Notes & Reviews:
This disc presents the St. Florian (Anton Bruckner's home and final resting place) premiere performance of the first version (neither published nor performed in his lifetime and very under-rated) of Bruckner's 3rd Symphony, recorded in the Priory Basilica of the St. Florian Monastery during the 2013 Bruckner Festival by the Altomonte Orchestra, conducted by Rémy Ballot. With a greatly expanded final movement, greater overall grandiosity and structural logic, and more sense to be made of the Wagner and other musical quotes embedded in the work, this original version is finding new champions. Founded in 1996, the Altomonte Orchestra was here expanded by musicians from twelve countries in order to accomplish the St. Florian premiere. Paris-born and educated Rémy Ballot has lived in Vienna since 2004 and appears as a conductor throughout Europe. His conducting debut in St. Florian came in 2011, with Bruckner's 4th Symphony.
American Record Guide, January/February 2015
Every lover of this symphony, particularly of this version, should hear Ballot's recording at least once. At first, you might want to try it two movements at a time. Even those who like it might want to hear it a movement or two at a time. It casts a spell if you let it and maybe even if you don't. I love it.
Recording information: Stiftsbasilika St. Florian, Upper Austria (08/23/2013).
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Works DetailsBruckner, Anton : Symphony no 3 in D minor, WAB 103
- Conductor: Remy Ballot
- Notes: Composition written: 1872-89.
- Running Time: 88 min. 23 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: 1872-1889
- Studio/Live: Live