Bruckner Wand

NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand - Beethoven: Symphonie Nr.4, Mozart: Posthornserende K.320 (2001)

NDR-Sinfonieorchester, Günter Wand - Beethoven: Symphonie Nr.4, Mozart: Posthornserende K.320 (2001)
EAC | FLAC (image+.cue, log) | Covers Included | 75:01 | 327 MB
Genre: Classical | Label: RCA Red Seal | Catalog: 74321 89717 2

In 2001, when Gunter Wand was an astonishing 89, he led this live concert from Hamburg with his home orchestra, the North German Radio. Wand was a benign (so far as I know) conservative like Josef Krips, happy if his wrld was circumscribed by Mozart, Beethoven, Schubert, and Bruckner, who remained the taples of his repertoire.
A lifelong devotion to Mozart shows through in this genial, quick-moving, sunny reading of the "posthorn" Serenade. The posthorn soloist is fine, the first oboe a bit less so, but everyone's in high spirits. There's not a hint of dullness anywhere, making Wand's one of the best versions outside the period-performance litany. Smiles all around.
Anton Bruckner - BOB / Stefan Blunier - Symphony No. 8 WAB 108 (Version 1890) in C minor (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // EAC Rip}

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 WAB 108 (Version 1890) in C minor
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
2xSACD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 331 MB | Full Artwork: 98 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: MDG "Live" # 937 1713-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Orchestral

"Even though Stefan Blunier's 2011 recording of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 in C minor is a lot to digest, timed at over 88 minutes and stretched almost to the breaking point, this is a deeply compelling performance and an impressive recording that deserves all the time listeners devote to it. (…) MDG's natural, unprocessed sound is a great aid to capturing the orchestra's subtle dynamics, and the live recording has very few extraneous sounds. Highly recommended." ~AMG
Anton Bruckner - BOB / Stefan Blunier - Symphony No. 8 WAB 108 (Version 1890) in C minor (2011) {Hybrid-SACD // ISO & FLAC}

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 WAB 108 (Version 1890) in C minor
Beethoven Orchester Bonn / Stefan Blunier
2xSACD | SACD ISO (2.0/MCH): 4,62 GB | 24B/88,2kHz Stereo FLAC: 1,34 | Full Artwork
Label/Cat#: MDG "Live" # 937 1713-6 | Country/Year: Germany 2011 | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Orchestral

"Even though Stefan Blunier's 2011 recording of Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 8 in C minor is a lot to digest, timed at over 88 minutes and stretched almost to the breaking point, this is a deeply compelling performance and an impressive recording that deserves all the time listeners devote to it. (…) MDG's natural, unprocessed sound is a great aid to capturing the orchestra's subtle dynamics, and the live recording has very few extraneous sounds. Highly recommended." ~AMG
Anton Bruckner - Günter Wand / Kölner RSO - Symphony No.9 (1989)

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 9 in D minor Original Version
Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester / Günter Wand
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 259 MB | Full Artwork: 75 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Victor "Gold Seal" # GD 60084 | Country/Year: Germany 1989, 1979
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

…In his late years, Wand restricted his repertoire almost exclusively to the symphonies of Anton Bruckner (which he had never conducted until he was over 60), Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven and Mozart. Wand regarded Bruckner as the "most important symphonist after Beethoven". Wand's biographer Wolfgang Seifert believes that "it is no exaggeration to say that Günter Wand has made an indispensable contribution toward the understanding of Bruckner in our time."
Anton Bruckner - Günter Wand / Kölner RSO - Symphony No.8 (1989)

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 8 in C minor Original Version
Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester / Günter Wand
2xCD | EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 354 MB | Partial Artwork: 16 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Victor "Gold Seal" # GD 60083 | Country/Year: Germany 1989, 1979
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

