Barenboim’s Bruckner


  • Symphony No. 4 in Eb Major ‘Romantic’

Performed by the Staatskapelle Berlin, conducted by Daniel Barenboim

I enjoy Daniel Barenboim as both a pianist and also as a fine conductor. While I am more familiar with Mr. Barenboim’s interpretation of the Mahler symphonies, I thought I’d explore this familiar work.

Bruckner’s famous “Romantic” Symphony No. 4 forms the start of a DVD series from Accentus Music and Unitel Classica, exploring Bruckner’s symphonic creations. I respond to this music’s wonderful orchestration and color. There is a Brahms-like quality of sound here that is pleasing and warm.

Here is Anton Bruckner’s Symphony No. 4 in E flat major – with Barenboim conducting:



And next, for comparison, is Bruckner Symphony No 4 E flat major “Romantic “, as conducted by Ernst von Dohnanyi:


Tags: Anton Bruckner, Symphony #4, Romantic, Barenboim

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