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Wagner: Siegfried Idyll; Bruckner: Symphony no 9 / Bruno Walter, Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra

Album Summary

>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried Idyll
>Bruckner, Anton : Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109
Conductor Ensemble Composers

Notes & Reviews:

"The New York musicians perform with admirable dedication, and while their playing sometimes betrays their relative unfamiliarity with the score, their manifest affection for the conductor gives their performance an undeniable sincerity. Walter's smoothly flowing reading of Wagner's piece d'occasion makes a wonderful disc mate, and any listener who reveres the conductor's way with Bruckner or Wagner who does not already know these performances is urged to seek out this disc." -All Music Guide

Captured here in excellent sound is Walter's penultimate concert with the Philharmonic before he retired as its guest conductor (Carnegie Hall, 10 February, 1957). The Idyll was a work much loved by Walter, and he recorded it in the studio six times during his career. This is an expansive performance, played with fervor and great transparency of detail. Walter used the Orel edition of Bruckner's original version, with his own changes and was one of Walter's specialties. This concert has never before been issued in any format; it is released in excellent sound with detailed notes by Mark Kluge, program annotator for the Chicago Symphony.



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Works Details

>Wagner, Richard : Siegfried Idyll
  • Conductor: Bruno Walter
  • Ensemble: Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
  • Running Time: 16 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Written: 1870
  • Studio/Live: Live

>Bruckner, Anton : Symphony no 9 in D minor, WAB 109
  • Conductor: Bruno Walter
  • Ensemble: Philharmonic Symphony Orchestra
  • Notes: Composition written: 1887-96.
  • Running Time: 50 min. 33 sec.
  • Period Time: Romantic
  • Form: Orchestral
  • Written: 1887-1896
  • Studio/Live: Live