…In his late years, Wand restricted his repertoire almost exclusively to the symphonies of Anton Bruckner (which he had never conducted until he was over 60), Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven and Mozart. Wand regarded Bruckner as the "most important symphonist after Beethoven". Wand's biographer Wolfgang Seifert believes that "it is no exaggeration to say that Günter Wand has made an indispensable contribution toward the understanding of Bruckner in our time."
Anton Bruckner - Günter Wand / Kölner RSO - Symphony No.7 (1989)

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 7 in E major Original Version 1881-1883
Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester / Günter Wand
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 264 MB | Full Artwork: 74 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Victor "Gold Seal" # GD 60082 | Country/Year: Germany 1989, 1980
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

…In his late years, Wand restricted his repertoire almost exclusively to the symphonies of Anton Bruckner (which he had never conducted until he was over 60), Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven and Mozart. Wand regarded Bruckner as the "most important symphonist after Beethoven". Wand's biographer Wolfgang Seifert believes that "it is no exaggeration to say that Günter Wand has made an indispensable contribution toward the understanding of Bruckner in our time."
Anton Bruckner - Günter Wand / Kölner RSO - Symphony No.6 (1989)

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 6 in A major Original Version 1879/81
Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester / Günter Wand
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 256 MB | Full Artwork: 46 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Victor "Gold Seal" # GD 60081 | Country/Year: Germany 1989, 1977
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

…In his late years, Wand restricted his repertoire almost exclusively to the symphonies of Anton Bruckner (which he had never conducted until he was over 60), Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven and Mozart. Wand regarded Bruckner as the "most important symphonist after Beethoven". Wand's biographer Wolfgang Seifert believes that "it is no exaggeration to say that Günter Wand has made an indispensable contribution toward the understanding of Bruckner in our time."
Anton Bruckner - Günter Wand / Kölner RSO - Symphony No.5 (1989)

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 5 in B flat major Original Version 1875-1878
Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester / Günter Wand
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 355 MB | Full Artwork: 47 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Victor "Gold Seal" # GD 60080 | Country/Year: Germany 1989, 1977
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

…In his late years, Wand restricted his repertoire almost exclusively to the symphonies of Anton Bruckner (which he had never conducted until he was over 60), Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven and Mozart. Wand regarded Bruckner as the "most important symphonist after Beethoven". Wand's biographer Wolfgang Seifert believes that "it is no exaggeration to say that Günter Wand has made an indispensable contribution toward the understanding of Bruckner in our time."
Anton Bruckner - Günter Wand / Kölner RSO - Symphony No.3 (1989)

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 3 in D minor (1889)
Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester / Günter Wand
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 229 MB | Full Artwork: 76 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Victor "Gold Seal" # GD 60078 | Country/Year: Germany 1989, 1981
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

…In his late years, Wand restricted his repertoire almost exclusively to the symphonies of Anton Bruckner (which he had never conducted until he was over 60), Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven and Mozart. Wand regarded Bruckner as the "most important symphonist after Beethoven". Wand's biographer Wolfgang Seifert believes that "it is no exaggeration to say that Günter Wand has made an indispensable contribution toward the understanding of Bruckner in our time."
Anton Bruckner - Günter Wand / Kölner RSO - Symphony No.1 (1989)

Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 1 in C minor Vienna Version 1890/91
Kölner Rundfunk-Sinfonie-Orchester / Günter Wand
EAC+LOG+CUE | FLAC: 200 MB | Full Artwork: 93 MB | 5% Recovery Info
Label/Cat#: RCA Victor "Gold Seal" # GD 60076 | Country/Year: Germany 1989, 1982
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic

…In his late years, Wand restricted his repertoire almost exclusively to the symphonies of Anton Bruckner (which he had never conducted until he was over 60), Schubert, Brahms, Beethoven and Mozart. Wand regarded Bruckner as the "most important symphonist after Beethoven". Wand's biographer Wolfgang Seifert believes that "it is no exaggeration to say that Günter Wand has made an indispensable contribution toward the understanding of Bruckner in our time."