Georg Solti Conducts
- Live Recording from The Philharmonie Im Gasteig; Munich, Germany.
This performance from Munich features the great Georg Solti conducting the Symphonieorchester des Bayerischen Rundfunks (Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra) with works by Anton Bruckner and Igor Stravinsky.
- Symphony No. 3 in D minor, the ‘Wagner Symphony’
- Symphony in 3 movements
Performed by Gudrun Haag (harp) & Barton Weber (piano), with the Symphonieorchester Des Bayerischen Rundfunks, conducted by Georg Solti
Anton Bruckner dedicated his Third Symphony to Richard Wagner, whom the modest Austrian organist greatly admired. Wagner had given Bruckner his evaluation of the work after having looked over the first draft. The Third is the first of Bruckner’s symphonies where his unique symphonic form achieved its full expression.
Igor Stravinsky, who is less known for his symphonic compositions, composed his ‘Symphony in Three Movements’ in New York between 1942 and 1945.
The composer used this score to refer to the events of the time, namely the Second World War, and the symphony has some harsh rhythms and strong musical effects to create this connection.
Here is Stravinsky’s Symphony in Three Movements, performed by the London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Valery Gergiev:
And next, here is a terrific reading of Bruckner’s Symphony #3 in D- minor, as performed by George Solti:
Tags: Bruckner, Stravinsky, Solti, Bavarian Radio Symphony Orchestra