Bruckner : Symphony No.1 in C minor [Linz Version] : II Adagio  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Bruckner : Symphony No.1 in C minor [Linz Version] : II Adagio  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Bruckner : Symphony No.1 in C minor [Linz Version] : III Scherzo - Schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Bruckner : Symphony No.1 in C minor [Linz Version] : III Scherzo - Schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Bruckner : Symphony No.1 in C minor [Linz Version] : IV Finale - Bewegt feurig  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Bruckner : Symphony No.1 in C minor [Linz Version] : IV Finale - Bewegt feurig  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
05 Bruckner : Helgoland  - Daniel Barenboim, Berlin Radio Chorus & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
05 Bruckner : Helgoland  - Daniel Barenboim, Berlin Radio Chorus & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
Disc 2 
01 Bruckner : Symphony No.2 in C minor [1877 Version] : I Moderato  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
01 Bruckner : Symphony No.2 in C minor [1877 Version] : I Moderato  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Bruckner : Symphony No.2 in C minor [1877 Version] : II Andante - Feierlich, etwas bewegt  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Bruckner : Symphony No.2 in C minor [1877 Version] : II Andante - Feierlich, etwas bewegt  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Bruckner : Symphony No.2 in C minor [1877 Version] : III Scherzo - Mässig schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Bruckner : Symphony No.2 in C minor [1877 Version] : III Scherzo - Mässig schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Bruckner : Symphony No.2 in C minor [1877 Version] : IV Finale - Mehr schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Bruckner : Symphony No.2 in C minor [1877 Version] : IV Finale - Mehr schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
Disc 3 
01 Bruckner : Symphony No.3 in D minor [1877 Version] : I Gemässigt - mehr bewegt - misterioso  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
01 Bruckner : Symphony No.3 in D minor [1877 Version] : I Gemässigt - mehr bewegt - misterioso  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Bruckner : Symphony No.3 in D minor [1877 Version] : II Adagio - Bewegt, quasi Andante, feierlich  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Bruckner : Symphony No.3 in D minor [1877 Version] : II Adagio - Bewegt, quasi Andante, feierlich  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Bruckner : Symphony No.3 in D minor [1877 Version] : III Scherzo - Ziemlich schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Bruckner : Symphony No.3 in D minor [1877 Version] : III Scherzo - Ziemlich schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Bruckner : Symphony No.3 in D minor [1877 Version] : IV Finale - Allegro  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Bruckner : Symphony No.3 in D minor [1877 Version] : IV Finale - Allegro  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
Disc 4 
01 Bruckner : Symphony No.4 in E flat major, 'Romantic' [1880 Version] : I Bewegt, nicht zu schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
01 Bruckner : Symphony No.4 in E flat major, 'Romantic' [1880 Version] : I Bewegt, nicht zu schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Bruckner : Symphony No.4 in E flat major, 'Romantic' [1880 Version] : II Andante quasi allegretto  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Bruckner : Symphony No.4 in E flat major, 'Romantic' [1880 Version] : II Andante quasi allegretto  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Bruckner : Symphony No.4 in E flat major, 'Romantic' [1880 Version] : III Scherzo - Bewegt  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Bruckner : Symphony No.4 in E flat major, 'Romantic' [1880 Version] : III Scherzo - Bewegt  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Bruckner : Symphony No.4 in E flat major, 'Romantic' [1880 Version] : IV Finale - Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Bruckner : Symphony No.4 in E flat major, 'Romantic' [1880 Version] : IV Finale - Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
Disc 5 
01 Bruckner : Symphony No.5 in B flat major [Original Version] : I Adagio - Allegro  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
01 Bruckner : Symphony No.5 in B flat major [Original Version] : I Adagio - Allegro  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Bruckner : Symphony No.5 in B flat major [Original Version] : II Adagio - Sehr langsam  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Bruckner : Symphony No.5 in B flat major [Original Version] : II Adagio - Sehr langsam  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Bruckner : Symphony No.5 in B flat major [Original Version] : III Scherzo - Molto vivace  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Bruckner : Symphony No.5 in B flat major [Original Version] : III Scherzo - Molto vivace  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Bruckner : Symphony No.5 in B flat major [Original Version] : IV Finale - Adagio - Allegro moderato  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Bruckner : Symphony No.5 in B flat major [Original Version] : IV Finale - Adagio - Allegro moderato  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
Disc 6 
01 Bruckner : Symphony No.6 in A major : I Majestoso  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
01 Bruckner : Symphony No.6 in A major : I Majestoso  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Bruckner : Symphony No.6 in A major : II Adagio - Sehr feierlich  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Bruckner : Symphony No.6 in A major : II Adagio - Sehr feierlich  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Bruckner : Symphony No.6 in A major : III Scherzo - Nicht schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Bruckner : Symphony No.6 in A major : III Scherzo - Nicht schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Bruckner : Symphony No.6 in A major : IV Finale - Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Bruckner : Symphony No.6 in A major : IV Finale - Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
Disc 7 
01 Bruckner : Symphony No.7 in E flat major : I Allegro moderato  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
01 Bruckner : Symphony No.7 in E flat major : I Allegro moderato  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Bruckner : Symphony No.7 in E flat major : II Adagio, sehr feierlich und sehr langsam  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Bruckner : Symphony No.7 in E flat major : II Adagio, sehr feierlich und sehr langsam  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Bruckner : Symphony No.7 in E flat major : III Scherzo - Sehr schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Bruckner : Symphony No.7 in E flat major : III Scherzo - Sehr schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Bruckner : Symphony No.7 in E flat major : IV Finale - Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Bruckner : Symphony No.7 in E flat major : IV Finale - Bewegt, doch nicht zu schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
Disc 8 
01 Bruckner : Symphony No.8 in C minor : I Allegro moderato  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
01 Bruckner : Symphony No.8 in C minor : I Allegro moderato  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Bruckner : Symphony No.8 in C minor : II Scherzo - Allegro moderato  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Bruckner : Symphony No.8 in C minor : II Scherzo - Allegro moderato  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Bruckner : Symphony No.8 in C minor : III Adagio - Feierlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Bruckner : Symphony No.8 in C minor : III Adagio - Feierlich langsam, doch nicht schleppend  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Bruckner : Symphony No.8 in C minor : IV Finale - Feierlich, nicht schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
04 Bruckner : Symphony No.8 in C minor : IV Finale - Feierlich, nicht schnell  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
Disc 9 
01 Bruckner : Symphony No.9 in D minor : I Feierlich - Misterioso  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
01 Bruckner : Symphony No.9 in D minor : I Feierlich - Misterioso  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Bruckner : Symphony No.9 in D minor : II Bewegt - Lebhaft  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
02 Bruckner : Symphony No.9 in D minor : II Bewegt - Lebhaft  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Bruckner : Symphony No.9 in D minor : III Adagio - Langsam, Feierlich  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 
03 Bruckner : Symphony No.9 in D minor : III Adagio - Langsam, Feierlich  - Daniel Barenboim & Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra 


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