Bruckner’s 5th

Bruckner: Symphony No. 5 in B flat major

I continue to explore the music of Anton Bruckner. In the past, I have found his music to be often too drawn out, and also at some level too ‘academic’. Many years have passed, and I am trying again to find the finer aspects of this Austrian composer’s music.

This interpretation of Bruckner’s Fifth Symphony reflects the composer’s developing musical powers and compositional artistry.
Performed by the Lucerne Festival Orchestra, conducted by Claudio Abbado

Recorded at the LUCERNE FESTIVAL during the Summer of 2011

The Neue Zürcher Zeitung wrote:

“Abbado’s approach to the music of Bruckner is soft and songlike, at times tense and urgent, but constantly filled with warmth of feeling”

Here is a one-hour video of this music:

Anton Bruckner (1824-1896)

Symphony No. 5 in B-flat major
• Introduktion: Adagio — Allegro
• Adagio. Sehr langsam
• Scherzo: Molto vivace (schnell) — Trio: Im gleichen Tempo
• Finale. Adagio — Allegro moderato

Tags: Anton Bruckner, Symphony #5, Abbado, Lucerne Festival

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