Bruckner Wand

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."
Günter Wand at the BBC Proms: Bruckner Symphony No. 5 (2011) [DVD untouched]

Günter Wand at the BBC Proms: Anton Bruckner - Symphony No. 5
BBC Symphony Orchestra - Günter Wand
NTSC, MPEG-2 720 x 480, 4:3 | PCM Stereo, 48.0 KHz | 4.43 Gb (DVD5)
Label/Cat#: ica CLASSICS # ICAD 5049 | Country/Year: Germany 2011 | Full Artwork | 5% Recovery Info
Genre: Classical | Style: Romantic, Concert Video

Günter Wand's Indian summer is surprisingly well documented on DVD. This Bruckner 5 from the Proms follows similar video releases of the 6 th, 8 th and 9 th Symphonies from the same period with the NDR Sinfonieorchester. Wand's conducting technique, and the aura that he projects from the podium, make each of these well worth watching. Even from audio-only recordings, it is clear that Wand was a living embodiment of Bruckner's art. That impression is all the stronger for actually seeing him at work…
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti - Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (2017)

Anton Bruckner: Symphony No. 9 (2017)
Chicago Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Riccardo Muti

EAC | FLAC | Image (Cue&Log) ~ 313 Mb | Scans included
Classical | Label: CSO-Resound | # CSOR901 1701 | 01:02:20

For this 2017 CSO-Resound release, Riccardo Muti and the Chicago Symphony Orchestra present Anton Bruckner's unfinished Symphony No. 9 in D minor in a monumental performance that impresses with its marmoreal weight, poignant lyricism, and brutal volatility. Not widely known for his few Bruckner recordings, Muti nonetheless delivers this symphony with the passion and sensitivity of an experienced Brucknerian, and possibly because he hasn't recorded it before, this live rendition of the Ninth seems like an attempt to make up for lost time. Muti's intensity and the orchestra's ferocious power combine to make a memorable reading that may remind listeners of performances by such greats as Günter Wand, Eugen Jochum, and particularly Carlo Maria Giulini, whose recordings of the Ninth are recognized benchmarks. While Muti only performs the three completed movements, and eschews any attempted reconstructions of the surviving Finale sketches, the performance has a genuine feeling of wholeness, and the Adagio particularly has the grandeur and pathos that make it feel like a convincing ending, albeit one that the composer did not intend.
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.

Bruckner - Symphony No.8 (Barbirolli) (2001)  Music

Posted by uff at Nov. 17, 2016
Bruckner - Symphony No.8 (Barbirolli) (2001)

Bruckner - Symphony No.8 (Barbirolli) (2001)
Classical | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
BBC, BBCL 4067-2 | rec: 1970 | 410Mb

This recording of Bruckner's Eighth Symphony is from Sir John Barbirolli's last London concert, some 10 weeks before his death, when the conductor knew heart problems might overtake him at any time. What better way to say goodbye than with one of the greatest symphonies ever written? And this craggy, towering masterpiece is given as urgent a performance as you'll ever hear (complemented by vivid recorded sound).
Daniel Barenboim - Anton Bruckner - The Mature Symphonies: Symphonies Nos. 4,5,6,7,8,9 (2013-2015)

Daniel Barenboim - Anton Bruckner - The Mature Symphonies: Symphonies Nos. 4,5,6,7,8,9 (2013-2015)
6 Blu-ray Discs | BDMV | 01:09:37 + 01:16:49 + 00:58:50 + 01:12:21 + 01:24:42 + 01:05:5 | 116.74 GB
Genre: Classical | Label: Accentus Music

Daniel Barenboim is an expert in exploiting the impact of cyclical performances of composers works: This time he focuses his sharp intellect on all six of Anton Bruckners mature symphonies. Der Tagesspiegel described Barenboim's performance of the works with the Staatskapelle Berlin on six nearly consecutive evenings in June 2010 as a superhuman accomplishment and went on to praise how: His Bruckner is conceived and performed very theatrically, like an opera without words.
Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 3-9; Mass in F minor; Te Deum - Celibidache, Munich PO (12-Disc set) [2002]

Bruckner: Symphonies Nos. 3-9; Mass in F minor; Te Deum - Celibidache, Munich Philharmonic (2002)
FLAC | 12 CDs | EAC+CUEs+LOGs+Scans | Total Time: 11:50 | 3.18 GB
Genre: Classical | Style: Late Romantic | Label: EMI | Country/Year: Germany, 2002 | 5% Rec. Info
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