Bruckner: 9 Symphonies - Ozawa, Järvi, Blomstedt, Haitink, Jansons, Thielemann, Mehta, Rattle

Bruckner: 9 Symphonies - Ozawa, Järvi, Blomstedt, Haitink, Jansons, Thielemann, Mehta, Rattle

Berliner Philharmoniker  BPHR 190281 (4 discs)


Classical - Orchestral

Bruckner: 9 Symphonies

Berliner Philharmoniker
Seiji Ozawa (1, Linz 1865/66)
Paavo Järvi (2, 1877)
Herbert Blomstedt (3, 1873)
Bernard Haitink (4, 1878/80; 5)
Mariss Jansons (6)
Christian Thielemann (7, 1885)
Zubin Mehta (8, 1890)
Sir Simon Rattle (9, completed Samale-Phillips-Cohrs-Mazzuca)

Anton Bruckner is a composer with an unmistakable musical language: darkly glowing, overwhelmingly beautiful, but also energetic and innovative. For the Berliner Philharmoniker, this music has been part of their artistic identity for over a hundred years. The orchestra now presents Bruckner’s symphonies in an exclusive edition, recorded over the last ten years together with some of the foremost Bruckner interpreters of our time.

Bruckner’s symphonies are a universe of immeasurable tonal, expressive, and metaphysical dimensions. It is precisely the changing perspectives of different conductors that make it possible to explore this diverse wealth. The edition is moreover a document of a successful artistic collaboration with highly esteemed partners of many years’ standing: Herbert Blomstedt, Bernard Haitink, Mariss Jansons, Paavo Järvi, Zubin Mehta, Seiji Ozawa, Christian Thielemann and Simon Rattle. The high-quality hardcover edition presents the recordings on nine CDs as well as pure audio and video recordings on Blu-Ray. The extensive booklet contains an essay by the renowned musicologist Richard Taruskin plus portraits of the conductors, introductions to the individual symphonies and numerous photos.

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Resolutions (2)
  • 2.0 LPCM 24bit/48kHz
  • 5.1 DTS HD MA 24bit/48kHz
Comments (2)

Comment by Dissonance - November 11, 2019 (1 of 2)

Great to have the four-movement version of the 9th in surround!

Comment by Dissonance - November 21, 2019 (2 of 2)

As which was the case with all the previously released albums from this source I suppose a bargain-priced SA-CD/CD Hybrid version will follow featuring both multi-channel (5.0) and stereo DSD layers. It is also likely the recordings were originally made at 24-bit 192 kHz high-resolution PCM and were simply downsampled to 24-bit 48 kHz for the present edition.