Bruckner: Symphony No. 4 / Dausgaard, Bergen Philharmonic

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After acclaimed recordings of the Third (‘Dausgaard… makes the music sound vital and even revolutionary’, Fanfare) and Sixth (‘This persuasively played work could be no...

After acclaimed recordings of the Third (‘Dausgaard… makes the music sound vital and even revolutionary’, Fanfare) and Sixth (‘This persuasively played work could be no better served’, MusicWeb International), Thomas Dausgaard and the Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra now present Anton Bruckner’s Fourth Symphony, ‘Romantic’ in its second version (1878-1880), the one with which this work has become widely known. “Nothing like this has been written since Beethoven” conductor Hans Richter is said to have declared after the successful premiere of Bruckner's Fourth Symphony in Vienna in 1881. This success finally gave the 56-year-old composer the attention and recognition he sorely needed and one can affirm that it was from this day onwards that Bruckner was actually cultivated in Vienna after years of public humiliation. Despite its nickname given by the composer himself, this symphony in no way expresses existential pain. Rather, the romanticism refers to the experience of nature – from sublime forest magic to hunting scenes – emphasized by the horn, the quintessential romantic instrument, which is given a prominent role.

REVIEW:

Dausgaard emerged early on as one of the most convincing HIP conductors of standard repertoire, and he has earned the right to express his individuality in Bruckner under normal conditions, one might say. His involvement with the score is undoubted, which makes the issue of fast tempos mostly irrelevant. Being different is worthwhile only when the difference is musically meaningful. I think that Dausgaard easily passes that test, in a Bruckner Fourth that is among the most striking in years.

-- Fanfare



Product Description:


  • Release Date: May 05, 2023


  • UPC: 7318599925349


  • Catalog Number: BIS-2534


  • Label: BIS


  • Number of Discs: 1


  • Period: Romantic


  • Composer: Anton Bruckner


  • Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard


  • Orchestra/Ensemble: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra


  • Performer: Anton Bruckner



Works:


  1. Symphonies No. 4

    Composer: Anton Bruckner

    Ensemble: Bergen Philharmonic Orchestra

    Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard