Notes & Reviews:
Acclaimed conductor Marek Janowski was appointed Musical Director of the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in Geneva in 2005. He is in demand as guest conductor throughout the world, working on a regular basis in the US with the Pittsburgh Symphony, the Boston and San Francisco Symphony Orchestras. In this new PentaTone recording he leads the Orchestre de la Suisse Romande in a performance of Bruckner's Symphony No. 1 in C minor.
Janowski's Scherzo is very high-energy, his finale, Beethovenian in its urgency, a fraught but ultimately victorious journey with excellent trumpets and timpani at the end...I like Janowski's Bruckner, its basic honesty and refusal to superimpose 'personality' over the composer's own...Janowski's consistency is ample reason to recommend his version.
American Record Guide, July / August 2012
There is certainly no need to apologize for this orchestra. They sound wonderful here. The engineering makes it by far the best sounding Bruckner 1. And if Janowski is not Karajan, he is an excellent conductor of Bruckner. All of this is enough to make me love the recording, even though I wish the scherzo were not so snappy and slick. I like Bruckner's scherzos to sound a little lumbering. But if you can play SACD sound this is worth having.
Recording information: Victoria Hall, Geneva, Switzerland (06/2011).
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Works DetailsBruckner, Anton : Symphony no 1 in C minor, WAB 101
- Conductor: Marek Janowski
- Ensemble: Orchestre De La Suisse Romande
- Notes: Composition written: Circa 1866.
- Running Time: 46 min. 23 sec.
- Period Time: Romantic
- Form: Orchestral
- Written: circa 1866