Bruckner: Symphony No 4 – Vinyl LP 180gr HQ
Bruckner: Symphony No 4 – Philharmonia Orchestra – Otto Klemperer
CUT AT ABBEY ROAD STUDIOS
FROM THE ORIGINAL ANALOGUE MASTER TAPES
FEATURING THE ORIGINAL SLEEVE ARTWORK
“..this is in my opinion the best Bruckner Fourth now available.”
Deryck Cooke, Gramophone, May 1965
This is one of four LPs that EMI/Columbia released for Otto Klemperer’s 80th birthday in 1965. Bruckner’s Symphonies were relatively unknown to the record-buying public in the 1960s, when complete cycles, like Bernard Haitink’s were still in the process of being recorded.
Klemperer uses the Nowak edition of 1953, based on the 1886 revision of the score and gives and idiosyncratic interpretation, with outer movements faster than you would expect from this conductor, that nonetheless preserves the architecture of symphony, captured in vintage EMI/Kingsway Hall sound.
BRUCKNER: Symphony No.4 In E Flat Major (“Romantic”) (1953 Edition)
1. First Movement: Bewegt, Nich Zu Schnell
2. Second Movement: Andante, Quasi Allegretto
BRUCKNER: Symphony No.4 In E Flat Major (“Romantic”) (1953 Edition) (cont.)
1. Third Movement: Scherzo (Bewegt) & Trio (Nicht Zu Schnell)
2. Fourth Movement: Finale (Bewegt, Doch Bicht Zu Schnell)
The Philharmonia Orchestra
Recorded 18-20 & 24-26 September 1963, Kingsway Hall, London
Producer: Walter Legge. Engineer: Douglas Larter
Cut at Abbey Road Studios from the original stereo analogue master tapes with the Neumann VMS82 lathe fed an analogue pre-cut signal from a specially adapted Studer A80 tape deck with additional ‘advance’ playback head, making the cut a totally analogue process.
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