Notes & Reviews:
On disc as well as in concert, Thomas Dausgaard and his Swedish Chamber Orchestra have attracted a growing international interest. The team regularly visits some of the world’s leading concert venues, and their recent performance of Schumann’s Second Symphony at the BBC Proms made a great impact on audience and critics alike. Dausgaard’s and the SCO’s series ‘Opening Doors’ on BIS, in which Romantic symphonies are performed with smaller than usual numbers, previously featured the symphonies of Schumann – to great critical acclaim: ‘The most perceptive Schumann cycle in over three decades’ was the verdict in International Record Review. The sequel to the Schumann recordings was a disc combining Schubert’s Unfinished and
"A Bruckner symphony played by a chamber orchestra?...Bruckner's lyrical moments achieve a wonderful intimacy, while his quirky structures and changing textures knit together in a manner hard to duplicate with big forces. Dausgaard's players, horns especially, revel in the spotlight. Refreshing."-The Times
"It's certainly revealing to hear Bruckner's textures opened out so that the inner voices are more audible, and the woodwind lines are for once not swaddled in huge pillows of string sound.- The Guardian
"Bruckner played by a chamber orchestra?...Yet when played with the transparency, flexibility and individual character of these admired Swedish musicians, the results are exhilarating...If you have an obstinate resistance to Brucknerian weightiness, this recording offers a fresh, totally unturgid approach.- The Observer
"This account is excellent - perfectly paced and balanced - and the smallish orchestra is all to the good in making Bruckner's stark originality clear. But it would be unfair to regard the work itself, or this fresh account of it, as primarily to be listened to for instruction. The Second is a lovable and absorbing work, to be treasured for itself." -BBC Music Magazine
"Dausgaard takes the opening movement as an unarguable though never inflexible Moderato...The Andante is the highlight of this performance...Although shorn of all its repeats, the Scherzo never feels too brief thanks to observance of its 'Mäßig schnell' marking and an astute interplay of its incisive and more capricious elements." -International Record ReviewNotes & Reviews:
Recording information: Örebro Concert Hall, Sweden (01/2009).
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Works DetailsBruckner, Anton : Symphony no 2 in C minor, WAB 102
- Conductor: Thomas Dausgaard
- Notes: Composition written: 1871-76.
- Running Time: 60 min. 56 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: 1871-1876